Thursday, July 17, 2014

Eye & Mighty Eyelash Curler by Bella & Bear: Reviewed

I love wearing cosmetics and frilly things. I love my collection of vintage scarves, my vast assortment of cotton cardigans in almost every color, my vintage sweater guard clips and brooches, purses (my weakness). I love pink and polka dots and flowers. Roses and Gerber daisies are my favorite. I never go out of the house without mascara. If was to pack only 3 makeup/cosmetic items it would be my SKIN79 Super+ BB cream (I use this as my HG* foundation (even though its a BB cream) my facial cleansing oil, and my mascara. Mascara is my favorite item, and if I had to choose ONE item to take, it would be mascara. I will not go out of the house without it, I am naked without it. As for brands, I have seriously tried nearly every drugstore brand out there. My favorite drugstore brand being CoverGirl Lash Blast, but the past year I have been loving my department store favorite, Benefit They're Real mascara, I have in the past liked Benefit Bad Gal mascara as well. Eyes. They have been said to be the window to the soul. Eyes can speak without having a voice. A flutter of eyelashes, a wink, a coy and alluring stare, can often make you irresistible to attract someone with whom you want to snuggle. I have always loved wearing eye makeup and usually line my eyes in a 60's cat eye winged look. In case you are wondering, Stila Stay all day liquid liner pen is my HG* (Holy Grail*, in makeup land).

I was super excited to try out an eyelash curler from a cute company called Bella & Bear. I found out that Bella & Bear are 2 cats that had been rescued, and loved by the gal who started this company. The cats are seen in the Bella and Bear logo, and the tails are in a heart shape, which I thought was really clever and sweet. I have used many eyelash curlers in the past. They all have been the $4-5 kind from the drugstore and absolute cruddy quality. They would pinch, tug and crimp my lashes into a look that really did not look natural or becoming. I ended up either losing them as they weren't real special to me or the pads would need replacing or I would get frustrated with the little torture devices. I ended up going on about a 2 year hiatus from eyelash curling after that last one I that I had broke, and got lost. When the "Eye & Mighty" (darling name isn't it?) eyelash curler came to me in the mail for me to test and review, I was in awe. Even the packaging was cute. I have kept the box as it really is that cute. The box is a pretty blue with polka dots and flowers all over it, and yes PINK flowers. Gorgeous. Inside, there is a nice little business card that thanks me for being a "gorgeous" customer. Aren't they sweet?

In case you have never curled your lashes before, or are hesitant, please take comfort in knowing I was a little apprehensive at first when I started using a curler many years ago. I also was the girl who waited until college to get contacts because I could not get over the fact that I would have to touch my eye to put something IN MY EYE, and that freaked me out. But that day in the optometrist's office, I took a good 30 minutes to put in my contacts the first time, and when they were in, I was a changed woman! I began being able to put them in in just a couple minutes, and now, after a few years, I can put contacts in without a mirror, while a passenger in a car or sitting on the couch. I am no longer afraid. An eyelash curler is a similar scenario. After a few uses, you too can be a pro. Now Some people will not like eyelash curling, and that is fine. I do want to note, that not all curlers are easy or safe to use. The ones I used in the past were easy to easy, but they hurt sometimes. They also did not look as natural as I had hoped, but I would use them because they opened my eyes a bit more.

Here is how to curl your lashes: Start with a clean, freshly washed face. I oil cleanse, instead of using soap on my face, so my lashes often have a bit of jojoba, castor oil or argan oil left over, and for me, that is fine as I feel it hydrates my lashes and makes them softer. Also, castor oil applied lightly can thicker lashes. The Bella and Bear Eye & Mighty curler has a nice rubberized red handle, and is very ergonomic to hold. There is an area for your middle finger to rest.

Here are my lashes BEFORE: Notice I do not have any eye makeup on or mascara. I DO have some Urban Decay Primer Potion to prime my eyelids before my eyeshadow is applied. My lashes are bare.

Hold the eyelash curler in the hand that is steadiest for you. Start at the base of your lashes and make sure to get all lashes in the curler. Be careful not to get any eyelid skin in the curler and do not tug. Hold for 5 seconds, I curl my lashes first at the base, then middle of the lash, then the tip of the. That is how I prime it for mascara. I normally use a mascara primer (Makeup Forever Lash Fibers) but since I wanted to showcase this curler, I did not want to sway the results. I skipped the primer this time. I used one coat of Benefit They're Real mascara in Black, then I did one final curl on both lashes over my mascara. I normally use 2-3 coats of mascara, but again, I wanted to show the results of the curler without feeling like I would pad the ballot box so to speak.

I think the results were quite natural and pretty. I like how there was no discomfort or tugging and no lashes were lost. The black pad on the curler looks like it will last and I like how the curler is spring loaded. The curler handle is very comfortable to hold and smooth. I think the red color is classy and almost gives a vintage pin up charm to it. I kinda want to paint my nails red right now after using the curler.

Here are some reasons why I like this so much:

No pinching, no discomfort
Non slip handle (that is smooth and comfortable to hold, with a pretty red, pretty packaging)
Ergonomic design to get every lash, finger rest
The Eye & Mighty eyelash curler lifts and curls with ease
The spring loaded handle means you get a lot more lift with less pressure

I really like this curler and think that it would be a great purchase if you are looking for a new eyelash curler that is made well and delivers results. If you would like more information on the company, please visit Bella&Bear or purchase this product on Amazon.

"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.
Matthew 6:22 (Bible)

In this case, keeping your eyes bright, healthy (drinking plenty of water and getting proper rest/sleep, and protecting them from sunlight) and using a nice mascara and eyelash curler can really make your face look its best. That is why I never go out without a coat or 2 of a good mascara. Now I think I will add this eyelash curler to the list. It really is a nice little gadget.

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  1. I cannot leave the house without mascara, a mirror, and foundation. I don't always wear makeup, but I would like to put it on in a moments notice, just in case :)

  2. I have to have my mascara, a lip stain, and although it's not beauty related, I never leave home without a Tide To Go pen!

  3. councilor eye lash curler and mascara

  4. I must have my lash curler and mascara...and, lanolin for my lips.

  5. Nice graphics in background.
    Actually I am getting marry in upcoming month and have no enough information about Makeup tools and their applications besides of lipstick. I really enjoyed your writing.