I am pretty sure I’m in the minority but lash curlers really freak me out, which I know sounds ridiculous but I’ve always felt that way when using them. My negativity towards them only intensified when I saw one of my Instagram friends had pulled all of the lashes from her top lashline after being knocked whilst using a set of lash curlers and her eye was left so sore and swollen so I’ve been insanely nervous about using them. My lashes really are pathetic. I know nearly everyone says their lashes are rubbish but mine really are and you can’t see my lashes even when I’m wearing mascara as they’re very short and straight with absolutely no curl whatsoever which really gets me down. I used to always wear false lashes in my late teens and early twenties and I honestly believe that by using false lashes religiously has lead to the demise of my natural lashes and they’ve become so sparse over the last twelve months but I don’t want to go back to ‘relying’ on false lashes so I decided I wanted to try a lash curler again and I decided to buy the Japonesque Power Curl Lash Curler.
I already own several pairs of lash curlers from Tweezerman, Tarte and Shu Uemura but I don’t feel particularly secure when using them which just panics me. I did a lot of research into lash curlers to see which pair would be best for me with a good amount of control during use and I decided upon the Japonesque Power Curl Lash Curler as it features a pivot design which gave me more confidence when attempting to use them. The Japonesque Power Curl Lash Curler is £20 and have ‘straight line pressure for a natural curl’ with free refills available for the life of the curler which I thought was great as the refills can prove to be quite costly and it’s important to change the silicone pads every couple of months to keep the curlers as effective as safe as possible.
Another reason why I’ve never found my ‘perfect’ lash curlers is that I find that they always pinch my eyelid or feel very uncomfortable which I guess is down to my eye shape because let’s face it – we all have different eye shapes so it’s definitely not a ‘one size fits all’ concept with lash curlers. Most lash curlers have quite a flat design which doesn’t make sense to me as our eyelids are curved, so I wanted to find a decent pair with a good amount of curve which I hoped would put an end to the uncomfortable pinching during use. The Japonesque Power Curl Lash Curler is made from stainless steel and they’re slightly different from conventional curlers as they have a ‘pivot’ design which makes the curlers feel considerably more secure whilst holding them as they don’t slip or move when holding them so I’m not constantly worried that I’m going to accidentally pull my lashes out.
I’m not going to lie, my lash curler anxiety hasn’t disappeared completely but I do feel safer when using the Japonesque Power Curl Lash Curler compared to other designs I’ve tried as they feel gentler and they never pinch or pull on my eyelids and lashes. With the Japonesque curler I find that I only need to ‘press’ my lashes once which I feel is healthier for my lashes than having to repeatedly press the lashes to initiate a curl which is great as my lashes are pretty delicate and seeing as I have so very few lashes, I want to keep hold of them as much as possible.
Everyone raves about the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers but I really didn’t think they were anything special and they never gave my lashes a long lasting curl so I really did fail to see the hype everytime I used them. The Japonesque Power Curl Lash Curler however gives me much better results with considerably lift to actually curl my lashes so they’re not poker straight like they are naturally. I do have to apply my mascara within seconds of using the curler or the curl does begin to drop, but my lashes are actually noticeable when using these curlers which is exactly what I want and I’m always disappointed with my lashes when I forget to use my Japonesque curlers so in my opinion they’re very much worth their £20 price tag especially with free refills too.