Wednesday, December 22, 2010

How to tell the difference between fake and real Shu Uemura Eyelash curlers

I don't think I made sense in my last post about Shu Uemura eyelash curlers so I'm going to do a detailed post. 
The left is fake and the right is real. I threw out the fake box but in general the fake box looks almost identical to the real one

Left is fake, right is real. Notice the screw on the fake is bigger?

Left is fake, right is real.

The left is fake and right is real. The rubber on the fake seems to look thicker, the two inner metal bars are thicker on the fake. 

Left is fake and right is real. The fake has some sort of "w" marking after the logo whereas the real doesn't. Also the rubber looks thicker on the fake one. 

Left is fake, right is real. The best way to tell if it's a fake Shu Uemura eyelash curler is the rubber band. The fake does not have the logo on the back of the rubber band. Also real Shu Uemura lash bands are softer, more flexible and slightly thinner than fakes. 
Left real, right fake. Fake seems to be thicker.

Hope my comparison was helpful. I paid a little over $2 on eBay to check out the fake. Real Shu Uemura lash curlers retail for around $40 in Australia!! I paid $12 US from BonjourHK. They are a trust worthy site and don't sell fakes. I've been to the actual stores in Hong Kong. That's how I found out about them. They are like SaSa and most of the times their prices are lower and they stock some brands and products that SaSa doesn't =]

6 comments:

  1. This is a very helpful post. Thanks a bunch!

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  2. Wow, I didn't even know they made fake ones. haha Thanks for this! I recently bought one and I honestly see no big deal with the Shu Uemura curles. Maybe it's just me. haha

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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  3. Shan, I loved your comparison and I used your photos, if you don't mind, to explain to my Brazilian readers the difference between the real and the fake one also! I have mentioned the photos are yours, of course! :) Let me know if it bothers you, ok? The post is here: www.bembonita.com (but it's in Portuguese)!

    Thank you so much for this post!!!
    Luciana

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  4. Looks like I was conned on e-bay. if anyone wants to ask me who i bought them from just e-mail me on olivia.barratt@yahoo.co.uk. It was from a British retailer. :D

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  5. damn! i bought a fake.... i dont know where to buy a real one in canada!

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  6. Dang! I bought a fake one too! and the seller insist that he sold me a real one. he even said it's illegal to spread rumor. he is a jerk!

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