If you’ve read my blog a while now you probably know about the mad, passionate love affair I have with Shu’s Eyelash Curler but if you’ve been a really long time reader you know I cheat on my beloved Shu with the Koji Curving Eyelash Curler aka the best Japanese Eyelash curler you probably never heard of.
Koji makes an incredible range of curlers that were created with Asian lashes in mind. If you have shorter, stubbier hard to reach lashes this eyelash curler will be a welcome addition to your makeup routine.
Truly Koji is responsible for making one of the best eyelash curlers in the Japanese market. For one thing, it’s inexpensive at around 900 to 1900 yen which is around $8 to $17 USD. Secondly, you can actually get refill pads for the Koji not to mention most units come with anywhere from 3 to 5 refills. We all know that Shu includes one refill and does not sell refills. Yes, sure replacing your your eyelash curler is a necessary evil but you should still be able to get good use from it before tossing it but if you can’t buy refills that means into the garbage it goes. Now, some people will tell you to buy refills from another brand but I’m actually of the very strong mentality that the pad is part of what makes a curler good. Too dense a pad will pinch lashes and most units you buy at the drugstore tend to have a denser pad. I like the semi-soft texture of Shu’s pad so, refilling the curler with a pad I can purchase at the drugstore is a no go for me. Needless to say the fact that Koji actually comes with a good deal of refills is good thing.
Koji is a thing of beautiful. It has long handles, a flat cage that fits comfortable over the eye area and a longer body. The curler fits very comfortably in my hand and gives me a nice solid grip on the unit. The straight, flat cage has a wider curve so it fits right across the contour of your eye to grip every single lash. If you want you can grip lashes, hold the grip, and tilt the curler upwards which achieves a curlier finish to your lashes. This unit successfully grabs lashes and pulls them outwards while adding mega length and plenty of curl. You’ll find that this is a lot larger in sizer than a regular curler and you’ll be able to get much, much closer to your lash line which allows you to capture every single lash and also, grab smaller, stubbier lashes easily and it does so without pinching.
Since I recently purchased a new one and I haven’t talked about Koji on the blog since 2011 I thought I’d do a little short post about it!
I hope you haven’t discovered Koji that this post makes you want to explore it because truly it is the best Japanese Eyelash Curler out there.
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