Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nyx Micro Brow vs. Anastasia Brow Wiz

I think the phrase 'dupe alert!' is appropriate for this post!

You all know that the Anastasia Brow Wiz is my holy grail brow pencil. I've used it for years and it's amazing. 

BUT so is the new Nyx Micro Brow pencil. And it's half the freaking price. 


-They both have a very fine tip that makes it easy to pencil in your brows in a natural way. 
-They both have a spooly 
-The two colors I have are identical in color. The anastasia one is on top, and Nyx on the bottom.  

Anastasia Brow Wiz
Pros
-Goes on very smooth
-Looks natural 
-The spooly is the best I've ever used 
Cons
-$21 at Sephora/Ulta. A bit pricey for a pencil I have to buy every 1-2 months. 

Nyx Micro Brow
Pros
-only $10 at Ulta. Nyx is usually buy one get one 50% off, plus you can use the $3 off coupon on $10 or more on Nyx. So you can get 2 pencils for like $17. 
-This also looks really natural 
Cons 
-The Anastasia one goes on a bit more smooth than this, but I don't think it's a reason to overlook the Nyx one. 
-I do prefer the Anastasia spooly, but again, not a reason to overlook. 

Final thoughts 
I love both pencils! But given that the Nyx is way cheaper and works just as great, I'm not going to be saving myself some money and going for the cheaper one!

Have you tried the new Nyx Micro Brow Pencil? If so, leave your thoughts in the comments! 

21 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing as I have not used pencils for my eyebrows yet but have been so intrigued by NYX's version. Thanks for sharing, adding to my wishlist soon.

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    1. The Nyx one is great, I hope you try it out!!

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  2. this post is so interesting
    thanks for sharing

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  3. Oh WOW Ashley! They are identical! Thanks for telling us! Definitely can save some money.
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    1. I'm glad you liked the post Kim!! Definitely go for the Nyx one!!

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  4. These brow pencils look identical! I really like NYX products. Since makeup can be costly, it's always a great thing when you find a good dupe! Great review!

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    1. Thanks Pilar!! I do really like a lot of stuff from Nyx too!

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  5. i can't remember if I have tried the nyx! i'm bad about filling in my brows since they are so full!

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  6. This is such an amazing comparison, Ashley! I'll be picking up the NYX one to try soon!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks Shireen!! This Nyx one is really great!!

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  7. Great post Ashley!! I just bought the NYX one and love it and I loved my Anastasia one but I found hers kept breaking on me and for the price I was sad. This one is totally identical!

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    1. I'm so glad you love the Nyx one Margo!! That's sad the Anastasia on kept breaking! I never had that happen but it use to happen with Mac one I would buy so I understand!

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  8. So happy for you that you've found an inexpensive dupe for your favorite brow pencil! If I were you I'd probably keep the ABH one and use it just for the spoolie :P

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. Haha I actually did keep my empty one for the spooly! That's so funny!! But it's definitely a great pencil still

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  9. This is AWESOME! I've been really wanting the Anastasia brow wiz, but just couldn't get the nerve to throw down $21 for it! Which NYX color matches the Dark Brown (brunette) Anastasia pencil??

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    1. The Nyx one is just as great as the anastasia one! Definitely try it out! I use the color medium brown in anastasia and ash brown for Nyx!

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    2. NYX micro brow in Espresso is pretty similar to ABH's Dark Brown - it's just slightly warmer

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