Presenting the iconic Japanese beauty tool that delivers a natural lift and curl.
Written By JAYME CYK
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WHY IT CAUGHT OUR EYE
Hiroshi Uemura, son of legendary makeup artist and cosmetics titan Shu Uemura, founded Utowa in 2002 to continue the family’s legacy. Of course, Hiroshi learned the importance of Japanese artistry from his father, and as a result one of his first offerings was none other than the legendary eyelash curler. Handcrafted in Japan and tailored to fit the curve of the eyelid, this iconic tool catches the root and curls the lashes firmly. Its precise angles and curve thickness also help shape and lift lashes. Consider this a necessity for your cosmetic wardrobe.
THE ARTIST RESPONSE
“I love the Utowa Eyelash Curler because quality is so important to me when it comes to tools. Also, it’s crafted in such a way that it doesn’t take up too much space, so it’s great for when I have to travel.”—Kira Nasrat, makeup artist
Place your clean lashes between the two sides of the curler, resting it close to the root. Clamp the curler and hold for a few seconds. Release, repeat, and add your lash primer and mascara.