I’ve always loved all things makeup and beauty but I think my love has definitely run a little cooler in the last few years simply because my blog over exposes me to the world of beauty.
The thing is if you love to eat something…I dunno..say grilled chicken or anything…and you eat it every single day for a few years, chances are you’ll grow incredibly tired of it. You might still like it but your love for it will grow cooler.
I feel that way about beauty sometimes. I love it, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it gets a little boring and repetitive.
Which is why innovative, unique beauty finds are always welcome and that’s exactly what the new Urban Decay The Revolution High Performance Lash Curler has going for it. This is innovative beauty at its best and I was quite excited to try out the first cage free curler! Doing away with the bars on either side of their curler, Urban Decay has set out to make your curling experience a pinch-free one even though it looks like a torture device they promise a pain-free experience using it.
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If Shu is the Mercedes Benz of Eyelash Curlers than Urban Decay is surely the Lamborghini. After getting over the initial dismay at the curler looking like some sort of torture device (or da Claw from Toy Story) you’ll easily appreciate the sexy, slick look of the curler. There isn’t any question that this has that special Urban Decay flair. It’s a tiny bit smaller than my Shu curler but it still manages to fit the contour of my hand comfortably and I have no issues with it being too small to use.
It has a spring mechanism which I normally dislike in curlers (if you’ve read my Sana review you’ll totally know what I mean) but isn’t bothersome in the least here. The spring doesn’t snap back when the curler is in use nor does it make any unusual sounds. Urban Decay designed the Revolution to rid itself of the normal cage-like design of a normal curler. The curler isn’t encased in bars and it’s completely free standing with the lash pad on the bottom and a single curved piece of metal towards the top. The curler was also designed in a way that allows you to curl individual lashes or your entire lash line…think Shu’s mini lash curler and you’ll get the point of using it on only parts of your lashes but not all of your lashes.
The curler has a large learning curve and even after using it for several days I am still not using it correctly nor am I even comfortable using it. Those bars that surround your current curler? Those are there for a reason in my opinion and Urban Decay’s lack of bars are what causes some major issues when I use it.
First of all…getting used to not gripping your lower and upper lashes in the curler is difficult. I tried using this several times but I find the lack of bars as a guiding point end up making me pinch my bottom lash line as well as my top one. Basically this results in a really OUCHIE experience!
Once you practice a little bit you’ll be able to avoid pinching both areas however in my case I was scared to crimp too hard because I kept picking up skin as well as lashes, again, causing a bit of a painful curl. In my experience with the curler I end up never truly grasping my entire lash line and end up only getting sections of lashes…the lash pad is a full size but for some reason I feel like it’s smaller than my Shu one since it fails to grasp my entire lash line. I also noticed that the lash pad keeps popping up after each use so I end up having to press it down.
The experience of using the Revolution is difficult to describe and is one you have to try yourself to understand but I find the lack of bars as a guide make the curler very difficult to use and extremely unfriendly. Urban Decay packages this with five refill pads as well which is quite generous.
I think it’ll be a curler that people either really love or really dislike. It really depends on how suave-y you are using it. I also think it’s best suited to those with fuller lashes as those with stubbier ones may experience issues when trying to use this. In my case I guess I was just too clumsy to actually use this one. I’ll stick to my HG curler of choice from Shu and leave this one up to the experts.
Have you tried it?
Do share as I’m curious how others are getting along with it!