I have a comparison post for you today as I think I have found a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. Cue the Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush. I discovered this on a recent shopping spree in Boots. As soon as I saw it I wondered if it would be a dupe for the Brow Wiz.
As you can see the packaging is pretty similar. They are both slim retractible pencils with a brush on one end and the wind up pencil on the other. I think if all of he writing and colour wore off these products I would have no idea which was which from the packaging.
The colours I have are Ash Blonde in the Brow Wiz and Blondshell in the Archery. I find the colours are very similar when applied to the brows. However, I can tell the difference when they are swatched on my hand. The Brow Wiz is ever so slightly darker than the Archery.
Top: Soap & Glory Archery in Blondshell. Bottom: Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde
Today I applied the Brow Wiz on my left brow and the Archery on my right brown so I could compare the formula and longevity of the pencils. I have quite hairy (is that the right word!) brows so I do not need to fill them in a whole lot. I just like to deepen them and fill in any gaps. I found both pencils applied smoothy and lasted all day. In the picture below you can see that there is really no difference between my brows. I promise the do match in real life but my brows do funky things in pictures. I applied boy pencils at 7.30am this morning and this picture was taken at 4.30pm this afternoon. They still look perfect after 9 hours wear! I must say, I’m very impressed I have found a great dupe!
The Brow Wiz is £15.50 and the Archery is £8. Thats nearly half the price! When I run out of both of these I will definitely be repurchasing the Archery to save myself some money.
I have a face of the day (FOTD) for you today. This was actually the makeup I wore yesterday when I went for lunch with my fiancé. It was the first time I used The Balm Nude ‘Tude eyeshadow palette on my eyes, and let me just say I am still impressed.
This is the full face. I decided to go for an autumnal look yesterday so I could play with some of my favourite colours from the palette, mainly Sexy and Silly. Please excuse my eyebrows, I swear in real life the match, they just decide to do their own thing when I take a photo.
For my base I used The Body Shop All in One Instablur Universal Primer followed by Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua liquid foundation in B10 and Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder foundation in 10. I have a few blemishes at the moment so concealed with MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC15 and to cover my dark circle (that are exceptionally bad at the moment) I used MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW15. I found the combination of these products gave me a flawless base that lasted all day.
To add a bit of colour back into my face I used the Sleek Contour Kit in light to lightly contour and highlight my face and Benefit’s Dallas boxed blush on the apples of my cheeks.
For my brows I used the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde to fill in any sparse areas and set them in place using Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Blonde.
Moving on to the most important part of the look – the eyes. I used the Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer to keep my shadows from creasing throughout the day. I then used MAC Brule eyeshadow to set this in place. I first applied Sultry lightly in my crease and a long my lower lash line. Then I applied Snobby to the inner half of my lid and Silly to the outer half. To deepen the look and make it more autumnal I added Sexy to the outer portion of my crease and lower lash line. To make the look more dramatic I added some black winged eyeliner using the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner and followed it with three mascaras, YSL Babydoll, Maybelline The Falsies and Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. I love using multiple mascaras to get the perfect look to my lashes.
Finally I used MAC Dervish Lip Pencil to line my lips and MAC Oh Oh Oh Lipstick over the top. Unfortunately this shade was a limited edition but I believe MAC ‘O’ may be similar.
I hoped you liked this look, I enjoyed creating it. Let me know in the comments below. Do you have this palette? If so let me know what colours you put together, I would love to know what other looks I can create with this palette.