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Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

The emblematic shu uemura Eyelash Curler featuring enhanced design and upgraded features for ultimate precision that delivers the perfect curl. Upgraded silicone pad in a new “mushroom” shape provides a protective, stay-put edge for improved safety and optimum curl. Upgraded patented hinge with precise engineering applies perfect amount of pressure on eyelashes Curved angle suits all eye shapes Calculated shape and size of frame length and ergonomic handles ensure stability and control

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Honest reviews


Worth the money

Truly an amazing eyelash curler. I’d read all the hype, but was perfectly satisfied with my Revlon curler. Then a friend gave me an Amazon gift card, so I figured, what the heck? Let’s see if this is as good as they say it is.It’s better.The curl is even across your lashes, smooth, without ridges, and has a much different curl that you get with other commercial curlers. I heat mine up just slightly (it’s metal, so be careful!), put on L’Oreal’s Lash Boosting Serum, and your lashes are amazing. Highly, highly, highly recommend this curler.

Kathie Bynum, AL

Doesn’t Open Wide Enough to Get My Lashes In

Like another reviewer, I’ve been using the tried-and-true Revlon/Maybelline curlers since the Carter administration. Let’s face it, eyelash curling is not rocket science; it’s not even advanced calculus, so I, like other reveiwers, was a bit hesitant to shell out big bucks on some Mercedes of curlers when my Toyota was doing quite well, thank you.But I did.And as my mom always says, “Caveat Emptor!”I’m sure that it’s a great curler, if I could get it to work; but its opening is only about 1/2 as wide as my old curler and therein lies the problem. When I try to get it over my eyelashes, they either get mushed against the inside of the curler or shoved down into my eyeball. (Not particularly pleasant at any time; much less at 0600 in the morning.) Okay, so maybe I’m not the most coordinated individual in the world, and, as previously mentioned, most eyelash curling takes place when I’m still half asleep, but nothing’s changed in my routine but the curler.After strugging for three consecutive mornings, and ending up resorting to my Revlon/Maybelline curler, I’ve given up.Want a bargain Shu curler??? Check out ebay in about two days.

Tina Industry, IL

I see the difference, worth it… works on deep-set eyes

There’s a lot of mixed reviews on here, many from about 2010-11 bemoaning receipt of a “fake” curler. That problem seems to be past now going by most recent reviews.My curler came from vendor “effective shop japan” and I’d say I got the real deal. The curler itself was an insane $4 and change, while the shipping brought the total up to $21. It arrived well packaged- the small inner box was packed in another heavier cardboard box with newspaper for padding. The newspaper was in Japanese, and the mailing stickers on the box indicated shipment from Japan.The white inner box was stylish and looked authentic. The bag inside held the curler, and another tiny ziplock bag with an extra replacement black silicone pad. Directions for use were on the inner box, along with a few tips. The silver curler had an authentic looking Shu Uemura engraving on it and seemed tight and well sprung. The replacement pad was similarly stamped.Straight to the mirror I went. I have very fine lashes on deep-set eyes. In the past my problem with curlers was that they were hard to get in deep and close enough to grasp the lashes at the base, and even when maneuvering as best as possible, at least three attempts per eye were needed to get all the lashes (not just the majority at the center) by doing center, inner, and then outer lashes.This baby was a different story. It must be how the product is angled away from the face, and the curve of the pad. I could get the curler right in close to the base of my lashes, and I didn’t need to make multiple attempts to get it lined up – before squeezing down, I could see ALL my lashes sticking through the curler. One gentle, sustained squeeze later, ALL my lashes were curled from corner to corner. Beautiful! The other eye went as well. I did not need to do as suggested, by pulling back and doing a second squeeze at the middle of the lashes, and another at the tips, because one good line up did enough, and very well.One funny bonus… I had stopped using curlers because they were such a hassle, and now that I have one that works simply, and I use it regularly, I can actually SEE better! I had not realized how much my drooping lashes had been cutting into my field of view.I had really wondered if I was buying into a myth by paying $20 for an eyelash curler that might be got at a drugstore for far less, but I am wondering no more. Very glad I took a chance and shelled out for this.

Jaime Gilbertsville, NY

Eye lash curler

The best in the world and I can only find it online. I hope they never stop making it or I would be lost.

Renee Walnutport, PA

i don’t get the hype

i don’t get all the hype about this – it doesn’t seem that different from my much cheaper Revlon lash curler. am i missing something?

Liliana Madison, AL

Holy grail of eyelash curlers!

My absolute favorite beauty tool. It grabs all my lashes and never pinches. It’s pricier than a lot of other curlers but since I use it every day it’s worth it.

Lashonda Winchester, ID

Love it!

This is the second Shu Uemura eyelash curler I’ve purchased. I lost the refill for my first one and loved the eyelash curler so much I had to buy it again. It curls my lashes quickly and doesn’t make them look kinky like other eyelash curlers do. It also doesn’t pinch or tug my eyelashes, which is a huge bonus! The curler I used before this came yanked out a good amount of my eyelashes.

Etta Clear Lake, WI

Best Eyelash Curler Bar None

I’ve been using this eyelash curler forever and ever and will never venture away from it. I am completely bummed that they don’t sell it anywhere but online anymore, but Amazon has it for the best price I’ve ever found. This eyelash curler curves your lashes…not bends or crimps them. The bar is long enough to fit around your entire lash line and get every lash you have. There is no pinching and it’s hard to slip when you press down. I love this curler!! Worth every penny and the pads last a long time!

Louisa Fort Bragg, NC


I think it’s way too expensive and seriously not that special. Kinda disappointed. I’ll stick to drugstore versions! Just okay.

