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.
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.
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.
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,