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7 best eyelash curlers for lifted, curled & lengthened lashes

Get sky-high lashes with these top rated eyelash curlers

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Hollie Brotherton
Lifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
Updated: August 8, 2023
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People tend to fall into two camps: those who love their eyelash curler and use it obsessively and those who have bypassed the beauty tool entirely. If you’re the latter, it’s time to give one a try as they’re amazing for creating longer, curled, fanned-out lashes in minutes. You might love your trusty mascara, but an eyelash curler will really enhance the effects.

Semi-permanent treatments like lash lifts and extensions have grown in popularity over recent years, but the upkeep is expensive. Find the right eyelash curler and you can achieve dramatic results without the price tag.

How we chose the best eyelash curlers

  • Suitable for different lash types: Like our hair, eyelashes aren't all created equally, so we've searched for the best curlers to use on shorter, straighter and more delicate lash types.
  • Suitable for different eye shapes: The best curler for your lashes also depends on the shape of your eyes. We've found tools suited for use on hooded, deep-set and almond-shapes as well as all-rounders. 
  • Price: While we've only chosen high-quality beauty tools, we've considered a range of affordable price points, from around £15 to £25.
  • Reviews: We've included curlers used and loved by the HELLO! team where possible and all others have generally very positive ratings online.

The best eyelash curlers to shop now

  • The best all-round eyelash curler

    Surratt Eyelash Curler

    Surratt Relevée Eyelash Curler

    This award-winning eyelash curler from Japanese brand Surratt is a favourite of celebrity makeup artists everywhere. It gently fans out, lifts and lengthens even the shortest and straightest lashes for hours on end without any pulling or pinching.

  • The best eyelash curler for short lashes

    Shu eyelash curler

    Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

    "TikTok star Alix Earle got me back into curling my lashes - she curls her lashes before she applies mascara and after watching her do it countless times, I've now officially been influenced. Like a lot of women, I used to curl my lashes a lot in my 'going out-out' days (remember blasting them with the hair dryer first? Eesh!). I don't know why I stopped, it's such an easy way to get curled lashes without the 10 swipes of mascara trying to create the look. 

    I have quite hooded eyes but these are so easy and fuss-free to use. These are by far the easiest lash curlers I've used. They're solid and well made, so I imagine they'll last a decent amount of time." - Leanne Bayley, HELLO!'s Director of Lifestyle & Commerce

    Shu Uemura’s eyelash curlers are iconic. They feature in The Devil Wears Prada and are loved by makeup artists worldwide. While the brand has sadly been discontinued in the UK, you can still find the N Curler on Amazon and it’s a dream for curling shorter lashes.

  • The best eyelash curler for precision

    Kevin Aucoin eyelashes

    Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler

    Kevyn Aucoin’s eyelash curler is unique thanks to the addition of a red rubber pad which makes it easy to see your lashes and spot any you've missed. It promises maximum curl without any nasty nips or twinges for a youthful, wide-awake look.

  • The best eyelash curler for hooded eyes

    Shiseido eyelash curler

    Shisiedo Eyelash Curler

    "I never planned to buy a Shiseido eyelash curler - but I was in Duty Free while travelling and decided I needed a curler for my trip. I vaguely remembered good reviews about the Shiseido so decided to buy it, and guess what? I’ve never looked back! I have hooded eyes and this really works wonders to make my eyes pop. 

    It was so lightweight I thought it would feel cheap when I used it, but it’s the opposite. It’s very easy to hold and no pinching. It lifts and curls my lashes to perfection." - Karen Silas, HELLO's Senior Lifestyle Editor

    Shiseido's cult favourite eyelash curler has an edge-free design that lifts your lashes in a single squeeze. This pair is said to be particularly suited to hooded eyes and so popular that it's only just dropped back in stock - buy them while you can.

  • The best eyelash curler for fine & delicate lashes

    Laura Mercier eyelash curler

    Laura Mercier Artists Eyelash Curler

    Laura Mercier’s eyelash curler has an extra wide surface, which makes it gentle on fine or delicate lashes. The silicone pads mean it provides a long-lasting curl without causing any damage and it even comes with a replacement set, so you know you won't be repurchasing anytime soon.

  • The best eyelash curler for straight lashes

    Dior eyelash curlers

    Dior Backstage Eyelash Curler

    "I have super straight lashes but always thought adding an eyelash curler to my beauty routine would be too high maintenance. Enter this pair by Dior Backstage and I now can't live without them. They take two seconds to use and leave my lashes looking lifted all day. Sometimes I use them instead of mascara." - Hollie Brotherton, HELLO's Lifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer

    If you’re yet to try Dior Backstage makeup, you’re seriously missing out. The eyelash curler is a bestseller thanks to its chic matte black packaging and ability to curl your lashes all day with a single squeeze. Ergonomically designed, it captures even the hardest to reach eyelashes without pinching the lid.

  • The best eyelash curler for almond-shaped eyes

    Tweezerman Eyelash Curler

    Tweezerman 38° Eyelash Curler

    Tweezerman's 38° angled top bar makes these curlers perfect for using on almond-shaped or deep-set eyes. They're designed to reach every last lash without pinching skin or bending lashes thanks to the narrow opening. They also feature hypoallergenic, rounded silicone pads that won't crimp or stick to your lashes.


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