How do you use it?
You have to turn the stick so that it resembles an 'n' shape and move it up and down your face whilst twisting the buds inwards. It's not as complicated as it sounds trust me =] The coils then grip the hairs and essentially threads it from the root so you have a nice clean finish which lasts about a week.
Does it hurt?
It is less painful than an epilator but the pain is similar to what you would experience with threading! For cheeks or forehead I don't feel too much pain but upper lip is fairly painful. If it's your first time then yes, it will hurt!
These really do range from around 99p to a good £20. Mine was cheap and cheerful at £1.55 from amazon (link here) . I will be honest and say the one I have was great when I first bought it back in March but now it doesn't grip the hairs as well as it used too. I don't know if this is because it was a cheap one and therefore poorer quality rather than the more expensive ones which presumably may be better quality and last longer.
For the price I'm not disappointed in this product but will probably invest in a more expensive version to see if it lasts longer, I do prefer it more than using an epilator as you can go at your own speed which I think makes it less painful. I have no clue how to thread so this is pretty much my go to tool!
Do you think of female facial hair as a bit of a taboo topic?
Have you or would you try episticks? I'd love to know!