Simply put, if you need/want an eyelash curler, don’t waste your money on anything else.
I’ve found that as I’ve aged, my eyelashes have started growing straighter than they used to. Don’t know if that is common, but for me, a pain in the butt because lashes that stick straight out instead of curving up do not look all that great with mascara. So, to the eyelash curler I went. A simple squeeze, no pain, no pinching, and voila! Beautifully curved eyelashes begging for some mascara.
There isn’t an eyelash curler that even comes close to Shu Uemura’s, and many have tried. I don’t know exactly what voodoo they use in the making of this thing, but it is almost magical. I have NEVER hurt my eyelashes using this product, and as long as you are careful about placement, you won’t either.
Remember, always curl before applying mascara. Otherwise, you’ll get nasty bits of mascara all over your curler. Not pretty.