Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler



A day or so after I reported about my less than ideal experience with the otherwise nice Lancome lash curler a couple of readers commented and emailed to tell me that Chanel has resurrected the much-coveted tool (many thanks to all of you!). It's a limited edition again, which I don't understand. aren't basic tools supposed to be part of any permanent line? Are they doing this to make us crazy and buy five units at a time to hoard?  Probably.


In any case, Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler is exactly what I hoped it would be in terms of fit. It has the right curve for my eye shape, but even more than that, I think I have a small insight now into why Lancome's curler didn't work. Look at the photo above: the curve of the curlers is different, obviously (Lancome is visibly deeper) but it's not just that. There's also an angle. Notice how the sides of Chanel Precision sit firmly on the table. Now look at Lancome Le Curler. The sides of the curler are slanted and point upwards which changes the way you position the curler and affects the grip it has on the lashes. It probably works wonderfully for some eye shapes and less so for others.

The lesson here is that there's more to an eyelash curler than its curve or the springiness of the pads. Chanel Precision offers the sturdiness you'd expect of a high-quality brand, thick rubber pads (with the usual extra set), a good grip, and a shape that works for me.

Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler ($34) is available from chanel.com, Nordstrom, and most other counters. It's a limited edition and obviously comes and goes on a whim.

7 comments:

  1. Hello Gaia, I have a question: how do you find Chanel's eye curler comparing to Shu Uemura one?

    Another thought: don't you find that it's a bit difficult to use a black eye curler because you don't really see your lashes?

    Thank you!

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    1. It's been a couple of years since I had my last Shu curler, so I can't compare curves and such. I can say that Chanel feels tighter and springier than I remember the Shu. As for the color, it doesn't bother me-- I use a magnifying mirror close enough to my face. My issue is with focusing my eyes when curling lashes, but that's probably due to astigmatism and nothing to do with Chanel ;)

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    2. @Goya - I have both, and they're equally high quality. The Shu is a bit larger than the Chanel though, and I think a bit more curved. I've got small eyes, so the Chanel works much better for me than the Shu.

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  2. Since the curler is a limited edition are replacement pads limited as well? I'm with you....why would a tool be limited?

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  3. So glad you were able to snag one! I'm debating whether I need a backup... It's definitely the most expensive curler I've used, but so far it's the only one that fits the shape of my eye.

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  4. Hi Gaia, do you prefer this over LMdB curler? Thanks.

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    1. I think I do. The LMdB felt somewhat less sturdy next to Chanel.

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