Saturday, August 30, 2014

Review: Philips Precision Perfect Trimmer

Although the newest launches in makeup are the main attraction for the London Drugs Beauty Event, it's also an awesome opportunity to check out the latest beauty tools too. London Drugs carries a pretty good selection of beauty and grooming tools, especially when it comes to hair removal (it's where I bought my epilator 4+ years ago!) Recently I've added the Philips Precision Perfect Trimmer to my arsenal of de-fuzzers and I quite like it.

Philips Precision Perfect Trimmer review
This super-compact trimmer comes in a hot magenta pink accented with purple. It is intended for facial hair removal, but the London Drugs product page mentions the bikini area as well .The trimmer is shorter than the length of my hand and roughly the thickness of a fat pen, so it (1) doesn't clutter up your drawer and (2) is very travel-friendly. Bonus: it's cordless since it's powered by a AAA battery (not included). Lastly, it fits comfortably in my hand and feels solid (i.e. not flimsy!)

Philips Precision Perfect Trimmer review
Here are all the bits and pieces: a cap to protect the razor, a precision trimming head, precision attachment, and narrow, stiff-bristled brush. The trimmer has a long, oval button that you slide up to turn it on. Once on, it makes a high-pitched whirring kind of sound--not the quietest beauty tool ever, but nowhere near the terrifying buzz of my epilator.

Philips Precision Perfect Trimmer review
Precision Perfect Trimmer with precision attachment
Maybe I'm just easily impressed, but the precision attachment is a pretty smart inclusion. This little piece can be adjusted to go higher or lower on the razor, covering a part of it and essentially adjusting the razor to the width you want. This makes it perfect for navigating tricky, narrow spots like the upper lip or underneath the brow.

Philips Precision Perfect Trimmer review
Precision Perfect Trimmer with precision trimming head
The precision trimming head attachment comes in two lengths to allow you to trim your eyebrows to a desired length rather than shaving it off completely. Personally I am terrified of trimming the length of my already-sparse eyebrows (I prefer eyebrow scissors if I really need to), so I didn't use this. I imagine it could also work for trimming the bikini area if you would prefer to not shave, because the growing-back part really sucks, amirite?

I have a lot of baby hairs that grow just above my brows, and they're very hard to remove with tweezing; the Philips Precision Perfect Trimmer really came in handy here and took it off quickly without the mess of waxing strips. You might not think that some barely-visible baby hairs would make a difference, but the brow area really does look cleaner afterwards. I also frigging love this for removing all the annoying baby hairs that grow close to my hairline. Again, it doesn't seem like a big deal but it looks so much better and cleaner afterwards--even bf said so!

The Philips Precision Perfect Trimmer is a quick and easy tool to clean up your brows and other facial hair, but I prefer to use it only on baby hairs. When I use it on my "normal" brow hairs, they grow back very quickly after a brief period as dark, un-tweezable specks, because you know, shaving. In some cultures it's normal to maintain brows with shaving, but waxing/tweezing/threading is my just my preference. If you are looking for a really convenient tool to take off your peach fuzz/baby hair and/or are okay with the upkeep of shaving your brows, I definitely recommend this trimmer.

Available at London Drugs: $19.99 CAD

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