September 21st, 2017
AUTHOR | LAUREN SISNEROS
Oh, the eyelash curler, how I hate thee. You are a tool that I have avoided for many years. I maybe buy one every couple of years, use it once or twice, then it usually gets lost in the back of my vanity drawer until the next purge. As I’m sure any makeup artist or makeup lover like myself can agree, eyelash curlers are a necessary evil. I myself particularly have a tough time with curling eyelashes as my eyes are not only small, they are very deep set. That makes for using these big, bulky eyelash curlers that we have all come to know and love, or hate, difficult. Many times I would end up pinching myself on my eyes outer corner and I would not even get a decent curl out of it. It was almost triggering a phobia when people came to my face with that shiny metal monstrosity of a torture device! I about gave up on curling my eyelashes altogether.
My lashes, sans curl Enter the Shu Uemura S Curler. I had heard of this eyelash curler for the first time last week and I had to give it a try. A quick google search for “new eyelash curler” (I’m really good at remembering names of things) came up with this lovely piece of ingenuity. Right off the bat, I loved the size! Small, compact, easy to carry in a bag or kit which for a pack rat like myself is a godsend!It’s about half the size of a regular curler and is slightly curved rather than having a large swooping curve, which makes packing and making room for it easier.
The silicone white pad sits on your eye and makes lining the curler up with the base of your eyelashes very easy!
Like so It’s actually pretty difficult to pinch yourself with this as the white pad creates a little gap protecting your eyelid. A nice touch. After a couple of squeezes, this was the result
Bam! Done yo!
I curled in three sections: both corners and the middle. It was easy! My lashes are curved up towards the heavens! This little do-dad is life-changing for someone who has literally given up on curled lashes (luckily I was blessed with curled lashes, but still, extra oomph is always a plus in my book!)
The price point for this is $17 on Amazon. A small price to pay for the use I’m going to get out of this. I’ve also used it on clients and I have to say, it really takes the guesswork out of pinching someone. For the ease alone the price point is worth it. Truth is that people with small or deep-set eyes, or both if you are me, need this in their makeup arsenal. It works.
The only change I would like to make with this is that there is only one silicone pad provided and I am afraid of losing it so I do keep it in its box in my kit. The box still is pretty small, so the portability is at least still there.
All in all, if you have a fear of eyelash curlers, small eyes, deep-set eyes, or just want better control of those lovely lashes, then I would definitely recommend you have this in your kit. This is the eyelash curler reinvented, and deserves a place in every makeup bag!