When it comes to my eyebrows, I am a die hard fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (ABH), and I have been for years and years now!
I have tried many other eyebrow products/pencils before, but nothing compared to ABH Brow Wiz for me. I have even tried the brands’ other eyebrow products too, but still nothing compared.
Then comes the NYX Micro Brow Pencil, which people are saying is a total dupe to the ABH Brow Wiz. So of course I had to give it a shot and put it to the test.
When purchasing the NYX pencil, they were unfortunately sold out of espresso which I think would of been a better fit for me, but the only thing close to it was brunette. I will have to say espresso is more of a dark brown and the brunette is also a brown but more of a red undertone to it.
When comparing both products right off the bat they look very very similar, especially the looks of the pencil.
I would say the spoolies on the NYX Micro brow pencil is a tad thicker then the brow wiz, but as far as the pencil itself… they were both the same.
When applying the NYX Micro brow pencil, my first impression was that it does glide onto the skin very nicely and it was easy to apply, just like the brow wiz. I was actually impressed! I would say the only thing that was throwing me off was just the color of the pencil, especially because I’m so use to using dark brown.
Now after finishing up my left brow with the NYX brown pencil I went in with the ABH Brow Wiz and immediately noticed that it was like butter when applying. I feel like the pigment applies so easily. Not saying that the NYX product didn’t, but it was just a tad easier.
After applying both pencils on each side, I did apply brow gel from ABH, which is something I always use. However, NYX has a very good clear brow gel called Control Freak, that I use as well and I swear buy! Definitely comparable to the ABH clear brow gel!
After wearing my brows the entire day, I noticed that the NYX Micro brow lasted as long as my ABH brow wiz.
I lastly did a smudge test (1 swipe across each eyebrow, using a different finger on each) and here what came off from each brow… pretty impressed!
this was ABH Brow Wiz
and this was NYX Micro Brow Pencil.
Clearly the NYX didn’t have as much smudge come off as the brow wiz did, which is awesome!
So as far as my final opinion on this “brow wiz dupe”…. I have to say I am pretty darn impress with this brow pencil and I’m definitely a fan! It’s such a great more affordable option. I pay $23 dollars for the ABH Brow Wiz and knowing that I can pay way less than that (NYX cost $10) for pretty much the same product, is such a WIN in my books!
It applied almost as easy as the brow wiz did, it lasted all day long, and it didn’t smudge as much as the brow wiz did when I applied the finger smudge test. So I definitely give this product a 9.5/10!
I will definitely re-purchase this product again that’s for sure!
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