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For my 50th review, I thought I should write about something that I bought as a direct result of the dooyoo site. Okay, so this particular product had mixed reviews - 50% thought they were brilliant, the other 50% that they were absolute rubbish! I'd never heard of eyebrow shapers before I came across them on dooyoo and at only £2.69 for 12 applications, I thought it worth a punt.
I have very fine hair and so have never had particularly bushy eyebrows. However I'm not particularly good at plucking them with tweezers so will occasionally go to the local beauty shop to have them done professionally which usually involves waxing. As these strips are basically pre-cut wax strips, I thought they might do the job. Not all the usual places seem to stock them, but I found mine in one of the larger Boots stores.
What they are
The little packet claims that the eyebrow shapers are 'fast, effective and easy to use' and that they 'are the ideal error-free alternative to tweezing'.
They come with reasonably clear instructions on how to use. Each pack contains three small sheets of wax coated strips - there are 12 strips each for over and under the brow and 18 rectangular strips for the inside edge of the brow or for catching any hairs missed by the other strips.
Using the shapers
You peel off the backing (this can be a little fiddly) and place carefully around the brow area (even more fiddly). It is a case of one size fits all and I found that they didn't quite match the contour of my brow. When in place, you press down firmly on the wax strip and then holding the skin taut with one hand, peel the wax strip off with the other, going against the direction of hair growth.
Sadly, in my experience these little shapers are neither fast, effective nor particularly easy to use. The results were very disappointing. They did pull out a few hairs, but actually very few. I still needed to get the tweezers out to finish the job.
It was an interesting experiment but for me I'd rather save up and get my eyebrows professionally shaped. I guess in terms of dooyoo it backs up the saying 'one man's rubbish is another man's gold'. Some things you just have to try for yourself.
I bought this product a couple of weeks ago. It only cost £2.50 from Amazon.co.uk. It didnt have much information about it and had mixed reviews. Mainly negative ones. Because it was so cheap, I decided to take a risk and buy it. The delivery was free. The product is wax strips shaped ready, for your eye brows. It has 12 applications. It has a wax strip for above your eyebrow, below and inbetween.
It came the following week. I thought the delivery was quite slow but it was free so I cant complain. I had not plucked my eyebrows for about a week so they were looking terrible. I was addiment I was going to wait for the product rather than plucking.
The first thing I noticed was how small the package was. It was like a peice of paper, the product packaging was. I expected it to be in bigger packaging. I also noticed when I took the strips out the packet. That they looked very strange, not like wax strips but actually more like stickers. Every waxing product I've had has always been 2 strips stuck together, but these literally look like stickers. You wouldnt at all think these were wax strips.
I read the instructions and then gave them a go. The 12 applications were all the same shapes. I thought they would be different shapes because everyone doesnt always have the same shape. I found the shape for under the eyebrow was strange. I dont see how it could fit anyones eyebrow, it was a really wierd shape. I was hoping that the shapes would be nice because Im sick of plucking my eyebrows.
I wasnt really able to use the strip for below the eyebrow but I gave it a go. Instantly I noticed these were not good enough. It pulled out about 1 hair. I used the strip for above the eyebrow. That was an ok shape but it isnt very sticky, so it didnt really pull out many hairs. The strip for inbetween your eyebrows is like a small rectangle. With wax strips normally you get a quick load of pain but with this product you felt no pain. It was dissapointing.
Straight away after giving these a go for all of 10 minutes and realising I was going to get no where with this rubbish. I quickly got out my No7 eyebrow tweezers and plucked away. I wont be making the same mistake of buying anything like these again!
This product claims that your eyebrows will not grow back for 3 - 6 weeks. We will see. I will update once the hair has regrown. 3 - 6 weeks is a long time for hair regrowth. Its a big claim. I dont understnad how these are some positive reviews on this product. I dont see how it could pull out anything.
I would of liked to try out 'Eylure' other products, as they seem good. But after buying these I dont think I will bother.
I found this product really rubbish. But for £2.50 it was worth a try.
These eyebrow shapers are absolutely fantastic and I am a big fan :) Plucking, for me, takes too long and pulling out each hair indivdually brings multiple tears to my eyes! The pain from waxing,however, I can take as it only lasts a split second but wax is just so messy! So when I was in my local boots and spotted these I thought I would try them out.
The strips themselves come in different shapes so you can be sure to shape your eyebrows perfectly, which is more than can be said for plucking or waxing where, if you are me, you're likely to over do it and end up with ultra thin and uneven eyebrows!
The first time I used these I didn't expect them to work as well as they did,as they just looked like bits of cellotape! The first "rip" I did surprised me as the strip was covered and had removed ALL of the hair desired. The perfect shaping of the strip as well created the perfect arch in my eyebrow too ! Although it hurt a bit, it hurt ALOT LESS than other methods of shaping eyebrows.
I managed to recreate and neaten up my eyebrows within around ten minutes, plus there was NO WAX MESS to clear up, so I could put my make up on straight after. I suffered no bleeding and, although there was a bit of minor swelling this calmed down very soon after.
The only disadvantages I have with this is that you can only use each little strip once as it loses its "stick" easily, and I use the pack very very quickly! However, at such a low price it is definitely worth it and the quick ue of the strips could also be down to the fact my eyebrows are quite thick!
I highly recommend this product to anyone who gets frustrated and impatient plucking hair by hair, or anyone who hates mess and wants to have perfect eyebrows quickly and easily! Brilliant before a night out :)
You know what girls are like on a pampering day - "Lets all doll ourselves up for tonight" Point one - Start with the basics "I need to do my eyebrows" and with that we made way for our nearest beauty product store.
After scanning the various products on the shelves we came across Eylure Eyebrow Shapers and decided to bite the bullet and brave the waxing and possible bright red eyes....
Needless to say the result was less than desired - The shapers provide the means to get the correct shape above and below your eyebrow and of course those dreaded hairs that always show in between when you really don't want them there(In the pack you get about 25 sticky strips to create the shapes that are supposed to pull off any unwanted hair), but unless you have extremely dry skin or the means to get it they really didn't do an effective job.
Are preparing for what we thought would be torture (Having got the half hour of hysterics out of the way after catching a glimpse in the mirror) we braved the "big pull" disappointed to find that they had barely removed anything, although one great plus is that there was no pain!
Personally I would say that unless you can find a way to really cleanse away your natural oils before doing this then you are better off sticking with your good old fashioned tweezers or seeing a beauty therapist.
Eylure Eyebrow Shapers!
I bought the eyebrow shapers, which come in a small box, which contains usually about twenty pre cut shapers. The shapers come in shapes for the bridge of your nose, the top of the eye brow and the under neath, which are just the right shape and size for the job!
They are fast and effective to use and to be completely honest they don't really hurt. I thought it was going to be hell and that it would rip all of my skin off! But they are not that bad and they are just so quick and easy to use! But do not use them on broken, damaged, cut, irritated or sun burnt skin!
They are available to buy from boots for about £2.49 which is great, although I do run out of them really quickly! You can also buy them from superdrug and most super markets! And also they don't make me bleed too which I can sometimes get with tweezers.
Thank your for reading my review
Fast, effective and easy to use, the Eylure eyebrow shapers are the ideal error free alternative to tweezing / They are specially shaped to be used above and below the brow-line creating perfectly shaped brows everytime / Box Contains; 21 (3x7) Pre-cut Shapers Instruction Leaflet Product Weight : 64g