Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Get a Grip: Tweezers in Review

I was lucky enough to inherit my wonderful grandfathers unruly, bushy eyebrows (yay!).  Though they are much thinner now due to years of teenage plucking rampages, they still take some time to tame, which is why a good pair of tweezers is a must for my beauty collection.  I've tried several different brands over the years, but here are three of the tweezers I've tried recently, and my thoughts on each:

I'll start off by reviewing the cheapest pair of the bunch, Trim's Slant Tip Tweezer. It is definitely the worst pair of tweezers I've ever tried. While it's available for just $1.99 at most drugstores, it is extremely dull and thus doesn't grip hardly any hairs. I purchased this tweezer on vacation when I forgot mine at home, and it quickly found it's way into the nearest trashcan.

Haute Lunch Rating: 1 out of 5 trays

Revlon's Slant Tip Micro Fine Tweezer is also pretty inexpensive. This tweezer is precise and can grab both fine and coarse hair. I was really impressed with this tweezer when I first purchased it, especially because it retails for just $5.99! While I still think it's a great buy for the price, it did become dull and loose it's gripping ability after a few months, so I am no longer able to use it.

Haute Lunch Rating: 4 out of 5 Trays

The last pair is one I'm sure everyone has heard about, Tweezerman's Slant Tweezer. This tweezer is a best seller and has won numerous awards. For a long time I was hesitant to shell out $20 for a pair of tweezers, but I'm glad I did. The hand-filed slant tip has no trouble grabbing every hair and these babies are still sharp after nearly a year! It's no wonder that makeup artists always recommend Tweezerman. I should have listened to my boyfriend a long time ago- he's been using Tweezerman tweezers for several years and won't buy another brand! The only downside is the price, but since they've lasted a year now, it would be equivalent to buying four pairs of Revlon's slant tweezers (which I would have had to do if I stuck with those)!

Haute Lunch Rating: 5 out of 5 Trays

What tweezer do you ladies use?  I've always gone with a slant tip (as you can probably see), but has anyone had any luck with point tweezers?  I'd love to hear from you!


  1. i always use the slunt ones tooo :D

    xoxo from rome

  2. Thanks so much for this post! I'm continually loosing and looking for tweezers . . .

  3. ugh, i really hate tweezing! lol. fortunately, my eyebrows are fairly non existent...or is that a bad thing? :)

  4. Ha! I think you're lucky you don't have to tweeze! I know that thicker eyebrows a la Brooke Shields are back in fashion now, but I'd much rather have thin brows like yours that bushy ones like mine! :)

  5. Lol, I'm the same as the person above, I don't have enough to tweeze either though I heard Tweezerman was good.

  6. I should have read this. I went and JUST bought one today. I picked up Revlon Precision ... hope its good!

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  7. I have both a slant tip and a pointy tip pair of tweezers. I couldn't begin to tell you what brand, I can't remember. My everyday go to pair are the slant tip ones. But, every so often there is a hair that is really short (just breaking through the skin). That is when I pull out my reinforcemnts and go for it with the pointy ones. I know. I know. TMI! LOL!

  8. Robin,

    Ha! You crack me up! I sometimes borrow my boyfriend's pointy tweezers to get at those barely there hairs as well! Thanks for the comment!

  9. Totally agree... have been hesitant to shell out the bucks for the tweezerman (esp. since I have such light eyebrows), but maybe a worthy investment. Thanks!!

  10. I've always bought the crapo $1 ones. Now I know why tweezing is always so hard and painful! Thanks! I'll have to look into a better pair :)

  11. Thanks dear - I think I have those Revlons at home (though never used) and glad to hear they're good!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  12. No problem, CnC! Emily, that would definitely explain it! :)

  13. Oooooh must try that Tweezerman!