This post might stick out a little amidst the sea of mentions about this curler but I figured I should share my thoughts about this cult and very loved product, the Shu Uemura eyelash curler.
I figured not indicating a review in the title since it seemed a little misfitting but it was probably the closest word I could use. It is filed in reviews though since it can't sit anywhere else.
Ask anyone for a good eyelash curler to invest in and most would say Shu Uemura. Intrigued with it for the longest time, I finally picked up the Shu Uemura lash curler during a Changi Airport Roam. They had the duo packs available in the Duty Free area so I paid S$41.30 for 2 (boxed together) and am not sure how much they retail for at the counters.
I got to using this only this year, after retiring my Anna Sui one. It's still working perfectly fine but life calls for a little rotation.
Cut to the chase, I like the Shu Uemura curler but I don't love it. Though for the most part it's probably a fault in my own area.
The curved contours fit the eye area perfectly and very comfortably such that I almost never have to worry about pinching my eyes with this.
The only downfall and problem that is making it hard for me to love is the slot for your thumb.
I never realised this with my earlier curlers but the Shu one seems to have a slightly larger opening? Due to that my thumb can't seem to find the right placement, or rather my usual placement.
This is the angle I typically hold my curlers at:
But somehow, I'm not sure if it's due to a fractionally wider gap or perhaps the whole sleekness of the curler, it tends to slip down my thumb. Which means I'll have to work at grasping it as pictured above. This is how it would end up if I didn't focus on gripping it.
Just a wee comparison to the Anna Sui curler I was using from before and have gotten accustomed to.
It actually fits and stops right above my thumb joint portion so even if I were in a hurry and picking up the curler real quick, I wouldn't have to work at angling it, gripping it etc.
Side shot of the two so you can see the mild difference in spacing/gap.
In turn this whole thing makes it quite awkward to handle the Shu Uemura lash curler and while it's something I simply have to get used to, it is that one factor that is preventing me from straight out loving it.
In terms of it's purpose, I find it's built very steady and it does curl lashes effortlessly. I don't have many requirements when it comes to lash curling so perhaps I can't be the judge of this product's full potential. Though I have read mentions that this curls fairly short lashes beautifully without that pinch.
Though mildly unnecessary (because lash curling is lash curling...), the above statement makes it feel obligatory to include some curled lash shots. Heh.
As far as the tool goes, I can see why this is well loved. Perhaps I have some hiccups to fix in this new relationship before I can truly love this product yet I can see it's value all the same.
I honestly do want to love it but I'm not sure if this issue I'm facing is... self-inflicted? Or is it just a matter of getting used to it? I'm sure majority of you have tried it, do share what you think about it! Did you have the same problem or is it just me?
If you haven't tried it, do share what brands you are using!
If you are looking to try this.... well, stay tuned!
Thanks for reading!