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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Battle of the Brows: Anastasia Brow Wiz vs Maybelline Master Shape Brow

Eyebrows are a part of the makeup routine that I think have really taken off over the last year or so, I think most beauty lovers consider it an essential when getting ready.

I have been using my Maybelline eyebrow pencil in soft brown for ages and have repurchased it numerous occasions. I normally use this followed by the Maybelline Brow Drama to ensure my eyebrows stay defined all day. Although I do love these products I wanted to compare it to a more high end version to see if there really was a difference. On twitter people were definitely recommending the Anastasia Brow Wiz (with Benefit being a close second) so I thought I would try it out. Also I tend to always opt for a pencil over a powder purely down to laziness! 

My first impressions of this product were that it was very, and I mean extremely, skinny much more than I anticipated. I mean it really is tiny! Also the packaging is obviously much sleeker than the high street alternative, the black exterior avoids the grubby look the clear plastic ends always achieve. I was also surprised at how hard the pencil was. I am used to my Maybelline which is incredibly soft and you get much thicker lines, which can mean that the product is more noticeable. I do have to spend time using the spoolie after applications to ensure I have a more natural effect. The Anastasia has a much duller colour to it and the lines which are drawn are noticeably thinner helping to create the illusion of individual hairs. The Brow Wiz also does not need a sharpener as you can just twist for more product, genius for when you are travelling and do not have a sharpener to hand! 

Left: Brow Wiz      Right: Maybelline

Both products come with spoolies on the end which allow you to brush through your brows both before and after application to achieve a very natural look. My Brow Wiz end always comes off with the packaging which I find very frustrating although it does make it easier to clean!

I must say that I do prefer the Anastasia, the finish is much more natural and you do not have to top up throughout the day. Although I have heard many bloggers complain at the speed they wiz through this product (pun intended) it is not as fast as my Maybelline. The Master Shaper is such a soft product I find myself sharpening it after every use and therefore it lasts only a month!  However there is a considerable price difference, with the Maybelline Master Shape retailing at £2.99 in Boots and the Anastasia Brow Wiz at £15.50 on Cult Beauty

What is your eyebrow product of choice?



  1. As I'm a big fan of brow pencils and it's the format that I'm most comfortable with I'd love to try Anastasia - it seems amazing :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    1. I would definitely recommend. What do you use at the moment? X

  2. I've been meaning to try the Anastasia Brow Wiz for ages! It sounds really good!

    Nicola xx

  3. I've had my eyes on the Anastasia one for a while now. I'll definitely have to give it a go.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

    1. You should! It gives such a lovely finish and the colour is perfect! x

  4. Thanks for doing the comparison. I really like the finish of the Anastasia Brow Wiz. I'll have to try it!


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