You all have no doubt heard of the Shu Uemura eyelash curler, widely regarded as the best eyelash curler available. And it’s true, this product really is the end all be all of eyelash curlers.
Well, it’s a very high quality product. It’s made from durable steel and the joints are well-engineered so they won’t start to stick or become cumbersome after a year of use. Also, the the top and bottom of the curler are well aligned and will provide a tight grip on your lashes every time. More importantly, this is a well-designed tool. It was developed with all eye shapes in mind.
When I first got mine a couple of years ago I compared it to my old Revlon on from the drug store. What I saw was that the Shu Uemera one was wider across and rounded. The Shu Uemura website explains that it’s curler’s “curved angle suits all eye shapes”. Usually, I take descriptions like that worth a grain of salt, because hello the website’s purpose is to sell unsuspecting beauty nuts like us stuff, but I believe the Shu Uemura website.
Because, I use the Shu curler and I love it. And Meg uses the Shu curler and loves it. And let me tell you, you couldn’t find two pairs of eyes more different than ours. If it works for both of us, it’ll work for you too!
Now you’re all totally pumped to buy this curler right? But then you remember, “wait a minute … L’Oreal pulled Shu from the U.S. market a year ago” and you feel like screaming “nooooo!” at your computer like the foiled villian at the end of a superhero movie. Well, don’t be sad! I’m here to save the day! Shu Uemura has a website catering to all of us painfully deprived U.S. customers and you can order your very own curler for $19! Plus, if you want to make a couple more purchases and bring your total to $50, they’ll ship to you for free. I like their eye shadows and I love their cleansing oil, but that’s another post for another day.
Also, if you don’t like ordering stuff online, Nordstrom sells the curlers in store. And of course all our non-U.S. based readers should have easy access to Shu products. I’m currently in Shanghai, China and Shu Uemura has counters in many of the large shopping areas that I’ve been to!