For the longest time, I never curled my lashes. I was under the impression eyelash curlers were a scam. They never really curled my lashes that well, and when they did, the curl would fall faster than I could swipe on a couple of coats of mascara. Once I got older, I realized the error in my ways. I decided all eyelash curlers weren't failing me, just specific ones. Others did the job of curling, lifting, and fanning my lashes out dramatically.
Ever since I made the switch to the *right* eyelash curlers, I've been hooked. In fact, I never leave the house without curling my lashes. Most days, I've been skipping out on mascara, opting to just curl my lashes for a natural, fluttery effect. So, yeah, now I think eyelash curlers are pretty much non-negotiable. Ahead, see the 10 best eyelash curlers money can buy, according to me (and the internet). These won't fail you, trust me.
This eyelash curler is the best one I've ever tried. It has a smooth opening and closing action, a rounded shape that gets every itty bitty lash, and a rounded curling pad that never creases my lashes. It's the eyelash curler that made me an eyelash curler person. Because of this, I never skip curling my lashes every morning, even if I'm not wearing mascara. Keep scrolling to see the results, IRL.
Promising review: "This is so worth it! This curler works better than any other drugstore brand I've tried! The difference is insane! I have straight eyelashes naturally, and this curler makes them look like I have falsies on. I'm so in love with it." — Amazon customer
The curler lifted my lashes, taking them from pin-straight to full and fluttery. It even curled the teeny lashes near the inner corners of my eyes, which is impressive. The curl lasts all day, too. I don't have to constantly re-curl my lashes to keep them looking like this. Success.
Best for Deep-Set and Almond Eyes: Tweezerman ProMaster Lash Curler
While the Classic Eyelash Curler is my favorite, this one is also amazing. The only reason it ranks lower than the other version is that, in my experience, it can sometimes pinch if I'm not careful. However, if you use a steady hand, it sweeps the lashes up and out in a beautiful way.
Promising review: "Hands down, the best lash curler! It keeps my lashes lifted all day, and looks better than some of my best mascaras." — Sephora customer
Best for Short Lashes: Brilliant Beauty Eyelash Curler
This eyelash curler is underrated. With uniform pressure and a broad shape, it curls every lash dramatically, which makes it especially effective for short lashes.
Promising review: "I've used a ton of lash curlers in my life, and this one is by far the best! [I'm] not sure what is different about it, but it makes my stubby straight lashes look longer and really curled! Highly recommend." — Amazon customer
All I can say about this is that it's a solid, standard eyelash curler. You'll love this one if you don't want any fuss or frills. It gets the job done, the effect lasts for hours, and the grippy handles are a nice touch (reviewers agree).
Promising review: "Whether I wear makeup/mascara or not, I curl my lashes before leaving the house. The Revlon curler is easy to use and takes ten seconds to give your lashes a lifted look. If I put on mascara after, the look lasts all day." — Target customer
Best for a Fanned-Out Effect: Surratt Relevee Lash Curler
If you want a full, fanned-out effect (think the viral TikTok doe eye trend), this one will be your BFF. It's an iconic lash curler that fans out lashes in a wide, lifted arc. Trust me, it's good.
Promising review: "Totally amazing! Where has this eyelash curler been all my life? No pain. I have never created huge eyelashes with other eyelash curlers that I tried. Easy and lightweight, does not pinch my eyelids as popular eyelash brands do." — Amazon customer
The wide curl of this one grabs every lash without pinching the skin or leaving a dreaded crimped look behind. It's a classic for a reason.
Promising review: "Wow. This is not a regular eyelash curler. My eyelashes are very straight, but this tool curls each of my lashes. Also, the curl effect lasts for around 6 or 8 hours. Most days, I am not using mascara." — Sephora customer
Another classic, this one is just as good as the Shiseido curler (at least in my opinion). It curls all of my lashes evenly and gives them a lift. The result is a full AND fluttery look.
Promising review: "I have short, sparse, hard-to-curl lashes. I don't understand why one eyelash curler is better than another, but this one just is. I won't use anything else ever again." — Amazon customer
For only $5, you can't get much better than this drugstore lash curler. The padded handles are a nice touch. They allow for a firm grip to prevent slipping and pulling.
Promising review: "I normally use a certain brand eyelash curler, and have for years. This looked like it would work better—and it does! Perfect angle for the handles to get right down to the root of my eyelashes. No pinching! I would rate this one 10 stars if I could." — Ulta customer
Another curler that has padded handles, this one is designed for all eye shapes and sizes.
Promising review: "I took a chance, and this is the best eyelash curler I've ever had! It works incredibly well. [It] curled my lashes to perfection, and the handle design is ideal. Worth it!" — Sephora customer
You know Chanel is going to deliver, even on something as seemingly small and overlooked as an eyelash curler. This one has a broad curve that works for most eye shapes.
Promising review: "I have almond-shaped Asian eyes, and most eyelash curlers do not fit my eye, making the lashes curl weird, etc. BUT NOT THIS ONE. I bought one for my sister and my mom, and none of us will ever go back. Definitely try this, please!" -— Ulta customer