“ Brand: Elegant Touch Wax / Removal / Type: Wax / Laser / Sugar / Subcategory: Wax / Suitable for: Eyebrow / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I've tried plucking my eyebrow loads of times over the past few years but I always find it really tedious and so am always reluctant to actually do it and keep it up. I used to spend a good half hour every few months plucking and shaping my eyebrows really nicely and then when all the hairs started growing back I could never be bothered to sit down and pluck them again. I find plucking stings quite a bit and I end up with sore and sometimes bleeding brows. As well as this I don't really know how to shape them and so have over plucked my brows quite a few times and also ended up with uneven eyebrows. So I decided to consider other options. Threading would give professional results but being a student I wasn't willing to pay for my eyebrows to be threaded all the time, and walking past girls with streaming eyes getting their eyebrows threaded put me. Waxing is another option which I liked because it would just be a couple of quick pains and that'd be it done, but again the money put me off. Then I thought of home waxing but it seemed to me like a bit of a messy job and I worried I would end up getting wax on my eyebrows where I don't want and have half an eyebrow!
So one day I saw Eylure Eyebrow Shapers in Debenhams for less than £3 I was definitely willing to give them a go. They seemed quick and easy. The shape was already there so I didn't need to worry about wonky brows or taking too much off. And they were so cheap! I was worried that they wouldn't work but I have heard of Eylure before because I use their false eyelashes and so it is a brand that I do trust. I have reviewed the Eylure Eyebrow Shapers and gave them a really good review because they do really work. I asked my mum to get me some more but she came back with the Elegant Touch Wax Eyebrow Shapers. I probably would not have bought these myself because it's not a brand I have heard of before but since using them I would definitely buy them again.
I opened the pack of waxing strips and they contained the same contents as the Eylure ones. In the pack you get up to 12 applications (6 applications really because 2 eyebrows!). There's 3 different type templates in the packet - one for under the brow, one for above the brow and one for in-between the brows. I read the instructions, they're really simple and have pictures to help and give some tips. I washed my face as stated in the instructions so I had no make up or oil on my face. I stuck one strip on at a time and pushed and rubbed the strip down and ripped it off. It was surprisingly un-painful. There was a sharp a pain when I was ripping it off but it was less than plucking my brows and only lasted a second. After waxing my eyebrows they were pink but this didn't take long to fade.
Being completely honest the strips do not get EVERY single hair (the same with the Eylure brand), but they got the vast majority. And the one or two that remained seemed to have been sort of pulled out by the strips because they're usually those thick deep ones which hurt to pull out, but when I plucked them they came out really easily and I didn't even feel it. Being a natural blonde, a lot of my eyebrows are blonde too so I never bothered plucking them out because you couldn't see them that well and it would take me ages to get every blonde hair. So even after plucking my brows, I'd be left with a lot of fair blonde hair above my eyebrows. Using the strips gets all of these annoying little hairs in a second and my eyebrows look so much better for it. I get a result with these strips in a couple of seconds that would take me so long with tweezers.
At first I did have to wax my eyebrows quite often with the Eylure waxing strips (about every 2 weeks) because the hairs grew back at different rates. I felt like I was going through loads of strips but they do eventually all grow back at the same time. I now only have to wax my brows every 4-6 weeks.
I've been using wax strips for over half a year now and would never go back to plucking. I have got much quicker and better at doing it and so am getting even better results each time, I am now really quick at it and can get perfect looking eyebrows in less than 2 minutes. I find it is best to push the strips down quite hard and rub them well and pull off immediately because if I rub them and leave for a few seconds I've noticed that more hairs are left behind. Also don't stick on more than one strip at a time because pulling of one while others are stuck down seems to unstick the other strips slightly. Also make sure you do wash and dry around the eyebrows well before waxing because any grease, oil or make up on the skin will definitely effect the amount of hair removed. Another thing is to pull the strips off the papers quickly because if you do it slow they become creased and so a small bit of the strip will not stick down flat.
I find both the Eylure and the Elegant Touch strips work equally as well and so have no preference, I will just continue to buy whichever is cheapest or in stock!
I purchased these eyebrow shapers form Boots a couple of weeks ago. I thought that my brows needed a bit of taming and I cannot stand plucking them with tweezers as I'm a big baby!
I have been using these for a few years until now although I did use a similar much better product in between although it cost 3 times as much. Believe it or not that yellow box you see up there in the dooyoo catalogue is actually for eyebrow shapers - Somehow I don't think that the image in the front really says this and its not obvious that is what they are for. You will find them down the hair removal aisle with the waxes, razors etc.
These are now made by Elegant Touch -they used to be Wax-Away but they aren't the same. Inside the box you get an instruction guide and 3 sheets of pre-cut eyebrow shapers. One is shaped to go above the eyebrow, one below and you get a few straight strips for any other stray hairs! There should be enough for 12 eyebrow waxing sessions here and they shoudl stay hair free for 3-6 weeks.
So I stood infront of the mirror, brushed my eyebrows down a bit and applied the pre-cut, pre-waxed strips to create perfectly shaped eyebrows. I took a deep breath and pulled my skin tight, braced I whipped back the waxed strip. Amazingly it did not hurt but it had left the majority of the hair behind. One or two hairs had come out with it but most of them were still there. I was disappointed to say the least, but thought I'd give them another go and applied some more strips to my other eyebrow. Same again. I was really disappointed by these. They used to actually work much better. I don't know if they have changed the wax or formula or something buy honestly I'd have got the same result using sellotape. The idea of these is great as it is generally a quick and easy way to shape your eyebrows but only if it removes the hair.
OK so these only cost £2.65 - I had been using a similar product costing around £12 inbetween but they were so much better value as they actually worked.
I don't recommened these at all. Sorry for a short review but I don't think theres much else to say!