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Jun 2, 2008

Tarte Eyelash Curler Review

I haven't had too much experience with spring eye lash curlers but the one experience I did have wasn't a great one. Honestly, I think I was scarred for life after trying out the Sana Excel Spring Curler. Can you say ouch?

I'm not talking about a season. When I mention "spring" I'm talking about the spring action of the curler. Tarte's curler isn't a traditional manual curler that you press and hold down. The Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler has a spring back handle which you press to curl and it slowly springs back when you release.

Holy cow that sounded technical and stuff!

Honestly, I've never understood the concept of the"spring" action so don't ask me to explain it! My brain might explode if I attempt an explanation!

I do admit to having a deep fondness and possible love affair with my Shu curler but I will go so far as to say that I'm digging the Tarte curler.

For $15 USD I'd say this is definately worth peeking at as the price is nice and right.

First of all the packaging of course got me. I love that the handles are a beautiful light lilac shade. What can I say I'm a sucker for stuff that's purple!

The curler fits very comfortable in my hand and I like the forward design of the handles. Press forward and your lashes curl up beautifully! Very easy to operate and none of the drama of stick your fingers into the handle! Just press the first handle forward until it touches the other and Bob's your Uncle!

The curler is a nice small size as well for easy storage and travel. It's quite tiny and compact which I really love! It fits the contour of my eye perfectly and I experienced no pinching which was a relief considering my bad experience with the Sana Curler!

I'm slightly concerned about the size and the generous curve of the curler. Although it fits my eye perfectly well I think this isn't such a great option for Asian girls (or guys).

My Shu curler has a very generous and straight line (with a slight tilt upward) which I think fits an Asian eye very well and pulls shorter lashes up and out where as the Tarte curler doesn't have a straight line. It curves upwards and has a smaller size which doesn't cover a "straighter" eye area if that makes sense.

I really like it. Actually I like it so much I'm going to slap a hearty Muse Approve for purchase on it! However, if you're of some Asian descent I think checking this out in person at your local Sephora would be a good idea. Take a look at the design and see if you feel it will fit your eye correctly!

All in all I really liked this curler! Of course I have a hidden motive for doing a review on this curler! You can get a free Tarte Eyelash Curler when you spend $40 USD at Tarte! Wahoooooo! Use Coupon Code: May08 and score yourself a free curler with your purchase!

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Blogger MandyPandy said...

I had this curler a while back and loved the design but hated the pinching of lids/tearing out of lashes.

I much prefer my ELF curler to this one.

June 2, 2008 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

i loves it. I didn't get any pinchies at all with this but damn the sana was pain pain pain! OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

I haven't tried the ELF one to be honest I haven't tried any ELF...sue me ;)

June 2, 2008 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Askmewhats said...

I own a Shu curler as well and sad to say, it never fails to PINCH my left eye every morning! hahaha and since it's doesn't come cheap, I am still using it, i should try the Shiseido one! aaaayyy..this tarte curler with muse approval seal looks interested!

June 3, 2008 at 4:12 AM  
Blogger MandyPandy said...

I think it might just be due to my eye shape; my eyes are very large and round, and I find that only the ELF curler can really curl without pinching.

June 3, 2008 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey niks!

Really? I LOVE my Shu curler! Never had a pinch!

I liked this one. Reminded me of the Sana but much much better equipped and no ouchies!

plus it's not too badly priced!

June 3, 2008 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey mandy

I'm large eyed too and I always found that the shu fit my eye perfectly. I always rec it to asian girls as I always felt like it was longer in width and contoured the shape of an almond eye rather well.

Hmmm intrigued by the ELF as my eyes are huge and dominate my face so anything that isn't pinchy is awesome for me ;)

June 3, 2008 at 12:36 PM  
Anonymous HT said...

Im asian and the shu just didn't work for me or my friend...

I had to buy it because the hype was so big but in the end it doesn't suit all that many asians...

After trying a couple (pout, tweezerman, elf) I've noticed they all fit my eyes better than the shu. Theres still one more I want to try - heard great things about the shiseido.

June 4, 2008 at 1:57 AM  
Blogger MandyPandy said...

Yeah, Shu is amazing but the curl from a Shu is very subtle, to say the least. I find ELF gives a bit more drama.

Once my ELF goes sour, though, I'm going to have to replace it, as I've vowed to reduce my consumption of Chinese made products.

June 4, 2008 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there ht!

I'm always shocked to hear that. The shu curler has such a great line to it that I thought it worked fantastically well for the asian eye!

I've heard fab things about the shisedio as well plus it has replacement pads which is a plus.

Lots of hype around the shu curler for sure! I'm a big supporter of it. I've tried many and always come back to shu :)

What's your main curler now?

Thanks for the comment!

June 16, 2008 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey love of my life.

Wow serious? I really can't believe a dollar curler gives more drama than my shu! Must check this out lol!
LOL you're a nut ;)

June 16, 2008 at 1:37 PM  

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