Shu Uemura • New Improved Eyelash Curler • Misc Beauty Tools
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I love this eyelash curler. It lasts all day with or without mascara.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this Shu Uemura curler and will never go back to the cheaper alternatives. I did not understand what all the fuss was about regarding this eyelash curler, as I thought the cheaper curler I bought at Ulta was pretty good. However, I always need to decide these things for myself, so I shelled out a few extra dollars for this curler, and WOW! What a difference a more expensive curler makes! The actual eyelash curler is the exact same shape as the one I got at Ulta, but the pads are much rounder, and apparently that's the secret to getting amazingly curly lashes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am not a fan of this and would recommend those that purchase this, if it doesn't fit your eye shape, don't be afraid to return it if you can. With that being said, this is not a magical eyelash curler that will fit all eye shapes. My asian eyes are quite flat, and this curler has too much of a curve to reach all of my lashes. It curls the middle section just fine, but the outter and inner corners can't be reached.
My shiseido has been my go-to curler for the past 10 years, and experimenting with others along the way, I always go back to shiseido.
If you can try this before purchasing, please do so. Retails for $24 CDN.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had the original and thought it was about time I replaced it (I've been using it for a number of years!) My sister bought me two from Singapore as you can't get them in AU - she paid SGD 32 for each (I only paid SGD 22 but that was about 5 years ago and I think the old model).
As soon as I started using the new curler, I could see my eyelashes really curled up and the mascara just made them more visible. A few weeks prior to getting the new curler, I thought my mascara was drying up as my eyelashes didn't stand out like they had previously - now I know it was the old eyelash curler! I really cannot recommend these highly enough if they fit your eye contour - I've used them for many years and never found any of the others that I've tried to be better. They also come with 2 replacement rubber strips (which I've always had included in the box and I've been using them for over 15 years).
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've used this curler for some time, and decided to replace the pads. HOW ridiculous and NASTY that they don't make them--to say nothing of unecological!!!!
I bought a Shisedo, which IS refillable, and it works great, is lighter, and easier to use.
Boycott Shu until they make refills--it's nonsense.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Yes it's pricey. Yes, it's good. I personally love it and use it every day so I think it's worth it. You only have to decide if if it's worth the price tag.
Update: I've lowered the score to 4. Not because it's a bad product, just because I don't feel the need to use it everyday since I'm a careprost user. The best in it's category, but not crucial to anyone who doesn't need an eyelash curler.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is it! THE best curler I've used and definitely worth every penny. I have teeny tiny asian eyes (shrimp eyes for some) and my eyelashes look absolutely fab with this thing! Add two coats of lancome hypnose and I look like I have falsies on! I know some dont encourage curling lashes after mascara but I do this ever so gently and there's an extra oomph without the odd L shaped eyelash!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wow! Thats all I can say about this product. I am sooo difficult to please but these really deliver. I thought my Shiseido curlers were brilliant but compared to Shu Uemura they're nothing. They never pinch and my eyelashes - which are really poor, look amazing! The only downside to these babies is their UK price £30 is a little on the expensive side but they really are worth it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
What a great investment. Shu Uemura's eyelash curler is the way to go. I have tried the Revlon and the ELF one and they both were pretty bad. I used the Revlon one for over a year and was never able to get that long lasting perfect curl. ELF's eyelash curler nearly ripped my eyelashes off because the pad broke down so FAST! Shu Uemura's is working really well for me. I am asian and have small almond eyes with sparse eyelashes, and it's nearly perfect for me. The curl lasts long and I don't have to curl it forever to make it that way. Great product, I probably won't have to purchase this again, unless I lose this one. I highly recommend it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Although i have only used one other eyelash curler (one i got for free from a clinique bonus package which sucked), I believe this is really a great eyelash curler considering i have absolutely no complaints other than the price (which is saying alot as I am picky and have high standards).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The best eyelash curler I have ever used. Now I know why everyone raves about this - there is truly no other curler like it. It never pinches and the lightest squeeze gives you the most amazing curl.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
This is a very good curler at a very reasonable price IF it fits. I have very deep set eyes and the old style Shu Curler fits my eyes perfectly and decided I needed another for my desk for those mornings I ran out of time at home and to have as a backup for travel. I purchased one unaware they had changed them.
The new curler is less curved and does NOT fit. I have to tug the outside corner of my eye out and make it almond shaped to fit all my lashes into it at the proper angle.
I'm very dissappointed to be on the hunt for a new curler that fits properly again after it took me so long to find Shu in the first place.
I appreciate the new safety features, but why did they have to change the degree of curvature to "fit" more people when they were already serving a nice chunk of the market.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love this curler. It is cushioned and stiffer than other eyelash curlers. Comes with one refill. The manufacturer recommends that the curler be replaced after the second cuchion wears out as the mechanism becomes looser and less effective. I agree with that statement.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Shu Eyelash Curler, where have you been all my life?
