People are brow obsessed these days, right? Plucking, threading, brushing, trimming, tweezing…wait, that’s the same as plucking. Oh and shaving. Do you do it? Do you have your brows?!
Back in the olden days, when I first realised I had big brows (teenage years of course) I found tweezing way to painful, so I shaved it with a super cheap BIC razor. The result was horrible, red rashes everywhere – urgh. Then later I used Veet hair removing cream and once again my skin completely flared up. It’s delicate up there!
These days I have no problem tweezing or waxing them (not too much as my skin is sensitive) and sometimes threading. I was reading a Japanese magazine and I noticed how meticulous the technique was – brush, tweeze, trim, shave!
So I bought this brow trimmer from National (model no. ES2185P-N):
National is part of Panasonic so pretty much the same thing. In Asia, National is everywhere. I am sure that Panasonic will have equivalent trimmers over here. You can use these on other areas like…you know, odd stray hairs on your toes and what not.
This set comes with a cleaning brush and an attachment. I guess this is what makes this good for brows. More on that in a moment.
Here is the trimmer. This takes 1 x AA battery. It’s not too loud and it vibrates…I don’t know why it has to be electrical to be honest, the normal razors work just as well.
Anyway so I used this above the brow to clean up. I found it really hard to get close to the root and really hard to trim it on curvy areas.
The trimming bit was quite honestly, rubbish.
Here is the attachment. With this you can run it through your brown in the OPPOSITE direction and it will trim of the excess length. Obviously I didn’t try this on myself – are you insane – I tried it on Mr C. Mr C has serious brows, he is a brows man, and this trimmed them down but in quite a subtle manner.
Considering the fact he has thick brows, and I don’t I imagine the result will be even more subtle on me. Hmmm.
All is not lost. I noticed that with this trimmer, once I have shaved off the area above the brown I want to remove, I can then tweeze it out cleanly.
You know how it can be hard sometimes to see what you are working with above the brow? Sometimes you tweeze a long hair and whoopppps – you just gave yourself a gap. When you trim it first, those unwanted hairs are cut right down so you can tweeze it out and you don’t accidentally pull out a vital hair.
So for that reason, it’s been helpful but it’s no super trimmer, that’s for sure.
I bought this from eBay for about £12.
*How do you groom your brows?