I feel like a total traitor saying this, but the Bobbi Brown Eyelash Curler (P1,200) can rival the one from Shu Uemura. There. I didn't think it was possible for me to like any other lash curler as much as I like Shu's, but hey I've been wrong before.
Now let's backtrack first. What makes Bobbi's curler surprisingly amazing?
The thing I love most about it is that it never goes near enough to pinch my lids and lashes. In so doing, it doesn't erase the careful eyeliner work I've done on my upper lids! It also fits my eyes perfectly so no lash is left uncurled - yes, even the innermost ones. It's easier to angle than the Shu curler because it's sliiiighly smaller, so I get to all the hairs I want to reach.
The pad of these curlers are stiffer and more raised compared to Shu Uemura. This means I don't have to put so much force in curling my lashes, and there's a lesser chance of it slipping outwards and taking some lashes along for the ride.
Bobbi's curl stays on all day with any mascara. That's a relief for someone with stick-straight lashes like mine! But then again, Shu's curl is legendary for its staying power so I'd say they're quits in this regard! These lash tools curl the hair differently though. Shu has a steep c-shape curl that goes straight up, while Bobbi has a gentler curve.
With both curlers, my lashes never droop during the day. :) They're really the best out there. But which one do I like more? Eeek, tough question! I would go with the Bobbi Brown Eyelash Curler, only because it fits my peculiar eyes better and allows me to angle it around my bulgy eyes if I want a better curl.
Bobbi's curler comes in a pouch for safekeeping. It also has two replacement pads included.
Pro tip: when choosing a curler, you must take the shape of your eyes into consideration! Choose one that doesn't pinch or slide. It should be able to hold at least 95% of your lash hair in one press. I have loved the Shu curler since first curl, but when I used Bobbi Brown's, it's like something clicked inside. This is for me, I thought. Have you felt that way with any beauty product or tool?