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?
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.
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?
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