Dupe It

Dupes! Who doesn’t love them?? Finding a drugstore product that is of equal quality or a similar color to a high end product is such a great thrill! I recently found one the other day that I am pretty excited about!

anastasiaI have pretty much exclusively used the Anastasia Beverly Hill Brow Wiz on my brows for the last few years. It is a retractable brow pencil that has a waxier consistency than a regular pencil. I think this is what helps it last all day. It also has a spoolie on the opposite end… (which I couldn’t ever deal with a brow pencil that doesn’t have an attached spoolie but that might just be my own issue.) I use the color Taupe which I find to be a perfect color for me. I have a hard time finding a brow pencil that lasts and isn’t orange-y or too warm on me, but this one is great. I also love how tiny the tip of the pencil is so you are able to mimic tiny brow hairs easily. Only issue is it is a bit pricey, $21.00 at Sephora. Not terrible but I go through them pretty quickly (or lose them haha). So I was wondering if I could find a drug store pencil that I loved just as much.

nyxEnter the NYX Micro Brow Pencil! I got mine at Wegman’s (because I can’t food shop there without walking down the make-up aisle, another problem of mine) also in the shade Taupe. And it was $8.00!!!! So obviously a much more affordable option than the Anastasia, but would it work as well!

I tried it as soon as I got home and I was hooked. I swatched it next to the Anastasia pencil on the back of my hand (I will insert a pic) and the colors are pretty much dead on…

brow swatchWhen I applied the NYX pencil I was shocked, the word “Micro” is a good one to describe it as it definitely was tiny and able to mimic hairs. What I love about it MAYBE MORE THAN THE ANASTASIA pencil is that I feel like you can better control how lightly or heavily you draw the lines. I feel like with the ABH no matter how lightly you draw the color looks the same as when you draw heavier handed. With the Nyx Pencil I can really see a difference between a light and heavier hand which I really like. AND on top of all this the pencil lasted all day!! What a success!! This is definitely a dupe in my book and may even de-thrown my ABH!! Wegman’s make-up aisle for the win!!!

Lashes and Musings,

❤ Kristen