I've had this one for ages, and it's holding up well. I use it everyday before applying mascara. I have pretty long lashes and it really makes a difference if I curl or not - curled lashes really opens up the eye more (but any make-up artist could tell you that). This curler is easy to use, and I would recommend it to anyone, short lashes or long. It is easy to hold, and you can easily get close to the root of the lashes.