Eyebrow grooming among men is quite common in Japan. Thus, I wasn’t totally taken by surprise to find this Gatsby Face Eyebrow Kit at a local convenience store in the men’s grooming section.
True, you could easily assemble this three-item kit for cheaper than what I paid for – around $12 at marked up convenience store prices – but it’s nice to get all these items at once, and of the right kind for the job.
If you are a little unsure of how to start grooming your eyebrows, the backside of the case breaks it down into a couple easy steps:
Use the comb to brush upwards and trim your eyebrow hairs; anything sticking up past the upper boundaries of your eyebrow hairline is fair game. Next, use the tweezers to pluck individual hairs from beneath your hairline. This is where sculpting skills are needed and lapses in judgement can result in some pretty
hilarious embarrassing situations!
Unlike regular scissors, these mini ones feature a pair of curved blades. This will keep you from stabbing yourself repeatedly, as trimming while watching yourself in the mirror can be kind of tricky!
The comb is equally tiny and has a crescent shape. This makes trimming easier and more accurate.
The only part of the kit that I feel is somewhat lacking are these tweezers. For very short eyebrow hairs, like ones that have just started to grow back, these tweezers aren’t quite sharp enough to get the job done consistently. I’d recommend buying a better pair of tweezers (ones with a different blade angle) or opting for a mini eyebrow razor.