August 16, 2017

Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover Review and Muse Approval

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

I’ve had the Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover in my review pile most of the Summer. This is a small, discreet, travel-friendly epilator to remove facial hair painlessly. Did you raise a brow at painlessly? I know I did. That’s mostly why it ended up in my “to be reviewed” pile. I’ve tried epilators before and they aren’t exactly pain-free. They kind of feel like I’m giving myself a rug burn!

I haven’t used one in years and I wasn’t planning on giving the Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover a chance. It just sounds like a gimmick.

But guess what?

It isn’t.

YOU NEED it!

I’m not shy about saying I’m hairy. Sadly, it’s a fact and I can’t hide it so I might as well own up to it. The media, advertising, and society makes it somehow feel we should be ashamed because we have hair that grows on our bodies. But hey, it is what it is. Nature and all that.

I know I’m not going to pull a Amanda Palmer anytime soon and go out in public with hairy pits on display. Praise you Amanda for being so brave. Which is why I’m glad we have endless options to remove it!

Some folks wax, others thread, and some splurge on laser treatments. And there are a many out there that just shave it off. Personally, I’m still under the disillusion that shaving your face will result in harsher, coarser hair which is completely not true. I tend to favor wax for my upper lip and brows because I’m half Italian and half Portuguese so, you know I have coarse, dark hair going on. Occasionally, I’ll go the threading route but I find wax is easiest. Of course, the major downfall of facial hair is waiting for it to grow back before waxing it again. I typically wait about two weeks before I get my upper lip and brows waxed. At this point things can get a little messy because you’ll have stray hairs growing in and you don’t want anyone to get to close a view of what’s happening on your upper lip or between your eyes during that regrowth process.

Using an epilator on my face wasn’t really an option because I find them painful. But I was somehow brave enough or just curious enough to try the Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover. I’m so freaking glad I did! This thing is brilliant.

I’m currently in the regrowth hair phase. It’s been 10 days since my last wax appointment which means I have a few strays hairs between my brows as well as some on my upper lip. I decided this was a good a time as any to put the Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover to the test.

The unit comes in a larger barrel with a simple on and off switch and a cap to keep the razor safely tucked away when not in use. It’ll store away without taking much space and will travel easily as well should you want to tuck it into your makeup bag. It has a rotating gold plate razor head that replacements can be purchased for (a two pack of blades is $12.99 or a 4 pack is $19.99). I did cringe when I saw the razor head as it has that wired design which epilators are known for. That design is typically pretty painful as it kind of plucks hairs out which results in a cruel sting.

But I was brave and I went to work on my upper lip. I was so freaking surprised this didn’t hurt at all. No sting, no pinch, nothing. It just gently buzzes over your skin and that’s it. Best part? It whisks away hair super quick! Even really short hair! The key to making it work is to gently circle it around the area of hair you’re removing. Using a close up mirror is extra helpful as it’ll help you to spot all those finer hairs you want to remove. I ended up using it at the arch of my brows and also between them as that’s where hair is starting to grow back in for me. It did a nice job removing hair in both areas but obviously you want to be a little careful anywhere near your brows as you can mistakenly remove a larger chunk of hair. I also used it on my upper lip and it remove stray hair easily. This works best for hair on your lip or if you get hair on your chin or near the sides of your face etc…..

I was quite happy with the results. It left my skin smooth without redness, pain, or pinching and it also didn’t produce ingrown hair. I sound like an infomercial here with all the raving but it truly shocked me at how well it worked.

Best part?

It’s $20 bucks and ulta.com has it in stock right now which means if you haven’t used your 20% off yet you can do so and get it for $16! You can also get at amazon.com.

Try it out, I think you’ll love it as much as I do.

I’m slapping a Muse Approval on this!

Tried it already?

Please share your thoughts!

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Lise

    Hi muse, I’ve seen a few reviews of this product and I’m a little confused…
    Isn’t this just a rotating razor ? The brand is quite shady about answering this question and insists it’s not a razor nor and epilator… Yet they apparently offer replacement blades ?

    • Isabella Muse

      mmmm..It’s hard to say! It isn’t really a traditional razor really? It’s sort of like a coiled wire that rotates. Does that make sense? It’s sort of a hybrid epilator slash razor! I’m sorry, I wish that made more sense ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Emily

    Want want want this!!! I’ve had to stop waxing due to sensitivities, and haven’t found a really good alternative. I have had electrolysis in the past, but I’m not done. Want to try laser, but haven’t gotten around to scheduling a consult. This seems like something to get me through until I do. Amazon reviews are very mixed, but at this price, I’m willing to roll the dice.

    • Isabella Muse

      Let me know what you think? I sound like such an infomercial in this review but I actually LOVED it. I liked it so much I purchased a second one (this one was a press sample) ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Christina

    This sounds too good to be true. Have you used those wired coils to remove your facial hair?That’s are super painful, and I have an extremely high tolerance to pain. It’s what I currently use, though. Since you mentioned you used it on your strays, do you think it’ll hurt more if you had more hair to remove? I’m terrified.

    • Isabella Muse

      I have! Those hurt like a bitch! Not at all! I tried using it on my arm (TMI I have hairy arms) and it was completely pain-free removal. You just feeling a buzzing, nothing burning, pinching, etc!

      • Christina

        Ah good to know. It is a razor, so I’m not sure why I’m scared it’ll hurt like an epilator. LOL! I like that the fact that you can’t cut your face with this; I think if I used a plain ol’ razor from Japan/Korea, I’d probably cut myself everywhere. I’m that clumsy.

        • Isabella Muse

          It’s like a coiled spring razor type thing. Not exactly a razor but def not really an epilator either. If that makes sense ๐Ÿ˜€ It didn’t hurt at all!!!!!!!!!!!!! and no cuts!

