Sunday, 4 December 2011

Quick Pick: Veet High Precision Facial Wax

Fact: I have a very short attention span.  I get bored with plucking my eyebrows past removing the obviously dark blonde / light brown hairs which make them look messy, and I can barely be bothered to remove those fine, light hairs which don't really mess with the overall shape, but rather stop the brow from looking super sharp.  So, I decided that I would have a go at this new Veet Facial Wax, to see if I could get a truly killer brow look.

The kit comes with a tube of water soluble wax which you heat up in a cup of hot water, much like I used to do with Hot Oil hair treatments when I was fifteen.  There's a precision stick for applying the wax with ultimate carefulness, but I've found that the slanted tip of the wax tube is actually reasonably precise in itself.  The premise is pretty simple: you warm the wax, squeeze a bead out of the tube, apply it to the area to be waxed, smooth on one of the reusable waxing strips, and once set, pull off against the direction of growth.

Now, admittedly, my forays into using this kit haven't yielded immediate, quick results like a professional eyebrow wax.  I have had to go over the area under and atop my eyebrows a couple of times to ensure every little hair is removed, which can leave my eyebrow area looking a little bit red and raw.  The redness calms down within half an hour or so, and even if it's not the quickest thing in the world, it's a darn side quicker than using tweezers to remove every tiny follicle, even if you do need to do the last bits of tidying up with a tweezer regardless of your waxing skillz.

So far, I've used the kit twice - and twice have been incredibly impressed by my sharply defined, clean brow area.  Granted, I've spent half an hour per session on my brows - but the results are worth it, in my mind.  My brows, once filled in, look like someone's actually spent some time and effort on them, and the lack of even the tiniest hairs makes my eyes look wider, and my eye area look cleaner.  Love it.

Veet High Precision Facial Wax is available from Boots, where a kit will cost you £8.49.


  1. I'm going to pick this up. Plucking my eyebrows is the bane of my life! x

  2. ooooh alternative to threading?! i like this alot!! so going to buy one!


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