Review: Shu Uemura S Eyelash Curler
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For a while now I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect eyelash curler to fit the shape of my eye. The Shiseido curler is a bit too flat, and the always-popular Shu Uemura is a bit too large. I turned to the Shu Uemura S curler for another try, because despite the love-it-or-hate-it reviews, everyone can at least agree that it’s tiny. How tiny, you ask? Next to the full-size Shu curler, it looks miniature. The finger loops are about the same, but the overall height of the S curler is about 2/3 the size of the standard one. The small size continues when you look at the width of the curling head. It’s just 15mm across, with a hint of curve to it. The bottom half has a black rubber pad to cushion your lashes while the top has a white rubber pad that rests against your eyelid. I’ve seen a few reviews that mention the white pad popping off easily during use, but that hasn’t happened to me. For better perspective on the shape, here are a couple more photos: The important question is – does it work? Well, yes, it does curl lashes. I can see why the reviews are so mixed on it though, because personal preference is going to play a huge part in how you feel about this little guy. Pros:
- It’s small – the other curlers I’ve tried have been quite a bit too large to fit my eye but this one certainly doesn’t have that problem. You can also hit specific areas, and you don’t have to worry about the curvature of the curler matching up with the curvature of your eye.
- There are no guards on the sides – so nothing prevents you from getting right to the very base of the lashes, giving a more natural-looking curl.
- It’s small – you have no choice but to curl one section of your lashes at a time, which does take longer.
- There are no guards on the sides – which means there’s nothing to guide where you place it, and you have to watch carefully. I have much better vision in one eye, so I find it a little difficult to place it successfully on that one. The lack of guards also makes it possible to accidentally poke yourself in the eye with the curler.
In Short: This curler solves some of the problems I’ve had with standard ones, but it has a few issues of its own. I like it a lot and think it’s great as a supplement to a regular curler, but it’s not necessarily a replacement. The Shu Uemura S Eyelash Curler ($24) is available at shuuemura-usa.com