  • Jeremy

    Lmfaaaaaaaao I love that you referenced Amanda, she’s one of my faves. I’m a huuuuge dolls fan

    • Isabella Muse

      I adore her she just doesn’t give a f*ck! Not to mention she’s a fantastic artist/performer/singer ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Jen

    It is a “razor/shaver”. It does not epilate the hairs, just cuts them. My husband has an electric shaver that has 3 pivoting heads that look just like this ones head. The sharp razors don’t have direct contact with the skin, which is a great advantage over traditional shaving razors, especially for a women’s thinner, more sensitive facial skin. I’m super intrigued! I have over the top sensitive skin. Can’t wax, thread, or shave without a crazy, bumpy, itchy and painful reaction that lasts pretty much as long as it takes for the hair to grow back..

  • Vanessa

    Thank you so much for this review! I have been so curious and have been tempted to get it every time I see it on TV! I just went out to Bed Bath & Beyond and its…AMAZING! I have the original Finishing Touch but this is so much better! It got all my mustache hair! Wooohoo!!!

    • Isabella Muse

      YAY! Funny, I saw it at Harmon’s last night too! Great time to use those 20% off BBB coupons ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad you like Vanessa ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Heather

    Hi Muse! So now you made me really want this hair remover. I looked at ulta(i love getting points!) and I can’t find it on their website, do you know the item number?

  • Amber G.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE mine too, Muse. Bought mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond just this week and used it twice so far. It is a smaller-size coil shavers like the 3-head ones for men. I was like you; I had a lot of fear it would hurt, but NO PAIN! I use it on my upper lip and chin, but I have tons of peach fuzz everywhere except the forehead (LOL) so I’m thinking of taking the plunge and taking it off. So glad this got reviewed, Muse..hopefully this will be the answer for a few ladies out there!

  • Elaine K Rugg

    Hi….thanks for the review. I usually get my light blonde hair threaded off of my face, but this would be so much more convenient to just go to my drawer an put it on my face and voila….off.
    I just put an order in with Amazon to get it. Thanks again

  • Lorraine. E.R

    This is awesome! Facial hair isn’t too much of an issue for me but I’d love to be able to get the little that is there because makeup goes on smoother and I just feel more confident. I was wondering about this thing when I saw the commercials but same as you when I saw the coil I was like “oh hell no” haaha.I figured it’d hurt. Is this the one that’s by the makers of the No! No! ?

  • Lesley A.

    OK, Muse. Just went and bought this thing. I am hoping it is way more hygienic/easy to clean than the regular razor I was using for my peach fuzz. Unfortunately I didn’t clean that well enough and the staph decided to have a party on my face. (Will spare you the gross details.) The Finishing Touch looks like just what I need, Thank You.

    • Isabella Muse

      It has a little brush to clean it not sure that helps!??! I wiped it down with alcohol not sure if I am doing any damage but I’m a clean freak ๐Ÿ˜€

  • wendy

    Muse! What in hell would I do without you? LOL
    After reading this, I ordered it from Ulta (and got 20% off), and I LOVE THIS THING! I just got it yesterday and it works amazingly well for the price! I didn’t even realize how much blonde peach fuzz i actually had on my face — and my freaking ears LOL
    LOVE LOVE LOVE
    Thank you!

    • Isabella Muse

      yay glad to hear it! I thought it was really fab for touch ups!!!!! ;-D I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!!!!!!!!!!

  • wendy

    I just looked in the mirror and I can’t believe how smooth my face looks <3

  • Jo Anne Roberts

    I did buy one at Ultz Beautyva month ago. I was burning my skin using Sally Hansen dapilatiry hair removing cream. I over exfoliated, then, used the cream! That was the last time! I got online and remembered seeing it at Ulta but, didnt think to use my 20% off! If you think this little gem might not be working, just unscrew the head and look inside how much fuzz is in the bay! ALOT! I think because the spaces between the blades are so close, that the hairs are ripped out by the root. Thats why, they claim, hairs wont grow back thicker. If hairs were CUT OFF at the skins surface, then, yes, they will grow in thicker. Thats why mens beards get thicker hairs. They get CUT OFF. The rorating head needs replaced of course, simply because it is coming in contact with hair and skin cells and eventually do dull. I noticed, your skin must be 100% dry, clear of any oils. Just lighly glide the head in circles. If you press, it wont work as well. It took me about 3 times using it to get the hang of it. My mom liked mine so much, she bought one too. Once people realize how good it works, word will spread and Ulta will be out of stock so, don’t delay getting one. I bought mine online and my moms in store.

  • Jo Anne Roberts

    Muse, will you be reviewing the new Bare Mineral eye shadow palette? And what about the Kandee Johnson palette, the blushes and bronzers. I’d love to hear your thoughts on her New powder that smells like bananas. How well it works. My skin is dry so, if its cakey or drying, I would love to know before hand. I order 85% of by beauty products online. Thank you ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      Yup sure will as soon as I get them in the mail! Just waiting for shipment ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Joanne m

    I just saw your review and wanted to add that I ordered mine from Amazon. I love it to remove my ever increasing blond peach fuzz. Doesn’t hurt and seems to be doing a good job. I was skeptical but thought for $15 it was worth a try. I am glad I did.

  • Richard Kaminski

    Been reading about this device so decided to get one. Once it arrived I checked it physically out and found that it is nothing more then a mini razor and not an epilator as you stated at the beginning. The definition of an epilator is “an electrical devices which is used to temporarily remove hair at the follicle level. They are, in fact, electronic tweezers used to remove unwanted hair from legs, underarms, arms, bikini area or from the face. They work the same way waxing or tweezing does, by plucking away hairs from the roots.” and all this does is to shave the hair very close to the skin.