Whether you have a stray hair that needs plucking or you're trying to master the latest YouTube tutorial on how to create your ideal arches, it’s essential that you have the best tweezers to do the job. While quality is important if you want to avoid nicks on the thin, sensitive skin surrounding your eyebrows, it’s also helpful to choose a pair that caters to your skill and comfort levels.
Let’s start with quality. To avoid irritation (especially if you have sensitive skin), tweezers should be made from stainless steel. Other metals — particularly nickel — may trigger a reaction. In order to keep them working their best, make sure you clean them after each use. A little rubbing alcohol will do unless you happen to draw blood, in which case you’ll want to boil them in hot water for a few minutes to provide a greater level of disinfection.
Keeping them sharp is also key. You’ll know your tweezers are getting dull when they aren’t grabbing hair as well. While it’s best to get them sharpened by a pro (some brands offer this for free), if you’re doing it yourself, you can use simple sandpaper or purchase a product on the market with a similar texture designed specifically for sharpening tweezers.
When it comes to different styles of tweezers, options abound. Whether you like a magnifying glass (to catch minuscule hairs), or you want a device that plucks and trims, these five pairs are guaranteed to up your tweezing game.
1. These Illuminated & Magnified Tweezers That Help You See Every Hair
Perhaps one of the trickiest parts about tweezing yourself is that it can be difficult to see exactly what you’re doing — especially when trying to pluck those ultra-fine hairs that are almost impossible to see. But you won’t miss a thing with these battery operated, LED illuminated tweezers (the light lasts for a whopping 100,000 hours), which also come with a lens that magnifies four times. The handle of the tweezers are ergonomically shaped so they’re super easy to hold while going about your business.
2. These Wide-Grip Tweezers That Help With Control
Tweezerman is one of the best tweezer brands in the business, and it’s also one of the manufacturers that will sharpen your pair. And speaking of sharp, this model is just that — which is what makes it so precise. But sometimes even a slanted edged tip isn’t enough to master the plucking experience, especially when it comes to brows. So, to help you out, this model features a wide grip surface so you feel more in control no matter what size your hands are.
3. A Tweezer & Hair Trimmer In One
Sometimes, not all brow hairs need to be tweezed — they just need a trim. This tool combines the need to pluck and snip in a single swoop. This stainless steel scissors-like tool features a pointed precision tweezer, as well as manual eyebrow trimmers that are slanted, making it easier to trim more accurately. Along with being cost effective, reviewers love how the tweezers grab even the tiniest of hairs.
4. These Precise, Slanted Tweezers That Won't Nick Your Skin
If you’ve ever nicked the delicate and thin skin near your eyebrow with a pair of cheap tweezers, you’re not alone. This stainless steel reviewer favorite pair boasts perfectly aligned tips that make accidents nearly impossible. The tips are super refined, so you’ll be able to remove even the finest of hairs. Reviewers love how they’re cost effective yet so precise that their tweezing time has been cut down by 50 percent.
5. A Pair That Comes With A Mirrored Case You Can Toss In Your Bag
These ultra-sharp, stainless steel tipped tweezers make it easy to grab hard-to-reach hairs. They come enclosed in a mirrored case, making them perfect for travel or any other situation where you’re on-the-go. In case you’re new to the world of brows (or are in need of a brush up course), these non-slip grip tweezers also come with an eBook showcasing the various ways (complete with illustrations) you can shape your brows to match your face shape.
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