Dermaplaning is an increasingly popular (and really bloody expensive) facial treatment where a beautician will shave your face with a super small razor to get rid of all the gunk on the top layer of your skin (you’ve seen the pictures on Insta, it’s pretty grim). Naturally, I’ve wanted to try out dermaplaning for a while, considering I have acne-prone, oily skin. I used to exfoliate like a mad woman. Note the used to.
When Sarah at Makeup Box Ldn so kindly reached out to me and offered me to try the Lilibeth brow shaper, my wallet could finally breathe a sigh of relief.
Disclaimer: The product in this post was gifted in exchange for an honest and open review.
So, what is it?
The Lilibeth brow shaper is a lil’ blade that can be used to shape your brows, get rid of your peach fuzz or do the whole shebang and exfoliate your face. I was fortunately given an instruction leaflet (I dread to think how this review would turn out otherwise) explaining how to use the blade most efficiently.
To begin with, I thought I’d have a go at getting rid of my peach fuzz as I’d recently had my brows done and wasn’t too sure about going the whole way with dermaplaning. I’ve never mentioned this before, but I suffer with PCOS which means that I can get quite a lot of peachy fuzz – luckily mine is mainly around my jawline and a teeny bit on my upper lip, but nothing too obvious to anyone other than myself. Here's some nice and flattering before pics:
I ended up going over my face twice to get rid of some dead skin and doing my brows, I was that obsessed.
I found the Brow Shaper so easier to use, even though I’m super cack-handed. I had visions of me being found in a pool of blood with nicks all over my face, but there were no injuries and it didn’t hurt at all.
After my first use, my skin felt sooo super duper soft and I instantly knew I’d love this product.
Few days in?
After a few days, I noticed how good my skin was looking. I was glowing a lot and it felt so much softer and cleaner than it has done in a while. I can’t say I experienced the amazing makeup application that everyone tells you about and I did get a few dry patches around my chin, but on the whole after a few days I really saw an improvement to my face. I have no makeup on in this picture, by the way. Nope, not even highlighter!
After the initial glow, I started to notice some spots in unusual places. I'm very prone to spots on my chin, but I noticed some around my jawline and some rash-like spots around my upper lip. I got straight in touch with Sarah who gave me a very detailed explanation to why this was happening and that it's not that uncommon, which I was relieved about. To sum it up, it's basically like when you try a new cleanser and your skin is being 'purged'.
Overall, I'm super impressed. The little spots that broke out went away within a few days and afterwards I was left with an insanely smooth and glowing face. I've actually managed to improve my skin since using the blade, as I noticed that I have quite a few dry patches (something I wouldn't have noticed before) and I've been working on fixing that. Here's two more no-makeup pics. My skin is looking cleeeaaar.
What's your favourite beauty tool? If you want to get your hands on one of these, head over to Makeup Box Ldn or have a peek at their Insta to see all of their beauty goodness.