Esther Lewisville, OH

Shu Eumura Eyelash Curler

LOVE this. It’s a bit pricey for an eyelash curler but it has such a delicate touch and feel and really does an expert job of curling the lashes and keeping them curled, it just enhances any mascara product you might use. Will definitely repurchase when the time comes.

Estelle Columbia Cross Roads, PA

For me, doesn’t live up to the hype.

I really wanted to like the Shu curler after reading all the rave reviews. I bought mine directly from the Shu website, so I know it’s not a fake like some of the people received from this vendor. Nonetheless, I think my eye shape (almond) isn’t suited to the design.PROS:- Doesn’t pull out lashes- Durable (mine’s a few years old and still opens/shuts well…I don’t use it daily though)- Easy to gripCONS:- To get the curler to encompass my lashes, I have to practically close my eye, which obviously makes it more difficult to see what I’m doing.- Difficult to position the curler high enough that it doesn’t make a crimp instead of a curl.- Extremely hard to get it around my corner lashes.I’ve since noticed a lot of the best reviews are from people who are Asian. I’ve just got regular old boring Caucasian almond-shaped eyes, which could explain why the Shu is just so-so for me.Bottom line, try before you buy if at all possible. If not, you might want to consider buying this curler from a place you can easily return it to without paying shipping. It’s not the worst, but for me, it was a major disappointment.

Lottie Murdock, NE

Best Eyelash Curler

I find this to be a wonderful eyelash curler, one of the best. It doesn’t crimp your eyelashes, just gives your eyelashes a nice smooth curve to it.

Flossie Dunn, TX

Bummed but not surprised it is a fake

I took it out of the box and threw it away. I have a 10 dollar Sally Hansen lash curler that is better quality. You get what you pay for //sigh.

Louella Cottonwood, AL

Very good eyelash curler

This is my second one. I would like everyone to know how good it works. I didn’t think that there was a difference but it truely is better.

Kellie Iredell, TX

The Best

Best curler I’ve used–have purchased several of these for myself andfor others, as gifts. I use it daily, with great results.

Christine Woodhull, NY

Best Eyelash Curler

It’s the best eyelash curler I’ve ever used. Does not pinch your eyelids and provides a perfect curl in a short time frame. Love it! Don’t know why they stopped selling them in stores in the U.S.!

Jewel Rosenberg, TX


There are two eyelash curlers that are making the waves – Shu Uemura and Shiseido. I got them both and I have to admit I like Shu Uemura more. Shiseido one still pinched my left eyelid but Shu Uemura does not. Plus, just to test it out I curled my lashes with out adding any mascara and I have to say my lashes are still curled 5 hours later and counting! I have never seen any other curler do that! I didn’t even know it was possible. In fact I have been so disappointed in eyelash curlers that I had stopped curling them (and using mascara) for years and years due to some of my lashes on the outer side being curled naturally downward. And curler effect with any other curlers lasted only about 20 min and I ended up spending my day with mascara covered lash either pointing at my eye or just annoying me by interrupting my vision.No such problems with Shu Uemura. Really impressive! Thank heaven I received the authentic product!

Monica White Sulphur Springs, MT


I only use Shu Uemura curlers. Nothing else compares to them. They fit in the eye and do the job without pinching. This one is perfect.

Bonnie Bridgeport, CA

This is the best eyelash curler

This is the best eyelash curler in my opinion. I have tried so many….brand name and drugstore and this consistently beats them all. I always go back to my trusted Shu Uemura curler. It comes with an extra rubber so this will last you some time. Well worth the price.

Estella Sahuarita, AZ

This was recommended by a makeup artist on Utube

This was recommended by a makeup artist on Utube, who I follow and it is bigger than your regular curler, I do think you will like this item. I am glad I purchased.

Nell Scotrun, PA

Lash explosion!

I did not understand what all the fuss was about regarding the shu uemura eyelash curler, as I thought the cheaper curler I bought at Target was pretty good. However, I always need to decide these things for myself, so I shelled out a few extra dollars for this curler, and YOWZA! What a difference a more expensive curler makes! The actual eyelash curler is the exact same shape as the one I got at Target, but the pads are much rounder, and apparently that’s the secret to getting amazingly curly lashes. I love this curler and will never go back to the cheaper alternatives.

Tammi Rougemont, NC

Way way way Better than expected

This product was recommended by my sister who is a makeup fiend. I thought it was a tad pricey for an eyelash curler, but decided to purchase due to high praises. Well consider me now in the fan club! What a miracle tool, no skin pinching, eyelashes look beautiful and curly even without mascara, stays put (even after I washed my face,wow). I don’t really go out in full makeup, however I am reconsidering adding eyelash curling with this awesome tool to my routine. Don’t scrimp on this, go out and get it, and you will be batting those perfectly curled lashes soon!

Elma Killduff, IA

Awesome curler!

Here is to another 10 years. We will see if this one holds up as well as my previous ones. But Shu Umera is still my fav curler.

Leigh Gold Bar, WA


These curl the lash very well, and feel comfortable to hold. An extra rubber insert was provided. I would buy again.

Celina Saint Simons Island, GA

Not Impressed

Although I have Asian eyes, this eye curler does not cover from corner to corner. The shape does not fit my eyes. The Shiseido curler shape is wider and do a better job to reaching the lashes.

Cecile Arcadia, FL

The classic Shu Uemura

When Sephora quit carrying these, I had to find another source. It is the classic and does a great job but the thing I’ll never get is why it doesn’t make it in the shape of a curled eyelash. It tries but it still can look bent. I will keep looking for one that is designed to actually CURVE the eyelashes rather than bend them.

Aida Center Lovell, ME