Today I've decided to write about something I think is a bit overlooked by the beauty community - eyelash curlers. Sure, we all use them every day and we'd probably feel a bit lost without them but when was the last time you really looked at yours or considered which were best for you?
I got two of the 'best' pairs on the market and thought I'd compare them for you :)
First up, the classic, world famous, even-mentioned-on-the-devil-wears-prada Shu Uemura eyelash curlers.
These retail at £20 and there's a reason they're so famous... they're amazing! They give my eyes a fabulous full flutter and spread my eyelashes out beautifully meaning minimal mascara-wand-wiggling-and-smooshing is required to get a feline flutter!
The actual curler is quite curved so you have to be careful about how you place it on your eye to ensure all of your inner and outer corner lashes are gripped... this has some pro's though because it means the curlers will fit all eye types and shapes :)
Next, the Shiseido eyelash curlers...
These retail at £17.50 and I actually prefer them to the Shu curlers because they're slightly less curved, meaning you have to concentrate less on the placement of the curler over the eye, and can use them a lot quicker! It also means the lashes on the outer corners of my eyes don't get left out (meaning I have to go back and curl again)!
These spread my lashes out really well and curl them just enough for them to be gorgeous and feminine (I can't stand the over curled poking-straight-up look some girls seem to enjoy so much!).
Next time you use your eyelash curlers take a proper look at the shape and curve of them... if you have flatter eyes then you may need to invest in a shiseido pair, and if your eyes are quite round then Shu are the ones for you!