I think its a pretty well known fact that Shu Uemura eyelash curlers are the best on the market. I don’t know what makes them so good but they are the best I’ve used and I’ve tried a lot. I think I have the world’s straightest lashes, my lashes are so straight that they point downward. Also my lashes don’t hold a curl very well. Shu Uemura are the only eyelash curlers that work for me and when paired with a waterproof mascara, I have perfectly curled eyelashes all day.
About a year ago, Shu Uemura launched the S Curler which is based on their eyelash curler but the shape is smaller which means it works on all eye shapes and sizes or it can be used as a touch up during the day. Last month I finally took the plunge and bought them and I’m so pleased I did. I still love the original eyelash curlers but the S curler is amazing because it’s so small, it curls every lash. Also it the shape of it means it gets right into the root of lashes to lifts them and curl them at the same time. I’ve also been using them with the original ones, I use the original first to get a good curl and then I use the S curler at the roots and I have the perfect flutter.
If you have difficult lashes or you just love a perfectly curled lash, I can’t recommend them enough. I know they’re expensive at £20 but you get a replacement rubber pad and Shu Uemura curlers lash for years (I’ve had my original ones for about 5 years).
Beauty products have a tendency of so becoming incredibly hyped up, that no-one can even murmur a criticism. However, there are some products which deserve their hype and more.
- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, many companies try to copy this multi-purpose healing balm but nothing comes close. Since the first tube I bought, I’ve never been without it. I use it for everything – cuts, blisters, chapped lips, dry cuticles. I know a lot of people hate the smell (I use it that much, I don’t notice it anymore) but it’s now available in fragrance free.
- Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers, I have long, reasonably thick eyelashes which are so straight, they point downwards. I’ve tried dozens of eyelash curlers, both normal and heated and none of them worked until I got these, now I have perfectly curled eyelashes.
- Revlon Lip Butters, some tinted lip balms are just lip colours with no moisturising benefits and others are just lip balm with no colour but this is everything in one – moisturising, good colour pay off, available in tons of colours and they won’t break the bank.
- Nails Inc is my favourite nail brand, the Kensington top and base coat is the only one I use and most of the polishes in my collection are Nails Inc. During the summer I mostly wear Shoreditch or St James Street on my toes and if I can’t decide on a fingernail colour, I’ll wear Basil Street or Elizabeth Street.
These are simply the best eyelash curlers and I’ve tried virtually every set on the market. I have a super straight eyelashes, in fact they are so straight they point downward and no other set of curlers has ever been able to give any kind of curl.
These give the best curl, my lashes are quite long and these give a proper curl from root to tip. On other people the curl can last all day but on me it does tend to fall after a few hours but I’m still happy because they are the only set to curl at all.
They are £20 and I know it seems like a lot of money for eyelash curlers when you can get a set in Superdrug for £3 but these do work and they last forever (in the box, you get a spare silicone pad) and because of the Japanese design, they have a more rounded edge, which makes the curl more natural looking (the cheaper ones, can be more squared, which looks steppy and odd). The best way to use them is before mascara and holding at the root and gently squeezing the grippers for about 15 seconds, less if your lashes curl easy. If you have long lashes you might need to move the curlers along the lashes to make the curl go to the tip (if your lashes are long and just curled at the root, it can look like they’ve been lifted but not curled).
Avialable from House of Fraser.