Testing: Blinc Heated Eyelash Curler

Photo courtesy of Blinc

I have exciting news to share, Bostonistas: I will never use a regular eyelash curler again.

Gone are the days of affixing that Clockwork Orange-style metal contraption to my delicate, barely visible lid hairs, thanks to Blinc’s Heated Eyelash Curler. How the deuce did I not discover one of these until now?

The long, slender silver tube holds one AAA battery, and a flip of the switch on the side creates a current that heats up a coil filament in the tip, which is covered with a plastic comb. The back of the tip has a wee indicator that turns from red to yellow to let you know when it’s fully heated, which takes about 30 seconds.

Using it is a snap: All I had to do was brush my lashes in segments (I worked from the inner to outer corner; the website recommends beginning in the middle then moving to each side), starting at the base and then lightly bending the tips back and holding for about 3 seconds. The result? Perfectly curled lashes in half the time — minus the tugging and inadvertent pulled lashes I usually suffer from. And as long as you don’t stab yourself in the eye with it, burning your peepers is a non-issue. The curler itself is only slightly longer than a tube of mascara, which means this bad boy is easily stored, super portable, and totally worth 25 bucks.

What do you think, gals? Would you throw down the loot for my new favorite beauty gadget?

$25, available at Sephora, Prudential Center, Boston, 617-262-4200, sephora.com or blincinc.com.