Best Eyebrow Waxing Products – Roundup Review

There are a wide range of eyebrow waxing products available on the market, some of which are very easy to use, such as the pre-waxed and pre-shaped strips.

Some are a little more tricky, with separate strips or requiring warming first.

I have picked out several that I believe provide a good range of choice to suit all preferences, are effective and offer good value for money​.  

Four are pre-waxed strips, one uses cold wax with separate strips and one which requires no strips, but is first warmed using a microwave.

Eyebrow Waxing Products

Some of the products we bought and tested for this review

Which Product Should you Buy?

Eyebrow Waxing Best Buy

For my "best buy"  I have picked Parissa Brow Shaper Mini Wax Strips.

There are 32 pre-waxed ready to use cold wax strips which are quick and easy to use anywhere, and suitable for even sensitive skin.

I like the fact that the strips are transparent, so nice and easy to see what you are doing, you just need to warm gently between the hands to soften and off you go!​

Parissa Brow Shaper Wax Strips

Also included for the $10 price tag​ is a small bottle of Azulene finishing oil to remove any wax residue and soothe and moisturize the skin post treatment.

All in all a good and effective, value for money product.​

Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit

The Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit is another good buy, and has the advantage of being suitable for use on face, brows and bikini line.

There are 3 sizes of strips, depending on the area to be treated and again, you just need to warm between the hands and they are ready to use.​

​Priced at only $4 - $5 for 34 strips plus a bottle of Azulene Oil, this product is one of the least expensive that we looked at and represents very good value for money.

​I found this product to be pretty effective and easy to use and concluded that it is a great product for the price.

The Surgi Wax Eyebrow Wax Strips are pre-shaped wax strips in sets of two for use above and below the brow.

​As they are pre-cut to shape, they are super easy to use and there are 28 sets in each box.  Retailing at between $12 - $18 for 4 packs, these work out to be the cheapest we have reviewed.

I found them to be effective for fine hair, but not the best for coarse or thick hair.

Surgi Wax Eyebrow Strips

To achieve the desired results I found that it was necessary to use more than one strip, so you would probably not get the expected 14 treatments (both eyes) from each box.

For the price, though, a good value for money product.

Nad's Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper - box

The Nad's Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper has a precision tip to dispense the wax to help you to shape your brows.

Re-usable cloth strips are included to use with the wax and there are also 6 post-treatment wipes for removing residue.

This product is not quite as simple as the pre-waxed strips, but is effective and good value for money at around $12 for the kit.

A good thing about it is that it can be easily removed, just using water, so if you do accidentally get the product in the wrong place, it can be easily rectified.​

Hair Off Instant Brow Shapers are pre-shaped and pre-waxed, in sets of 2; above and below brow strips.

They are super easy to use with no mess or fuss, but I found them to be only really effective for just fine hair, and not for anything too coarse or strong.​

They are certainly not expensive, at around $5.50 for a pack of 18 sets of brow shapers.​ There are also 16 small rectangular strips included for use between brows, or for upper lip or chin.

Hair Off Eyebrow Shapers

This could be a good option for keeping the brows in order, once they have been shaped and the regrowth has become finer.​

Micro Tweeze No Strip Microwavable Hair Removal System

The Micro Tweeze No-Strip Hair Removal System consists of a pot of wax that requires no strips.

It is simply warmed in the microwave to soften the wax,  applied with a thin, precision spatula (provided) and pulled back off again.

Although simple in theory, it does require some practice to ensure the wax is applied precisely and it cools and hardens very quickly, so you need to re-heat it often during the process.​

At a retail price of around $6 per tub, which is sufficient for several treatments, it is not expensive and it is effective.​

Full Reviews of Each Product

Parissa Brow Shaper Mini Wax Strips

Parissa Brow Shaper Wax Strips in the Box

Contents of the Box

I really liked this product and it was the most effective pre-waxed strip that I tested.

The 32 strips measure 25mm x 7mm and are on clear sheets, making it easy to see where you are positioning them.

They are designed for use on sensitive skin and there is an 8ml bottle of Azulene oil included in the $10 price tag, to remove any wax residue and leave the skin feeling soothed and moisturized.​

They are very easy to use anywhere with no warming required, so great for taking on holiday.

