Suqqu Eyelash Curler Review

August 19, 2011

I have such mixed feelings about the Suqqu Eyelash Curler. I am in denial that this is not the perfect eyelash curler for me – it just falls short of my expectation after I have read so many wonderful reviews about it (mostly from Asian bloggers).


Where do I begin..I was not in desperate need of a new eyelash curler. I have been content with the performance of my Shu, Koji and Shiseido eyelash curlers – they work great for me. I caved in after seeing Suqqu eyelash curler featured in numerous Japanese beauty magazines, as well as praise from everyone. Knowing that the design is tailored for Asian eyes and hooded eyes, I was attracted to it because I am an Asian with slightly hooded eyes!

The special feature of  the Suqqu eyelash curler is that the tip is extended out in the center. When you hold the curler against your eyelid, this enables you to push and lift your eyelid up so it gets to the roots of your lashes for a more curled and lifted effect. A great feature for people who have hooded eyelids, short and straight lashes.

suqqu-eyelash-curler-1This is the instruction that comes with the eyelash curler. As you can see, the first step is to hold it horizontally against the lid and gently push it in to lift the lash line . It took me a while to get use to it.

Suqqu-eyelash-curler-instructionsCompared to the Shu Uemura and Koji eyelash curlers, the curvature of suqqu is in between – it is slighter flatter than Shu Uemura and more curved than Koji. It fits into my eye socket perfectly.

shu-umeura-koji-suqqu-eyelash-curlers-comparisonIt would have been a perfect curler if it didn’t have a square rubber pad. Why Suqqu…why?! I have to apply more pressure to curl the lashes and they are slightly crimped for my liking. The curvature along the lash line is almost straight, so it doesn’t get to the two ends of the my lashes in one go. I had to curl it in different angles. Having said that, it is subject to the shapes of your eyes. My eyes are almond shaped so Shu fits better.

shu-umeura-suqqu-eyelash-curlers-comparisonBottom Line: Overall it is a good eyelash curler, it doesn’t pinch and it curls the lashes from the roots very well. I would still prefer Shu Uemura as it requires less effort for around the same result. I found that the special feature of the Suqqu eyelash curler didn’t have much benefit for my eyelids. It might work better for you if your eyes are more hooded or monolid.

If you are interested in Shiseido, Shu Uemura or Koji eyelash curlers, you can find my review here.



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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

jamilla August 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Thanks for the review! I’ll stick with Shu!


Reika August 22, 2011 at 6:59 am

Agree, Shu is simply the best!


Kalmo August 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I love my Shu Uemura and Koji eye lash curler. The Suqqu one has an awesome box though haha packaging always gets me. Sorry the Suqqu one is not as good as everyone says. I think the instructions are interesting, I never thought about pulling them upward.


Reika August 22, 2011 at 7:00 am

I think pulling the eyelid upward is only beneficial for hooded eyes :-)


Jenn ♥ (@BrunettteBarbie) August 20, 2011 at 1:53 am

THis is so coool I wanna try it.
Great post


Reika August 22, 2011 at 7:01 am

Thanks Jenn :)


meryl August 20, 2011 at 2:18 am

hi Reika,
where do u buy this suqqu?
i’d like to try their brush :)



onlyfr33b33 August 20, 2011 at 2:30 am

I like my Shu…But I find myself changing the pads quite often.


Reika August 22, 2011 at 7:01 am

That just reminded me my shu culrer is due for a change!


Petrina August 20, 2011 at 4:25 am

I like my shu but I’m looking for one that fits my eyeshape better. Saying that I’ll still be content with my shu (5 years and going strong!!!) and just wish they would sell extra pads :(


Reika August 22, 2011 at 7:03 am oldest shu (i have 3!) is about 10 y.o and is still going strong! I thought they do. I have seen it from some e-bay sellers.


Petrina August 22, 2011 at 10:16 am

I remember reading on my (old!) Shu box that you should buy a new curler after exhausting the two given pads as it may not be as effective after ( I think this was the reason – something like this :0). I’ve tried to purchase extra pads fr Shu in KL & was told they don’t sell them…I have subbed fr other brands though :)


popblush August 20, 2011 at 6:49 am

I like the idea of the extended rim to help lift the eye lid. Bummer it didn’t work as well as you thought it would.

I had the Shiseido lash curler and I really liked it. Next on my list is Shu!

I have short, straight and stubborn lashes so I also use a heated lash curler haha.


Reika August 22, 2011 at 7:04 am

I used to use heated lash curler but I always forgot to switch it I had to replace the batteries everyday!


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