Eyelash curlers were the one items I never wanted to invest in and so I went through a few drugstore ones before I got this one (and the mini) as a present.
I have very small round eyes and the shape of this curler does not pinch or pull my lashes like others I have tried. Lashes are curled beautifully with no crimping. Used without mascara, this curler makes me look like I have mascara on. Used with mascara, I have lush, long, perfectly curled lashes.
I also like the mini for touch ups.
Definitely a HG Desert Island Can't Live Without It Product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Overrated, IMO. It curls my lashes nicely, but doesn't seem to work much better than my $3 Revlon. It works a little nicer than drugstore curlers, but not enough to justify the steep price, IMO.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
General description of product: This sells for $19 on Sephora, although you can sometimes find them cheaper on ebay, I'm not sure if they are authentic though :) This is a pretty much standard looking eyelash curler. Supposedly, this new improved version has a "mushroom" shaped silicone pad, and this is what makes it improved, along with a redesigned hinge to apply the right amount of pressure.
Other brands I have tried: Shiseido (pinches my lids no matter what I do and seems to crimp my lashes even with light pressure), Revlon (cheap but about as much fun to use as an epilady was in the 80s), elf (not bad but I seem to always drop it), Tweezerman curler (crimps a lot and doesn't open very wide), sephora heated curler (I am clumsy and this is hot, you do the math), and japonesque preo (the little mini curler....like a crimping iron for your outer lashes!). So far no luck finding one that doesn't pinch, crimp, burn, or that even has a noticeable effect. I can't understand it. My hair is curly, why can't my eyelashes follow suit? I don't think I have particularly weird shaped eyes, but not of them seemed to fit without pinching.
Enter the Shu curler! I am so happy with this. I don't know what took me so long. I had resigned myself to not bothering to curl my lashes as I am not a fan of pain or crimped lashes. This fits my eye perfectly, makes a smooth curl that lasts, and fits perfectly in my hand. I wish I would have tried this years ago.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
got this after years of using drugstore curlers, out of curiosity. it really is somewhat better: gives me a nice, even, glamorous high curl with no obvious curler kink in the lashes... I would repurchase. also, I hear you can use the shiseido replacement pads with it - I'll buy some and report back.
edit: I can now confirm the Shiseido refills (no 214) fit this just fine.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Mixed reviews on this one ...
For one thing, it really did curl my lashes. Like REALLY curled my lashes. After I used this thing, starting at the base and curling repeatedly up to the tips, my lashes were seriously pointing straight up at the ceiling.
However, the shape is funny. I don't think it fits my eyes as everytime I use it, (1) I pinch the skin around my eyes (ouch!) and (2) it mostly only curls the middle lashes, rarely reaching all the way to the corner ones. Maybe that's why they came up with the mini curler.
I returned this to Sephora, not sure if I'll repurchase.
*UPDATE* I purchased the Shiseido lash curler and it fit much better for my Asian eyes. Both curlers work equally well, IMO, but if you have Asian eyes or eyes that aren't deep-set, try the Shiseido one. It's also about $2 cheaper.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't know if I have the "new" curler but finally purchased the shu uemura eyelash curler and like it. It is a little difficult to fit my eye shape but curls my short, straight, asian eyelashes better than any other curler. I would buy this again. I'll see how long it lasts. I never knew an eyelash curler could make such a difference!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So, I finally copped up the cash to buy this thing at Nordstrom's almost a month ago (my mother who has had one for the longest time figured I should invest it in with my own money). I have Asian shaped eyes and very straight and sparse eyelashes that don't hold a curl for very long so I figured that since this was one of those "must haves" then I might was well give it a try. I figured if it didn't work out I could always return it and endure the pain of getting that nasty stare that the SA gives you when you return things at Nordy's.
How happy was I when I finally got to try this thing at home! Wow! This thing does great wonders for my eyelashes and it practically reaches every one of them from corner to corner. I don't even need to press that hard or for that long and I get a wonderful curl that spreads out my lashes perfectly. I guess I have learned why this product is a total must-have and I figure that it's worth the money.
It was also quite relieving to hear that you really don't necessarily have to change it every year so long as you take care of this product very carefully. For example, after every couple of uses, use a gentle make up remover on the head of the curler to remove any kind of natural oils or make up residue. Also, make sure to properly store the curler so that it does not get bent out of shape. The SA who sold my mother her eyelash curler a year and a half year ago said this to her and she has had her curler for all this time and it still works like it did the very first day.
I put this as a product I would repurchase, but I am waiting on the delivery of ELF's eyelash curler (hopefully this week!) and maybe I'll be able to better say whether or not I'll repurchase then.