Review | Rubis Slant Tip Tweezers

October 28, 2008

More than sixty years ago, the first precision tweezers were developed to place ruby stones into watch movements. From then on, the brand RUBIS stands for tweezers made to authentic Swiss quality standards.


Although Tweezerman is wildly popular worldwide, another brand of tweezers, Rubis – though not so much in the public eye – is proving its worth. Its slant tip tweezers are often used by professionals in Singapore and are more readily available here than Tweezerman. Its popularity here is no doubt attributed to three factors: its precision, sleekness, and compared to a Tweezerman, affordability. In the USA, however, Rubis tweezers are costlier than Tweezerman ones. Nonetheless, I would encourage those of you who live there to splurge on a pair for that swift and easy hair removal experience.

As with most high-quality sharp implements, Rubis is made in Switzerland and characterises the unerring aptitude of the Swiss for precision and cool, simple beauty. The smooth body of the tweezers is wide enough for a good grip, yet is slim and aesthetically pleasing. The arms taper towards the end, tips in perfect alignment, to facilitate precise and effective hair removal. The hair gripping surface is made of specially-tempered steel to guarantee a secure grip and the stainless steel of the tweezers is said to be anti-acid, non-magnetic and rust-free.

I like my pair of Rubis slant tweezers for its firm grasp and its ability to remove both fine and obvious hairs, both on the brows and in the pits. As a testimony to the love I have for these, I currently own three working pairs (excluding one unopened backup!) and two blunt ones which I keep for other purposes. These last two I bought years ago, when they still cost S$28. Rubis tweezers now cost S$31 and can be found at the shop opposite Plato Academy/Top to Toe Makeup School in Far East Plaza.

The ones I have are black over stainless steel. I also have one limited edition pair that is white over stainless steel. At the moment, only the black ones are available locally. Nevertheless, Rubis has other designs (including plain stainless steel ones) and you ought to be able to find them at various online beauty stores.

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7 Responses to Review | Rubis Slant Tip Tweezers

  1. Chev
    October 29, 2008 at 12:25 am

    I got a pair from the Top2toe too. Think students will get discounts?

  2. sesame
    October 29, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Haven’t come across this one but I love my Tweezerman. Have been using it like 8 years?

  3. makeupmag
    October 29, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks for dropping by, Sesame! Give the Rubis ones a go; I’m pretty sure you’d like them. ;)

  4. saresha
    November 13, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Hi Mag! I’ve always preferred Rubis. I’ve a pair of slant/point ones I’ve been using since 2000. Still nice and sharp but I recently got a new pair as backup :)

  5. makeupmag
    November 13, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Hi Sarsh!
    Thanks for dropping by. I love these. I can’t believe yours lasted so long! My hubs dropped my older ones. :P

  6. Deedra Oun
    May 10, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Interesting post, thanks for posting. It was great to read on this rainy day!

    • makeupmag
      May 11, 2010 at 11:07 am

      Hi Deedra,

      Thank you!

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