In the land of One-Dollar Wonder, E.L.F is King!
Seriously, a dollar these days doesn't carry you that far. Even the Dollar Menu at McDonald's doesn't taste the same anymore (I mean the food, not the menu itself!) However, if you have a dollar to spare, please spend it on e-e-e-E.L.F instead of on a-a-a-alcohol. The more I get into Eyes Lips Face, the more I realize this brand ain't that bad: the products are decent and the prices are low. And most importantly, I can get some regular E.L.F products at Dollar General, thanks to a tip from one reader. The Studio products are still not available at my local Target, by the way.
|Eyes Lips Face eyelash curler|
The shining beacon of E.L.F is its one-dollar eyelash curler. My dear friend Alienman gave it to me as a Christmas present and I've used it ever since. Once upon a time, I fancied Shu Uemura eyelash curler but Alienman thwarted it right away. She told me not to waste my money on Shu, who does not sell replacement curler pads, and spend it on E.L.F instead. To convince me, she sent it to me during Christmas. I've used it ever since. End of story.
|This is a mechanical eyelash curler, yo!|
I was surprised at how well-built this eyelash curler is. At one dollar, I expected something floppy and unreliable that would fall apart upon touching my eyelashes. Also, I expected it to rip out my lashes at one swift. This eyelash curler, however, proved me wrong. Not only did it not rip my lashes, it was also built like a truck!
|The E.L.F eyelash curler from a different angle|
This eyelash curler is probably the sturdiest curler I've ever had. And while I don't have the legendary Shu Uemura lash curler, I do have the mini. The E.L.F curler has one advantage over the other curlers: since it is a mechanical eyelash curler, the pumping action is a lot swifter. You don't have to manually open and close the curler, the spring in between the legs will assist you to do that.
|My curled lashes|
Sorry for the black and white photo. The original picture is very yellow and I just want to be artsy. But see how well my lashes are curled? My eyes have two different shapes: the left one is more elongated while the right one is more concave. This eyelash curler does grab all the lashes but it does fit the left eye better. For the right eye, if I'm not really careful, I may get a pinch but rarely do I loose an eyelash.
|E.L.F (L) and Shu Uemura mini (R) eyelash curlers|
For those who want to compare E.L.F and Shu, I guess you are happy with the above picture. The Shu curler has a wider angle, which makes it a better fit to the eyes. I find the Shu pad to be a tad stronger, hence I need to use less force.
|My morbidly obese eyelash curler collection. I strictly use the E.L.F for now.|
The one that's closest to E.L.F when it comes to fitting comfortably on my eyes is the Trim curler, which is $2 at Wal-mart. The Maybelline was wonderful for the first 10 uses but after that, it became dull. This has yet happened to the E.L.F curler.
Where to buy: at E.L.F website (click here), or at Dollar General. Some people can find it at Dollar Tree or Big Lots. I haven't had such luck.
Price: 1 dollar and comes with a replacement pad.
And now, for FTC: this is a Christmas gift from my friend Alienman. I bought another one as a backup. I don't think I violate anything. For more information, please read my disclosure policy.
That's all for today, folks! Do you have this eyelash curler? How do you like it? Comment, ok?
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