This is by far one of the best lash curlers I've used in my nearly 35 years as a professional. It gets right down to the base without accidentally blinding your client, opens wide enough to get even those pesky little corner lashes, and best of all, curls even the shortest eyelashes; giving a more open and flattering appearance. As a rule, I generally give the lashes a second curl after the mascara has completely dried. I was pleasantly surprised that after doing so, I decided adding a pair of false lashes wasn't even necessary, the look was perfect without them. I will be picking up a spare pair of these for my kit as I can't imagine wanting to go back to use the others I own..