Using German-engineered Butterfly Technology that instantly and painlessly delivers microscopic precision, Finishing Touch Flawless promises to help you gently remove hair anywhere, including the lips, chin, arms, and cheeks.

Specifically, the product’s website tells us the device’s AA battery-powered spinning head is neatly and discreetly housed under an 18 karat gold-plated hypoallergenic tip. As the head spins, it pares down hair, without touching delicate skin or causing any associated redness or irritation.

It even includes a built-in light, is safe for all skin types and tones, and won’t cause unwanted hair to grow back thicker. It’s also designed similar to a tube of lipstick, so that it can fit discreetly in your purse or pocket for on-the-go use.

Sounds handy, right? But, even though the company tells us that Finishing Touch Flawless is dermatologist approved, does it really represent “the new gold standard in facial hair removal”? Are there other options that could provide similar—or perhaps even better—value? First, we’ll discuss price.

How Much Does Finishing Touch Flawless Cost?

Each Flawless device is priced at $19.99. Customers will pay $5.99 S&H for the first one, and free S&H on all additional devices.

It comes with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H, which you can request by reaching out to customer service at 866-972-4739 or ideavillage@customerstatus.com.

Pro tip: Keep in mind that the arbitration agreement attached to every Finishing Touch Flawless order means you won’t be able to go through the court system if you have a grievance against the company. This includes a trial by jury or becoming part of a class action lawsuit.

Nonetheless, what are Flawless’s customers reporting about its price-to-value ratio?

What Can We Learn From Finishing Touch Flawless Reviews?

On Amazon, the Flawless device had an average rating of 4.4 stars, based on 130+ customer reviews, at the time of our research. Most compliments related to ease of use, effective results (pain-free hair removal and smooth skin), and attractive design. Complaints—what relatively few there were—often referenced ineffective results.

In addition to the face, many customers reported that Flawless can be used on other areas of the body, such as the knees, hands, and fingers, as well as touch-ups around the armpits and bikini area. Some customers reported varying results on coarser hair, although no one mentioned their hair growing back thicker or darker.

We also found one reader review on HighYa.com, who gave Flawless a five-star rating and praised its ease of use and pain-free results.

As far as the company, Idea Village is a popular ASOTV manufacturer that produces a wide range of products, including others in the Finishing Touch lineup like Yes!, Elite, and Freedom. They held an A+ Better Business Bureau and nearly 100 complaints as of 7/11/17, which revolved around everything from quality issues to long shipping times.

We’ve covered a lot of ground already, but we still haven’t looked at two important questions: Exactly how does Flawless remove hair? And are there other products competing in the same space?

Epilator vs. Razor: How Does Finishing Touch Flawless Work?

When reading through Amazon consumer reviews, one of the most frequently asked questions we encountered was: Is Finishing Touch Freedom a razor or an epilator? Let’s quickly discern the difference between how most personal hair removal devices work:

  • A single traditional razor blade works by lifting the hair before cutting it, which causes the shaft to slip beneath the surface of the skin once it’s released. This can result in an ultra-smooth finish.
  • An electric razor is typically covered by a mesh screen that grabs hair, while a spinning blade underneath cuts it, similar to how a pair of scissors works. This is the ‘Butterfly Technology’ referenced on the Flawless website. Generally, while they’re perhaps more convenient, electric razors typically do not deliver results as close as a standard razor blade.
  • Finally, an epilator can deliver perhaps the closest “shave,” since they work like electronic tweezers to pull the hair from its follicle. But as with manually tweezing, this can lead to temporary pain, redness, and swelling.

Given these background details, along with what’s shown on the device’s website and what was reported by Amazon reviewers, we can see that Flawless is a compact electric razor with a single mesh-covered spinning blade.

Is it in a class all its own, though?

Finishing Touch Flawless vs. Other Personal Electric Razors

Searching Google for “women’s electric shaver” returned several hundred relevant results at the time of our research, which seemed available in just about every imaginable size, color, and form factor, while being manufactured by some companies you’ve never heard and some from household names. Prices tended to range between $10 and $40+.

Perhaps Flawless’s biggest design difference is that it only features a single circular razor, allowing it to boast an ultra-compact size and disguise itself as lipstick. Comparatively, most other options were meaningfully larger, featuring multiple circular heads or a single wide, rounded, rectangular head. How to choose?

Given its clear design differences, Finishing Touch Flawless might work best for someone who’s looking for touch-up functionality while on the go. One Amazon reviewer even mentioned they’ve used the device in the car sitting in traffic, with no one the wiser—which probably isn’t something you’d be able to accomplish discreetly with traditional options.

Obviously, we’re only mentioning this to prove a point; not to recommend that you attempt the same.

On the other hand, while we didn’t test the device directly, its combination of small size and an AA-powered mesh razor means that Flawless might not provide enough power to adequately address coarser hair, and you might not be able to cover a large area quickly. Then again, it doesn’t appear that the device is marketed in this way, either.

Our Final Thoughts About Finishing Touch Flawless

Based on everything we learned during our research, the Flawless device from Finishing Touch—while not necessarily the least expensive electric women’s razor on the market—seemed to come with overwhelmingly positive online customer feedback, along with a design that’s meaningfully different than the vast majority of the competition.

To boot, most consumers reported positive experiences with the manufacturer, who offers a 60 day-refund policy on all purchases.

Together, this means you won’t be out more than a few dollars in shipping charges (both original, if you placed a single-device order, as well as return) if you give Finishing Touch Flawless and try and aren’t pleased with its hair removal results.

In the end, though, keep in mind that electric razor-based options might not be your perfect option, depending on whether or not you’re looking for the closest (although perhaps least painful) hair removal possible.

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