Have you watched the movie The Devil Wears Prada by Anne Hathaway? It’s one of my super favorite chick flick movies and in this same movie is where I first got my eyes on the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler. (for my top 15 favorite chick flick movies, click here).
I am using it for two years now and its really Uh-may-zing! It’s a perfect match for my holy grail Heroine Make Volume and Curl Advanced Film Mascara(review here), because they just open up my eyes, keeps my lashes voluminous and stay curled the whole day.
What’s good about it?
- The size of the curler is suited for Asian eyes, it’s smaller than regular eyelash curlers and the curve is just perfect!
- There is one spare rubber included in the box.
- The rubber is durable and took me a year before I use the second rubber that comes with the eyelash curler.
- The eyelash curler curls up my lashes with just a little effort.
- My lashes stays curled even without mascara for I can say 4-5 hours and the whole day with mascara.
- The eyelash curler is maid in Japan so expect that it is of good quality.
- Perfect match with another Japanese brand of mascara which is the Heroine Make.
What’s not so good about it?
- Not locally available in the Philippines since last year (2017).
- Shu Uemura does not sell spare rubbers so you have to buy a new set instead. Well the brand has an explanation for this. To maintain the quality of the eyelash curler they advise it to be replaced after the second rubber wears off.
Do I like it? Absolutely!
Overall Impression: I love the Shu Uemura eyelash curler so much that it is the only curler that I use ever since I had it. It’s just so easy to use, perfectly suited for my small eyes and was able to curl my lashes just how I like it to be curled.
Where to buy and how much? 25 USD or roughly P1,125.00 from Duty Free Philippines. Online shops in the Philippines also sells it for P850.00 to P1,000.00. According to this article of Preview, Shu Uemura stores in the Phillipines stops its operations starting April last year.