Hello! My name is Get Lippie, and I have a moustache. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably got one too, man, woman or child. Don’t worry, there’s no judgement here, but there is shedloads of judgement out there, this I know. I had someone recently say in an email that they loved my choice of lipsticks on instagram, but my upper-lip hair was making them feel a bit sick, and could I do something about it? Didn’t even say please! So, I did the right thing, and blocked them on Instagram, so now hopefully my hirsute and ever-so-ugly-as-a-result-apparently mug won’t be ruining their breakfast every day.
However, I do actually occasionally de-forest my upper lip. I say occasionally, because I am (of course), a big fat lazy bugger, who can’t be bothered removing any body-hair on a regular basis (this summer has been so cold, for example, that I don’t even slightly begin to remember the last time I shaved my legs. And the least we say about my armpits the better: I haven’t been able to raise my left arm properly for about 18 months, so there’s probably bears or raccoons living in there now), but yes, when you take pictures of lipstick on a regular basis, and people start commenting on your facial hair rather than the colour on your lips, then maybe its time to take action. Or not. Frankly, if this package of Nair Nourish Upper Lip Kit Hair Remover hadn’t arrived completely coincidentally a day or two after the aforementioned email, I’d probably have just invested in some moustache wax and had at it. Hey, it’s a look!
But I thought I’d give it a go, mostly because the box promises it only takes three minutes, is designed for sensitive skin (there’s nothing worse than removing your moustache hair only to leave yourself with a fluorescent pink skin-moustache that takes a week to die down, in my experience), needs no mixing, and comes with an aftercare moisturiser. You apply the hair remover to clean, dry, product-free skin, wait three minutes then remove. I found that my puke-making hair needed just a little extra time, around four minutes in total, but the hair was removed completely in that time.
And no stinging! At all! And NO PINK SKIN-MOUSTACHE! I didn’t particularly notice any smell, either. In fact, my skin was so little irritated by the process that I didn’t even bother using the post-removal moisturiser. Truth be told, I’d actually forgotten it was in the kit, and only realised when I came to photograph it for this review … anyhoo, it’s a winner in my book.
Here’s hoping it’s still as effective the next time I come to take it out of the box, which will be around mid-2018 by my reckoning ….
The Fine Print: PR samples.