Product Type: Shavata in Beauty
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A Good Pluck?
Shavata Pointed Tweezers
Member Name: mrshez
Shavata Pointed Tweezers
Advantages: Brilliant Quality, Great for removing short and fine hairs.
Disadvantages: Very Sharp, easy to miss the hair and pluck the skin.
When did it become so difficult to purchase a pair of tweezers? The choice is literally mind numbing, how do you chose, what shape? What colour? Slanted or not slanted?
Tweezers have long been a staple and in many ladies and gentlemen grooming kits but the choice is now huge
The purpose for many is just to keep a tidy brow in shape and for some to disguise a mono brow (I sported a rather fine one a school until I discovered my mum's tweezers!) Eyebrows are one thing that can really change or enhance your appearance and I think that it's true that a well groomed brow can really finish off a look.
Eyebrow fashions do tend to change all the time and while if you want to follow fashion that's great I do believe that you should groom and tidy your brows but keep the natural shape as you can often ruin them following fashion, I have had many a client rushing in to have me "fix" the eyebrows after they tried to achieve a particular shape.
Shavata Eyebrows -
Achieved beauty guru status for tending to the brows of celebs in her salon and wanted to bring the artistry of brow shaping to the masses and launched her range of accessories including eyebrows stencils, brow make up and of course tweezers which I will be reviewing.
What Are Precision Tweezers? -
These tweezers are stainless steel and hand finished in Switzerland. I got my tweezers in a set and they came in a clear plastic tube with a screw off lid, the tweezers inside also have a clear plastic covering over the tips off the tweezers and the reason for this is that they are incredibly sharp.
The precision tweezers are designed to enable you to remove even the shortest and finest hairs. They have an incredibly fine and extremely sharp point and in my opinion should come with a warning as I have sharp knives that are less pointy. If you were to put your finger on the top you would prick yourself and you are then going to use these next to your eye!
How to Use Them -
The best time to tweeze your eyebrows is to do it after a hot shower or bath as the heat warms the skin and opens the pores to make the hairs easier to pull out.
Sit in front of a mirror so that you can see both eyebrows and also have a hand mirror handy for close up work.
Gently pull up the eyebrow by placing your middle finger just above the eyebrow, this will make it easier to see where you are removing the hair from. With your other hand hold the tweezers near the tip as this allows greater control and hold them so that they are at a 30 degree angle from your eye and then start to remove the hairs from the start of your brow and move outwards.
It is best to do a few at a time from each eyebrow as this allows you get both brows the same and stops you removing to much from one side.
I have included some tips below for achieving the best shape for you.
Well, they tweezers did allow me to remove even the finest and shortest hairs so it wins on that claim however that is only part of the story.
Due to the extreme point on the tweezers is very hard to get the point on the hair and you can end up picking at the skin trying to grab hair. I have spent many years waxing and plucking people's eyebrows in the salon and even I ended up just plucking at my skin trying to aim for a hair. To get the best results with this tweezers you really do need a magnifying mirror or you will end up plucking at the skin. Due to the extreme point you cannot get that close to the skin and therefore close up work it hard.
Availability and Cost -
Shavata tweezers and all other products in the range can be purchased online at www.shavat.co.uk and also on QVC.
The tweezers are priced at £19.50
The tweezers are great in the respect that they are great for removing the hairs and allowing you to get even very short and fine hairs but I do believe that these are best left in the salon where a therapist is able to get really close and use the magnifying class for picking out the individual hairs.
I would recommend that you use a slanted tweezers for taming your brows as they can be placed close enough to the skin to pull out the hairs from the root which makes removal more effective and is less painful that just tugging at the hair which can happen with tweezers that are not slanted and definitely with these ones.
Hints and Tips -
- Warm the skin prior to plucking. Either have a warm bath or shower or place at cotton pad soaked in warm water over the area or even better a flannel as this will hold the warmth longer. This opens up the skin and makes removal less painful.
- Never pluck from the top of your brow. This is the natural line and you can end up making a mess of the brows. If they need taming on the top, apply a little Vaseline and smooth them or spray an unused tooth brush with a small amount of hair spray and brush them into shape.
- If you have eyebrows they go too close to your nose the best way to find where they should start is with the pencil test. (No not that test!) Hold a pencil straight up from your nose to your eyebrows and that's where they should start.
- If you want to create an arch to lift the eye grab your pencil and follow the pupil of your eye up and the arch should start just to the left of your pupil. Pluck the brows from there and taper them outwards from that point.
Thanks for reading x
Summary: Great if you are a pro or have very steady hands and a magnifying mirror.