The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil in Soft Brown has been a fav of mine for a good year. However, before the ABH pencil came into my life I was a huge fan of the Mac eyebrow pencil in Lingering, until I came to the realisation that I was running out of the product each month and having to constantly repurchase it (at £14 everytime!). So I went on the hunt for a new eyebrow pencil -one that would hopefully last longer- and came across the ABH Brow Wiz (yay).
I searched my favourite website (Beauty Bay, of course) for the product and pretty much guessed what colour I would be, based off swatches and reviews, and luckily the colour matched my eyebrows perfectly. After using the ABH Brow Wiz for about a year and it lasting about 3-4 months before re-purchasing each time, I decided to try out the Brow Definer due to the positive reviews and quite honestly my sister’s love for the product.
As you can see the Brow Definer packaging is much thicker than the Brow Wiz, which in my opinion makes the Brow Definer much easier to hold. I also find that the thicker packaging of the Brow Definer helps me to find the product easily in my makeup bag, unlike the Brow Wiz which I always seem to lose!
Both products come with a spoolie to brush your eyebrows through before and after using the pencil. Using the spoolie before using the pencil will help your brows to be brushed into the correct place, and using the spoolie after applying the pencil will help to create more of a natural look, avoiding harsh lines which can often make it look as if you’ve just taken a biro to fill in your brows!
The spoolie on the Brow Definer is slightly thicker than the spoolie on the Brow Wiz, which I personally don’t mind as I feel that both do the job and neither are too harsh on my brows.
The Brow Wiz has a very fine pencil, which makes it very easy to create a natural look. The thin pencil allows for a controlled application, perfect for the whole brow, including the tail of the brow. Whilst the thicker pencil on the Brow Definer does not create such a natural look, and I have found that the application is not as controlled as it is with the Brow Wiz.
Not only this, but I find the formula of the Brow Definer to be a lot waxier than the Brow Wiz, which also makes the product harder to apply. Despite this, the Brow Definer is perfect for anyone who likes a bolder, more defined eyebrow look, as the shape of the pencil helps to create this due to it being angled.
Pros and cons of the Brow Wiz:
-The fine pencil allows for a natural look, with a precise application.
-The product comes with a spoolie attached to one end which helps to create a natural look.
-The packaging is thin and therefore can be taken anywhere.
-It lasts ALL day.
-Because the packaging is thin it is easily misplaced.
-It’s more on the pricey side at £15.
Pros and cons of the Brow Definer:
-The angled pencil allows for a more dramatic and defined look.
-The product also comes with a spoolie, helping to brush your brows into place.
-The slightly thicker packaging helps when holding the product.
-It lasts ALL day.
-The formula of the pencil is quite waxy, therefore the product doesn’t glide on as well as the Brow Wiz.
-The product is again pricey at £16.
Overall, I feel that the Brow Wiz wins for me, because I feel as if I can achieve the more natural and precise look I am looking for, even when I’m in a rush due to the product applying so easily.
Let me know if you own either down below and what you think of them!
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