I like the rubber pad on this curler because it isn't as squishy as the silicon pad on my cheap Revlon curler. This means I don't have to squeeze so hard and for so long. It's very effective at catching and curling my super straight Asian lashes that point down. The curl lasts all day when combined with my Urban Decay Cannonball mascara.
One downside as mentioned in previous reviews is that the color of the curler is so dark that I can't see my lashes through it as well, which makes me pinch myself if I'm not careful. I find this to be a minor bother when compared to the great results I get.
i have a mister mascara (red and black) curler which is way better than this, at probably no more than a third of the price.
where to start? this curler is much heavier, doesnt have a spring action, it has a shallower opening for your lashes (making it tricky to 'corale' the lashes in to place), its less comfortable to hold
having said that, it does seem to give a longer lasting curl.
overall, not worth the money
Second best eyelash curler! (Behind the Shu Uemera). This is so amazing at curling lashes. It keeps the lashes curled the whole day!
One thing I dislike, is the color of it. Because I have black eyelashes. It's hard to see them with the dark grey color behind it. It's hard not to accidentally pinch yourself :/
The price range is alright. It could be a little cheaper but for the quality, it's probably worth the money. I definitely recommend this eyelash curler! 100%.
This is the best eyelash curler I've used. Since the day I got it I've never lived without it. The quality of this eyelash curler is amazing, after all this years (bought it in 2009) it still looks new, I just need to change the gel pad once or twice a year. It curls eyelashes like nothing else, makes eyelashes look extremely curly and natural at the same time. I use it to curl my eyelashes twice or three times and it makes my eyelashes stay nicely curled for a long time, even after I take off my makeup with oil. I love this eyelash curler and will recommend it to every one as well.
The best! Doesn't pinch my skin like some narrow curlers.
Like many others, I switched from using the ever-so-coveted Shu Uermura to Shiseido, and I was happy with the switch. The Shiseido curler is better suited for my eye shape, and created a more natural curl at the corners of my eyes, something my Shu wasn't so good at. I liked that the Shiseido curler came with a replacement pad, but if you want to get more, you have to pay $6 per replacement pad, which is pretty expensive, considering the curler costs about $20ish.
That being said, I don't use it anymore. I still have it on hand, and I'll throw it in my purse once in a while since I won't be too sad if it gets destroyed while I tote it around. It's not that this curler was bad.. I liked it while I had it. It's just that I found something even better: the Japonesque Power Curl. The Japonesque eyelash curler is cheaper, curls lashes better, and you can request unlimited pad refills!
I've heard great things about the shu uemura one as well, but it's pretty difficult to get a hold of here in Canada. But I've heard this was a good alternative, and I don't know how I lived without this baby before. I've had it for about 5 months now and even if I don't wear mascara (sometimes I like to give my face a break from makeup), I'll curl my lashes to open up my eyes.
I have the typical short, sparse Asian lashes. Lash curlers I've had before only got the middle section of my lashes and a couple of hours later, the curl would be gone. This curler, though, holds the curl like nobody's business and it gets ALL my lashes. And the curl lasts all day! You do have to be careful not to pinch your eyelid like some have said, but with practice, it's not difficult at all.
You can purchase this at select Shoppers Drug Mart for $20CDN (that's where I got mine), and I even got a great gift with purchase as well. Score! I'll definitely repurchase, but with an extra replacement pad that comes with the curler, I doubt that will be for a long time.
Love this!! Was a long time Shu user, but when they got hard to find, it was time to move on. I tried a bunch of different drug store eyelash curlers, but nothing worked like a Shu. I started reading reviews on MUA, and saw that people loved the Shiseido, so I decided to try it. I love it, and it works better on my lashes than the Shu ever did!! It is easy to curl my long lashes, and it never pinches my lid or pulls out lashes. I am Caucasian, and I have average sized eyes. I bought a second one as a backup and for travel.
Let me start off my saying that my eyelashes don't really need to be curled. I have pretty nice dark and fairly long eyelashes. But I gotta admit, that just isn't enough to me! I wanted the updated version of my eyes, something doll-like and ultra-feminine. So, even though I had never really used an eyelash curler, I started researching curlers and bought this one for around $20 at Macys. At first I wasn't really impressed but after about a week I got the hang of it and now I use it daily! I'm not sure if I just got better at using it or maybe I have stubborn eyelashes or what. After clamping it a few times, I have nicely curled, longer looking lashes. After adding a coat or two of mascara, I have some impressive looking eye-balls. Awesome! As a side note, I am not asian but it still fits the shape of my eye well.
Amazing! I actually got complimented on how long my eyelashes are. That's the first time it's ever happened. It cost less than my favorite lipstick, too. Plus!