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Monday, April 19, 2010

Hair Removal Gets Prettier

Hair Removal Gets Prettier

These jaunty tweezers make grooming a lot more fun.

Courtesy of Benefit

These jaunty tweezers make grooming a lot more fun.

Photos: Courtesy of Benefit

Are your eyebrows out of control? Toss the dull, ugly tweezers you’ve been using forever and treat yourself to a fresh start.

Benefit Cosmetics teamed with hair-removal icon Tweezerman, and sent HONOLULU Magazine a few of the products to road test. My verdict? High-quality stuff, and more attractive than the average beauty tools. I’m all for things that make the medicine cabinet look less, well, medicinal.

The Slant Tweezer ($25) for example, has a jaunty pink-and-white paint job over the stainless steel, and lets you whip your eyebrows into shape during day-to-day maintenance. For teenier hairs, try the Pointed Slant Tweezer ($30), which offer more precision. There’s even a retractable brush ($12) you can keep in your purse to tidy up those eyebrows on the go.

Tweezerman for Benefit will be available by May; in Hawaii, the line is carried at Sephora and Macy’s.

Clueless about how to tame that unibrow? Here are some tips:

• Ideally, tweeze sometime after you’ve taken a nice warm shower, so the hair will be easier to remove, but when you don’t need to apply eye makeup for several hours. This lets any inflammation calm down before you add makeup to the skin.
• Always disinfect your tweezers with rubbing alcohol before you begin working on your eyebrows.
• Hold the skin taught to avoid any excess pulling on your skin.
• Only tweeze in the direction of hair growth.
• Eyebrow hair grows more slowly than the rest of your hair, so prune cautiously. You don’t want to overdo it.
• Apply moisturizer after you tweeze, not beforehand, which can make your skin too slippery.


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