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Top 25 Best Japanese Eyelash Curlers to Buy Online 2020 - Tried and True!

Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best eyelash curlers. We then chose the 25 most popular products and tested them.

We focused on two things: how our eyelashes looked and how it felt to use the product overall. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese eyelash curlers available online.
  • Last updated: 10-27-2019
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Top 25 Best Japanese Eyelash Curlers to Buy Online

We picked out of the most popular products and tested them for the following: how well they worked on our eyelashes and how good it felt to handle the tool.
Then, based on how they performed on our tests, we graded and ranked the top 25 Japanese eyelash curlers available online.
※Japanese prices for the products are given; they’ve merely been converted into USD for easy viewing.
Japaneseオルビス アイラッシュカーラー
Finish4.5
Size4.1 x 2 x 1.4 inches
How it felt to use4.8
Replacement rubber?Yes (1 extra)
Overall score4.6
Japanese日本ロレアルシュウウエムラ アイラッシュカーラー
Finish4.5
Size1.6 x 2.55 x 3.8 inches
How it felt to use4.8
Replacement rubber?Yes (1 extra)
Overall score4.6
JapaneseエキップRMK アイラッシュカーラー
Finish4.5
Size
How it felt to use3.5
Replacement rubber?Yes (1 extra)
Overall score4.1
JapaneseColollineアイラッシュカーラー
Finish4.5
Size4.3 x 1.5 x – inches
How it felt to use4.3
Replacement rubber?Yes (5 extras)
Overall score4.4

5. ACRO THREE Eyelash Curler

$12.29

JapaneseColollineアイラッシュカーラー
Finish4.5
Size4.3 x 1.5 x – inches
How it felt to use4.3
Replacement rubber?Yes (5 extras)
Overall score4.4

6. Sana Excel Spring Power Curler N

$12.93

Japanese常盤薬品工業<br>サナ エクセル スプリングパワーカーラーN
Finish4.5
Size2.7 x 1.8 x 3.9 inches
How it felt to use3.8
Replacement rubber?Yes
Overall score4.2

7. Kanebo Kate Eyelash Curvener

$14.99

Japaneseカネボウケイト アイラッシュカーブナー
Finish4.3
Size
How it felt to use3.8
Replacement rubber?Yes (1 extra)
Overall score4.1

8. Koji Honpo No. 70 Eyelash Curler

$0.00

Japaneseコージー本舗No.70 アイラッシュカーラー
Finish4.0
Size2.0 x 4.7 x 1.4 inches
How it felt to use4.0
Replacement rubber?Yes
Overall score4.0
Japaneseイミュアイプチ フィットカーラー
Finish4.0
Size4.7 x 2.0 x 6.3 inches
How it felt to use3.8
Replacement rubber?Yes (2 extras)
Overall score3.9
Japanese資生堂アイラッシュカーラー
Finish4.3
Size1.5 x 4.0 inches
How it felt to use3.5
Replacement rubber?Yes (1 extra)
Overall score3.8

11. ACRO Amplitude Eyelash Curler

$20.49

JapaneseACROアンプリチュード アイラッシュカーラー
Finish4.5
Size
How it felt to use2.8
Replacement rubber?Yes (1 extra)
Overall score3.8
Japaneseコージー本舗カービングアイラッシュカーラー
Finish3.5
Size4.6 x 1.9 x 6.1 inches
How it felt to use3.5
Replacement rubber?Yes (2 extras)
Overall score3.5

13. IDA Laboratories Wide Fit Curler

$10.87

Japanese井田ラボラトリーズワイドフィットカーラー
Finish3.0
Size2.0 x 1.6 x 4.7 inches
How it felt to use3.0
Replacement rubber?Yes (1 extra)
Overall score3.0

Products That Didn’t Make the Cut

And why they didn’t quite make it.

Not Made for Everyone

Not Made for Everyone

Even if an eyelash curler is made specifically for those with single eyelids or double eyelids, a good curler should have enough quality to be used by everyone. In the case of Shinseido’s Maquillage Edge Free Eyelash Curler and the Anna Sui Eyelash Curler, they were fairly easy for those with single eyelids to use, but quite unusable for those with double eyelids.

For those with double eyelids, Noble’s Separate Comb Lash Curler can handle the volume of your luscious lashes. However, those with single eyelids or sparse lashes will have time gripping your lashes on the first try.

We also weren’t sure how we felt about the finish that Kai’s KOBAKO Eyelash Curler (Center Curl) gave us. As its name implies, it only curled the center of our eyelashes. If you’re going for more of a cutesy or adorable look, however, this could be a useful tool for you.

Problematic Rubber Pads

Problematic Rubber Pads

Some eyelash curlers, like the Etude House’s My Beauty Tool Eyelash Curler and Kose’s Jill Stuary Eyelash Curler, go a little too soft on the rubber pad. This means it could take a long time to get your eyelashes to the curl level you want because you can’t put enough pressure on them. Or, like with the Sana Power Style Eyelash Curler NA, you could put too much force into your hands and end up with eyelashes that stick straight up.

On the other end of the spectrum are those with rubber pads that are too hard. ELC Japan’s Bobby Brown Eyelash Curler had this quality, and it was easy to end up with 90-degree lashes even putting just a little pressure on them.

