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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  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

  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!

  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.

  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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