Over the past few weeks, I’ve begun to notice that my beloved Shu Uemura eyelash curler has been delivering a lackluster performance. Now, I worship my eyelash curler like some worship holy scriptures…so this little speed bump left me speechless.
So, when I was in Sephora, I asked one of the sales associates about those squishy little pads that go in the eyelash curler, hoping to replace my old ones. However, she told me that (drumroll please) I’m better off just buying a new eyelash curler altogether. She said that (all) brands give you one or two sets of squishy pads for the curler but when that runs out, it’s time for a new curler. Reasoning? When the pads stop working, your eyelashes stop curling and can actually get pulled out by the curler. Gasp, yes.
So ladies (and fine gents), when your eyelash curler stops curling like it used to, it’s not a fluke or one-time thing. It’s time just to suck it up and get a new eyelash curler. Yes, this is how companies make money off of us beauty-obsessed individuals. Yes, we’ll do it because we don’t want our eyelashes to fall out. Because everyone knows that mascara alone with never do it.