I was pleasantly surprised recently to find out that Tweezerman, that famous purveyor of fine tweezers, can now be easily found at a local department store – Metro Singapore. Already available at Escentials, a niche beauty and fragrance store, the brand has finally landed in Singapore after what seems like eons to me. For years, it had been sporadically sold at salons and beauty stores at Far East Plaza but now, thankfully, it has an official – and recognised – distributor, Luxasia. I’m not sure if it’s available at all Metro stores but the brand has a gondola at Metro Paragon.
I was recently given a pair of Tweezerman Stainless Slant Color Tweezer in Signature Red (S$34) and Tweezermate Magnifying Mirror (S$26) by Metro to review. I already own Tweezerman tweezers but it’s always great to have a back-up! The mirror I haven’t tried, so was glad to have a chance to put it to the test.
The perfectly aligned, hand-filed tips are slanted to grab every hair, every time with the smoothest, true precision. In classic stainless steel or stainless steel with enamel color finishes.
Made in India, these tweezers are excellent as everyday tweezers. Sharp yet safe, they don’t hurt the skin because their tips are carefully filed down. I love my Rubis tweezers but they do have sharper edges than the Tweezerman version; I’ve nicked my skin once in a while with them (ouch!). I’d say that these red ones feel safer, for sure. :P
Their gentle graze doesn’t compromise their precision, though; they are accurate, grasping even potential in-grown hairs. They have a nice grip too – firm yet gentle. There’s a good spring to them that easily grabs errant hairs, extracting them effortlessly and often, painlessly.
Isolate even the finest hair for precise, easy tweezing. Our optically correct 10X magnifying mirror is clear from edge-to-edge with no distortion. Portable and practical, it conveniently attaches to any smooth surface. Perfect for home or travel.
Great for any precision tasks, from tweezing to make-up application to contact lens insertion. Attach to vanity mirror (or any smooth surface) by gently pushing – suction cups will compress to adhere firmly. (Lightly moisten cups first for better hold.)
True to its promise, this magnifying mirror does not distort its reflected images. Its clarity is exceptional, compared to the cheaper magnifying mirrors that I own. It is scary, though, seeing the fine strands that I’d missed in a conventional mirror! If you’re fastidious about brow cleanliness, this is a tool you should have. It will show up every single hair…as well as the pores and lines on your skin – a good reminder to mask, exfoliate and moisturise!
I don’t recommend this for eyeshadow application, however; it will confuse your perception of space and we don’t want that for shadow play. :)
An added bonus are the suction cups that help this mirror adhere to your regular one, so you have the best of both worlds. I’ve tried this and was quite impressed by how secure the mirror felt. This is surely easier than installing a retractable two-way mirror – I’d bought one from Ikea ages ago but never got down to putting it up because of the hassle involved. :P
At S$34, the tweezers are pricey but I’m fairly certain you’ll receive a direct 20% discount off them during Metro’s periodic 20% storewide sale events (Tweezerman isn’t a controlled brand, as far as I know). This means you need only pay S$27.20 (you save S$6.80).
Other Tweezerman products available at Metro Paragon include the brand’s folding lash comb (I own and LOVE this!), eyelash curlers, tweezer sets like a mini brow kit, callus stones, nail scissors and of course, the stainless steel tweezers, in plain, printed and coloured versions.
Do check them out during this week’s Metro Ladies’ Night (19 November 2010), where there will be a storewide 20% discount + 10% off selected brands (I’m hoping Tweezerman is one of these brands; I’m eyeing the eyelash curler and maybe another lash comb!). And if you’d like to try your luck at winning a pair of Tweezerman tweezers, do take part in the Metro Ladies’ Night + Tweezerman Giveaway coming very soon. :)
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