"Because there is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away."
- Sarah Kay
Hey beauties! How are you?!
NYX is one of the most difficult brands to find where I live. They are always SO picked over, everything new is sold out and they seem to never be restocked any time I check. So I was really excited to find a brand new, untouched display at Target. I grabbed two of their brow products: the Micro Brow Pencil, which we'll chat about today and the Eyebrow Gel (let me know if you'd like a review on that too!) and have been testing them out ever since.
This is a double sided product, exactly like the Anastasia Brow Wiz!
One end is a spoolie brush for combing out your brows and the other side is the pencil.
The packaging is pretty much identical. I prefer the spoolie on the Anastasia Brow Wiz a tiny bit more because it has more bristles so it really gets in there to comb out the hairs and really blend the product but you honestly won't be able to tell much of a difference between the two. As for the pencil side, I want to say the NYX pencil is a TINY, little tiny bit smaller than the Brow Wiz which is nice because you can get very fine hair-like strokes throughout your brows very easily.
The shade I purchased is Taupe; there are 8 shades total.
Here you can see a variation from light to dark depending on how much pressure you apply. The pigmentation is nice, the pencil is more on the dry side versus creamy, which is a must for brow pencils in my opinion! It's easy to get tiny strokes of product throughout the brows to make them look natural.
Here are my brows using only the Micro Brow Pencil. I absolutely love it!
Compared to the Anastasia Brow Wiz:
Brow Wiz - $21 Micro Brow - $10
Brow Wiz - 9 shades Micro Brow - 8 shades
Amount of Product:
Brow Wiz - 0.085g / 0.003 oz. Micro Brow - 0.09g / 0.003 oz
I have heard people rave about the Brow Wiz lasting forever but it's a fairly normal wear-time for me. I'd say both last about the same amount of time (on me, it may be different for you!). After maybe 5-6 hours, I could throw a little bit more on in some of the more bare spaces in my brows. So they are about identical with how long they last for me. I also try my best not to touch my brows so if you do have the tendency to touch them often, your wear-time may not be as long.
Overall, I think these two are super comparable. I've been grabbing for my Micro Brow even more than my Brow Wiz so I'd say it's a fantastic dupe. I haven't seen all the shades so I can't say whether they are shade dupes as well, but Taupe is definitely identical!
Have you tried the NYX Micro Brow yet? If so, let us know your opinion in the comments below!
*This post is not sponsored. I purchased this product with my own money. All opinions are – and ALWAYS will be – 100% my own.*
I’d love to hear from you! <3
Facebook: The Makeup Affair
Pinterest: The Makeup Affair
Feel free to contact me at any time: any skin care/makeup questions, advice, post requests or just to chat!
Business inquiries and product reviews: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please include – The Makeup Affair Inquiry – in subject line!*
Thank you for reading! xoxo.