Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Dupe alert! Soap and Glory Archery 2 in 1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush - Dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz!

About three weeks ago, something terrible happened.  It was completely unexpected and stunned me to my very core.  Yes.  My Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz reached the end of it's life.  The fact that it was the day of my friend's hen do and with her wedding the next day, I went into serious rationing mode.  If you're a regular reader of the blog or watch my videos, you already know that the Brow Wiz is my holy grail brow product.  Due to lack of funds, I wasn't able to repurchase it right away, and so began the decision on where to buy it.  As we can't get it here in Ireland, it was between Cult Beauty and Sephora and you know me, I'm not able to buy just one thing when it comes to makeup, so both baskets were full of other products to help make the purchase worthwhile, you know how it is...

Then I went into town on Sunday with mam and headed to the Soap and Glory stand.  I'd been to a different Boots last week and forgot they didn't do S&G, so hotfooted it to Jervis to see if they had the Archery 2 in 1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush.  Aka, the best feckin dupe ever for my Brow Wiz.


Here she is.  As you know, I tried the other Archery Brow Tint and Pencil from Soap and Glory last year and was impressed with the felt tip end, but not the pencil end.  I wanted and needed a smaller pencil.  Well slap my ass and call me Sally lads.  This Archery is the actual business!

The pencil is nice and small, perfect for those of us who have a tendency to go a bit wild with the brows.  It's also harder and waxier than any other drug store pencil out there which means it stays put, won't smudge and looks more natural.


I got the shade Blondeshell and it's a perfect match for my Brow Wiz shade, Taupe.  As you can see in the photos below, the pencil ends are identical.


As are the spooly ends.   You can see my Anastasia spooly has been well loved and used, keeping my brows nicely groomed.


In terms of swatches, take a look at these.  Near identical.  Only a fellow makeup junkie will truly understand the pure joy at finding a dupe like this.  And a dupe for a Holy Grail product at that.... It's like this was meant to be... Would you listen to me getting all philosophical talking about an eyebrow pencil.  But shush, this is good karma in all it's glory.  I could have spent the guts of £50 on Cult Beauty and even more on Sephora, but all I spent was €10 on this!  And I didn't even spend the actual €10 as I used my Boots points!



I never ever thought I'd be saying this here on the blog, but I can't see myself repurchasing the Brow Wiz again...  Not because the Soap and Glory version is better, but because it's more readily available, is a perfect dupe and I will save money not having to bulk up an online order just to buy one thing!

Tell me folks, what are your favourite dupes at the moment?
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17 comments

  1. I'm definitely going to have to try this! Bargain!

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  2. This looks a great bargain!

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  3. I wish they had more shades in the range. That's the only downside. The Brow Wiz is amazing for shades.

    Emma & The Beauty Blog

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    1. Ah I didn't even look at what other shades they had! I was like gimme the blonde one and thanks very much ;)

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  4. Definitely picking this up! looks great:)
    Emma xo | missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie

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  5. I thought I bought this but gobshite that I am, I bought the marker one :( I have a backup brow wiz but to be honest I haven't used it much since I got the dipbrow pomade, that pot will last forevvvver!

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    1. I love my pomade too, but because I can tend to be a little heavy handed with it, I don't use it during the week because it's 6am when I'm putting my face on and the effort of actual life ;P

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    2. I did the same yesterday! I thought they had changed the design to this one and grabbed it but no, it's the old one with the marker. :( And I wanted it for the thin point. I might try and take it back.

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  6. Jesus! No difference at all! Brows look great xx

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  7. Ah, yes, onlne shopping. Having to make the whole ordeal of ordering online worthwhile. And it's worse here because of the additional taxes you pay if the total of the order exceeds approx 30£, making even shopping at Kiko's with a discount a bit of a waste.

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  8. Ooh what a fab dupe, I really like the soap and glory makeup range must try this

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  9. Ooh I do love a dupe. . I'm so lazy though when it comes to my brows and just lash anything close at hand onto then. .. must get on to this spooly brow brush malarkey!
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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  10. Probably a bit late to be telling you this now that you've found a dupe but I get my Anastasia products from Beautybay. Used to order from Cult Beauty too but would have to spend a fortune so was delighted to find them with free delivery. Will definitely be checking out the Soap and Glory now though!

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