I confess I've given up on eyelash curlers and mascaras. I am so fed up with my stubborn stick-straight and sparse Asian eyelashes so I just skip the curling and use false eyelashes to make my eyes pop and look dolly instantly. I never thought I'd see the day I'd buy another eyelash curler but I did....
because curiosity got the better of me.
This Shiseido 213 variant has remained on the top spot at Japan's No. 1 beauty ranking site Cosme for ages. The regular Shiseido eyelash curler holds the 3rd spot.
Will my stubbornly stick-straigh Asian lashes finally meet their match?
Current eyelash curler ranking at Cosme.net
Shiseido 213 Eyelash Curler
What it is:
A redesigned Eyelash Curler that firmly catches each lash at the root and leaves them beautifully lifted and curled.
What it does:
With just one squeeze, you will instantly glamour-eyes your lashes with this new and improved curler from Shiseido. The broad curve curls lashes from the inner to the outer corner and the edge-free design prevents pinching.
SRP Php 650 at Japanichi my favorite local online shop for buying Japanese beauty products! They also ship worldwide! <3
Close-up shot of the lash curler
Pictures speak louder than words. I have stick straight sparse Asian lashes that's why I rarely use mascara or eyelash curler and just head on straight to falsies but this lash curler gives it an amazing curl.
- Curls my lashes very well
- Catches most of the lashes at the corners
- Wide design makes me able to maneuver the curler to curl the corners of the lashes
- Did not pinch my eyelids
- Curls lasted the whole day despite my oily eyelids as long as I used a good mascara
- The shape is perfect for Asian eyes
- Very affordable (compared to Shu Uemura if you buy from Japanichi Php 650)
- Voted No. 1 eyelash curler in Japan's Cosme.net since its release
- They sell refills of the rubber pad (Shu Uemura curlers do not)
- Might be hard to find in some areas or countries
I admit I had high expectations when I bought this lash curler and they definitely lived up to their hype for me. This curler gives me an amazing curl. So awesome that I actually skip the falsies most of the time now (except for blog photos or blog shoots). Maneuvering the lash curler around my lashes took some time to getting used to but once I got the hang of it, I was able to grab most of the lashes at the corners effortlessly.
The curls were able to hold up well despite my oily lids and the humid/rainy weather as long as I used a really good mascara (waterproof or non-waterproof is fine but I usually used Japanese brand ones since they work better for my type of sparse straight lashes).
I am not sure how this compares to the Shu Uemura curler since I do not own one although I've tried it from a friend. They say the Shu Uemura one works better for deep set eyes while the Shiseido one works better for Asian eye shapes but I think both work really well either way. You just need to find the best fit for your eye shape and you need to learn how to maneuver the curler properly on your eyes. I think that's the key.
Do I recommend this eyelash curler?
Yes!!! It's totally amazeballs and worth every penny!!!
Stay pretty! xx
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