Shu Uemera lives up to the hype, says straight-lashed girl
Finally, I own a Shu Uemera eyelesh curler. Despite hearing for years how amazing they are, I somehow neglected to pick one up. Upon trying it (without mascara applied after) I can say that the feel and results are superior to anything I've used before.
The curler is designed to fit any eye, and that's the difference. While I can see that it would well fit someone with much larger eyes, it was completely comfortable and I didn't have cold metal rammed against my upper eyelid as is with other makes. The pads are of a much higher quality and don't pull or tug on the lashes.
I have yet to try it with mascara (being jetlagged I forgot to use it the one time since being back that I wore mascara) but I can see that it does curl my lashes. And the price of £15 is generally inexpensive for something that actually works. Plus, they say with daily use you'll get six months out of the two pads that are included. I should be able to stretch mine out for several years, then!