Aug 102011

Chanel’s Sophisticated Eye Collection includes a limited edition Precision Eyelash Curler ($34).  The curler is all black, made in Japan, and has a very lightweight feel. The item arrives in an oversized box with two replacement pads (Chanel does not offer the pads separately).  After playing around, I was able to put a Shiseido eyelash curler pad into the Chanel curler without any problem.  Note that Chanel’s pad seemed to have slightly more “give” than the Shiseido version, which is harder.

The lash curler’s very attractive logo:

 Chanel’s overall shape is similar to Shu Uemura’s ($19)  but doesn’t have the convenient high reach of Le Metier de Beaute’s ($18). Note that Le Metier de Beaute’s has padding around the finger loops:

The curve of Chanel’s is shorter and more pronounced that Shu Uemura’s.  This means that the curve of Shu Uemura’s curler is flatter compared to Chanel’s slightly deeper curve.  I found the curve of the Chanel curler approximately the same depth as Le Metier de Beaute’s, although the overall length of the Chanel was a tiny bit shorter:

I used the Chanel last night for a few tries, cleansing my lashes inbetween to re-straighten them.  I was pleased with how the Chanel curler works.  I will of course treasure the Chanel for it’s lightweight structure and overall look.  Let’s face it, it has a vibe.  It works well.  Chanel fans should grab one now.  Really fast.

If forced to choose, my vote goes to Le Metier de Beaute’s lash curler.  Functionally, I like the high reach and the fact that it is not “limited edition.”  Le Metier’s is $18, while the Chanel is $34.  Both work well. For many of us, we know that no one can tell which eyelash curler you’re using once you leave your makeup area.  Le Metier’s is a excellent option.

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  11 Responses to “Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler Review”

  1. Thanks for the review! I will stick with my plan to order the Le Metier de Beaute lash curler. 😉

  2. Perfect timing on the eyelash curler review! I am needing a new one. 🙂 Thanks once again, Amy, for your expertise.

  3. The reason why Shu Uemura is less curvy than the other two is because the Shu Uemura curler is made for people with a more Almond shaped eye; hence, Asians.

    Alot of people think it’s “stupid” to purchase a $19 Shu Uemura eyelash curler, but they don’t realize that the cheap drugstore curlers are not appropriate for people with Almond shaped eyes. Most, if not all, drugstore curlers are more curvy and more suitable for people with a rounder shaped eye.

  4. The Chanel curler is so pretty. I love that it is all black and lightweight! 🙂 Thanks for the review.

  5. OMG, $34 for an eyelash curler? I think I’ll stick with my 23 yo Maybelline curler that’s worked wonderfully for me all these years. 🙂

  6. This used to be a limited edition in Asia, at first I was so glad that they brought it to the United States, then I realized that they might have adjusted the curve for the US market, since I have one as a limited edition, and it’s exactly the same as Shu Uemura’s.

    I do have the LMdB one, too, but sadly it’s not for me because I’m an Asian. Of all eyelash curlers I’ve tried, SUQQU’s is definitely the best (and it’s about the same price as the Chanel one), Shu is great as well, and most Asians even prefer even less curvy ones such as Koji or Maquillage.

  7. I have never tried Le Metier de Beaute one, but I did just get the Chanel eyelash curler.
    I just tried it today and I love it! Ican’t believe what a difference it made!

  8. Picked this curler up today at my local Nordie’s. Plan on giving it a try tomorrow morning when I do my makeup! I hope it works well. I typically find that my mascara does enough curling for me and that the additional use of an eyelash curler doesn’t do much, so we shall see. Thanks for this post, Amy! Looking forward to what you have in store for us next week.

  9. Shu Uemura released an all-black one at some point, I believe. And a gold one, too, in real gold. ><

  10. Thanks so much for the great review and awesome side by side comparison of some beautiful eyelash curlers! I’m in the market for a new one before my wedding, and this really helped:) I think I’m going to pick up the Le Metier option.

  11. I really like the Chanel curler! I think I like it more than the shu, which was my favorite lash curler for the longest time. The LMdB curler I have was a GWP, and I’m sorry to say that it didn’t work out for me. Like your reader Carrie, I chalked it up to the fact that it doesn’t fit my Asian eyes. But it’s odd that I like the Chanel curler and find it to work great for me! I guess I need to re-evaluate all of my lash curlers. And because of Carrie, I now want to try out the Suqqu one too. 🙂

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