Saturday, May 2, 2015

NYX Micro Brow in Ash Brown compared to Anastasia Brow Wiz

NYX Micro Brow/Anastasia Brow Wiz comparison. NYX retails for $10. Anastasia retails for $21

Brand new Anastasia Brow Wiz fully twisted up. I was so surprised to see how little it comes with.

Anastasia in Soft Brown / Nyx Micro Brow in Ash Brown

Similar packaging

Both come with a spoolie.

Comparable pencil shape.

Shades appear more of a lighter brown swatched. 

I recently repurchased by favorite eyebrow pencil from Anastasia in soft brown. I have used the Anastasia brow wiz for over one year. I absolutely love it. It allows me to create a perfect brow that looks natural. Just for kicks, I twisted a brand new pencil just to see how much product it actually came with. I was so surprised to see how little product there was. Last year alone, I purchased 6 brow pencils from Anastasia. One pencil lasts me about 2 months because I use it every day.

I knew I needed to find a 'dupe' for the pencil. I looked online and found that people compared the NYX brow pencil to the Anastasia Brow Wiz. I purchased mine at ULTA for $9.99. I purchased it in the shade Ash Brown. It was the most comparable shade to 'Soft Brown'. I have dark dark dark brown hair/black hair. Although the eyebrow pencil appears more brown, it actually blends in nicely and gives me a 'dark brown' eyebrow shade.

The NYX Micro Brow is very easy to use and allows me to fill my eyebrows with a natural look. The spoolie itself it great too. Anastasia's spoolie is definitely better but both allow me to brush my brows and blend the pencil. In my opinion, I find the Micro Brow to have a dry formula. I like the dry formula because it allows me create an eyebrow shape I like. A creamier formula does not look as natural IMO. Anastasia has a dry formula too but definitely glides on better when I use it.

Longevity: I wore the NYX micro brow for one week straight. I noticed that it does not have the same lasting power as the Anastasia Brow Wiz. It is able to last about 7-8 hours on me before it starts to look like it is fading away. I work 12 hour shifts on the weekends and I notice by the end of my shift, my eyebrows don't look as good as it did when I first applied the pencil. Anastasia Brow Wiz is able to last on its own for 12+ hours. I do have the Anastasia Brow Pomade in Soft Brown. On days where I need my eyebrows to be bullet proof, I will use the pomade along either pencil and it definitely increases the longevity of my eyebrows.

Anastasia is still my favorite eyebrow pencil of ALL time, however, it is so expensive to keep purchasing over and over again. Anastasia is a trusted product for me. I will continue to purchase it but now that I have found a cheaper alternative, I have something I can use on days where I don't work as many hours in a day or if I'm just running out doing errands. I will definitely use the Anastasia Brow Wiz for special occasions and days where I need my eyebrows to last. The NYX Micro Brow is a great alternative to the Anastasia Brow Wiz and I highly recommend it as a cheaper option.

Hope this was helpful. Post any questions below.