RMK and “Budget” in one sentence? I never thought I’d ever see the day.
Yes ladies, you are looking at a budget beauty item from RMK – a brand usually associated with splurges rather than savings. Best of all, not only is it a budget buy, it works so well, I wouldn’t even bother getting the more popular, much pricier alternative!
I introduce to you, the RMK Eyelash Curler as today’s star budget buy!
I don’t know why or how I never knew about the RMK Eyelash Curler before this. I used to be a big fan of the Shu Uemura eyelash curler – I’ve owned 3 so far and the price has been escalating. I first bought it at RM55 but I think its now going for RM65 here in Malaysia or maybe its more, I’ve lost touch. Granted, it does last a long while and I get a lot of use out of it because this curler is the only one that does not clip the skin around my eyes. If that’s ever happened to you, I can just imagine you cringing at this point.
Eyelash curlers are something that is quite individual. You really have to find the curler that best fits the shape of your eye so you don’t squeeze down on it and have tears involuntarily spring to your eyes because the curler had gripped your skin instead of your lashes. The two popular ones I know of are Shu Uemura and Shiseido both of which I have tried, and both of which I find rather different, which explains why the Shu Uemura one works better for me than Shiseido. The Shiseido eyelash curler makes me cry all the time and I could not have any truck with that
But now, I’d say, move aside Shu Uemura, there’s a new player in the house and its as good as the Shu Uemura is and costs almost half the price!
I was introduced to the RMK Eyelash Curler while talking to a makeup artist one day. He told me on the quiet that I should check it out because it was very affordably priced and works very well to get all lashes at one go and curl them effortlessly without that 90° kink.
The next opportunity I had, I picked one up to see just how wonderful it was. I mean, if a makeup artist from a rival brand was prepared to send me to the RMK counter, it had to be pretty amazing! Well, it is. Its so good, I can forsee myself using this for the long term.
To my untrained eye, both the RMK and Shu Uemura curlers look very similar in build. Even the curvature looks similar as you’ll see below.
Left: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler Right: RMK Eyelash Curler
What this means is if you have been using the Shu Uemura curler then chances are, you will have no problems with the RMK curler. The curvature is similar and they both fit my eyelid nicely. The RMK curler grabs most of my lashes in one go and it curls it well without making them look kinky.
For all intents and purposes, I find both curlers exactly the same. The difference lies in the price. The Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler weighs in at a hefty RM65 (last I purchased). The RMK Eyelash Curler is a lightweight RM35!
RM35! I don’t think even drugstore brands can match a price like that for quality this good!
Lest you disbelieve me, here’s the price tag – RM35 – which translates to just a few cents over US$10.
It comes with 1 rubber refill pad and there’s a nice springiness to the grip. I have zero complaints about this and only raves so if you have been looking for an eyelash curler and don’t really want to splurge on the very popular Shu Uemura curler, hike on over to your nearest RMK counter and pick this baby up. Or maybe even pick up 2 – its the best investment you can make
In a nutshell
The RMK Eyelash Curler is a hidden gem in RMK. Weighing in at just RM35 the eyelash curler has good grip, curls lashes quickly and easily without pinching the eyelid, and comes with 1 rubber refill pad. Don’t bother with the alternatives – this is probably the only one you’d ever need
Pros: Affordable, Comfortable curvature that fits the eyelid well, Grips most lashes in one go, Curls lashes without making them kink, As good as and maybe even better than the more expensive alternative
Cons: None <- You don’t see this often!
Who will like this: Anyone who wants a new eyelash curler that doesn’t break the bank yet gets the job done without pinching your eyelids
I’ve been using this for a few months now and I can say that is really is very good. Its so good that I don’t even bother reaching for my Shu Uemura curler anymore even though they are placed side by side on my dresser. In fact, I have found myself putting back the Shu Uemura if I find that I picked it up by mistake.
I do have one caveat. I don’t know how much this retails for outside of Malaysia. I see it online at Beautybay for US$22.78 / £14.96 which is markedly more expensive than RM35 so if you have friends in Malaysia, this is one “must have” to get them to help you pick up
Did you know about the RMK Eyelash Curler or have you used it before this? Which curler are you using now?
This tool is really a hidden gem in the RMK stable and no one really talkes about it. But now you know, so its time you went out and got your own little RMK gem for your very own
RMK Eyelash Curler Price: RM35 Availability: RMK Counters – Isetan KLCC, Isetan The Gardens, Parkson Pavilion