I've been using the ubiquitous Shu Uemura eyelash curler ever since I got over my mortal fear of these contraptions. It was never the most comfortable thing in the world and required some maneuvering but the results were pretty. The Shu curler felt better in my hand than several others I've tried over the years, even if I'm quite sure its designer didn't have the shape of my eyes in mind when engineering it.
Now that Shu Uemura has left our shores, Le Metier de Beaute is stepping up and bringing us their own version of an eyelash curler, and like everything they do, it's excellent. Amy from Cafe Makeup has an extensive side-by-side comparison of the two curlers, so I won't repeat it here since I pretty much agree with every word. The Le Metier curler fits my eyes better and requires far less fiddling. The rubber padding is more cushy and feels gentler while providing excellent curling. Just as Amy said, it works exactly as an eyelash curler should. Funny how we (or I, at least) stopped expecting that ages ago.
I've been using mine for about a month now and it's the best one I've come across. It's important to remember that it's all about compatibility of the curler to an individual eye shape. I have roundish deep-set eyes and the Le Metier is the first eyelash curler that never causes me any pinching or pulling and gets most of my fringe in one attempt (that alone is golden).
Bottom Line: Shu who?
Le Metier de Beaute Dualistic Eyelash Curler is available at Bergdorf Goodman. Other locations are due to have it in December. I received mine from Dustin, the rockstar of Bergdorf.
Top image of Uma Thurman curling her lashes from the now defunct Fabulon website.
All other photos are mine.