Gillette • venus embrace • Misc Beauty Tools

rated 4.1(151 reviews)

Average Rating.4.1
Would buy this product again.75%

rated 5 of 5 zed on 3/28/2011 8:52:00 PM more reviews by zed

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

I LOVE THIS!!!!! I have dark, coarse hair on my legs and it works beautifully!!!!

- close shave (i find it works best after exfoliating)
- nice packaging
- great ability to manoeuvre (especially over knees)
- added moisture strips help
- shaver lasts a decent amount of time
- legs remain smooth for up to 24 hours or so, then i get a bit prickly, but the most i would shave is twice a week.
- cool in-shower holder
- have repurchased the refill razors twice (pack of 4)

- pricey (in Australia, about $20-$30 for a pack of 4)

overall, a great product, if you are willing to pay for it :)

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rated 2 of 5 dany06 on 1/27/2011 7:26:00 PM more reviews by dany06

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Tan   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

This product is vastly overrated. To be honest a cheap pack of $2 bic disposable do far better than this expensive razor. So let me tell you about the pros and cons. The pros are the nifty litte cartridge holder/shower pod. You have storage for the cartridges and a place to hold your razor. This is what I like best about this product. The second pro is that you cant possibly cut yourself with this razor. The protective strips prevent the razor from getting anywhere near the skin. No wonder they recommend this one for first time shavers on their website. the last pro is that it glides over the skin effortlessly. the swivel/pivoting head makes it easily move over irregular or curved surfaces.

The cons. The prices suck. I usually dont spend more than 3 dollars for a pack of razors that I can use for weeks at a time. The biggest issue is that it doesnt give a clean shave. Not even close to one. I could still feel stuble after shaving with it.

I recently started back to shaving. I found some old unused bic disposible razors and I had could achieve sleek looking legs for 3 days. Even when stubble started to come back it was very very low. I then decided to try out the embrace after a few weeks of using up my bics. Well, the embrace couldnt cut down the hair at all. I shaved in the opposite direction of the hair growth and went over the areas about 4 times. This razor is probably meant for people with soft fine leg hair. I have thick coarse leg hair and lots of it. I thought going out and getting a more expensive(quality) one that tons of people raved about would make it even better. I guess not.

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rated 5 of 5 Rita19 on 1/8/2011 2:56:00 PM more reviews by Rita19

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

Absolutely the best manual razor I have ever used!! This is my HG item. Rarely do I ever cut myself anymore. I get a nice close shave on my legs and underarms with no razor burn. I use either Skintimate or Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel along with this. I also like the original Venus too - works almost just as good. I highly recommend this product. A bit expensive for a razor but I almost always use coupons or stock up when I find them on sale/clearance.

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rated 5 of 5 mackdilly on 11/23/2010 6:22:00 PM more reviews by mackdilly

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm   Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium   Eyes: Black    

I love this razor!! It gets my legs silky smooth without irritating them. The blade stays sharp for a long time so I can get a few uses out of one before I trash it. I only wish that the cartridges weren't so expensive.

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* ayngemac on 11/20/2010 2:03:00 AM more reviews by ayngemac

Age: 30-35   Skin: Oily, Olive   Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

This seems flimsy to me, and it takes more strokes than my usual Gilette razor. Not the worst razor ever but I'm not impressed.

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rated 4 of 5 penguin10 on 11/19/2010 11:26:00 PM more reviews by penguin10

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I got this razor for free and I've been waiting about a year or two for a chnace to try it except I never did because I was very happy with my Schick Quattro. Yes, it makes your legs smooth (just don't press hard, also, it does make a weird noise when you shave like I saw in another review). However, it seems pricey and the head, like everyone else has said, is really big and I'm not going to even attempt to shave my armpits. I was careful to shave over each spot once since I heard people rave about how they only have to go over everything once. A quick close up of my leg showed that it had missed three hairs on one leg, FYI for anyone who is picky about that. I'm probably going to stick with my Schick Quattro, but this was a nice blade to use (for free). It also made my legs shinier then the Quattro does.

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rated 4 of 5 yourphatness on 11/9/2010 11:16:00 AM more reviews by yourphatness

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

On the fence.. I think i might prefer Gillette Fusion (men's) because i feel it gives a closer shave. I dunno, lately it seems as though my legs aren't perfectly smooth using this, but i remember that they felt like silk with Gillette Fusion. I think it's overall good, i just prefer the men's.

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rated 4 of 5 Addicted2Makeup101 on 11/6/2010 5:49:00 PM more reviews by Addicted2Makeup101

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse   Eyes: Blue    

Pretty decent razor. Gets the job done but honestly it's the exact same as those gillette daisy pink one blade razors, it just has more blades and a bigger razor head.

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rated 2 of 5 kilyblst08 on 9/29/2010 8:29:00 PM more reviews by kilyblst08

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

I liked it until I switched my Venus heads to the original three-blade cartridges. Wow, what a difference. A much closer, smoother and more gentle shave, and no more having to deal with such a massive-sized cartridge. Won't buy these again.

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rated 1 of 5 Liita on 8/23/2010 9:40:00 PM more reviews by Liita

Age: 25-29   Skin: Very Oily, Olive   Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

I don't like this, the regular Venus is my favorite razor and I'd give that one 5 lippies and a buy again and again and again! but this one sadly wasn't as good as its sister. I find that the strip that surround the blades bothers me and doesn't allow a really close shave, so I have to swipe the razor a lot to get rid of all the hairs and still my legs are not soft.. and it's more expensive than regular Venus... never again!

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