Is Sephora’s Professional Platinum Lash and Eyebrow Comb Worth Your Moolah?

Published in: Makeup Tools, Product Reviews

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The first time I gave it a try, it took me a good five minutes in front of the mirror to build up the courage to raise Sephora’s Professional Platinum Lash & Eyebrow Comb ($10) to my eyes.

I kept imagining myself scratching an eyeball with its pointy metal teeth. Compared to the cheap plastic drugstore lash combs I’ve always used, this metal monster looked downright frightening!

But after breaking three of the plastic ones so far this year, I was fed up and ready to try something new.

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Having heard nothing but good things about metal lash combs, I took a few deep breaths, made the sign of the cross and went for it.

“Go towards the light, Carol Anne! Towards the light!!”

As luck would have it, all my fears were for naught. Sephora’s metal monster isn’t frightening at all.

Maybe it’s the extra length or how skinny the teeth are, but it seems to work much better than the $2 plastic combs I’m used to, separating stuck-together lashes and smoothing mascara clumps with ease.

The teeth grab and comb through even my shortest, stubbiest lashes.

And the brow brush end works equally well. Its coarse, dense bristles (made from boars hair) feel surprisingly stiff.

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It’s able to mellow overly darkened brows, like when I accidentally apply too much brow powder, blending them out with just a few swipes.

At $10, it’s more than I used to pay for drugstore brow and lash combs (the one I bought from Studio Basics was $2), but I think it’s worth the extra cost.

It feels sturdy, like a real tool, and I get the sense it’s not going to break in a month. I also like that it comes with a plastic pouch that snaps shut for safe transport in my makeup bag. :)

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Methinks it’s a keeper. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A

You might like Sephora’s Professional Platinum Lash and Eyebrow Comb if…

  • You’re sick and tired of breaking plastic lash combs
  • You aren’t afraid of sharp metal teeth millimeters from your eyeball
  • You don’t mind paying $10
  • You wear mascara and/or fill in your brows on a regular basis

Save a few bucks with Sephora’s Friends and Family Sale

Oh, yah, Sephora’s Friends and Family sale started today. Use code FF2009 for 20% off purchases from now through November 2.

I plan to spend at least an hour filling my online Sephora cart, dumping it, and then filling it up again. :)

How was your day?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. i have one of these brush and it’s fantastic for brows! i never knew sephora carried one..
    .-= Blovet Beauty’s last blog post… G-DRAGON + GWEN STEFANI + HARAJUKU INSPIRED FOTD!! =-.

  2. Sheila says:

    I LOVE metal eyelash brushes. They just do the job so much better than plastic ones. These ones do look kind of scary though, as the tips are sharpened. The ones I use have more blunt tips so I don’t have to worry about accidentally stabbing myself.
    .-= Sheila’s last blog post… Holiday 2009: Coffret D’or =-.

  3. blue says:

    I actually tried this one and returned it because it wasn’t separating well enough for me. Tweezerman’s fold up gold one works better for me. Its handy that this one has the brow brush though!
    .-= blue’s last blog post… Harajuku Lovers Giveaway Contest – 3 days only! =-.

  4. Catherine says:

    I have the Tweezerman folding one and I LOVE it. I think it costs less too (~$7 at Ulta?). Also – tip for cleaning since it took me 6+ months to figure this out – use an old toothbrush! Reaaaaally helps get the crusted on mascara off. =)
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… NOTW – Mint Ice Cream + The Peach Tree Earrings =-.

  5. Shelly says:

    OH MY that actually is really scary! I have short stubby lashes so I’d have to get really close to my eye, and sometimes I do end up poking my eye by accident with my blunt plastic lash comb. But the one I have barely does any separating, so I’m tempted to take the plunge with this one. The brow brush looks awesome though! The one I have, again, is cheap and doesn’t do a good enough job for my taste.

  6. Katrina says:

    Thank you so much for this post. This past week my lash comb decided to shed it’s plastic teeth and I’m lost without it. I’ll be picking this one up by the end of the week, I’m so excited!

  7. Citrine says:

    Sonia Kashuk has a black squiggly brow groomer/lash comb that looks just like this…I personally don’t like the double function brush like this because I never use the brow groomer side (and I am also afraid that it will poke my eyes…)

    Anyway, I have a Shiseido lash comb that’s makes of a resilient plastic (it’s flexible/less crisp so it doesn’t break easily) and it only costs 300 yens (3 bucks) and the best part is that it’s slightly angled at the tip(like 170 degrees instead of being completely straight) so I don’t have to raise my elbow to comb my lashes…It’s super handy and quite space conserving. (I don’t think they have it at the counter here in US since it’s too cheap.)

  8. shontay says:

    I never really felt the need for one of these, but I can see how it would come in handy. I’m going to put it on my sephora wish list. I have a few sephora brushes and it amazes me how good they are. The platinium collection, that is.

  9. Kate & Zena says:

    Hahahaha, I broke my EcoTools one (that’s two for this year!). I still use the brow side but have found a much better alternative–a clean mascara wand. My Almay doesn’t usually clump, but when it does I use the old applicator that I cleaned from my chucked mascara bottle. It’s free (well, relatively).

    Works every single time on my uber long (and almost fully grown, hurray!) lashes.

    I’m attempting to get my ass in gear and work on an essay, of the three I have. :cries: I hate Midterms. And Zena can’t even comfort me because she’s SLEEPING!!! I need my doggy!

