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!
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?