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|Secret Weapon iCurl 24Hr Mascara|
I have always believed in the benefits of using
an eyelash curler. Having shorter lashes, I found a crimp eyelash curler indispensable for opening up my eyes before applying
mascara. However, I had never tried a heated eyelash curler until Mirenesse
Cosmetics included their award-winning iCurl TwinHeated Lash Curler
and Secret Weapon iCurl 24Hr Mascara in a box of products to review.
You want to apply mascara after
you use a heated eyelash curler. If you tried applying mascara in the same
way using a conventional crimp curler, the force of it would damage and pull out
lashes. On the other hand, the heated eyelash curler is designed to work
harder using the warmth and mascara together as a curling catalyst.
The first thing I did was to reach for the Secret
Weapon iCurl 24Hr Mascara. This is a unique memory driven formula to
work specifically with their lash curler for boosting the curl while lifting
lashes up to 90% higher and locking curl for the most time. This mascara
has an excellent shaped brush patterned to fit like a dream between individual
lashes and extend over the complete lid from end to end without any gaps.
I applied the mascara on my lashes first
vertically and then horizontally from the base to the tip so everything was
covered. Finding that this formula didn’t clump or make the lashes
still together while working was wonderful as well. One coat of this deep
black mascara was perfect for daytime. Despite stubby, little lashes, this
product did manage to open my eyes more than I ever expected. Now, I was
really getting excited because my lashes need coaxing with my crimp eyelash
curler before they do that.
Smiling at those results, the first thing I did
was to insert two “AAA” batteries so I could operate
the iCurl TwinHeated Lash Curler since it did not ship with
batteries. Before you begin, you need to allow it to heat first for about
10-15 seconds once you turn it on. In order to tell if it is hot, I
checked the color of the pad. Instead of red, the pad turns clear when it
is ready to use.
|Mirenesse Cosmetics iCurl TwinHeated Lash Curler|
|Secret Weapon iCurl 24Hr Mascara|
After I got that sign, I slipped my lashes inside
between the gap at the base. When my lashes
were properly positioned, I moved over the silver button, which controls the
twin pads lifting and held steady for about 15 seconds or so. Later, I slide the button down to free my lashes.
As I examined my work, my eyes looked so
beautiful with a black, more upward curling fringe of lashes. It was
hard to believe how well the iCurl Lash Curler complimented the Secret Weapon iCurl 24Hr Mascara when it comes to transforming short lashes into
more lush, curling ones that you can barely recognize.
|iCurl TwinHeated Lash Curler|
After putting on my new mascara, I wiped the pad
of all traces of black left behind with a damp cotton square before storing the
iCurl Lash Curler away.
The rest of the day, I just enjoyed looking more
glamorous. Even when I forgot that I had mascara on and rubbed my eyes, I
didn’t smudge, flake, or end up with black rings around my eyes. The weird
part is how just rinsing away with warm water is sufficient enough to get
such stubborn mascara gone in a flash.
Glamorizing this way does require extra
effort. You do need to wash the mascara brush after use in sterile saline
or boiled and cooled water as well. Nonetheless, when you see the
difference using it, then you don’t mind.
My advice, ladies, is to head to Mirenesse
and check both products out. The Secret Weapon iCurl 24Hr Mascara retails for $35.96 and the iCurl TwinHeated Lash Curler goes for $44.96.