You know that my life's quest is to find the very best eyebrow products and present them to you in an unfortunately-worded and photographed manner. That, and to eat as many Mother's Circus Animal Cookies as humanly possible without passing on. It's a real journey. Like Eat, Pray, Love, but slightly less annoying.
I come to you today with a tale as old as time...
You find a really MF-ing delightful beauty product, but is it REALLY really worth it? And how does it compare to a way cheaper, but still boss-ass, similar product?
Let us explore. WHEEEEE!
The High-End Homie
|anastasia beverly hills brow wiz in taupe (sephora, $21)|
- It's super-precise. Like almost too precise? (If that were a thing.)
- The color is perfectly ashy, so you will never have weird-ass orange eyebrows. Even Carrot Top doesn't want orange eyebrows.
- It has a spoolie on the end for blending, which actually comes in handy.
- The pencil is twist-up (automatic? I don't know, whatever). I'm a lazy, so this is big for me. I hate sharpening shit. I also hate pencil shavings. It's like #432 on my list of things that I hate. Not as high as finding a stranger's fingernail on a public table, but it's on there.
- Boo boo is expensive. $21 for a brow pencil is pretty GD spendy, man.
- It doesn't last very long. I bought this three months ago, and have used 115% (Maury percentages) of it. I expected more from a brow pencil that costs over 20 dollars, but that's what I get for expecting things in life.
The Drugstore Darling
|maybelline twin brow pencils in blonde (drugstore.com, $2.39)|
- THESE ARE CHEAP AS HELL. I bought mine from Walgreen's, the world's most expensive retailer, and got them for about $4.00. Plus, they were buy one, get one half off, so I got four pencils for about six bucks.
- They have great staying power. The package claims that these puppies are waterproof, but let's not be ridiculous. Remember the expectations thing?
- The color is like a 8.967 out of ten on the "looks pretty damn natural" scale.
- You can find them almost anywhere, so you won't have to make a special trip. Lazy.
- You have to sharpen them, like it's the 1800's and shit. Lazy. Who am I, Laura Ingalls Wilder?
- The tip (heh) isn't as precise.
The conclusion? I have to give it to the Maybelline pencil. The color isn't as perfect as the Anastasia, but I can live with the fraction of a difference for a fraction of the price.
Viva la cheapness!
Get your ass to the drugstore, bb.