Around the time I was 13, my mother showed me how to use the eyelash curler she used as a teenager. To my young eyes, the rusty contraption seemed like a torture device! Fast forward a few years, and one of my everyday favorites is the Talika Heated Eyelash Curler ($35). It's an all-around great product, and if you've ever shunned eyelash curlers before, you may think again. (And don't miss this step-by-step guide to using eyelash curlers.) For the full review,
This battery-operated curler is lightweight and delightfully easy to use. Just slide the blue button upward to turn it on, and in about 15 seconds, the red strip turns clear to show that it's fully heated. From there, using the curler is just like using any other one—but the heat really sets the curl more dramatically than traditional curlers. I usually admire my doe-like lashes for a moment before swiping on a coat of Kevyn Aucoin The Mascara to set the curl. Turns out Mom really did know best.