Eyebrow Razors (good quality)
January 25, 2019 7:13 AM   Subscribe

Whenever I am in Asia I find Japanese-brand eyebrow razors but the ones I get in the US (usually at CVS) are lower quality, not as sharp. I think i ordered from Amazon once too and was not satisfied. Anyone know where I can get good quality, sharp, eyebrow razors? Is Shiseido brand on amazon good? Should I order directly from Japanese supplier? Thanks.
posted by bearette to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I should clarify: I'm currently in thr United States.
posted by bearette at 7:14 AM on January 25

I have had good experiences with these Japanese razors, sold on Amazon. (Is that the type of razor you're talking about?)
posted by BlahLaLa at 7:35 AM on January 25

I've had the same issue with some dull razors, and I prefer this brand on Amazon.
posted by thejanna at 8:16 AM on January 25 [1 favorite]

I find that it really helps to get the ones without the little protective "combs" meant to stop you from cutting yourself. That said, those are increasingly impossible to find.
posted by tapir-whorf at 8:39 AM on January 25

I like the Shiseido razors in BlahLaLa's link, though I use them for chin and mustache hairs, not eyebrows. However, I did have one instance where an Amazon seller sent me some knock-off brand instead, and it was sort of a pain to get a refund. (I still went through the process because I don't appreciate that bait and switch nonsense.)
posted by ktkt at 8:43 AM on January 25

If you have a Japanese brand you like, it's worth looking for it on Amazon.co.jp. Their shipping rates to the US (especially for Prime items) have dropped a lot in the past few years.

Also if you don't know/can't read the name of your Japanese ones but have a photo of the packaging, we can help with search terms. :)
posted by homodachi at 8:46 AM on January 25 [1 favorite]

You can buy a lot of Japanese brand beauty products on Amazon. I get these, they are super sharp. They however aren't that small. They also make these. Which I haven't used personally but hear good things about them from my MIL. I've had good luck for the most part ordering razors from Amazon, but there are some forgeries out there, I used to use the twinkle razors that everyone raved about but the market got flooded with cheap copies & they didn't work as well. Make sure you can do returns would be my suggestion.
posted by wwax at 8:56 AM on January 25

Do you have a local Daiso near you? I've gotten Japanese eyebrow razors there that I love, and they stay sharp for quite a while.
posted by Everydayville at 10:38 AM on January 25

If you're open to non-Japanese shavettes, there's the Parker SR1 and the Daune (more pics), both of which take (or can take, in the case of the Parker) standard double-edge razor blades available everywhere.
posted by rhizome at 12:11 PM on January 25

I like the Feather Flamingo, which is a different form factor than most of these, but is both Japanese and super sharp. I tried them out because of brand loyalty to their double-edged safety razor blades.
posted by hollyholly at 12:39 PM on January 25

Are you close to a big Japanese grocery store, like Mitsuwa or Uwajimaya? I've seen those razors in their personal care section.
posted by bread-eater at 7:18 PM on January 25

If you're looking for a Japanese supplier then Dokodemo has quite a few.
posted by Ms. Moonlight at 4:33 AM on January 26

I've gotten this brand from Sally Beauty, and they work well.
posted by jenny76 at 6:29 AM on January 28

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