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.