I’m in dire need of new eyebrow tweezers – I’m beginning to look like that old guy on 60 minutes. I thought it would be easy but there’s a whole wall of eyebrow tweezers available – which are the best?
– Chin Hairs Too.
Dear Chinny Chin Chin,
Rejuvenating? It reminds Bossy of that film where Humphrey Bogart undergoes plastic surgery to escape his criminal past and spends most of the movie recuperating under masses of white bandages and flirting with Lauren Bacall.
Of course, they both had cool eyebrows.
Eyebrows are a good thing – they keep dust, dirt, and sweat from dropping into our eyes. Of course some people forget to wash all that stuff out.
The first consideration is how to shape the brow. This simple diagram details the mathematics of the eye – all you’ll need is a Sharpie and a ruler for drawing all the dotted lines directly on your face!
Point 1 is the beginning of the brow, which should line up with the outside of the nose. Point 2 is the arch, which should follow the line that extends from the side of the nose through the center of your pupil. Point 3 is where the brow should end – a line that goes from the corner of your smirk up over the Occipital lobe.
Next consideration is when to tweeze. After a hot bath or shower is nice, when your pores are open and the process less painful. After Happy Hour at the Ale House – not so good. As a matter of fact, it’s best to tweeze over a period of a few days to avoid the more drastic mistakes.
In terms of which instruments are best – there are many specialized tweezers appropriate for a variety of tasks. Pointed tweezers are good for removing unwanted fine hairs around the eyebrow area. Slanted tweezers are best for removing unwanted eyebrow hairs and shaping the eyebrows. Curved tip tweezers are excellent for removing the difficult hairs around the eyebrow area. Scissor style tweezers are the best for smooth easy tweezing of eyebrow area. Did Bossy just say the same thing four times in a row? You bet your sweet ass she did! Blame this on the idiot corporate marketers who make tons of money sitting at long conference tables in anemic office buildings manipulating the public with redundancy and Bossy has this to say: Where can she send her resume?
To add to the confusion, they manufacture Ergonomic tweezers in colors so dazzling they’re easy on the eyes and plucking hands.
Not to be confused with Precision tweezers, which belong on a surgical tray.
There are also magnifying tweezers, and tweezers so compact they’ll fit in your purse – though it’s hard to conceive of a purse too small for a regular pair of tweezers.
Anyway Bossy doesn’t think you’ll be sorry if you buy a pair of slanted tweezers. They seem to be good for everything. Except removing splinters – for that buy the sharp pointy kind.