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Friday, 20 March 2015

Brows: Tarte's Answer To The Anastasia Brow Wiz?



Now, I love the Anastasia Brow Wiz but I've ditched the full-on bleach for more broken up, highlighted roots. So! I wanted to try a darker brow option (I used to use the shade Taupe) because I can get away with it again. I bought the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown ($21) (ahem, correction: my mom bought me the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown) and although the color is fine, it's not perfect. I find it a little bit too warm (not overly so, but a bit) so I randomly picked up the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil in Medium Brown ($20) at Sephora (oh oops, forgot to mention I'm in New York). Anyway, turns out I love it.

It is quite similar to the Anastasia Brow Wiz, in that it has a small, wind up pencil with a thin nib on one end and a spooley on the other end. The formula is seemingly fairly similar to the Anastasia too as it is quite waxy and it also doesn't smudge. Nothing worse than a soft, smudgey eyebrow pencil. NOTHING. The color is more what I was hoping the Brow Wiz in Soft Brown would be, it's more of a true, neutral/slightly ashy brown rather than a warmer, chocolatey brown. I'm trying to go for a more natural looking brow by filling them in a little bit less and so using a brow pencil that matches my natural brow color better helps achieve a more natural lewk. It says this is a waterproof and I have gotten caught in the rain before wearing a different brow product which smudged onto my forehead (cute look!). Other reviews that I have come across state that this doesn't smudge in the rain or in hot, sticky weather so that's a bonus but I can't say I have really tested the waterproofness of this myself. The only downside with these kind of brow products is that they don't tend to last too long...

All-in-all, this gets a big thumbs up from me!

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4 comments:

  1. You should try the Anastasia pencil in Blonde - it's way more cool-toned! Also, Sephora does amazing roll up brow pencils just like these. Wayyy cheaper.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  2. I've seen this around, but haven't had a chance to try it out yet! Will definitely be checking this out on my next Sephora trip!

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  3. This product sounds lovely, especially that it's waterproof, but even a hint of warmth usually scared me off with brow products. At least this one looks warm off the bat, I have taken cool-toned looking browns home before only to realise they are straight up red.

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  4. SO seeing as my mother has blessed me with thick eyebrows, I've never had to use these waxy eyebrow pencil gadgets with built in spoolie contraptions and now I feel left out.
    Ashy brown for eyebrows is always the way to go. Ever seen auburn pencilled-in brows irl . . in daylight? Not good. A x


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