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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Triple S: Lash Mishap!

Something really awful happened. I chopped off a tuft of my lashes with my cheap eyelash curler. At first, I didn't realise what was happening. I was putting on mascara and I thought something looked odd. My lashes didn't look full like they usually do. I pulled up my lashes to check and found a "big gap" in my lashes.

After Googling frantically for a reason to my abruptly shortened lashes, I discovered that cheap eyelash curlers tend to cut off lashes. I deduced that it's the poor design. If you look carefully at the photo above you can probably see a couple of lashes have been pinched to right angles. In due time, it becomes a weak point and the lashes snap off. I hope I am making sense!

The Culprit!

I was so peeved that I went and bought myself a new eyelash curler from Shiseido shortly after the incident. It wasn't an impulse buy though. At first, I told myself that this was a sign to buy the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler that I've been lusting after for quite a while. After having done my research, I found that a lot of consumers are happy with Shiseido's and it is a lot more affordable than Shu Uemura's at the price of AUD25. In fact, a lot of reviewers say that it is equally good, if not better than Shu Uemura's.

Apart from testing it out at Shiseido's counter, I have yet to actually try this curler out. The Shiseido lady was very lovely and I liked how my lashes turned out when she curled them. When I tried it on my other eye, it did not turn out the same but she promised me that it will with practise. I will probably do a review on this product in the future, once I've fully trialled it. For now, I am going to leave my lashes alone as much as possible, so that it can grow. Hopefully by applying olive oil/vitamin E oil to them, it will speed up the process a little bit and strengthen them. I will have to wear false lashes for events and dinners for quite a while... 

So ladies, beware!! You might want to be careful when using a cheap eyelash curler. You might want to do some research and think twice before you purchase a cheap $3 eyelash curler from the Japanese beauty stall at a market! Lesson learnt!

Have you had this experience before? How did you get through it?


  1. You can use coconut oil too! Olive oil stings my eyes like a BITCH!

  2. Thanks for the tip, Alice! :) I will give it a go.

  3. now im a little scared because im using a cheap one..

  4. omg!! such a brand and this happend? never curly again!

  5. Oh my, so sorry to hear that! I have accidentally caught my lashes in a corner but have yet to chop any off, and I hope it never happens!

    I tend to use either my Manicare, Revlon or heated lash curlers...I have the Shu one but seldom use it as I feel it's quite hard to get my lashes in the aperture!