Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer pencil in Medium Brown review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer pencil in Medium Brown review

Brow woes be gone! Anastasia Beverly Hills has released their latest and greatest brow product, the Brow Definer ($30 CAD/$23 USD). This twist-up pencil is what I’d like to call the infamous Brow Wiz on ‘roids.

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“Brow Definer’s retractable pencil design features a thick, triangular tip that outlines brows and fills in sparse areas in one sweep. The smooth, creamy formula glides on effortlessly to cover and define, while the soft-bristled end blends edges for a natural brow look.”

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Now the thin edge has potential for drawing in hairs and giving sparse areas dimension and the illusion that there’s hair there. Shown above L-R, strokes using the thick edge, strokes using the thinner edge and a long stroke using the flat-tip of the pencil. This has the same pigmentation and formula as the Brow Wiz.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer pencil Medium Brown review sparse brows

What I love is that you can literally just sweep this through your brows and be done. When I use a thin-tipped pencil it takes me awhile to draw in the shape but this thicker pencil makes it easy. I tried to draw in a few hairs at the front of the brow using the thin edge and it gave it a bit of dimension but I have yet to perfect this technique. I popped a bit of ABH Brow Gel on the hairs to tame them too, a perfect combo!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer pencil Medium Brown review sparse brows

Here’s an idea of all the skin I have to cover in order to make it look like I have brows. Mine start way too far in and have been over plucked underneath and at the tail.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer pencil Medium Brown review swatch

The only thing I don’t love about this pencil is that it can be a bit too thick for the tail of my brow, so I just use NYX’s Micro Brow Pencil for that. Medium Brown, formerly known as Ash Brown, is perfect for light brunette or dark blonde hair. It’s a midtone brown that isn’t orange!

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Something about the ABH Brow Definer just gives my brows a softer, more natural look. Once you get the hang of using different edges for different parts of the brow, this will make drawing your brows in a freakin’ BREEZE. And take it from me, the Queen of No Brows, this pencil will save you time, frustration and tears in the morning.

Price comparison: ABH Brow Definer is $30 CAD for 0.007 oz and ABH Brow Wiz is $27 CAD for 0.003 oz. It’s basically the same product but a different format.

Side note: Monday is the last session in my brow tattooing/microblading journey. I can’t wait to share it all with you (yes there are tattoos lurking under that brow pencil). And as always, if you’re looking for beautiful, natural and near-perfect semi-permanent brow work, Veronica at Pretty in the City is a freakin’ rock star!

  • I’ve used a similar pencil from Smashbox and I don’t have as much to fill in but it’s true it’s a bit wide for the very end of the tail although I can make it work…and for the price, probably worth grabbing this one instead of the brow wiz!

    • I just read that the Hourglass one is very similar and better value! Now I need to grab it and compare… for science!

  • Ooooooooh this I think I’d like! I’ve never tried the brow wiz because I have such sparse brow hairs – I have a Dior pencil that’s thin and I love the formula but it takes so long!

  • This looks so great! Good match for your hair, too.

    P.S. What is the sparkly thing on your eyelids?? *__*

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  • I think this looks really amazing! I love how natural your brows look.

  • This looks fantastic on you! WOW, I’m impressed.

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