  10. bomi says:

    i really really like lash combs because i need them to sepearte any clumping but i poke my eyes 4/10 times i use the darn comb.
    sooo maybe i’ll use it 4 times then can it… hahhaha
    pshh just kidding.
    i’m gonna check it out, thanks karen!

  11. Smiley says:

    Haha. I am very afraid of metal teeth millimeters from my eyeball. But I wish I wasn’t because it seems so useful!!
    .-= Smiley’s last blog post… Hopelessly in Love =-.

  12. Doreen says:

    I’ve never actually used lash combs—I prefer to use those disposable mascara wands that you use to sample mascara. I just twirl the spoolie wand through my lashes after applying mascara, and it’s perfect for declumping! I’m glad you like this, and now I’m wondering if the brush will work better than the spoolie at combing through brows…

  13. Tavia says:

    I have to say I’ve never used Lash & Eyebrows combs cause I didn’t felt the need for it. My eyebrows are not so thick and they’ve never given me troubles :)
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… MAC Cosmetics Warm & Cozy Winter 2009 Collection =-.

  14. Hehehe I love playing “fill up your shopping cart!”
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… Sephora 20% OFF F&F Plus an Extra 4% OFF!!! =-.

  15. Christy says:

    How did you break so many combs? I have a MAC 206, this random brush and a MAC 205, but have yet to break a brush. I might consider this though one day.
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… Mail Time No. 3 Cherry Culture & NYX Makeup Haul =-.

  16. amy says:

    Cool brush! I got to browse around the Sephora brush aisle more. That is one serious looking comb/brush.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… MAC 165 Brush and MAC Sculpt & Shape Power: Accentuate/Sculpt Review =-.

  17. maryinwonder says:

    I heard from a makeup artist that only metal combs are good. Plastics don’t do anything, you can’t even get them between the lashes properly, but so far I couldn’t find any metal ones.
    Good to know it does deliver =)
    .-= maryinwonder’s last blog post… Kose Softymo White Cleansing Oil =-.

  18. Jen says:

    I wanted to try that comb, but the metal teeth… yikes. I have an old Lancome one, and some of the teeth broke off already. Maybe I’ll look into this.

    Funny you mentioned your Sephora shopping cart ritual; that’s EXACTLY what I’m doing right now. I’m trying to keep my cart under $200. So difficult!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jen,

      That was always happening with my plastic combs too. Try this! You might love it.

      LOL, isn’t that game fun? Did you manage to figure out your final list?

  19. jeannie says:

    I have the Sonia Kashuk one and I LOVE it!!!!!!

  20. patuxxa says:

    I have one of those and I love it too. And I actually think that the metal teeth are easier to keep clean. Also, count yourselves lucky ladies… in Europe they cost a bit more than $ 10!
    .-= patuxxa’s last blog post… lord, make me good, but not yet =-.

  21. gio says:

    Thanks for this post. I have a plastic lash comb but it doesn’t work very well. I’m tempted to try this one but the metal teeth look very scary!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Product Review: Senna Sparkling Lip Lacquer =-.

  22. Meghan says:

    Hey Karen,

    For anyone looking for an inexpensive version of a lash comb, I absolutely swear by sonia kashuk’s version. It’s a plastic fold out comb w/metal teeth and it’s fantastic. I can’t find it on the target website but I’m pretty sure (I hope!) it’s still in stores.
    .-= Meghan’s last blog post… An Ode to Liquid Liner Pens =-.

  23. Miss Melissa says:

    I have this too and love it. For years I looked for a metal eyelash comb and couldn’t find one until this came on the market. They also have a great mini travel one that folds up for about $5 that is great for your purse or travel bag.

  24. This item is a must have!!! I got tired of breaking those plastic lash combs and brought this metal one from Sephora. I have had it for a few years now, no probs. And I have never stuck myself in my eye (knock on wood!)

  25. Kylie says:

    The Sonia Kashuk one folds up for travel, and it has metal teef.

  26. Solé says:

    I would totally spring for it (and definitely will, once I can shop again). Plastic ones are frustration inducing tools of uselessness in my book. I’ve been known to ever so carefully grab a clothespin out of my sewing box to separate clumps when nothing else will do the trick, so I’m sure this neat little metal comb from Sephora will step up to the plate with a much lower risk of permanent eyesight loss to contend with.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sole,

      Turns out there’s one by Sonia Kashuk that works well and is a little cheaper. I will go looking for it at Target — hopefully I can report back some good news!

  27. Jen says:

    No, I haven’t finalized my list yet. I’m debating whether to set my limit at $200 or $250, lol. Plus, I just bought stuff from my local Sephora, and I have more pretty presents coming in the mail for me, so if yet another package comes in, my mom will be breathing fire. “You’re spending money again?!” She doesn’t wear much makeup. Sigh. If only she’d understand, haha…

  28. LYZZETTE H says:

    I have this!! its by someone else that i just cant think of right now and i bought like over 5 years ago at Victoria’s secret when they actually carried make-up lines and I paid i think close to $25 !! I maintain it as clean and dry as possible so it has maintained that long! other than that just be careful cause i have had it in my make-up case and stabbed my finger and pricked it but aside from that its wonderful!!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lyzzette H.,

      Oh boy, yikes! I can totally see myself stabbing my finger with this. Note to file: be careful when fishing it out of the makeup case. :)

  29. DonnaN says:

    It’s SO worth it….so much so, I have TWO!! One in my makeup bag and one at home.

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