Linked to my favorite Muji eyelash curler (under $10). I have short, straight lashes and this device holds the curl very well!
I didn't apply mascara and you can see my lashes afterwards.
It allows you to really get to the base of the lashes for a beautiful curl with no kinks.
For best results I usually curl each eye twice.
I used the Shu Uemura lash curler for years and prefer this one by Muji.
My first one broke after 6 months so I just reordered 2 more. I didn't even need to replace the rubber and it comes with an extra rubber piece attached to the bottom of the device.
Japanese beauty product