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beautytester
Eyelash Curler Comparison
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The best eyelash curlers really depends on people's eye shape and preference. After terrible experience with a couple of the hyped/popular curlers, I decided to do a comparison between the ones Sephora carries: Shiseido, Lancome, Tarte, Sephora and Tweezerman. Hopefully it will be of help to you, too.

 

Tarte, 1 replacement pad+mascara: smaller and rounder than other 4 curlers and have the squishy-est pad. Parts a bit loose and the middle comes together first so if you don’t squeeze firmly, it looks like ><.

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Tarte (left) and Shiseido (right). You can see tarte is smaller and rounder.

 

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Sephora, 2 replacement pad: Have the firmest pad of all 5 curlers. Comparable to Shiseido, both a tiny bit flatter than other curlers. When I use Shiseido and Sephora, the middle part press against my eyes first, when using Lancome, the whole side+middle press against my eyes at same time.

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Shiseido, 1 replacement pad: Medium/normal firm pad, comes together evenly. It have a unique dip on the corners, unlike any other curlers. Due to vertical curve of the curler and dip, it actually irritates my eyes and it water every time I use the curler. =/

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Shiseido (left) and Lancome (right). You can see the dip in Shiseido while Lancome and other curlers don't have the dip.

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Lancome, 1 replacement pad: similar to Tweezerman, both very slightly rounder than Shiseido and Sephora, medium firm pad.

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Tweezerman ProCurl curler, 3 replacement pad: very nice weight, feels durable. 3 replacement pad. Curls all my lashes at once. Couldn’t tell the difference between this and Lancome, except this have a nice weight and feels sturdy (none of the parts feel loose). It also says free sharpening and life time warranty (why would you sharpen your curler?)

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All in all, if you've got smaller or rounder eyes, go for Tarte. If your eyes are deeper set, Shiseido curler's dip corner will help you get the corner lashes. If you like a firm pad (pro: no sharp kinks/angle. con: require more force to squeeze for a good curl), go for Sephora. Tweezerman feels nicer in my hand than Lancome, but honestly my eyes don't feel a difference when I was curling. I ended up getting the Tweezerman cuz it's got the most replacement pad, and Sephora one cuz it's sturdy and I tend to be heavy handed but don't want to crinkle/cut off my lashes.

 

Happy curler shopping!

 

 

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keelybt
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Wow Beautytester that is such a great comparison between the eyelash curlers!  Thanks so much for posting this :smileyhappy: The free sharpening offer is too funny!  I know I wouldn't want anything sharp around my eyelashes.  I know that is something they do for the tweezers, though I've had my Tweezerman tweezers for almost 16 years and they are still perfect.

ShinyMagpie
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Awesome post and great information. Thank you! :smileyhappy:

dianabt
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Hi Beautytester,

 

You really put your name to use here! Thanks so much for sharing this with us all, I've tried a number of different eyelash curlers but this is great of you to give the specifics on the pads, shape and handles on all these different brands. :smileyhappy: I myself need ones that are not TOO rounded or curved since my eyes are so large, and this has some helpful tips and information for us all!

 

 

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana
prettyinpa
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That's a lot of research, beautytester!

 

I like the Shu Uemura lash curler, wish Sephora carried these as it's a pain to order one from their website and they only come with one replacement curler pad so reordering is a somewhat frequent chore.

tuesdaym
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What an awesome comparison! I was just wondering if I made a mistake purchasing the Shisheido eyelash curler a few months back instead of waiting and picking up the Lancome one, but after reading your comparison I think I made the right decision. I don't necessarily have deep set eyes, but I do like how well the Shisheido curler gets my corner lashes!

makeupobesessed
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Wow, that's a lot of research...which one did you decide was best fr you? I have the Tarte curler, it came in a kit my friend gave me with masacaras in it. Works nice for me, although I'm not sure which of those I should go for instead.
Britlee303
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Thanks for the comparison! I have and love the Tarte one (after hating a couple of other popular ones like Shu Uemura). For some reason my outer eyelashes are naturally more curled than the middle ones, so the fact that the middle comes together first actually makes mine look evenly curled, whereas other curlers will over curl my outer lashes. One other thing to note is that I am also a huge fan of the Tarte handle -- I find it more comfortable to use than others and have no problem with it slipping out of my hand or anything because of the material it's covered with.

bombshell30
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Sounds like the Sephora one is what I need! Thanks beauty tester for the thread and ComfyRock for leading me here in my time of need!!! You're both wonderful!!

kssweetheart
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Great info beautytester. I'm in the market for a new eyelash curler and have been back and forth, not knowing what to get. So thank you. The Tweezerman 'Free Sharpening' actually refers to the their Tweezers and their Scissors, which are great. They have different styles of tweezers, some pointed, guessing they need sharpening, unsure about other styles. Thanks again for going the extra mile for us. :smileyhappy:

marydiva
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Great info beautytester!

I have the Tweezerman and I LOVE it! It's the only kind that doesn't pinch me!

I used to have Tarte, but it broke after a year and was kind of unpredictable.

 

aviscardi
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I thought about getting the Shisedo one but i opted for the Kevyn Acoin instead because  i found a discount. I used the Shu uemura for a while, it was a gift and while i liked it, i don't think it fit my eye shape the best.

lwardokie
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Oh thank you Beautytester! That was such a helpful and informative comparison which clarified for me my next purchase. I have smaller, deep set eyes, fine and thin lashes and found every curler I've bought, ESPECIALLY less expensive ones from Walmart or drug store beauty counters, do not work for my eye shape.  I have spent at least $40 searching for the right curler when I could've read this review and paid half as much for a quality curler that is just right for me. Keep up the awesome posts and I will bookmark this site for future reference.  The best advertisement is another person's recommendation for a product and you've done an outstanding job!  I was looking at the new Marc Jacobs mascara next.  Anyone know about that?
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