So I immediately contacted the manufacturer of Lindo Twist-n-Roll Tweezers (retail: $12.99) and they graciously sent me a product for review.
Before I used this product, I did some research on the internet. Little did I know that there is already quite a buzz about this product (and similar products) among beauty bloggers and, more specifically, Asian beauty bloggers. A lot of women all over the globe love love love this product but the key is knowing exactly how to use it. Here's an image of the back of the box for directions:
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What struck me first about the Lindo Twist-n-Roll Tweezers is that the device is a lot larger than I thought it would be. The other thing that I think I didn't realize before is that this product is not intended to be used on brows. And honestly, I can understand why, because there's just no way, due to the size of the coil, that you could be as precise as you'd need to be to remove hair from the eyebrow region.
Here it is, compared to a tube of Prestige My Biggest Lashes Mascara
That said, I still wanted to try it on the area of my face that seems to really annoy me lately: The sides of my face, right next to my ears, where I get what they call "peach fuzz". The hair there isn't too long, but I just don't like way it looks after I apply foundation so I knew this would be a great thing to use to remove it.
Luckily, it seems that this product was made for exactly this type of hair: very fine facial hair that doesn't require a lot of precision when removing. I should note that I did try using this on my leg to see how it would remove thicker, more coarse hair, but I just couldn't get it to work for that type of hair. (But according to some bloggers, it does work for coarse hair, so maybe I just don't have the technique down yet.)
I have to say that using this does take a bit of coordination. This device is basically a long coil that you literally twist and roll across your face. While you're twisting and rolling, your hairs will get caught in the coil and get pulled out. You have to hold it up to your face and twist both ends in an outward motion while moving the entire tool along your face to remove the hair. The object is to get as many hairs into the coils as possible, and the quicker you twist and move, the less painful it's going to be.
The directions say that you can use this product over your makeup, but I've found that you want your face to be the least oily it can possibly be before you use this. If your skin is oily, the coil is just going to glide right over your skin and not pick up the hairs. So my recommendation is to have a clean, dry face when you use this for maximum hair removal.
On a pain level, I'd say it compares to any of your standard epilators. Pulling hair from your body is never painless, but I've used enough epilators in my life to be used to that type of pain. I definitely wouldn't call it excruciating, but if you have a very low tolerance for pain, I might skip this tool.
For me personally, the Lindo Twist-n-Roll Tweezers removed a decent amount of peach fuzz from my face on the first try, but I wasn't able to remove all of it. But like any tool, you get better with practice and over time. I can see how you could get better and better at this method with lots of practice, and it's actually kind of fun to look at the coil afterwards and see how many little hairs are stuck inside.
Cleaning the Twist-n-Roll is super easy. You just wipe it with a cloth, and you can add a bit of alcohol to the cloth to disinfect it. Also, I want to add that I didn't experience any redness or irritation after I used this tool, which made me very happy. And since you're removing the hair at the root, you won't get stubble.
You can view Lindo's instructional video on their website by clicking here. Also, if you go on Youtube and search for "Lindo Twist-n-Roll" you'll see lots of reviews and demonstrations.
Have you tried the Lindo Twist-n-Roll Tweezers? Or are you planning to purchase one? I'd love to know your thoughts.
A sample of this product was given to Nouveau Cheap for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on NouveauCheap.blogspot.com are the honest opinion of its author and gratis samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews.