I’ve had this eyelash curler for a while now, and since it’s pretty durable and can easily be replaced, I always include it in my little cosmetics kit. The other eyelash curler that I have, which is Shu Uemura’s, I leave at home. Fanny Serrano has two types of eyelash curlers- this is the regular one and there’s also the slim eyelash curler, which is smaller and more travel-kit friendly, but it was a little too small for my eyes. Anyways, here’s my review of the Fanny Serrano Eyelash Curler.
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The Fanny Serrano Eyelash Curler has been compared to the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler pretty often, so I took photos of it with the Shu curler for a bit of comparison. These photos were taken a while back. They look pretty similar in the photo, don’t they? If I hadn’t taken the photos myself, I wouldn’t know which is which. I don’t see much difference between the two in terms of appearance, except that the back of Shu’s seems to jut out a bit more.
They are the same size and one opens just as wide as the other. So what are the differences between the two? First of all, the price, of course. The Fanny Serrano one costs merely PhP 175 while I got the Shu Uemura one for about $20. The other main difference is that, personally, I find that I’m able to achieve the curl I want with the Shu one by just curling once or twice, while with the Fanny Serrano curler, I have to squeeze and curl 2, 3 times, sometimes more.
One other difference is that, when I’m in a bit of a rush and use the Fanny Serrano curler, the top, leftmost corner of it feels just a little bit sharp when it grazes the inner corner of my lid. It’s not painful, but the sensation startles me a little.
What I like about the Fanny Serrano Eyelash Curler:
- It effectively curls my lashes.
- It doesn’t make my skin or eyes itch (hey, some eyelash curlers can do that).
- It’s durable. I’ve had it for sometime and have used it often, and it still seems good as new.
- It comes with a spare rubber replacement.
- It’s super affordable at just PhP 175.
- It’s available at most places- just the the cosmetics area of malls and department stores.
What I don’t like about the Fanny Serrano Eyelash Curler:
- I have to curl my lashes about 3 times to achieve the curl I want. Still, that’s not such a hard thing to do.
- The topmost, leftmost outer corner of it sometimes feels like it juts uncomfortably against the inner corner of my lid.
- It does pinch my eye at times.
You get a decent, pretty good performance and quality for the price. I’ve used it a lot and will repurchase. The issues I have it with are very minor, and can be fixed simply by being a little more careful when using it. I would recommend this product to beauty enthusiasts who want a cheaply-priced product that performs well, or to those who need an eyelash curler but are under a budget.