I've owned my Shu Uemura eyelash curler for a good few years now, and it's still going strong. They're going for a RRP of £20 in Harvey Nichols, however, I've come up with a few tips for you to make the most of your eyelash curler without breaking the bank.
Firstly, there are a lot of genuine Shu Uemura curlers floating about on ebay; just make sure the seller is receiving good feedback and do your research on them before buying because I have, unfortunately, bought a couple of fake pairs in the past. I bought my curler a few years ago for £5 or £6.
Instead of opting for an electronic heated curler, blast a normal eyelash curler with a hairdryer for 5 seconds. I do this everyday and it's the best trick to keep your lashes curled all day (You can see a before and after shot of my eyelashes in my recent eye make-up routine HERE). I've tried a few electronically heated curlers in the past and I haven't come across one that works well with my lashes!
Next, instead of buying a whole new eyelash curler every time the rubber splits or buying expensive packs in the shops; eBay sell great refill packs that cost only a few pounds! I bought a pack of 8 for £2 last year and they're great quality- I only need to change the rubber once every 6 weeks. Don't worry about sizes, most eyelash curlers have the same rubber size.
I hope you found this post helpful and let me know if you try it out!