Perfect brows were all the rage this past year, and I couldn’t resist jumping on the band wagon in 2015. I have very naturally sparse brows, so I’m always trying out new brow products to fake fuller brows. Over the past year, I’ve been obsessed with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil (my sister, mom, and bestie love it as well). I’m not exaggerating at all when I say that I’ve purchased over five of them. The second I hear that clicking noise – letting me know the pencil has run out- I always run to the closest Ulta or Sephora ASAP. The Brow Wiz pencils are so incredible, have a great color selection, and do a fabulous job of filling in the brows. I heard that Anastasia Beverly Hills recently released a new, similar product, and I knew that I had to check it out to see if it was truly better than my holy grail brow product. I watched a few youtube reviews on the Brow Definer, which ended up not being too helpful given all the mixed opinions. So I headed to my local Ulta to try it out for myself. After swatching it, I was sold. I decided to pick up the color ‘Soft Brown’, which I have swatched above. The Brow Definer is described on the Ulta website as:
“This retractable mechanical pencil has a thick, triangular tip that outlines brows and fills sparse areas in one fluid motion. The smooth, creamy formula glides effortlessly to cover and define, while the soft-bristled end blends edges for a natural finish.”
The initial thing I noticed about the Brow Definer was the size. It is a lot larger than the original Brow Wiz. In addition to that detail, you also get more product, thus getting a better bang for your buck. The Brow Wiz is priced is $21 and .003 oz, and the Brow Definer is $23 and .007 oz. I go through the Brow Wiz pencils pretty quickly because I fill in my brows daily, and I have a lot of sparse sections to fill in. I figured it was worth the money to get the Brow Definer because it does have more than double the product amount and will definitely last me longer.
Not only is there a difference in the size, packaging, and price, there is also a huge difference in the actual product shape. The Brow Definer has a very slanted end that is much larger in size than the tiny, precise Brow Wiz tip. I find the Brow Definer very easy to use, and it does a great job of allowing me to fill in my sparse brows when I am in a rush. The Brow Wiz is definitely more time consuming, and it takes me a while to fill in my brows because of how small the tip is. However, the Brow Definer definitely takes half the time due to the shape and size of the tip. The slanted tip also makes it really easy to create a very natural arch to the brows and fill in the sparse areas with ease. I find the look of the Brow Definer to be a little more natural on me in comparison to the look that the Brow Wiz provides.
Brow Definer pros:
- more product for your money
- quicker to apply
- slanted tip makes it easy to create a nice arch
- great for sparse brow areas
- comes in more shades than the Brow Wiz
Brow Definer cons:
- slightly more expensive than the Brow Wiz
- I prefer the small spoolie on the Brow Wiz
- may be a little too large for those with very thin brows
- may be too overwhelming and unnecessary for those with naturally thick and full brows
In summary, I definitely prefer the Brow Definer. Though I have been a huge fan of the Brow Wiz over the past year, the Brow Definer has won me over. Because I have lots of sparse areas in my brows, it can be very time consuming to fill them in- especially when I am in a hurry to get to class. The Brow Definer fills in my brows quickly and helps me easily create a nice, natural arch. The Brow Wiz may be a better fit for those that already have fuller brows and just want to just touch up a few spots. The Brow Wiz also might be better for those with thin brows. Anastasia Beverly Hills makes the best brow products on the market, in my opinion, so you definitely can’t go wrong with either! If I were to repurchase one of these two pencils though, I would definitely go for the Brow Definer for me personally. It’s fantastic, and I am so glad I picked it up.
Let me know what your favorite brow products are!
P.S. Do y’all like my new camera lens? I found it in the back of my closet yesterday, so I thought I would switch it up!