The age-old question of which eyelash curler rules the game is really just my age-old question. As always I am on the quest for the best eyelash curling product to make the best of my bless-ed short and stubborn eyelashes. If you are on the pursuit for a new eyelash curler or if you are just curious about the difference between these 3 brands, then I’ve got ya back covered!
Tweezerman Procurl Eyelash Curler
This curler is made in Japan and comes in a gorgeous eye-catching rose gold casing with a double-barrelled body which actually does make it nice and comfy to hold. Whilst it is good, it is my least favourite of the three as I feel I have to spend more time curling my lashes with it. When you clamp the curler, there is a little more give than with the others, which feels as though it isn’t as stable and firm when it clamps the lashes. The rubber pad is also the softest of the three which, coupled with the body movement of the curler take a while longer to solidify the curl. The curvature of the top bar is designed almost the same as the Shu Uemura and Kevyn Aucoin curlers, although with Tweezerman, I struggle to get a curl without pinching my eyelid (*ouch*).
Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler
These come in a thin stainless steel frame which is incredibly similar to the Shu Uemura one, again it is made in Japan. In fact, it is so similar to the Shu Uemura one that it is really hard to tell the difference between the two, aside from the colour of the rubber pad. The Kevyn Aucoin curler has a firmer clamp than the Tweezerman curler and also has a slightly firmer pad which helps to press down on the lashes to give a strong curl. The Kevyn Aucoin is my 2nd favourite of the three as I find it very easy to curl the lashes quickly and get the desired curled effect without needing to press and clamp the lashes too many times. The Kevyn Aucoin curlers opens up twice as much as the others to allow for more space to get all your lashes in. I reach for this quite often as the lift it gives is long lasting with no pinching of the eyelid.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers
These are my 3rd set of Shu’s. They are my holy grail lash curlers, still the undefeated champions of the curling world and just simply the best! The hinge on these babies is firm, with no give, allowing an easy and precise curl. Even though the other curlers have a similar curve shape as the Shu’s, I still find that using the Shu Uemura curlers allows me to get closer to the base of my lashes and smash out a super fast and lasting curl. The only downside to this product is that they stopped selling the replacement pads separately and they only give one spare so you have to buy a new curler every time you wear out the two pads, which for me is very often. I have found that using other replacement pads simply don’t work as well, as Shu Uemura specially designs the pad to have a firm feel with a mushroom shape. There is only one brand so far that I’ve found that has a similar firmness and works quite well with the Shu frame and that is MUJI. I think I paid around $2.00 Aussie dollars for a pack of two. Shu Uemura claim that the hinge on the Shu loosens after long-use, however I think the frame will last until I go through the replacement pads I bought; after which, of course I will buy a new frame.
Which is your favourite eyelash curler?