|Shu uemura eyelash curler $19|
This is by far my favorite eyelash curler on the market. I was actually given one by a friend a few years ago and I couldn't believe how much better it worked than my drugstore curler. I think the technology is in the angle, because this curler widens and curls my lashes, making my eyes look bigger and more glamorous. Unfortunately I lost mine, so I'm looking to replace it. If you buy one, and have some change to spare, I'd pick up some replacement pads. I had this one for a couple of years and it didn't break. I love this curler. The curve of the wand and everything really gives my eyes an amazing affect. If you have $20 laying around pick one of these up!
Shiseido Eyelash Curler $19:
This curler is not as good as the Shu Uemura. I bought this one a few months ago when I was at Nordstrom because they do not carry the Shu Uemura (at least mine didn't). This one also performs much better than drugstore curlers, but I do find if I am in a hurry and apply too much pressure, it will crimp/crease my lashes which isn't very cute. I don't recall having the problem with the Shu Uemura. I do think it's a good alternative, but it is the same price and given the choice I'd definitely go with Shu Uemura's.
|ModelCo Turbo Lashwand|
Heated Eyelash Curler
Model Co. Heated Eyelash Curler $33:
To be fair to this curler, I have only been using it for about a week so maybe I just don't have the hang of it. I don't know if it was the price, or the fact it uses heat, but I really expected this curler to out perform the previous two. So far I haven't found that to be true. This curler is supposed to be used on lashes with wet mascara. It definitely curls them and creates a curl that lasts all day. However, the wand is straight, unlike manual curlers with are curved. For this reason, it doesn't widen/ spread the lashes and hasn't given me the desired effect I was looking for. Also, mascara tends to come off on the wand since it's wet, which means thinner looking lashes. I'm going to play around with it some more, and if my opinion changes I will write a new review for it.
Forever 21 Eyelash Curler $2 (usually on the impulse buy table by the register):
The first time I bought a curler at Forever 21 it must have been a fluke, because it worked so well for a long time, that when it broke I actually went ahead and replaced it with another Forever 21 curler. The second one did not work well at all. It didn't have enough pressure and it was an awkward angle. So if you feel like risking a couple bucks to see if you can get the miracle fluke or just a crappy curler, I'd say go for it. If you want to put your money towards a sure thing, I'd save for a nicer one. The one that did work (almost as well as the shu uemura) did break after only five or six months so it's definitely not made with the same quality materials.
Revlon Eyelash Curler $5 (any drugstore has this):
I did not like this curler. I didn't feel like it had enough pressure and it tended to cause a crease on the outer corner of my lashes. A friend of mine does like it and uses it everyday. So I don't know if this is the same case as the Forever 21 curlers where you just might get lucky and purchase a good curler, or if it's just not a good curler for me. I personally won't be sparing anymore money to find out.
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