Happy Black Friday! Today, I’m back with another Feature Friday for the shu uemura lash curler. I hope everyone had a great American Thanksgiving and hopefully you got some good deals today!
I bought the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler during the Sephora sale (check out my haul here!) and I must say that I am loving it! I got it for $25 CAD. It just works so much better than the other ones I’ve used and I don’t have to worry about it pinching my eyelid by accident. I have previously owned several, I still have a Tweezerman and a Sephora one. The Tweezerman is a pretty good dupe in terms of shape of the curler itself, but you can definitely feel the difference when you squeeze the curler to curl your lashes. The shu is almost springy whereas the Tweezerman opens really wide. It’s hard to describe unless you have both and you’re trying them out. I have a purple Sephora one and it’s definitely not suited for Asian/hooded eyes (especially if your lashes are short). I don’t think any of the Sephora ones would be good for Asians (even though they might be $5 cheaper or around the same price, I’d rather spend $25 on the shu. For the Sephora one, I have to hold it at an angle just to get the curler to line up with my lashes.
I only wish they sold replacement pads separately (it comes with one replacement in the box), but then you need to buy a new curler. I’ve heard the Shiseido ones fit in the curler, but they’re just a tad shorter than the shu ones and Sephora sells replacements for $8 CAD.
It’s a bit ridiculous because on the box it says:
WHEN TO REPLACE
The shu uemura eyelash curler will perform consistently until the 2 silicone rubber pads wear down. With daily use, one silicone rubber pad will last approximately 3 months. After the accompanying refill is used, please replace the curler with a new one to assure maximum precision and to avoid damage to the eyes or lashes.
I don’t use my eyelash curler daily, but my other eyelash curlers’ pads have lasted longer than 3 months. I think it’s too expensive to have to shell out another $25 every six months according to the box.
JENCAT’S RATING: 4.5/5
I dock 1/2 a point because they don’t sell replacement pads on their own, but the curler itself is really good.