Things we Liked

  • Inexpensive - sufficient strips for many applications
  • Convenient - no mess and can be used anywhere, quickly and easily
  • Sensitive formula - can be used on sensitive skin
  • Azulene Oil - for use post treatment

Things we Didn't Like

  • Can be Fiddly - the strips are very small so a bit of practice required

Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit

Sally Hansen Wax Strip Kit face brows and Bikini

3 Sizes of Strip

This kit consists of 17 double sided pre-waxed rectangular strips, making 34 in all; 18 small sized (17mm x 50mm), 12 medium sized (30mm x 50mm) and 4 large sized (30mm x 100mm), plus a 14.7ml bottle of Azulene oil.

I really like this product and found it to be effective, however I did find that even the smallest strips are a bit big for below the eyebrows and I had to cut them down first.

​They are sized for brows, face and bikini-line but, given that there is a separate kit available for underarms, legs and body, I think it would be preferable to have more of the smaller size in one pack, specifically for brows.

Things we Liked

  • Inexpensive - one of the least expensive that we reviewed, just $4 - $5 for 34 strips
  • Convenient - no need to warm, easy to use
  • Azulene Oil - to remove wax residue and soothe skin

Things we Didn't Like

  • Fiddly - needed to cut down the small strips for use under brow
  • Mix of Strips - personally would prefer all small specifically for brows and face

Surgi Wax Eyebrow Wax Strips

Surgi Wax Pair of Brow Shapers

Pair of shapers with over-brow strip at the top and under-brow strip at the bottom

Straight off these pre-waxed strips resemble Scotch Tape - sticky back plastic on a paper backing.

They are pre-shaped for above and below brow, in 28 sets of two per box, and priced at around $12 for 4 boxes, so very inexpensive.

They are very simple to use​, with their pre-shaped cut, however results were a bit mixed; effective enough for fine hair but for thicker brows with coarser hair, I think that they lack the required strength to do a really good job first time.

Things we Liked

  • Value for Money - very inexpensive, the cheapest we have tested
  • No Mess - simple and easy to use anywhere
  • Effective on Fine Hair - worked well on the fine hairs difficult to pull with tweezers

Things we Didn't Like

  • Limited Effectiveness - on coarse hair
  • Fiddly - a bit fiddly for under-brow

Nad's Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper

Nad's Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper

Facial Wand

Overall, I really liked this product which is made from natural ingredients and can be removed from the skin with just water.

Also included are 4 cleansing wipes for use prior to treatment and 10 washable fabric strips (each 20mm x 85mm)

The fine, precision tip is ideal for shaping the eyebrows (with a bit of practice) and it is not difficult to use.

​Although not quite as simple as the pre-waxed strips, I found it to be very effective and as it can be easily removed with water, mistakes can be made without dire consequences!

Things we Liked

  • Cost Effective - around $12 for 8 - 10 eyebrow treatments
  • Natural Ingredients - hypoallergenic for sensitive skin
  • Quick and Easy - no heating, precision shaping, clean with water
  • Reusable Strips - can be washed clean with water

Things we Didn't Like

  • Instructions - hard to read (tiny type-face)
  • Practice Required - not quite as simple as the pre-waxed strips, so a bit of practice needed to become proficient, especially for shaping eyebrows

Hair Off Instant Eyebrow Shapers

As you can see from the pictures, these pre-waxed strips are pre-cut to make shaping the eyebrows super easy.

First impressions are of sticky back plastic, and to be truthful, they are very similar.

There are 18 sets of strips included in the box.

Each set consists of 2 strips for above and below the brow.​

Hair Off Brow Shapers - below brow strip

Strip for use below brow

Hair Off Eyebrow Shapers - top of brow

Strip for above the brow

The 16 small rectangular strips​ are designed for use between brows, for upper lip or for chin.

​I found them to be simple to use and very convenient but whilst effective for fine hairs, they lacked strength for removing coarser, denser hairs.

Things we Liked

  • Inexpensive - at around $6 for 18 sets of strips
  • Simple to Use - very easy with no mess or fuss, good for travelling
  • Effective for Fine Hair - often difficult to achieve with tweezers

Things we Didn't Like

  • Limited Effectiveness - not so good for coarser hair
  • A Bit Fiddly - to remove the backing sheet

Micro Tweeze No-Strip Hair Removal

Micro Tweeze wax after 2 minutes microwaving

After 2 minutes in microwave

This product is warmed in the microwave until softened and then simply applied with a spatula (provided), patted down and then zipped off, without the need for strips.

Although this product does work, I found it to be a bit tricky to use as the wax adheres to the spatula as it cools, and you need to be pretty quick in the application.

