One of the most essential beauty buys for both women and men is a trusty pair of tweezers. They can, of course, be used for plucking and sculpting the brows, but also for fixing on false lashes, tackling coarse chin hairs, and removing ingrown hairs or other small foreign bodies from beneath the skin.
Generally, people don’t spend too much time thinking about their tweezer purchase, but we’ve all had that pair that isn’t quite as precise as we’d like at the tip. And they can be a real pain. Thankfully, there are tons of great options available, all you need to know is where to look – which is our countdown of the best tweezers from Boots, eBay, Amazon and John Lewis!
Before you go hitting the ‘add to basket’ button on any old product, let’s take a look at some of the different things to look out for when buying some tweezers. Hopefully, they’ll help you identify exactly what you need.
The first thing to think about when choosing some tweezers is which style you want. There are three common designs, all with different advantages. We’ll take a look at each individually here.
By far the most common type of tweezers, these usually have a tip which is intentionally slanted at around 25 degrees to help you to navigate the contours of your eyebrows.
The edges of slanted tweezers can be easily angled allowing for access to those stubborn fine hairs, however, if more precision is required you may opt for pointed tweezers (more on them in a moment).
If you’re looking for something for simple everyday use without any special requirements, this is certainly the way to go.
Straight tweezers are the ideal choice for folk with bigger, bushier brows. The straight tip was created to pluck thicker hair and is capable of removing larger groups all at once. Which, though painful, is certainly time saving!
Also, since there are no sharp edges, this style can be useful when applying false eyelashes as they’re less likely to stick to the tweezers.
Compared to the other styles, pointed-tip tweezers offer less versatility. However, they do enable the user to have a greater degree of precision, which is perfect for those fine hairs that your usual tweezers just don't seem to reach.
Another great advantage of pointed tweezers is that they excel when it comes to the removal of ingrown hairs, splinters, little bits of glass or generally anything just below the surface of the skin. This certainly makes them a nifty little tool to have around the house.
To avoid any accidental injuries and ensure you get the look you want, it’s vital to have the right equipment. If you like to regularly change up your appearance or you're generally interested in all things beauty, you may need more tools than just the one.
There are many sets available which come with either two different tip styles or one of each of them. Looking for product sets which include your preferred tools will save you time and money.
Last but not least, it's no secret that tweezers are an item that can easily be misplaced, leaving you either looking like Hagrid or tearing your face open with that pair you banished to the back of the bathroom cabinet years ago.
To avoid either of these scenarios, look for a case as this will help keep your pair in one easy-to-remember place. This is particularly useful if you’re thinking about picking up a set. Cases are also a safe place that is going to ward off any unwanted bacteria, providing the tweezers are cleaned correctly.
Now that you're up to date on the various styles of tweezers you can buy, you should be clued up on what will work best for you and your brows. Here we've put together our top ten most recommended products, in ranking order.
|Style||Slanted, pointed, straight|
|Style||Slanted, pointed, straight|
Professional Tweezers for Eyebrows
Rose Gold Mini Slant
Leopard Slant Tweezer
Classic Inox Straight Tweezers
Grooming Tweezer and Brush
Eyebrow Tweezer Set
Straight and Curved Point Tip Tweezers
A Full Set That Can Be Utilised by Anyone
The Ideal Companion for On-the-Road Grooming
A Deluxe Set With a Timeless and Classy Finish
The Stylish and Practical All-Rounder
Tackle a Lot of Hair, Fast
Precision Grooming From a Trusted Beauty Brand
Ultimate Precision for Both Your Brows and Around the House
A Full Set for Complete Control
Created Specifically to Help Attach False Lashes
For Those Looking to Tame Bulky Brows
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|Material||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
For such a small item, there's more to picking a pair of tweezers than you might think. Actually, the same can be said for most of our everyday grooming accessories, which, let's face it, we all need to upgrade a few times in our lives. Luckily, we have lots of tips and recommendations for them, too!
Whether you need a straight style for unruly brows or pointed tips for absolute precision, you should be ready to confidently buy a trusty new pair of tweezers. Who knows, maybe even your partner or kids will let you at them when they see how good you look!
Author: Lewis Clark
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