This or That: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz vs. NYX Professional Micro Brow Pencil

Now, I want to be completely honest here, I am NOT a makeup artist. I am just a girl who knows a little about makeup and how to apply it…and by apply it, I mean the bare basics.

There are SO many things about makeup that I definitely know nothing about how to do…like contouring. Yep, that’s lost on me. Baking (what you do to your face not to a cake), yep, that’s lost on me too.

Honestly, I don’t wear a LOT of makeup. Most days I don’t wear any at all. My high school self would be shocked to know that but it’s true.

However, there is ONE thing I do everyday even if I don’t put on anything else. I will ALWAYS do my eyebrows.

By that, I mean, I fill them in, I am definitely not skilled enough to really go all out on my brows like some gals. I just fill in to make them match each other and look fuller. This is just something I have learned along the way and honestly I’m not sure if I do it right or not.

I have gone through many an eyebrow pencil. I have used a lot of them and I have come to a conclusion. Not all brow pencils are the same or are created equal. Some are absolutely better than others.

For the most part I buy exclusively drugstore, except for one thing…

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

I have some serious love for this product and was absolutely willing to spend the $21 that it cost me to purchase it.

Why do I love it so much? Glad you asked.

This pencil is so thin that you are able to almost draw separate little hairs on your eyebrows. You can control how much or how little product you are applying with this pencil so easy. It makes me look like I’m a professional, when I am not!

To sum it up…I love it because it is small and precise.

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I have used other eyebrow pencils the are thicker and the chance for mistakes are much greater. The ultra-fine tip to this retractable pencil makes your brows look much more natural and less “drawn on”.

The formula is smudge proof and will definitely stay where you put it.

I was fine with having the ABH Brow Wiz as a firm member of my “Top 10 Favorite Things” even though it is definitely a prestige product.


I found….


NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil

I am ALWAYS researching something. It’s a hobby and what lead to my starting this blog actually, but anyway I research everything. So, obviously I started to research dupes for the brow pencil of my dreams even though I didn’t expect to find one.

It did take a minute because I’ve been using the ABH product for a while.

After looking for a while, I found mentions of this product, so off I went to purchase it.

Much to my surprise I discovered that not only was it a similar product, and an acceptable dupe for ABH Brow Wiz… this was ALMOST THE EXACT SAME PRODUCT!

If brow pencils had long lost twins…the ABH Brow Wiz and NYX Micro Brow Pencil would be twins.

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I literally cannot tell the difference between the two.

There is a $10 price difference which I guess isn’t a whole lot but it is $10. Also, NYX is often on sale so that helps too.

Would I recommend this product?

YES! Absolutely, I would actually recommend either product. Both are the best brow pencils I have ever known.

Go HERE to purchase the NYX Micro Brow Pencil.

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