I’ve been on a No Buy for the better part of a year. If you’re a regular, you’re probably tired of hearing about it. The truth is, it is an interesting balance – writing a beauty blog without buying product. If you’re sick of hearing it, sorry. If not, carry on.
My eyelash curler broke recently. I’ve had it for years and, frankly, didn’t treat it very well. I didn’t have a backup so I determined a replacement was warranted. Overall life-choices wise, I try to buy the best version of a tool I reasonably can. Ultimately, I decided that I would go for a cult classic – either Shiseido or Shu Uemera. Both are renown for their effectiveness and longevity.
Went with the Shiseido Eyelash Curler
Luckily Ulta had a 20% off Platinum Perk start for me days after my cheap one went out of commission. I was able to secure the Shiseido Eyelash Curler for $16. It comes with a spare pad for the curler. Additional pads can be purchased for $6 (retail) and they may be used with plenty of different lash curlers.
So far it seems like it is worth it; it is certainly more ergonomic. Overall, it feels durable and has a nice weight to it. I don’t have to pump 30 times or hold it in place for 30 seconds. After both my initial use and about a month of use, I found it curled my lashes effectively.
The Bottom Line
So far, I’m happy with how the Shiseido Eyelash Curler curled my lashes and based on my month-or-so of use, I would recommend to others. If it did not have the reputation for durability and longevity it has, though, I’d stick with $5-7 drugstore lash curlers.
Who makes your favorite eyelash curler? Would you consider buying a prestige one?