Hello again and welcome to another Makeup Monday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Today I’m going to be comparing two amazing brow products- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz and Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift. Both are high-end brow pencils. To be completely transparent I have used the Brow Lift for the past year. A couple of weeks ago I decided to change some of my daily used products around and I bought the Brow Wiz.
A year ago I wrote a review on how the Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift is the best eyebrow pencil I ever used. (You can read it here.) It’s a double-ended brow pencil which comes with the brow pencil, the comb end and an under brow highlighter. In truth, I did love it, and it did a much better job than any product I used before it. However, I noticed that towards the end of the day my eyebrows looked like someone had drawn dots where the hair grows. I have no idea why that happened. Perhaps I was using the pencil incorrectly? Well, that’s what I thought. That is until I went to have my makeup done at Charlotte Tilbury in my local Fenwicks. Guess what, the same thing happened when the makeup artist did it. The only reason I can think of may be because my eyebrows are very sparse and the pencil is thick but even then it shouldn’t happen. Honestly, I am a little disappointed because the Brow Lift is an expensive product. For people with thicker eyebrows perhaps it wouldn’t be a problem.
Anastasia Brow Wiz
I have been using the Brow Wiz for a couple of weeks now and I am confident to testify that it is perrrfect!! It is so easy to use and because of the pencil’s tiny point, the hair strokes look really realistic and natural. At first, I was a bit hesitant to buy it because I have read so many negative reviews where people have said that the pencil broke after using it twice and that you have to press really hard to see any colour. I did not have any of those problems. In general, most makeup products should be treated with gentle care so that they last better and longer. I don’t feel that I am being extra careful with the ABH Brow Wiz more than any other product. And in reference to the colour not applying well, I haven’t had that problem either, however, I do need to go over certain areas a few times. That is normal and hey, it also makes your eyebrows look more realistic. I wouldn’t want to use a brow pencil that creates dark visible lines because that would look fake.
Comparing the Brow Lift & the Brow Wiz
I’m sure by now you can guess which one I would choose. Nevertheless, here are the broken down points so that you can decide for yourself!
Prices- The CT Brow Lift retails for £22.50 and the ABH Brow Wiz retails for £22.00- not a huge difference there. Winner: ABH Brow Wiz
Shape of pencil- The CT Brow Lift has a slanted longer edge than the ABH Brow Wiz which has a tiny point. I think the ABH Brow Wiz is much easier to use because of this. The CT Brow Lift comes with a fine point at one end of the pencil but mine went blunt after a few days because I found that side of the pencil the easiest to use. Winner: ABH Brow Wiz
The functions- The CT Brow Lift comes with 3 functions, the pencil, the brush side and a highlighter whereas, the ABH Brow Wiz on comes with 2 functions- the pencil and the brush. Personally, I am not a fan of the CT Brow Lift highlighter because I didn’t like the colour. But I’m sure some people do like it and it looks good on them. Winner: CT Brow Lift
Colours- The CT Brow Lift comes in 5 colours and the ABH Brow Wiz comes in 10 colours. Winner: ABH Brow Wiz
Which lasts better? The ABH Brow Wiz is much more realistic than the CT Brow Lift. It lasts really well
The Anastasia Brow Wiz is a winner by far! Its easier to use looks better on and is even a teeny bit cheaper. My eyebrows have never looked this good and I have never been this confident about them (aside from when I did micro blading, which is amazing btw!). Have you tried out any of these brow pencils? What’s your favourite eyebrow pencil? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!