“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.”
Indeed, fair Juliet, what’s in a name? Obviously alot of emphasis is placed on brand names. Slap Chanel’s name across an eyelash curler and instantly it becomes something we all covet and must own.
The new Chanel Recourbe Cils de Chanel Precious Eyelash Curler became an instant obsession for me when it released in Asia earlier this year. I’ve been sitting on it for a while as I was unsure when the actual North America release would be, I suspected Holiday 2011. It appears we don’t have to wait as far away as Holiday as Chanel gifts us with their eyelash curler for the Fall season.
Do you need it?
No one is going to take a look at your lashes, gasp, and ask “OMG, What Eyelash Curler did you use?” Only you know what curler you used. Heck, chances are you’ll the question of what mascara you used before anyone would question your curler of choice right?
So really, it’s all a matter of what you personally prefer using on your lashes prior to your mascara.
Now associating Chanel with makeup you’d think such superior excellence would trickle down the line to their beauty tools and in fact, that would be the case with the Recourbe Cils de Chanel Precious Eyelash Curler. It’s fabulous. Not only is it an elegance piece of beauty equipment that you’ll proudly use daily but it also gets the job of curling lashes done quickly, easily, and pinch-free.
The price tag is what’s in the name here.
I’m a huge fan of Shu’s legendary, cult favorite curler and if you already happily use it you really have no reason to indulge in Chanel’s frilly version that costs considerably more. I find the two curlers, compared, are identical pieces of equipment outside of the fact that Shu’s normally comes in silver (sometimes gold during a LE run) and Chanel’s comes in black. I also noticed that the Chanel Lash Pad is more dense than Shu’s version. Performance wise I think both curlers perform equally as great as I get beautifully longer lashes in a single squeeze minus any pinching or pain. The curler fits the contour of my eye beautifully and should work on many eye types without issue. The handles and length of the curler are identical to Shu’s version so if you close your eyes mix the two curlers around, choose one, and use it you’ll never be able to tell which you used simply by starting at your lashes after use….there isn’t alot of differences here.
Now Shu will set you back $19 and includes one pad versus Chanel’s version which is $34 and includes three pads, Sadly, Chanel’s version is available for a limited time so once you run through those lash pads I am doubtful you’ll be able to find them again. Of course, you can easily purchase pads from another curler however I always find the lash pads are just as important as the design of the actual curler and some can be a little too hard, too soft, etc…..in this case both Shu and Chanel’s version are just right kinda like that porridge that Goldilocks downed that faithful day in the Three Bear’s Cabin.
Chanel fans will easily want to own this however, those who are true to Shu and a bit more frugal will probably find it easy to just say no because after all, in the end, no one but you knows the brand that is curling your lashes.
The Chanel Recourbe Cils de Chanel Precious Eyelash Curler is available now, for a limited time, at www.chanel.com
I purchased mine from Asia and the price, for those abroad, is pretty much on par with USD retail.
Will you be indulging?