Tease Me, Squeeze Me

I’ve been asked by quite a few people about tweezers – it’s obviously the hot topic of the day. Such a simple, basic part of your make-up case, the beloved tweezer doesn’t get enough attention as it probably deserves. The first rule of tweezing is to get a decent tweezer, which basically means the tips should meet and lay completely flat together. If the tips don’t completely close then they aint pulling out any hairs! So many times I see tweezers that have really small tips that have massive gaps in between… they’re as useless as those ones you get out of Christmas crackers. Here are my top tweezers – I have every one in my make-up bag so can vouch for their effectiveness!

The ‘little black dress of beauty tools’, Tweezerman is incomparable in quality, performance and value. These bad boys are used by all the professionals because they’re just fantastic – the best you can get on the high street, and probably the best full stop. They can be pretty pricey at £20 upwards, but they come in some fantastic designs. I’ve got the mini version, which at £16.00 are cheaper, which does the exact same job. I’ve had mine for a year and they’re still sharp as a really, really sharp thing. They get even the finest, lightest, fly-away hairs out, leaving your brows as smooth as a baby’s bum.

If you can’t stretch to Tweezerman, the next best thing are the tweezers from beauty favourite Bourjois. These are basically the same as Tweezerman, offering a sharp tip that gets even the smallest hair out. They don’t last as long, inevitably, needing replacing after about six months, but at £2.95 a pop you can afford to stock up. You can get these from bigger Boots/Superdrug and online at ASOS.

If you need tweezers that you don’t mind taking away, chucking in your bag for emergencies, or just prefer not to splash your cash, then you can’t go wrong with Boots’ Essential Stainless Steel Tweezers. They don’t look very pretty, but with a slanted tip and ribbed grip on the body of the tweezer, these do the job. I’ve got about 8 pairs floating around just in case I can’t find any others – mostly bought when I forget to take mine away with me and have to rush into Boots on a Saturday afternoon. These are only £1.69 and are the best cheap tweezers I’ve ever found.

Have you tried these tweezers? Are there any others you think are fab? Let me know!



  1. Anonymous
    September 5, 2010 / 11:13 am

    Tweezerman got together with Benefit and brought out a range of tweezers, and the normal ones are £15.50. I bought them a couple of weeks ago, they're awesome 🙂

  2. Annabella Freeman
    September 5, 2010 / 11:23 am

    I've been using the Tweezerman Ingrown Hair/Splintertweeze for my eyebrows for several years now and I won't go back to slant ones. Because the point is so fine you can really get at those little baby hairs and ones that only just break the skin. I would recommend them to anyone who really wants a clean eyebrow area. You need to be careful with them though – I dropped mine once and they nearly missed my foot and ended up stabbing the floor instead! Scary but worth every penny!

  3. London Beauty Queen
    September 5, 2010 / 1:53 pm

    I love Tweezerman… I'd heard a lot of good things about them but it pained me to spend £22 on tweezers so I kept putting it off. It's worth it though and I don't think I could ever be without them. The Bourjois ones are pretty ace too, especially as they're so cheap.

  4. davenaalexandra
    September 5, 2010 / 2:21 pm

    Asda George slanted tweezers, at less than a pound they are they best ive bought.

  5. London Beauty Queen
    September 5, 2010 / 5:52 pm

    Oooh may have to take a trip to Asda and hunt them down! x

  6. Becky
    September 20, 2010 / 10:27 pm

    I have used them….they are amazing totally agree!!

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