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Anybody tried Anastasia Tweezers?
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Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:48 am      Reply with quote
Has anybody ever tried these? Anastasia is the "eyebrow guru to the stars" in Hollywood and her tweezers have gotten a pretty good review on MUA so I was just wondering if anyone here had tried them? I have a pair of Tweezermans, which are infinitely better than the el cheapo drugstore brands I'd been using for years but I have a problem with the Tweezermans' sorta cutting the hair off at the skin when I go to grab it. Has anyone else had this problem? Maybe it's just my technique?? Anyway, I wondered if Anastasia's tweezers were any better or if I should just save my money and not listen to the hype. Another "prestige" brand of tweezers that I've seen at my local Sallys is Mehaz Rubis Slanted Tweezer, which I think sold for around $32USD (as opposed to $18USD for most Tweezermans), but I haven't heard anything about them so I don't know if -- in this case -- more expensive necessarily means better....

Any info would be appreciated!

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Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:44 pm      Reply with quote
Hi carekate,

I live in London and haven't heard of Anastasia tweezers, are they pointed? I do have a pair of tweezerman slanted (great for getting lots of hair) and a pair of Shavata pointed tweezers (fantastic on the really tiny hairs) both are great. I would suggest when using the tweezers that you pull your eyebrow before using and if you steam your face beforehand (or after coming out of the bath) the hair is easier to remove.

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Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:38 pm      Reply with quote
Carekate,

I've never heard of Anastasia tweezers -- I do, however, have the same gripe about the tweezermans! They DO tend to cut the hair off at the base before I get a chance to pluck it and it drives me nuts! I do use tweezerman's as my main tweezers, though, because they are the best I have found so far. I saw little mini tweezerman's in my drugstore that seemed to work pretty well, but, alas, I have lost mine. Sad As far as cheapo tweezers, the best I have found is LA CROSS tweezers. If anyone has tried the Anastasias please let us know! I am fanatical about my eyebrows!
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Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:59 am      Reply with quote
i have a pair of slanted la cross tweezers. i got them at my local drugstore, so the price was good. i've found they do grip really well, the ends have stayed pointy (despite my dropping them a lot) and they don't cut the hair i'm trying to get at (the most annoying thing!!).

i also have a pair of la cross's travel tweezers...they work well, but i find the metal they are made of is too thick for their size, so they don't feel really delicate and if you use them a lot they're tiring for the fingers.
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Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:24 am      Reply with quote
I've heard about the Anastasia tweezers but I found out about them through MUA. I don't think they are available in Australia. I have the Tweezerman slanted tweezers (and a couple of the tweezerettes) and I really like them. Much better than any other tweezer I have tried (which admittedly were crap though Smile). I haven't had the problems that you have mentioned though. I position the tweezers more or less parallel to the skin, grab the hair and pull very quickly. I think Happy's suggestion of tweezing after a hot bath or after steaming your face is great! That should also make it less painful...

Have you (and Chimera too) had this problem with other tweezers? I'm just wondering if this might be the tweezers themselves being faulty, the technique, or perhaps your hair type? Say, if you bleached your eyebrows often then that might make them drier and more brittle which may not be noticeable until you tried to pluck them? I'm grasping at straws here I think...
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Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:01 am      Reply with quote
Personally, I think it's the Tweezermans! I had a pair many years ago, which I finally stopped using because of the same problem (cutting the hair off at the skinline) and eventually I lost them. That's when I started using the el cheapo drugstore brands...maybe they couldn't grab the tiniest hairs but by-God, they didn't cut them off at the base either! Then while poking around on MUA, I saw all the raves about the Tweezermans and I thought I'd give them another shot...maybe the first pair I had was faulty or something. But, sadly, I had the same problem again. So now I'm torn: while the Tweezermans ARE superior to the drugstore brands and I use them most of the time now, the little bugger still cuts off the hair so I don't know if I should just completely give up on "prestige" tweezers or if I should try out some other high-end brand....
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FYI - when I was at Sephora yesterday buying products for someone's CP request, I bought myself the Anastasia 7-piece Ultimate Brow Kit -- I figure WTH? Because if I hate it, I can always return it to Sephora for a full refund or exchange it for the latest lip plumper or lip balm du jour, right?!

Okay, you know how I hate the Tweezerman tweezers b/c they always sever the little hairs off right at the skin surface? Well, Anastasia's tweezers DON'T do that!! Do I like them? Let me put it this way: I just listed my Tweezerman tweezers up for swap on MUA!! I'll update with my thoughts on the other products in the Brow Kit after I've had a chance to test all of them so stay tuned....

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I absolutely love the Anastasia tweezers. I have full thick eyebrows and it works great on my eyebrows. I always have a few thick small hairs that grow in and I never have a problem tweezing them. The shortest to the thickest of hair comes out every time. I have used Tweezerman, Revlon and many others, but nothing works like the Anastasia tweezer. The best tweezer I ever used.

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