💜NYX micro brow pencil color: brunette💜
NYX Micro Brow Pencil has been on my wishlist ever since it launched, I didn´t manage to get my hands on it right away as it took quite some time until it got available in my region (like always)😒
By the time it was available I had started doing my brows a little different and I wasn´t as depending on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz as I used to be anymore.
I am a huge fan of ABH Brow Wiz and I have tried A LOT of similar products and dupes in the search of the perfect alternative as the pricetag is not suitable for me at the moment.
It hasn´t been easy and I ALWAYS end up back with my beloved Anastasia Brow Wiz.
I didn´t intend to make this a dupe post as I would love to make a separate one - it´s just not that easy keeping it a straight "first impression" without mentioning the fact that it is a really good dupe to one certain product. The similarities are simply too many (and they´re good as well) - but that´s all part of my actual first impression of the NYX Micro Brow Pencil.
My very first thought is (as I guess you´ve noticed) that it is in fact (not suprisingly) very similar to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz.
It comes in the same type of packaging and the whole design is pretty much the same, even the fonts used are similar.
But then again, how many ways can you design a retractable micro brow pencil a smart and delicate way?
I think we can conclude with the fact right away that the design is a dupe, and a good one too. The real question is: what about the quality?
The first thing that comes to my mind is that it doesn´t feel cheap! This was one of my biggest fears. I am always afraid to touch the lids of cheaper (dupe) products as this always seems to be their weakest point.
But these lids feels sturdy and not like it´s going to come off while in your makeup bag (imagine brunette brow pencil smeared all over) They make that satisfying *click* sound when you put the lids on and the only thing I notice is a tiny sqeaky sound when I twist up the pencil.
Another thing that´s usually a point of dissapointment is the spooly, they´re either too long, too soft or too damn hard (feels like you´re scraping your brows off, ouch) but this feels like surprisingly good quality and it boths blends and works so well!
The pencil tip doesn´t seem as sharp on the pictures as it was right out of the box because I started using it before snapping a photo (bad blogger, I know🙄) - but I promise, it was so nice and sharp in the beginning😍
Applying the product is easy, the color is nice and the color payoff is as expected.
I´ve used NYX MIcro Brow Pencil for a few days now after starting this post, and even though I do my brows a little lighter and more natural at the moment I feel it works very well. The tip makes it easy to sculpt my brows and filling them in. Blending is a dream with the spooly and I´m left with natural, not overworked brows.
It might go on a little lighter than certain other brow pens I´ve tried and it also might smear easier (not saying it actually smears, but if I have to point out a possibility for this, it felt like it could).
I have nothing to say on the staying power and this is a definitive repurchase for me!
I actually got pretty lost for words while looking at it and testing it out because I could not believe the quality it has compared to the price!
I´m not saying that I won´t ever buy ABH Brow Wiz again, but as long as my student economy is as it is - NYX will be more than good enough for $9.99 (about £7).