05.12.2021

We tried Magnitone’s micro-trimming eyebrow pencil and these were the results

These are the products that every veteran beauty sleuth is talking about – but that you want to do a bit of research into before buying.

We’ve been busy trying out all of the (sometimes) wacky but always wonderful beauty crazes to take the internet by storm – from the hair pods seen backstage at Victoria Beckham during fashion week to Sarah Chapman’s £138 Meso-Melt Infusion at-home facial and Ciate’s nail stickers which promise an Instagram-ready manicure in minutes.

There’s no better time than a national lockdown to test out the coolest new skincare/makeup/hair trends and snazzy innovations in beauty tech from the comfort of your own home. That said, there’s nothing more frustrating than spending upwards of £100 on a snazzy new hair treatment or at-home facial system, only to find out it doesn’t *actually* work.

Thanks to GLAMOUR Tries, you won’t need to waste your hard-earned pennies on testing these innovations yourself. We’re getting in their first, giving you the lowdown and making sure you invest in products that genuinely work. Like what you see? You can shop all of the products seen on GLAMOUR tries, with the click of a button, down below. Don’t say we don’t treat you.

On GLAMOUR Tries this week, our Partnerships Director Bandi Manzini tried Magnitone’s HighBrow Eyebrow Shaping Pencil. Compact, travel-friendly and discrete, it’s an eyebrow pencil with an added edge: it promises to shape and trim eyebrows with a precision ‘pencil nib’ micro-trimmer.

According to the brand’s site, it’s 100% pain-free unlike tweezers, threading and waxing… and it even has a built in LED guide light to reduce hand shadow and allow you to touch up your eyebrows *without* an abundance of natural light. Sounds life-changing, right? But did it genuinely deliver? Was it as pain-free as promised? And were the results accurate?

“I’ve used the trimmer – I’d say it has done a decent job of getting rid of some stray hairs and tidying up a bit,” said Bandi. “But, there were some finer hairs that it couldn’t quite reach. It’s a nifty little gadget, it’s easy to use, fits in your handbag, hypoallergenic so it’s good for all skin types and it’s great for using between salon visits. You might need a pair of tweezers for those fine hairs that you can’t quite reach.”

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