Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Bought for: P620 | SRP: $22 (About P1,100)
Bought from: an online shop
I know it may be a bit impractical purchasing another eyelash curler when I still have my Sansan Eyelash Curler still in usable shape and is fairly working. The latter has been my go-to curler because it's so inexpensive at no more than a hundred bucks. I have bought a Sansan curler back when I was still in second year college and when I lost it a few years later, I eventually got myself another one which is what I have been using for about three years now. Although it's still working, I felt like I needed an upgrade because my Sansan curler's already full of mascara stains everywhere. Kinda thinking of cleaning them but those tiny nooks and crannies give me a hard work. I guess it's really time to find a better replacement.
I have been hearing lots of good stuff about Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and be it popular bloggers or beauty enthusiasts, they are praising this particular tool here. If I am going to upgrade, I guess I'll just start from here. I know there are a lot of eyelash curlers at around almost the same price point, but since I saw this on Shopee for just P750 (got it at an even more reduced price 'cause of a coupon), I decided to just push through with my purchase.
I was skeptical too because from about P1,100, it was sold for only P750 at pricesurprice. If it was really a genuine one from Shu Uemura, it's in an absolute sale price. I couldn't be more risky so I plunged head first without any proof of authenticity other than a few positive ratings and feed backs from previous buyers. After it was delivered to my doorstep, I looked for a blog with virtual photos of how a real Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler differs from a counterfeit product. I found out then that I'm lucky I got a genuine one. If you want to know more about the differences, you may read it here.
It has everything you expect for a $22 product. It's sleek and does not feel cheap at all. It has Shu Uemura engraved on it which I think added a luxurious touch to the curler. It comes with an extra silicone pad so just in case it wears off, then you can have is replaced with a new one. What I like about the silicone is that it does not felt too cushiony so it will really push the lashes to curl upwards quickly and easily. The hinge was also created with better support so it doesn't move around and pulls hair with pressure.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler is just very easy to use and it does not pull the hair when you curl. It it holds the curl even longer than my Sansan's too. It is also designed in a precise curve shape and calculated frame length to fit various sizes of the eyes. The thing with my Sansan curler is that there's something awkward about its shape that tends to pull my lashes on the sides and even the lashes on my lower eyes with even more pressure.
If you are willing to spend extra bucks, go with Shu Uemura. It's sturdy and durable and will really last you a very long time too. You're definitely getting what you are paying for. Sansan is a local high quality maker of makeups with affordable prices and I would recommend its curler if you want a cheaper counterpart. Still, overall, Shu Uemura will always be one of my greatest buys!
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