I have been meaning to order the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (£20.00) since I read about it years ago, but... I didn't really want to pay £20.00 for it. I kept buying cheaper curlers and guess what? They all fell apart after a couple of uses or didn't even curl my lashes properly. I am sure I spent much more than £20 on eyelash curlers in the past, so I should have bought Shu Uemura ones in the first place. They are definitely worth the hype and I am glad I decided to order them from Space NK.
First of all, you have to remember that there are fakes of these available on ebay etc. I would advise you to buy them from authorised retailers to make sure you get the real thing. You can have a look at the details and packaging on the photos below. You will be able to tell, if something is a fake by the writing on the box etc.
The curler comes with a spare silicone pad, so make sure to keep it in a safe place, like your jewellery box. I already lost my replacement pad and I am very annoyed about it! I put it in my makeup drawer and it magically vanished!
The design of the Shu Uemura Curler features a patented hinge to apply the perfect amount of pressure to the lashes and I can definitely feel the difference. It just feels right and I am not worried about pulling my lashes out or hurting myself. The silicone pad provides a protective edge for improved safety and optimum curl. Perfect!
To curl your lashes, you simply position the curlers as close to the base of your lashes as possible, press down and hold for about 10 seconds. Easy peasy. Does it work? Yes it does. My lashes are naturally flat thick and super stiff, so I didn't expect miracles, but I can achieve a nice curl with Shu Uemura Curlers (see photos below) and that's good enough for me. For the best results, I use waterproof mascara, as it helps to hold the curl better than a non-waterproof version.
Overall, I am very pleased with the Shu Uemura Curler and I am expecting it to last for about 4-5 years. Money well spent! I would recommend it to anyone!