As you may have noticed, CHS has been featuring a lot of beauty content and product reviews over the last week. The reason for this is that most of the fashion content is being saved for next week’s all encompassing Spring Fashion Week 2010. It’s going to be even better than last year, and dare I say, epic.
Today’s product is the Shu Uemura eyelash curler immortalized in the film The Devil Wears Prada.
Earlier this week, my co-worker proclaimed the Shu Uemura eyelash curler the greatest thing in her makeup bag. Never having used an eyelash curler, let alone one that cost $20, I was skeptical. Until I tried it.
Curling my lashes really opened up the eye and made me look more awake. Using the eyelash curler also made it possible for me to use less mascara than I normally apply. all in all, I was very surprised what a big difference this one small change made.
The reason I like the Shu Uemura curler better than the $4 Cover Girl curler that I bought to compare it to, is that is seems to provide a stronger, more even curl. I’m not sure if this is because it’s better balanced or if it’s because the spring mechanism seems so much stronger, but either way the difference between the Shu Uemura curler and the cheap one was noticeable.
To use an eyelash curler, apply your eyeshadow and liner first. Then, before you apply your mascara, curl the lashes. It’s critical that you curl the lashes before you apply mascara otherwise you’ll end up with brittle lashes and clumpy mascara.
I am now a convert to the legions of fashionistas who talk about the Shu Uemura eyelash curler like it has magical powers. Because in the mind of this reviewer, it does.