3. If you are going to heat your curler, this is the time to do it. I found on the net that you can heat your curler two ways: soak the clamp end in hot water until hot or use a hair dryer. If you use the water method, I would suggest starting with almost-boiling water and dropping your curler in the water before you start your makeup. For the hair dryer method, which is the one I tested, I turned my dryer on high heat but low air and directed the blast at the clamp end for thirty seconds. I tested the temperature of the metal with my fingertip to make sure it was hot and also the rubber clamp cover to make sure it hadn't melted. I can't even imagine what a mess it would be to get your lashes stuck in hot rubber and I don't want to find out. Some of the web sites I found suggested using the dryer for two minutes, but I thought thirty seconds was fine.
7. Carefully squeeze the curler together firmly so that your lash is captured between the bottom and top edges of the clamp. I clamp my lash right in the middle.
12. If you like mascara on your lower lashes, use the wand in a side-to-side motion to lightly apply color to these tiny hairs. If yours are in the longer side, like mine, use the wand in the traditional way but sweep down starting at the waterline rather than lifting from underneath.
For most of the tutorial photographs, I used my curler cold. This is the shot of my lashes curled with the heated curler after I applied mascara.
I really don't feel comfortable recommending any heated curlers since I haven't tried them, but I saw several available online. I doubt that I will ever get one, because I like my Sephora curler just fine. However, if you have one that you like or try one, please let us hear from you!