$7.50 Almay Brow Defining Pencil in Brunette
It would probably be a fool’s errand at this point in my life to try to become an Olympic sprinter…
I’m barely 5’2″ tall, I’m in questionable physical condition, and one of my legs is shorter than the other.
The Olympic sprinting thing? Not the most realistic goal for me, but I do have other aspirations, like finding drugstore dupes of my favorite department store/high-end makeup.
Now THAT’s something I can do.
It’s not gonna be easy, for sure. Sometimes (but not always) with makeup, I do think that you get what you pay for.
So I’m on a mission. I’m a woman on a mission to find respectable, affordable alternatives to her favorite department store items.
$7.50 Almay Brow Defining Pencil in Brunette on the left and $21 Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown on the right
This one here is Almay’s $7.50 Brow Defining Pencil, which I’d hoped would be a drugstore dupe for my current eye pencil love, the $21 Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
I completely forgot to mention this pencil in the Ulta post the other day (it was buried at the bottom of that huge bag!), which is weird because, seriously, it took me a really long time to find in the store. I combed the aisles for a possible Brow Wiz dupe.
And then I saw it — Almay’s $7.50 Brow Defining Pencil — tucked away on the bottom shelf.
“Aha!” I exclaimed…to myself.
Almay Brow Defining Pencil in Brunette on the left and Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown on the right
The size of the tip is what first caught my eye. It’s very thin, just like Anastasia Brow Wiz, and the pencil also has a brow comb on the back end, again, like Brow Wiz.
Unfortunately, I only spotted two shades on the shelf…
I figured, OK, well, maybe that’s because Ulta doesn’t carry all of the colors, so I checked online from my phone.
Apparently it only comes in two colors, Brunette (which is what I’m wearing here) and Dark Blonde, whereas Anastasia Brow Wiz comes in nine.
Obvs, the other major difference is price. Anastasia’s is $21, and Almay’s is $7.50.
Now for some may-jah bare-faced action in three, two, one…
Before Almay Brow Defining Pencil…
Untamed, naked brows (and face, because I’m makeup-less)
After Almay Brow Defining Pencil…
Wearing Almay Brow Defining Pencil in Brunette in my brows