While the metal portion of the curler is practically indestructible, the little silicone pads that rest inside the curler eventually split in two. Knowing this would eventually happen, the kind manufacturer included a second pad inside the box.
Here's the problem. After both silicone pads fall apart, a customer cannot simply go buy a replacement. An entirely new eyelash curler must be purchased. For some reason, this little fact really annoys me.
You're probably saying, "Amy, it's only $20. Just go buy another curler and be quiet." While I agree that $20 isn't a big deal, I didn't want another curler. I just wanted some new silicone pads.
I snatched it up and brought it home. The first thing I noticed was that this curler didn't feel nearly as sturdy as my beloved curler. I had a feeling the thing would be broken within a month or two.
I'm pretty pleased that I was able to come up with such an inexpensive solution to my eyelash curler dilemma. I will probably go that route again once I have burned through my stockpile of pads. That is, unless a brilliant manufacturer decides to start selling packages of silicone replacement pads... Hint, hint.
*** The opinions expressed are my own. The fine folks at Shu Uemura and Sephora have no clue I exist. I purchased the eyelash curlers with my own hard-earned cash and have not been compensated in any way for my review.