June 4, 2015

Yes, Replacing Your Eyelash Curler is a Necessary Evil

Dior Lash Curler

How often should you replace your eyelash curler? Apparently replacing your eyelash curler is a necessary evil! When Lancome Le Curler was launched I thought it absurd they didn’t offer replacements and to this very day I think it is still absurd that my beloved Shu Curler doesn’t sell replacements either.

What the hell?

I mean, ok, so the Eyelash Curler pads can get worn down but the actual curler? It’s in pristine condition in most cases well after the pad is worn down and popping a new pad into place is easy enough yes? And hell, if you need to clean the curler that’s equally easy!

So why are companies recommend you purchase a new eyelash curler and not simply offering replacement pads? Do they just want your money? I mean it’s cheaper buying a new pad but an entire new curler means the brand is cashing in on you right?

Nope, it means that it’s time to start replacing your eyelash curler!

Eyelash Curler replacement pads typically last six months before wearing down so your next replacement pad should be within that time frame. Most curlers are sold with two replacement pads one of which is already in the curler when you buy it that means within a year you’ll need to be shop a new Eyelash Curler.

The thing is, within a year you’ll notice your curler just isn’t curling lashes the way it used too! The handle isn’t as stiff as it once was which results in lashes looking kinda wimpy after using it.

So yes, sometimes you just need to replace the entire curler! It might be a year from now or if you’re lucky you might get two years from it but in the long run you’ll likely be replacing that curler soon or later.

So, even though you feel like brands are ripping you off when they aren’t selling replacements they are actually doing you a favor as no one wants wimpy lashes. So if your curler just isn’t delivering the results lately maybe it’s time to toss it and purchase a new one.

How often do you replace your eye lash curler?

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  • Dora

    Ugh, possibly never? I mean, I cannot remember when I purchased the one I am currently using. Eyelash curler recommendations? I think my current one is Shu Uemura. Are any drugstore ones worth buying?

    • Isabella Muse

      not really in my humblest unless you are buying from Japan Dora! In that cases yes! if not, than no, tweezerman has semi-decent ones but I’d go with Shu again or even Lancome’s le curl!

      • Dora

        Ah, OK, thanks. May wait until Nov. Sephora VIB sale since I’ve already waited this long . . .

        • Isabella Muse

          might as well! Fall is RIGHT around the corner!!!!! or at least until Shu has 20% off the next time ๐Ÿ™‚

      • kamikity

        I just received a Sephora VIB rouge coupon code for 10% off valid through July 2nd. I am not sure how this got out, maybe to all VIB rouge member who hasn’t reached the same status for next year yet?

  • kamikity

    Ha just this morning I was using my shu curler and was thinking “what is wrong with you recently, you are not that great anymore….” I guess it’s time for a new curler!

  • Elaine

    Hi all, I use a Shiseido curler–I think I get replacement pads — last time was at a major department store. You have to ask. They cost like $8-10–but it’s been a while. Taking a look at mine, it is looking shabby. When the pad gets dry/cracked, I usually pay attention. Most important tool for my peepers. Thanks for the question. Love your posts! E

    • Isabella Muse

      Shiseido sells replacement pads, Shu does not ๐Ÿ™‚ nor does Lancome unfortunately! aw thanks Elaine! <3!

  • Cyntia

    I never thought eyelash curler has such an “expiry date” :O:O
    I rarely use curler, should I replace it after certain months?

    • Isabella Muse

      if you aren’t using, you don’t need to replace however, if you use it daily the handles become loser and you’re not getting as tight a grasp on your lashes which means your lashes aren’t really getting as good a curl as when the curler was first new. So yes if you use it daily within a year you might want to consider replacing it but no if you aren’t using it daily there wouldn’t be any reason to replace it.

  • Amalia

    I have read somewhere that Muji stores sells replacement silicone pad that fits to the Shu Uemura eyelash curlers, but I don’t have personal experience, because we don’t have Muji stores in Greece. Hope this helps. Big hugs from Greece!

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks Amalia! I heard this too but never tried them! xoxox! hugs back atcha ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lexi

    I get the Shiseido replacement pads for my Shu Uemura curler & they fit perfectly.

  • Caroline

    I have had my Suqqu eyelash curler for at least 3 or 4 years, and Suqqu actually sells those replacement rubber pads (although theirs are more like tiny sticks), so I have been buying them constantly, and my eyelash curler has been working like a miracle all these years. I am Asian, and unfortunately most eyelash curlers I can find on the market here in the US don’t work for my eyes as they are not as curvy, so I love my Suqqu one:-)

    It is interesting to hear that they need to be replaced though, because I always think metal tools can last for a long time if you take care of them…

  • tanis

    I don’t understand why it is these stop working, even when you have replaced the pads?? It boggles my mind.

  • Judy

    Came across this post while searching for pad refills for my Shu Uemura eyelash curler. I guess I should just buy a new one. I had mine for years. Was thinking of buying two new ones on their website. :/

    • Isabella Muse

      You just missed 20% off Judy ๐Ÿ™ wait until Black Friday, maybe they’ll be on sale again!

  • Sarah

    I just bought a new one! A sonia kasuk. I did notice after a year of using my tweezerman, it wasn’t curling very well.
    I used to work as s beauty advisor and would tell customers they do in fact need to replace the eyelash curler. They always scoffed at me and looked at me like I was a moron.

    • Isabella Muse

      I loved Sonia’s, good curler ๐Ÿ˜€ Yeah! The handles start to become a little looser by a year or so and that’s typically my nudge to toss it!