I was sent this cool kit by Shu Uemura to look at – Shu and me go back a long time, my first high end make up love, yada yada yada.
And yet a lot of people still stare at me blankly when I tell them about Shu Uemura.
“Who made your lipstick?”
And so on.
For those who don’t know, this discovery kit is a good starting point!
Three items are contained in this box – the iconic Eyelash curlers, the new UV Mousse Primer and a 50ml pot of Cleansing Oil. I have tried all of these items before, bar the UV mousse primer which I have in the older formula:
But let’s talk eyelash curlers. I like the Shu Uemura eyelash curlers a lot. They work really well and forget how good they are until I have to borrow someone else’s cheapo curlers that pinch the skin around my eyes.
My favourite Shu Uemura curlers are actually he 24k gold plated ones – amazing and I also have their black ones.
Some eye shapes may need a smaller precision curler too.
Someone told me a long time ago that the Shu Uemura curler in the Western market is different to the one for the Asian market, in terms of shape. I have yet to find this out properly for myself to see if its true.
Curling is pretty easy – its more of a hard curler – not too springy or soft:
I hate having downward facing lashes, but some lash perms scare me and it makes me look even more tired and sleepy – now I know what erectile dysfunction feels like.
In which case, Eyelash curlers, especially good ones like the Shu Uemura curler is my Viagra.
The only problem I have with these is that after you have worn down the 2 sponge pads you are supposed to – swallow that coffee – throw the curler away because it would have lost a lot of its resistance.
I’ll be damned if I’ll throw some £20 eyelash curlers away within 3 months of daily use – I’ll have on to it for at least a year and even then, I’ll dig to box out and give it to someone for Christmas.
Come back later for the UV Base Review!
View Shu Products online here at Beauty Expert – woo hoo.