Eyelash Curlers That Feel Cheap

Eyelash Curlers That Feel Cheap

While you might not require something super high class, you probably want something that has at least good quality in both appearance and mechanics. For instance, Kai Corporation’s Eyelash Curler had a wide range of motion that made it difficult to holdand also made a slight squeaky sound when opened and closed. We also had trouble figuring out when Kai’s uniquely-shaped KOBAKO Eyelash Curler was actually gripping our lashes or not.

The added spring in Ida Laboratories’ Canmake Eyelash Curler made it difficult to figure out how to use; it took a while before we worked out how to actually lift up our lashes. As for Daiso’s Eyelash Curler, it felt more like a toy than a tool in the sense that it wouldn’t grip our eyelashes at all. It may be only $1.02, but it won’t give you great results.

How We Tested the Eyelash Curlers

We put the 25 most popular eyelash curlers through two tests, each designed to gauge a different factor. One was to gauge the finish of our lashes, and the other was to gauge how the whole product felt to use.

Test ① Finish

Test ① Finish
We asked staff with single eyelids and double eyelids to try each of the 25 eyelash curlers. Tools that made a beautiful finish for both types of eyelids received higher marks. Products marketed towards those with single eyelids had less of a steep lash curve, while those with double eyelids could go sky high or less steep if they want to.

Test ② How it Felt to Use

Test ② How it Felt to Use
We also asked our testers to gauge how easy it was to handle and use the eyelash curlers. We found that curlers with a wide range of motion were difficult to control, and the consistency of the rubber pad had to be just right – not too soft, but not too hard.
We also took into account the width of the curler; tools with a wide curve were great for single eyelids or almond-shaped eyes, but those with double eyelids found it difficult to grab onto their lashes due to the pronounced curve of their eyes.

Tips on How to Choose an Eyelash Curler – Buying Guide

Here are three big things to look out for.

① Compare the Width of Your Eyes with the Width of the Curler

① Compare the Width of Your Eyes with the Width of the Curler
If you don’t know the width of your eyelashes, maybe you should take a measuring tape to them before purchasing an eyelash curler. A good curler for you will get the job done with just one squeeze, but if the width of the tool doesn’t match the width of your lash line, it will only cost you more effort.

Single Eyelids Should Go for a Slight Curve, While Double Eyelids for a Deep Curve

Single Eyelids Should Go for a Slight Curve, While Double Eyelids for a Deep Curve
Eyelash curlers also have different degrees of curve, just like your eyes do. Those with double eyelids or deep-set eyes should go for a deeper curve, while those with single eyelids or almond-shaped eyes will find a curler with a slight curve easier to use.

② Choose a Type of Tool That Will Be Easy for You to Use: Orthodox, Spring, Partial, or Hot?

② Choose a Type of Tool That Will Be Easy for You to Use: Orthodox, Spring, Partial, or Hot?
As you may have noticed in the ranking, eyelash curlers come in different types as well as different shapes. Do a little open-and-shut test to find out which type is easier for you to handle. Orthodox types (pictured above) are the standard of eyelash curlers. They grab onto your lashes and you control the level of curve with your own power. This type is versatile enough for most eye types to use.
② Choose a Type of Tool That Will Be Easy for You to Use: Orthodox, Spring, Partial, or Hot?
Spring types do most of the work for you using a spring rather than your own strength. These are well-suited for those who have trouble knowing how much pressure to apply to get the amount of curve they want.
② Choose a Type of Tool That Will Be Easy for You to Use: Orthodox, Spring, Partial, or Hot?
Partial curlers are great for those who can’t find a full-size curler that fits their eye shape. Any eye shape is suited for a partial curler, but it requires a bit more work if you’re curling all of your lashes. This tool is also useful for giving already-curled lashes an extra curl.
② Choose a Type of Tool That Will Be Easy for You to Use: Orthodox, Spring, Partial, or Hot?
There are also hot eyelash curlers that use heat to curl your lashes. These are great tools to have because they keep your lashes curled for hours without losing their shape. Though we haven’t reviewed any hot eyelash curlers in this article, we have a buying guide specifically for these devices coming out soon!

③ Look for Eyelash Curlers that Come with Extra Rubber Pads

③ Look for Eyelash Curlers that Come with Extra Rubber Pads
Eyelash curlers are often priced not only according to the tool itself, but also to how many extra rubber pads it contains. Extended use of eyelash curlers will lead to the wearing down of the rubber, so a replacement will be necessary at some point.
Most eyelash curlers either have extra pads included or sell them separately. However, there are some that don’t sell extra pads; consider if these ones are really worth the purchase, because you may not be able to use it for very long.

Looking for Other Eye Makeup Products? Take a Look at These

You’ve got the eyelashes curled, and now it’s time to complete your look (or take it off). We have even more recommendations to make your eyes always look gorgeous.

Summary

We rounded up members from our editing department, purchased the 25 most popular Japanese eyelash curlers, and tested them all.
We learned that the best of the best eyelash curlers are suited for those with single eyelids and double eyelids. They don’t have too wide of a range of motion, and their rubber pads are just the right consistency to make a curl without much effort. Pay attention to these factors, along with the shape of your eye, when you embark on your search for your perfect eyelash curler.

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