Sephora LashCraft Curler ($15) steps out of the box and embraces a more Japanese eyelash curler design. The ergonomic design was created to fit the curve of your face so when you lean it against your face it fits into the curve making it more comfortable to curl lashes and also, allowing you further access to your lash line.
I purchased this on a whim because it looked every so slightly like my beloved Koji Japan Makeup Curving Eyelash Curler but turns out it isn’t nearly as good.
I feel like an absolute idiot because I could not get this to work for me at all. The design in theory is interesting, unique, and different with long handles and cage-less structure that doesn’t engulf your entire eye during the curling process. This design is embraced by Koji with the idea that it would fit against the eye and face which comes in especially handy if you have a double eyelid. While Koji isn’t marketing to the masses none the less their design actually works a treat because it fits all eye shapes and sizes and doesn’t hinder your lash curling experience by caging the eye area.
This is also the case for the Lashcraft Curler but for some reason it doesn’t work nearly as well and I can’t say I know why. The curler itself seems very well made with sturdy handles although, the eyelash pad is quite dense. I tend to like a bit of spring in my lash curler pad much like the one that Shu uses in theirs. I’m of the mentality that little pad can make or break a curler. This pad was a bit hard which I didn’t love but I did push on in the hopes that was the only problem.
Sadly, the cage-less design didn’t work in my favor. I was unable to capture all my lashes during my curling and couldn’t push the curler deeper into my eyes to capture more of my lash line as it kept cutting the skin above my lashes in a very painful way. With every single use I pinched skin and man it hurt like a bitch.
According to Sephora the handles were created so you have deeper control over the curler and this in fact allows you to gets you a more intense curl. My results were horrible. I felt like it made my lashes look puny and crimped. At one point I was losing lashes because I just couldn’t get a proper grasp on them. It doesn’t help that this has a highly reflective surface so you can’t actually see what you are grabbing, lashes or skin ouch!
Oddly enough, it is getting some rave reviews on Sephora’s website but guess what? I think you can safely skip it.
Sephora LashCraft Curler is available at Sephora.com for those curious enough to try it.