Curled my Lashes, Bent my No Buy with the Shiseido Eyelash Curler

No Buy

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.

Curled my Lashes, Bent my No Buy - Shiseido Eyelash Curler

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?