By looking at Hourglass’s new stainless-steel beauty tool, you wouldn’t know it’s for mascara right away. The brush and bristle-free wand looks more like some kind of medieval dagger. But the Curator Lash Instrument is a tool you use to apply mascara evenly, right from the base of your lashes. It’s the brainchild of Hourglass founder Carisa Janes, who was looking for a way to coat her lashes from the root but finding the standard mascara brushes were too full to get that tightline effect.
“I created the Curator because I’ve always wanted to tightline with mascara, but that’s not something you can achieve with a bristle or molded brush,” Janes told Allure. “They keep you from getting to the base of the lash. Curator allows me to get as close as possible to the lash line, creating the darkest tightlining effect, which makes eyes brighter and bigger.”
The Curator is sold separately (for $78) and meant to be used with both the Curator Lash Primer in Ascent (for $36) and the Curator Mascara in Realist (also for $36). To use, you open the primer and stick the Curator wand into it, then apply it to your lashes. Wash off the tool and repeat with the mascara. (It’s important to clean it between every application.)
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We tested the Curator and found it really easy to use. The 360-degree applicator allows you to get every little lash. Without a brush, the mascara doesn’t clump at all, so you can layer the formula if your goal is really long, defined lashes. The Curator, lash primer, and mascara are available now at Barneys.com and Hourglasscosmetics.com.
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