April 12, 2013

Perfect your brows with Veet, Tweezerman, Anastasia and Smashbox!

Veet Precision Wax & Care - $16.99 - includes: 1 x 10 ml Precision Wax; 1 x 5 ml Aftercare Cream; 1 Precision Spatula; and 20 Reusable fabric strips - the product was specially developed to easily and effectively remove facial hair and leave skin feeling silky smooth for up to 28 days. With an easy-to-use tube that allows you to apply a precise amount of wax exactly where it's needed – especially on the eyebrows where accuracy is critical to achieving an attractive arch, in addition to upper lip, chin and cheeks. The Aftercare Cream, enriched with Aloe Vera, will leave skin soothed and softened.

I wasn't sure how easy it would be to wax my own eyebrows at home but it was acually pretty foolproof - you heat the wax by placing it in a glass of hot water and the slanted applicator tip makes it easy to apply the wax in small areas without it getting all over the place. Then you just apply the fabric strip and tear it off. I found it much easier to use in the area around the brow then right up against the brow itself where a couple of times I ripped out hairs that I didn't want to (and the long hairs hurt dammit) but I actually found a trick - it you coat your eyebrows with a little bit of vaseline, the wax won't stick where you don't want it to! The Aftercare Cream is a nice touch, very cooling and soothing.

Available at retailers across Canada now.
Tweezerman Hot Pink Mini Brow Rescue Kit - $30 -  containing mini versions of their Slant Tweezer, Browmousse, Eyenhance Highlighter Pencil and Brow Shaping Brush.

Having this in my purse has saved my butt on many an occassion - it always seems to be under away-from-home lighting that I notice a random brow hair (or other facial hair that you want to be rid of ASAP) and I have also used them to pull out a splinter and rescue my keys from a tight spot under my car's seat - not recommended uses for your tweezers of course but at the time I was sure glad to have them! The Enenhance is also great to use as the day wears on and you start to look as tired as you feel!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Fix - $27 - A colorless brow gel that was designed to keep brows in place with flexibility and is best used after applying brow color for a subtle, yet defined look.

I used to use clear mascara to do the job but this pencil is so much less messy and allows for a lot more precision, I will never go back again!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
And I'm going to take this opportunity to get a little ranty re: Smashbow Brow Tech - I don't have a lot of holy grail products, in general I have very little product loyalty at all but the Smashbox Brow Tech Duo in auburn was one of them - nobody else really makes an auburn powder that actually is auburn and not just a muddy shade of brown that they are trying to pass off as auburn. Now that Smashbox has changed their duo to a trio they have joined the ranks of companies with a sucky auburn powder. The trio has a light shade that is too light and a dark shade that is too brown. You can mix the shades together but I still don't get anything nearly as perfect as the auburn shade that was in the original duo! Luckily I stocked up when they did the switchover but I just realized today that I only have one left so sad times are a'comin'.

Revlon brought back my favourite concealer so I don't see any reason why you can't follow suit Smashbox...

- Lisamarie -


  1. Oh no I'm sorry about losing your favourite brow powder! That is so frustrating. I too, love the old Brow Tech duos from Smashbox and have a stockpile of two unopened packages, and they tend to last me forever so it will be a long time before I have to try their new product.

  2. i too loathe the fact that smashbox changed the browtech powder, their blonde was the only blonde i have found that isn't a taupe color (which just reads grey on my natural blonde hair/coloring) and it has since been changed to trio with taupe colors. i will give you a little ray of hope, the winners/homesense shops in my area got the discontinued browtechs recently (last 3 months ago or so) and i saw auburn in my area (i bought every single blonde i could get my hands on so i have brow powder until i die now.)

    1. Ooo that's smart - I've been stalking eBay for them, now I'll start checking Winners! Thanks for the tip!

      Best, Lisamarie


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