Make It Up Monday – Lash Game Elevation for Sensitive Eyes: Choosing the Best Eyelash Curler + Mascara Combo

How To Correctly Use An Eyelash Curler

Let’s talk about eyelash curlers and mascara for sensitive eyes. We all know that an eyelash curler is the quickest way to create a fuller, wider and more dramatic feel for our lashes. Unless of course there are eyelash extensions or eyelash perming involved, then eyelash curlers go out the window! But, are curlers all the same because they seemingly all look the same? Or are there absolute differences that could make or break your LASH life? Let’s do some research to find out!

In diving into this topic, I found that eyelash curlers can be shaped differently, sized differently and can curl lashes differently. Heres the breakdown…

Glad Lash - Award Winning Lashes

Different Types of Eyelash Curlers

  • There are curlers that have a flat design instead of ‘U’ shape for the lid area with a silicone pad to lift and flare your lashes giving you the best curl.
  • Some curlers like the Shu Uemura one has a shape that hugs against your lids so you can get a great curl but it also has a special patented hinge that ensures you won’t press too hard and pinch. This detail makes sure the pressure is evenly distributed at all times. Genius!
  • There are curlers designed for use with all eye shapes, such as GladGirl’s Eyelash Curler, also featuring soft silicone pads to avoid damage. On sale now for only $2.99, and even at its usual price of $7.99, it’s a fraction of the cost of some more expensive options.
  • There are curlers that are shaped flatter which can accommodate larger, wider eyes without missing any lashes.
  • Some feature a curved shape that is longer and wider like Shiseido’s, and can fit every single lash in. Sometimes it takes a couple curls from other brands to get every lash the first time so this can be a helpful and time saving feature.

So, there are a few truths about our eyelash curlers! If you haven’t been a happy camper with your curler as of late, maybe it’s time to try eyelash extensions, LashLift, or another brand curler that is better suited to your lashes!

Mascara For Sensitive Eyes

Now, let’s talk about mascaras that are good if you have sensitive eyes. Some of us have watery/itchy eyes especially during certain times of the year like spring. So what makes a mascara good for these peeps? Mascaras that are hypoallergenic, are vegan or have natural ingredients like beeswax, are fragrance fee and allergy tested for contact wearers are ones to look out for. There are reasonable options at your local drugstore like Maybelline’s Great Lash Washable Mascara to higher end brands like Clinique’s Lash Power Mascara and specialty options like GladGirl’s Lashe EnMasse Mascara formulated for use without or without lash extensions. These are all great options for sensitive eyes.

GladGirl Mascara

Vegan, and cruelty and oil free, GladGirl’s Lash ENMASSE Mascara is the perfect choice for sensitive eyes. And it’s made in the USA!

Remember, not all eyelash curlers are the same and sensitive eyes can get lashtastic lash appeal too with the right product! Pairing the right curler and mascara together can really elevate your LASH game from here on out. YOU’RE welcome!


Heather Coopersmith

With almost two decades as a professional makeup artist working on film projects, tv shows, photo shoots and weddings, LA based Heather Coopersmith brings some serious skills and knowledge to the Glad Lash Blog with her guest posts. Heather sees her art (and her hair!) as a creative outlet, and says "My world is a visual experience and I want to make you a part of it!" We're super excited to have Heather brightening up our world. You can reach out to Heather on Instagram @makeupthebride

Disclaimer! Opinions expressed on the Glad Lash Blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Glad Lash Inc. Content is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered professional advice. You should always seek professional advice before making decisions that could affect your business or clients.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *