Thursday, 8 September 2011

Review: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

I've never been a slave to eyelash curlers, mainly because I've never thought they were particularly good. However, that was before Shu Uemura's famed pair graced my makeup bag. I picked these up in Liberty. The sales assistant let me have a go with a pair to see if they suited me and their effect was immediately apparent. Lashes like you wouldn't believe! Far superior to all the cheap pairs I've gone through over the years. They cost £20 but I hope to have them a long time.

However, I waited until I'd had my eyelashes tinted to take these pictures as I found that mascara seems to 'drag out' the curl somewhat. Does this render eyelash curlers entirely pointless? I'll leave you to ponder that. Here are some before and after photos and a small lesson in the benefits of eyelash tinting for the pale-eyed among us...

Update: It's now the day after I took these photos. I wore no eye makeup yesterday; my right eye's lashes are still perfectly curled. Acers!

Before and after Shu Uemura eyelash curlers
Before and after eyelash tinting and curling


  1. I love these too. I feel like mascara helps hold the curl a bit, I usually use the wand to push the lashes back a bit if that makes sense!

  2. Shu are fab, and totally agree on the combo of Shu + eyelash dye, it is my "to go". The before and after photos speak volumes. Great post, thankyou x

  3. Thanks for a great post - I also have very pale lashes & have been considering investing in these lash curlers!
    Nic x

  4. @Becky - Maybe it's my Rimmel Lash Accelerator at fault then!
    @Jan - I am tempted to keep the lash tinting up - it's only a tenner. Thanks for the lovely comment as always!
    @Strawberry Blonde - I do think they're pretty amazing, although my outer corner lashes can look a bit 'crimped'. They sell another mini pair specifically for them (which I will not be buying)! I've heard the Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curlers are excellent too.

  5. oh wow, the curl is amazing! xx

  6. clearly i need one and to stop buying cheap ones because my lashes are in sore want of a great curl

    Vonnie of

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