Owned this for the past year or so since the Shu Uemura pad cracked. Now I prefer this over the Shu. The shape of the curler is flatter and more comfortable for my eyes. Also, Shiseido sells replacement pads unlike Shu.
This is by far the best eyelash curler I have ever had. I have been using this one for the last decade. Yes Ladies, 10 years at least. I have over the years bought other brands, but always return to my one true love.