Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers

I have always curled my eyelashes, for as long as I’ve used makeup, i’m pretty sure I had an eyelash curler too. I am not blessed in the lash department in the slightest and I am extremely jealous of Brent’s fluttery lash set that he has. Why do men seem to be more blessed in the lash department? Frustrating, and so I’ve had to venture on a quest that will get me just as fluttery lashes.


I used a pair of MAC lash curlers for years but the rubber pad wore down and ended up just crushing my lashes in the end but I’ve hung on to them, no way am I throwing away a pair of £24 MAC lash curlers…what was I thinking? I then just used the freebie pair that came with an ELLE magazine (I think) but deep down I knew I just needed to try the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers, I just begrudge spending so much on such a trivial thing, again. My lovely sister, PharmacyGirl bought them for me for Christmas and I will never stray from them.


As you can see my natural lashes grow straight and are pretty sparse in areas. If I apply mascara like this then it’s a complete waste of time and just looks awful. I remember when I was younger I had a really long lash in the inner corner and I tried to cut it to the same length as the others…..why Claudia, why???


I wrap the eyelash curlers around my lashes and pump slightly for about 5 seconds and this is what I am left with. As you can see the outer edge seems to have bent my lashes instead of curling them but fear not. I have to say I am so impressed with the outcome after just one 5 seconds-pumping-curling-session, sometimes I repeat it for added volume and I’m always impressed with just how curly my lashes are.


Once I apply mascara, the bent edge always softens and just falls to a nice natural curl. Here I just applied one coat of the Clinique High Impact Mascara and love how natural and girly my lashes look. Curly and fluttery but not over the top. When I use a waterproof formula, the curl holds all day long which is brilliant, however with normal mascara the curl does drop a little.

I personally love these curlers and won’t be buying anymore in the near future. They are just simple silver curlers with Shu Uemura engraved on the front which I think looks really pretty but what I love most is that it comes with an extra rubber band to replace the old one with. This is what most curlers lack, having a back up! Unfortunately you can’t buy anymore replacement bands afterwards which is very frustrating but I’ll figure something out.

For £20 you can get yourself some amazing eyelash curlers and some pretty curly lashes too, expensive I know but worth the treat and definitely a great option if you lack in the lash department.

Have you tried the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers? What are your thoughts on them?