Trial and error is needed to perfect the best method and the product needs to be re-warmed several times during treatment.​

The spatula illustrated is the larger of the two sizes provided - there is a point-tipped precision spatula provided to use for eyebrow shaping.​

If you like to use warm wax, though, this product definitely will work for you and offers good value for money at around $6 for this 0.5 oz (14g) pot.

Things we Liked

  • Inexpensive - sufficient product for several treaments for around $6
  • Easy to Heat - microwave
  • Effective - good for coarse hair
  • No Residue

Things we didn't Like

  • Practice Needed - a bit fiddly until you get used to best method
  • Need More Spatulas - I would recommend purchasing extras as they tend to get clogged with product during treatment

Waxing Eyebrows - Tips for Best Results

​Getting the Best Shape

It's not a bad idea to visit a salon for the first time, to have your brows shaped professionally, after which you can maintain them easily.  Brow hair grows slowly and if you do make a mistake, you will be living with it for a while!

However, if you wish to take the plunge and go for it yourself, there are a few basic rules to help you with achieving a great shape:​

What you Need

  • A straight edge (a pencil works fine)
  • A white brow pencil

​Start Point

To find the start point for the brow, use the straight edge and place it vertically against the edge of your nose, then line it up with the inner corner of your eye (1).

Mark the point with the brow pencil where the edge meets your brow.​

Eyebrow Shaping

How to get the perfect shaped eyebrows

High Point​

The highest point is where the straight edge meets the brow when lined up with the outer edge of your iris (2).

Again, mark the point with the brow pencil.

End Point​

The end of the brow should be where the straight edge meets the brow when lined up with the outer edge of your eye (3)​.

Mark the point with the brow pencil.

To Complete​

Now comes the tricky part -  you need to join the marks in a smooth arch to the shape that you require and fill in so that the desired shape is covered with the white pencil line.

Then repeat the process with the other brow, until they match perfectly.​

Now you just need to remove all the hairs that lie outside of the lines.

If you are using wax, it is very likely that you will also require a decent pair of tweezers to get rid of any strays, as it is difficult to be ultra-precise with wax.

There are aids commercially available to help e.g. the Billion Dollar Brow Buddy (pictured left).  This is a nifty little product which makes finding the 3 points easier - we have carried out a full review separately.

There are also eyebrow stencils available pretty cheaply, which are just placed over the brow and filled in with a brow pencil.  There are various shapes available in the pack, you just need to pick the one you prefer.

Method

It is very important to read all the instructions provided, taking particular notice of any precautions.

Always carry out a patch test 24 hours prior to treatment, to check for any adverse reactions.  You should do this before every use, even if you have previous used the product with no problems.​

Whatever wax you use, it must be applied and smoothed on in the direction of the hair's natural growth.

It must then be removed against the direction of hair's growth, in one quick, firm movement, as close to the skin as possible.

​You should always hold the skin as taut as possible with your spare hand, to avoid damage to the skin. This is especially important where it is looser and more sensitive e.g. underarms, bikini line etc.

​Skin should always be clean and free from any make-up, oils or suchlike and very dry prior to waxing.  It may help to rub in a little baby powder to the more sensitive areas, to make sure it is very dry and to help stop the wax adhering to the skin.

Start with the area below the brow, applying from the centre outwards and removing in the opposite direction.

​Once the area under the eye is done, you can then move on to any extraneous hairs above the line.

Take care not to get wax/strip on the eyelid or lashes and if you accidentally do, remove very slowly and cautiously, holding lid taut and removing in the direction applied.

Any wax residue can be removed with oil, sometimes this is provided with the wax, but if not there are plenty available e.g. Parissa Azulene oil spray.

You should not use any astringents or make-up etc. for about 12 hours after waxing.

If you experience any redness/tenderness, you can soothe the area with a non-alcohol based moisturizer or finishing oil.

It is best to wax in the evening before bed, when you are not planning to go out, so that any after effects have time to dissipate overnight.

Top Tip​

If there is one top tip I would give it is to err on the side of caution and don't go mad removing too much hair straight away.

As I mentioned before, brow hair grows back slowly - it is easy to take off a bit more if you are not happy with the result, but not possible to stick it back on!​

Sue
 

For the past 12 months, I have been testing and playing with all sorts of hair removal products for Hair Free Life. My goal is to provide the most accurate and up-to-date hair removal consumer information on the internet. When I'm not photographing, reviewing and researching hair removal products I play the drums in a samba band and am a volunteer for the Swindon Lions! Got any questions? Write to us below:

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