Tools Tuesday: Types of Tweezers

Chances are, you’ve been using tweezers since high school.

It’s also highly possible that you’re using the same pair of tweezers since 12th grade – it’s so time for an upgrade. As it turns out, not all tweezers are created equal.

To be a real brow pro, you’ll want to have at least two pairs of tweezers on hand – a classic slanted version for shaping and grooming, and a pointed-tip type for tackling fine and ingrown hairs and even splinters. You can also opt for a hybrid point-and-slant style that is becoming increasingly popular.

A few things you’ll always want to look for no matter what style tweezers you choose: stainless steel construction, a comfortable grip and calibrated tension for smooth control so that you always tweeze with ease.

The Slanted Tweezers

The classic slanted tweezers are an indispensable part of any beauty bag. Perfectly aligned angled tips grab every last stray hair and can also help apply false eyelashes without poking yourself in the eye.

My Picks: Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer, Anastasia Beverly Hills Precision Tweezers, Secret Service Beauty Tweezers

The Pointed Tweezers

Ideal for removing even the teensiest hairs, pointed tweezers offer an ultra-precise pluck. These useful tools can also help coax out ingrown hairs, blackheads and splinters.

My Picks: Cricket Pro Ultra Fine Point Tweezers, Revlon Gold Series Point Tweezer, Sow Good Point Tip Tweezers

The Pointed Slant Tweezers

A match made in brow-grooming heaven, pointed slant tweezers offer all of the ease and control of the classic slanted style with the precision of pointed tips. Or buy a dual-ended tool for the best of both worlds!

My Picks: Rubis Tweezers Evolution, Slice Combo-Tip Stainless Tweezers, Body Toolz Double End Tweezer