I am an avid reader of many blogs and often buy products based on reviews that I read. This usually works out, but there is one purchase that I was really disappointed with, the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. It was touted as the holy grail of curlers, from Lisa Eldridge to our very own Beaut.ie this tool couldn’t put a foot wrong!
So I totted off to Brown Thomas to get my own pair and forked out the €20 price tag. I was so disappointed with the product that it was thrown in the kit but very rarely used. The handle is small and fiddly and quite uncomfortable to use. Also the mechanism is quite stiff, so it is rather hard to get a good strong curl going. The only thing that I loved about the Shu Uemura Curler was the squidgy rounded pad, this gave a nice curve to the lashes which was quite pleasing.
So what eyelash curler do I rate? My cheap as chips version from none other than Penney’s (Primark if you are based in the UK). I absolutely adore this curler, I think it is easy to use and gives a good strong curl and at €1.50 the value just can’t be beat!! Unlike most cheap eyelash curlers the pad is rounded which gives a nice lifted curl to the lashes.
You might notice that the pad in the one pictured is different from what you might get if you go instore today. The reason being is that I had used my eyelash curler so much that the pad had split and was starting to get loose eyelashes stuck in it (sounds worse than it was honestly). So I took it out and replaced it with the Shu Uemura pad. Now I have the best of both worlds, the ease of use of my Penny’s Eyelash Curler and the squidgy pad from my more expensive version. This Frankenstein curler is the business!
What do you use? Do you bother with an eyelash curler? Have you ever hodge podged two products together to make one fantastic product? Do let me know.
Lots of love,