The Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers. Probably the most talked about eyelash curlers of all time. I had my last £3.50 pair for a year or so, before they literally fell apart in my hands. I then went for about a week without curling my lashes, and noticed that the cheapy pair hadn't really been doing anything at all! I decided to 'invest' in a pair of the hyped Shu Uemura Curlers. Whilst looking like any old pair of eyelash curlers, as soon as you pick them up you can feel they're a lot more sturdy and better built. They come in silver or gold, and a spare silicone refill pad is included. They're meant to be seriously long lasting, which I hope justifies the £20 price tag - I've heard of people using the same pair for 5 years!
The first time I used them, I was actually shocked. Maybe it was because I'd been using my crappy pair for so long, but the effect on my lashes was amazing. They give such a strong curl, it's actually possible to over-curl! I'd recommend squeezing the lashes once at the base and once half way up the lash in order to avoid the 'folded-over' lash effect and get a more natural curl. All in all I'm extremely happy with my purchase, and if I ever need to buy another pair of eyelash curlers, I won't be looking anywhere else.