I’ve been trying to stay away from eyelash curlers for years because I thought this beauty tool wouldn’t change my eye look so much and simply because I was too scared to use a cheap pair from the drugstore. My eyelashes grow completely straight but because they’re quite thick, they look decent with mascara. However, curiosity prevailed and I started doing a research. I’d still suggest not to risk your eyes with drugstore eyelash curlers. Most of the time they’re really bad quality, your natural lashes can remain on the tool or you can pinch your gentle eyelid skin.
The Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler has been on my beauty wishlist for about two years. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a place to purchase it from. At the beginning of the year, on one of our trips to London and Liberty’s, my boyfriend decided to make me a present because he saw the tool and knew that I wanted it.
It’s pricey but the difference is that the design is much better, the quality in general is much higher than the one of the drugstore curlers. The shape is made so that the tool ‘hugs’ your eyelashes without pinching the delicate skin. The handles of this one are longer than most of the curlers that I’ve seen which makes the curling process much easier. The pad protects your lashes and the best thing is that it comes with an extra pad that you can replace the old one with once you can’t use it anymore.
I pump my eyelashes for about 5-10 seconds on each eye and then apply mascara. I never use curlers after applying mascara! You can see the difference on the pictures above, there is no mascara involved, just natural eyelashes. The eyes look much more open and awake after curling the lashes. Since I have the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, I’m never skipping the curling step and I’ve noticed that mascaras perform much better, as well.
So, if you’re scared of this tool like I was, my suggestion is to invest in a good pair of curlers and then try. Once you have a good quality tool, you’ll see that there is nothing to be afraid of.