The Finishing Touch

4 Apr

As interested in personal grooming as I am, I’m pretty lax about hair removal. I’m not talking about nit-picky hair removal. I’m saying I don’t even shave my legs with any regularity. It helps that I’m blonde, and not an exceptionally hairy person to begin with. Even so, I have some pretty major eyebrows that I try to be diligent about reigning in. Fun story about my eyebrows: Once my grandma, completely out of the blue, said to me, “Don’t worry. That’s how Brooke Shields wears them.” Just to give you a picture of where I stand on the eyebrow hairiness spectrum.

I used to get my eyebrows waxed, but then I started using Retin-A, and waxing a Retin-A area is a big no no. I learned from experience.You will have huge red marks around your eyebrows that will stay there for what seems like FOREVER. Once I stopped getting a regular eyebrow waxin’, I had to learn how to maintain my brows myself. I could tweeze the big outlying hairs, but I missed the clean, precise look I got from waxing. Enter the Finishing Touch.

That little gray thing is an eyebrow grooming attachment. I don't know how it works, I've never used it, and, frankly, I'm afraid of it.

You may have seen the Finishing Touch on an infomercial. That’s how I first found out about it. It’s a hair removing wand that gently removes any unwanted hair from your bod. There are a lot of different tools that look just like the Finishing Touch, but, oddly, none of the other ones that I looked at had a light. The Finishing Touch has a super bright LED that is a huge help in finding all those pesky little hairs. I was apprehensive about buying something that had its own corny infomercial, but that light convinced me, and I’m glad it did.

In addition to the LED light, the Finishing Touch also has a head that pivots up to 45 degrees. I find it’s easiest to use when it’s pivoted to the max. In fact, I only use it that way. I use my Finishing Touch mainly to clean up the area around my eyebrows that are unfit for tweezer. For example, I have this patch of blonde fuzz between my eyebrows that’s impossible to tweeze. I also use it to CAREFULLY get rid of any scraggly hairs on the top of my eyebrows. (I need to emphasize that this is a somewhat risky practice. You’re not supposed to mess with the shape of your brows up top, but sometimes there are a few strays that can’t get in line, and if you’re super careful, you can get at ’em with the Finishing Touch. As long as you’re not actually shaping the top of your brows you should be ok.)

I got my Finishing Touch in the "As Seen on TV" section at Target, a place where you can find all sorts of essentials you don't really need.

The Finishing Touch is only $10, and you can get it pretty much anywhere. It’s a great tool to pick up if you want to give hair removal wands a try, but don’t want to shell out a lot of money. If you need something more hardcore, you can upgrade once you know you like using a hair removal wand. I’ve found that I’m perfectly content with my Finishing Touch, and I’ve been using the same one for I don’t know how many years. Oh, and while I use it I sing “Invisible Touch,” but change it to Finishing Touch. Every damn time.

Finishing Touch Personal Hair Remover: $10


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