Eyelash curlers were one of those makeup products I never thought I’d use. They look scary, and I wasn’t sure why “curly” lashes would be desirable. But I came to appreciate (through several makeovers at various counters) that an eyelash curler can temporarily redirect those few rebellious lashes that grow at random angles, and that — in a very subtle way — my lashes look nicer when they’re all pointing in the same direction.
Probably once a month, I see someone walk into a cosmetic department and ask for a Shu Uemura eyelash curler. Shu left American counters in 2010, but they still hold the title of best known curler. I sometimes strike up a conversation with these shoppers, and I love to recommend two options: Le Metier de Beaute’s eyelash curler ($18, which is $2 cheaper than Shu) and Chanel’s ($34).
You can still buy Shu Uemura via their website, free shipping at any price through June 17 with code FSHIPPING.