Do you trim your brows? A lady on Shu Uemura showed me a few years ago, now I always do a little trim to keep them need. Most of the time, all you need is a trim, not a tweeze.
Sometimes when you tweeze, they don’t come back
Anastasia Brow make some of the nicest brow products out there. The only other two brow products I adore are (is?) Shu Uemura’s Hard Pencil (with Japanese sharpening) and Laura Mercier’s Brow Gel (in the pot). Everything else brow-themed I like is by Anastasia.
So I was very please to get these Brow Scissors ($22.50):
Always cut across the top of the brow towards the nose, being mindful not to cut in a downward direction. For easier use, brush brows upward using the Spooley brush first. Holding the hairs in place with your finger above the brow, cut the hairs that are longer than the brush, above the brow bone.
But wait! Why Brow Scissors?
Well – you don’t want normal sized scissor do you? You can use those small scissors, but I find the blade isn’t sharp enough. Brow Scissors tend to have straight and very sharp blades.
As cute as these scissors are I have to say I had a problem with it – they were stiff and not as smooth as I wanted them to be. Perhaps they are supposed to have some resistance but I prefer my scissors to be quite smooth so I don’t accidently chomp down on a piece of skin.
They are sharp enough though – but as I said, the stiffness made me nervous. I had to oil it up later with a bit of WD40 and it worked better.
I have to say my HG scissors (and EVERYONE should own one) is the Shu Uemura trimmer:
I think I paid about £60 for it. But I am telling you – this baby is smooth and swift, it can cut through anything in one go but it never feels unsafe to use. Truly truly the best on there although you do pay for it. (I won’t tell you about the time I caught someone using it to cut shapes out of paper…)
Anastasia’s scissors and are an affordable choice for your first sharp brow scissors. If it were your lunch, it would be a cheese salad.
Shu Uemura’s Trimmer is a totally and utterly streamlined piece of masterful beauty engineering. If it were your lunch, it would be a calorie free steak on a bed of chunky cut chips and some peppercorn sauce on the side.
Do you trim your brows? Or do you rock it like Groucho?