About 6 months ago, an article from Refinery 29 popped up into my feed, declaring the Surratt Beauty Relevée Lash curler the best ever (check out the article here). I’m a huge beauty junkie obviously, and I’m even more of an eyelash/mascara girl. I thought I had tried it all, but I hadn’t even heard of this curler! I had seen the products over on a few websites, but the lash curler didn’t look like anything special to me. But that article sucked me in. I HAD TO TRY IT. Had to. No choice. Especially once I tried to order it, and for months it was out of stock online. Surely Refinery 29 must be right, and there are special powers in this eye lash curler.
Finally, about 6 weeks ago, after many attempts at ordering from various websites, I managed to successfully order this lash curler from Sephora. Success! My lashes were going to be revolutionized, right? Well….
First, looking at this lash curler, it does not look any different from any of my other curlers. The metal goes in the same pattern. The curler itself has the exact same length and curve as my other favorite curler (which I forgot to take pics of, but I was comparing to my Tweezerman ProCurl Eyelash Curler. There isn’t a difference in how long the curved rubber pad is, how it curves or anything. The metal that compresses the lash itself seems to be pretty much the same as well.
What is different is the rubber that the curler uses for that pad. I think it is a bit denser than a brand new Tweezerman pad (and that is denser still than my Shu Uemura Lash Curler pad).
When I use this lash curler, and note that I’ve been using it now for about 6 weeks, there are days that I’m obsessively using this on one eye and the Tweezerman on the other, I have noted a bit of a difference. The curl with the Surratt Lash Curler is a bit more pronounced than the curl with the Tweezerman, and it lasts throughout the day. I also only need 1 curl with the Surratt Relevée, rather than 3-4 with the Tweezerman. I can’t get the difference to show up in pictures, but I do notice it in person. I’ve asked friends pointed questions about my lashes, and they have noticed a bit of a difference in the curl as well, though they wouldn’t have commented without my obsessive, lash curling questions and testing.
So, yes, I do notice a little bit of a difference with this lash curler. Enough of a difference that it is now the curler hanging out on my vanity counter and the Tweezerman has been relegated to my back up drawer. If you’re due for a lash curler update, I would hunt this one down!
You can buy the Surratt Beauty Relevée Lash Curler is $30 at Sephora, Barneys New York, and Net-a-Porter
Read more about mascara, mascara primers and lashes in my Mascara and Lashes Guide