I’m really frustrated when it comes to my brow business. Quite flat, rather sparsely in some areas and I stopped plucking them months ago. When it comes to ways of getting them into a somewhat nice shape I have a decent stash of products to choose from. In general I prefer a more ashy color for my dark blonde brows, something that stays in place during the day and doesn’t require too much hassle to apply. Pretty low standards if I can say so? I’ve never come across Anastasia Beverly Hills before and when I went into the shops to buy some Q-Tips I saw a sales offer on these. As my favorite MAC brow pencil in Fling is running low I picked this up.
The shade I got matched with is ‘Taupe’, formerly known as Ash Blonde, the lightest shade they do. First box ticked you might think, but not too fast. It does have a slightly reddish undertone, not much, but to a point where I can see that it is there. Having swatched the other colors as well this was still the closest to my brows so I went with it. Color match 4/5.
In terms of texture it is quite waxy, but far away from glue stick. In comparison to my MAC product it’s a bit softer, it glides on nicely and because it is quite thin it allows precise filling in of brush strokes without looking fake or drawn on. However, because MAC’s product is a bit harder I do think that drawing individual “hairs” is maybe a tiny bit easier. One major bonus is that I don’t need that much product to fill in my brows completely. I am not sure if that is because it is more pigmented (which I don’t think it is) but I do have the feeling that this will last me longer. Texture (4/5)
The packaging of this is really nice in my opinion. A quite slim pencil that features the product on one end, a twist up application, and a spoolie on the other hand. Now let me tell you about that spoolie! This makes the entire product better, I really like this. It combs through the brushes nicely and leaves them put in place. It also makes sure the product is distributed evenly throughout the entire brow. Packaging 5/5.
I do think Anastasia’s Brow Wiz really deserves the hype it gets, the application is easy and from a range of nine shades it is quite easy to find your perfect match. It stays in place and doesn’t look fake or drawn on at all. Even though I really like this product I do still prefer the look of the MAC brow pencil. I don’t know whether it’s the better color match or the harder texture, but I can notice a difference. Would you like to see a review on the MAC product as well?
Let me know, what do you think? Worth the hype? Have you tried this product, and what are your experiences?