I am ashamed to say that I have just recently started using an eyelash curler. I feel like I found my long lost best friend. If you have seen any of my work you will know that I LOVE lashes!!!! Using an eyelash curler is a very simple and easy way to give yourself amazing lashes everyday. I personally use the Shu Eumura curler and I love it. It was a little bit pricy but the results are fantastic. I am not saying that the only way you will get great lashes is by using this brand but I have had a really great experience with it.
Now for my tip. Take your blowdryer and blow warm air on your eyelash curler for a few seconds. Just long enough to warm it up. You do not want to get it too warm or you will burn yourself. Once you have it warmed use it like you normally would. This gives you an even greater curl than using it cool. It almost looks like you used a curling iron on your lashes. I also think it makes the curl hold longer. Try it out, I know you will love it!