Like other comments I could imagine the lever breaking on these eventually but as for the curl; they're great. Does what an eyelash curler is supposed to do. I bought these to keep my my makeup bag as it is small/compact and only use them if I need a top up before going out if I've been at work all day. For the price they are fine. I would buy again as they are convenient and good.
I love the way this curler functions--it's one of the best if not -the- best one out there. However I've had two in a year and a half and both have broken in different places.The first time one broke, I took it back and exchanged it at Nordstrom for a new one. However after the second one broke just a few months later, I've given up. The first one had a hinge break and the other had the lever crack and break off. Total bummer because it is so effective at what it is supposed to do. I hope they change the material it is made from so I can rebuy. Until then, Shu Uemura remainsmy go-to lash curler.
When this product works, it works well. But, I have had two of these and each time the product broke before one year.
I purchased these eyelash curlers in December after looking around for a compact pair that would be easy to carry around for my daily commute. I love Laura Mercier and thought these would live up to the usual high quality of her makeup & tools. Initially, I was not overly impressed with the quality of the curlers as they felt a little cheap, and the curl they provided wasn't that great, but I persevered because I wanted to like them. Well, having used them nearly every day since I got them, they broke this morning. The left hinge on the lever has snapped and they won't curl any more! For £10, I guess these are okay, but I won't be purchasing again, I'd rather invest in a more expensive pair now that I know will last me.
This is a wonderful little tool! I quite like it, especially since it's so small and light and collapsible, making it extremely portable. It's plastic, albeit a sturdy plastic, so it may feel a bit cheap, but don't be fooled! It does a magnificent job of curling (even comparable to my Shu Uemura curler). Definitely recommended! I'd buy it again, but I don't think I'll need to!