The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Skinny Brow Pencil is perhaps the most talked about and hyped brow pencil in the beauty community, and I don’t think I’ve ever read anything negative about it. The Anastasia Brow Wiz is available in a total of ten shades which is very generous for a brow shade range, and I am the shade Dark Brown in all of the Anastasia brow product ranges which is designed for those with dark brown and ebony hair and my hair is completely natural and is a dark, cool toned brown.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Skinny Brow Pencil £22.00 is an award-winning ultra-slim, retractable pencil that creates precise, hair-like strokes with its fine tip to spot-fill areas where brow hair is sparse, and the custom spooley end to blend for a flawless finish. It is recommended that you apply the Brow Wiz with short upwards stroke in the direction of hair growth to fill in any gaps and extend where necessary and blend with the spooley for a super natural finish.
The nib is very tiny indeed and is the smallest nib I’ve ever seen in a brow pencil before which may be why it’s such a cult favourite as it really does allow you to draw tiny individual hair-like strokes throughout the brows. I don’t have any gaps as such within my brows as they’re naturally quite full, but I do like to my brows to look a little more filled in and finished which the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Skinny Brow Pencil is perfect for as I can fill my brows in softly and extend the tails slightly should I wish too. I particularly like that with the Brow Wiz you can draw hairs even where there isn’t any hairs such as bald spots as it looks so natural and soft so it works well for any scars or patchiness.
Due to the Brow Wiz being a retractable pencil, you do have to be super careful with the tube because if you drop it and break the nib inside the tube, it can just fall out of the end of the pencil. The pencil contains a very small amount of product at 0.08g which is poor value for £15.50 but I find that a Brow Wiz lasts considerably well. A good budget alternative is the Soap and Glory Archery 2 in 1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush which contains the same amount of product but it’s £8 although I wouldn’t say it’s a dupe because I find the Soap and Glory Pencil to be waxier and it has a slightly shiny finish whereas the Brow Wiz is completely matte.
I do believe the hype around the Brow Wiz is justified as it’s an amazing brow pencil which is truly foolproof as it’s so natural and easy to use. My mum has never used a brow pencil like this and I bought her one in Granite and she absolutely loves it and can’t believe how easy it is to use. I really want to try the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer after loving the Brow Wiz so much as it looks equally brilliant and I think it would be great for a more angular brow and it contains more product too for just 50 pence more.
**Edit (November 2017) Although I love this brow pencil, ABH have recently increased the price from £15.50 to £22 which I think is ridiculous, and I can’t honestly recommend this pencil after such a significant price rise of 41%. I’d recommend trying the Makeup Revolution Duo Brow Definer instead as it’s only £2.50 and gives the same results as the ABH Brow Wiz**