I don’t wear mascara anymore, and I tend to wear dark eye looks a lot, so you might not realize that I have somewhat long lashes, but I do.
Each morning, I curl my eyelashes not only so they make me look more awake, but also so they don’t sweep the lenses of my glasses.
I’ve tried a few eyelash curlers, and my favourite is the Tweezerman Professional Classic Lash Curler.
A little while ago, I was in the market for a new good eyelash curler. I was ready to get the Shiseido one, but then I saw it only came with 1 refill pad. (You can get Shiseido replacement pads, but they’re around $6 each – rip-off!) So I ended up going back to my trusted favourite: Tweezerman!
It’s a bit of a pet peeve of mine. Every lash curler should come with several refills and/or additional refills should be sold for a reasonable price.
Oftentimes, I end up throwing out my curler (even though the device itself still works) just because the pad has worn away and there’s no replacement.
What I like about this Tweezerman lash curler is that it comes with 4 pads, costs a little over $10 CAD, and the curve fits the shape of my eyes perfectly.
Tweezerman Professional Classic Lash Curler Pictures
√ Creates intense curls
√ Doesn’t crease lashes
- Name: Tweezerman Professional Classic Lash Curler
- Included Pads: 4
- What I Paid: $10.59 CAD
- Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall & select drugstores/grocery stores
Tweezerman Professional Classic Lash Curler Review
Above all else, the most important thing when shopping for an eyelash curler is the device itself and the curve of the curler. If you get one that’s meant for almond-shaped eyes and your eyes are round, you’ll probably find out the hard way that it pinches your skin! (It’s happened to me – owww!)
I have really curvy eyes, so I need a curler with a really pronounced curve. The Tweezerman is perfect – it has never pinched me. Even when I’m not paying too much attention and curling my lashes, it has never pinched me! That’s how I know it’s the perfect fit.
I’ve tried some before that pinched my eyelid no matter how carefully I used the curler. That’s no good, and it can be incredibly painful if you’ve clamped down pretty hard.
Most curlers come in packages, so oftentimes you can’t test whether or not they’ll fit the curvature of your eye. Sometimes you just have to find out what works for you through trial and error.
You also need to take into account the length of your lashes. If you have short lashes, I’m not sure if this will work as well for you.
This Tweezerman classic lash curler comes with standard no-nonsense metal handles.
You’ll want to make sure that you can easily slip your fingers through the handle holes. If possible, I recommend ones with padding – those are so comfortable. Unfortunately, this Tweezerman one doesn’t have it.
Also, I recommend the curlers with grip holes instead of the handles without the holes. I’ve tried both, and I’ve found that without the little holes, it’s a bit clumsy. You have more control with the hole-type handles.
The Tweezerman eyelash curler comes with 4 silicone pads, which is a huge selling point for me. This means that I can use the same device for longer before I have to chuck the whole thing in the garbage.
I particularly like the silicone pads that come with this curler because the part you rest your eyelash on is curved. This makes a big difference compared to pads that are flat or that aren’t as firm as these. I find that Tweezerman’s pads did give me intense curls with minimal effort, and they didn’t give me weirdly creased lashes.
Edit: I found out that replacement pads are sold separately for this curler!
How I Curl My Lashes
It takes some practice if you’re new to the game, but after a few tries, it’ll come easy to you.
With your fingers in the holes, open up the curler as wide as it can go. Place your lashes on the pad with the curler as close to your lash line as possible. Clamp down firmly and hold for a few seconds. (Some people like to do a pumping action.) Then repeat, but bring the curler up halfway and then clamp down. Repeat, but bring the curler toward the tips of your lashes and then clamp down.
The Tweezerman lash curler comes with a lifetime guarantee. They say: “We repair or replace tools with manufacturing defects FREE.” You just have to send the implement insured in a padded mailer with your information and allow for 4 weeks.
I find this guarantee pointless because it’s just for manufacturing defects. If you get a lemon, most people will just exchange it at the store they bought it from instead of paying for the shipping and insurance…and then the inconvenience of waiting.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
What is an excellent eyelash curler for one person could be the worst for another – we all have different eye shapes. But for me, Tweezerman hit a home run in terms of quality, price, and accessibility. Naturally, I gave it a high score. I only deducted half a point because I haven’t seen them sell individual silicone pads. I’d rather just buy the refills instead of a whole new curler.
Do you also think they should sell individual replacement pads? Or does it not bother you? Which curler have you tried in the past? And which is your favourite curler?