At home brow shaping: Veet facial waxing strips

I have naturally blonde hair, which means that I’m not blighted by the pain of having dark facial hair. But it does mean I have a lot of ‘fluffy’ hair around my eyebrow area. Especially between my eyebrows. I discovered the wonders of threading earlier this year, and whilst I love it as a hair removal technique – I’m just not organised enough to fit the trips to the salon in regularly enough.

So I’ve taken to waxing my eyebrows myself.

I never thought I’d be able to do this myself, but the strips I have been using are so easy.

The Veet Ready to use Facial Wax strips for face packet comes with 20 and that’s enough for 20 eyebrow-tidying sessions. It also comes with sachets of soothing oil, but I don’t really like to use these.

Downside is that the strips are opaque, so I cant see through them – so it only really works for the middle bit between the brows as it’s a bit risky to place them too close to the darker hair – unless I want to rip half a brow off by mistake.

So the wax is a quick and easy way to get rid of the fuzzy bits, then I use tweezers to do the more precise shaping part. Works for me, although I would love to just get them threaded every couple of weeks – this is more convenient for me.

I have another facial waxing product to test out – I have had it for a while but I had misplaced it. Now it’s found I thought I would do this review first and follow up with the other one, to compare the difference.

The Veet facial waxing strips are around £5 from Boots (not an affiliate link!)

**The Small Print**
Product mentioned in review provided as sample for review.



  1. paperheart
    October 22, 2010 / 1:16 pm

    ahh i really need some waxing strips for my brows! i will definiltey be looking into these 🙂 thanks for sharing! <33

  2. October 22, 2010 / 1:36 pm

    I want to try these now! Wish I had the money to always get my eyebrows threaded, sigh.


  3. caroline
    October 23, 2010 / 7:35 am

    I love these too, i have the same fluffy blonde eyebrow dilemma so they’re great. One thing i found really helped me was to get a dark eye pencil and draw a thick line where i wanted the wax to go up to as that just about shows through the paper. I’ve tried cutting them into a curved shape to avoid taking too much off underneath my brow too, that wasn’t a bad idea, just fiddly. It annoys me that they only give a few of the clean up wipes when there are so many more wax strips – surely you’d always need the same number right? Though i’ve discovered that pieces of jay cloth soaked in baby oil work really well for getting the oil off too. Loving your blog still x

  4. October 23, 2010 / 7:59 am

    That’s a great tip – thanks! Definitely going to try that out x

  5. October 28, 2010 / 8:28 pm

    I use the Superdrug own to wax my eyebrows, but I actually trim them down to the wax and cut away the paper so I can wax my eyebrows properly! I’m always a look out to try new strips though so I’ll keep an eye for these x

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