Tweezers Guide

With our tweezers guide, you can find out everything you need to know before buying or using the product including what are the best tweezers for eyebrows and how do you sharpen tweezers. If you're ready to buy or want to see our selection, visit our tweezers page.

Tweezers FAQs

What are the best tweezers for eyebrows?

Such is the array of top quality tweezers on the market, you can now easily find a pair of nimble tweezers that are tailored solely to your eyebrows. Every worthwhile brand offers specific tweezers for certain purposes, so you can complete your makeup and beauty set with a pair that makes preening your eyebrows an effortless dream.

Brands like Laura Mercier, Tweezerman and Brushworks provide high calibre products that are highly effective and easy to use. The key to finding a pair of tweezers that are purposely designed for your eyebrows lies in the tip; a particularly pointed tip allows you to intricately sculpt your brows and target individual hairs.

You can use a pair of tweezers without a pointed tip on your brows, however, if you're someone who prides themselves on your eyebrow game, we highly recommend investing in a premium pair. You can purchase a deluxe pair of tweezers for a reasonable price, ranging between £10-25.

How do you sharpen tweezers?

Dull tweezers can be the bane in your beauty routine; there's few things more irritating in the beauty routine than spending endless unnecessary minutes with a lacklustre pair. It can be tempting to throw the tweezers away out of frustration, but don't despair just yet, there are a couple options to restore their sharpness.

The first option is to find a double sided nail file to manoeuvre around the tips of your tweezers, thoroughly sharpening both sides. You can also use a knife with the same technique, but most knives are too large to get to the dull areas. If you have an emery board, this also does the trick.

Another method, which is possibly slightly easier, though takes a bit more time, is to pinch a piece of sandpaper and move the tweezers up and down the roughest side. This technique takes a bit more time than a nail file, though is less fiddly and requires less attention, so you can do it whilst watching TV.

What are slanted tweezers for?

Slanted tip tweezers are the most commonly used type, often seen in supermarkets and beauty stores when you're perusing the aisles. They're preferred by many for the precision they allow when you're preening your eyebrows or facial hair, letting you easily shape and sculpt your look.

They're also the go-to type for in-grown hairs, which can be a pain to try and remove. They're much easier to use than other types, which is why we recommend them if you're new to using tweezers and need a pair to learn the ropes. Though they're ideal for beginners, most professional beauty salons use them for they're adaptability and precision.

You can purchase a pair of top-drawer slanted tweezers for somewhere in the region of £10-15, which presents great value for money considering they last for years in your beauty set.

Can you take tweezers on a plane?

If you feel the need to preen yourself mid-flight, you can. Tweezers can be taken on board a plane, in both your suitcase and your hand luggage. The compact and tight design of tweezers allows them to seamlessly slide into your suitcase or in your hand luggage, taking up very little room.

Because tweezers are made of metal, they may need to be taken out of your hand luggage before you head through security, otherwise your bag could be taken for inspection. To be especially safe and conservative, you can just put them in your suitcase to avoid any potential time being consumed at security, which isn't ideal if you're running late for your flight.

If you're on a long-haul flight and have one or two layovers, it can be worth packing your tweezers in your hand luggage, alongside other toiletries, to freshen up between flights. It can be an exhausting journey so sprucing up in the airport is a good way to boost your energy levels.