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Monday, 25 August 2014

An Identical Dupe? ( & Comparison Swatches)

A few months ago, a life changing product entered my makeup bag; the Anastasia Brow Wiz in 'Medium Brown'. A cult self-sharpening pencil complete with spoolie and not to mention the closest shade of brown ever to match my hair. It was a big step up in terms of price from Rimmel's Brow Pencil in 'Hazel' (which was way too orange toned) but boy did the quality show. Super perfected yet natural looking brows in a pencil. The only downside was at £15.50 a pop, I wasn't too willing to repurchase it on a regular basis.


After trying multiple drugstore alternatives including the Sleek Brow Stylist in 'Medium' (again too orange for my ashy dark blonde hair) and Eylure's Brow Shape and Shade in 3 (too yellow and dry to work with) I very recently stumbled across Soap and Glory's Archery Pencil and Brush in 'Hot Chocolate'. At a much more reasonable £8, and no ginger-tones in sight, this purhcase was practically immediate.


Everything down to the packaging, shape, size, most importantly - colour, and even spoolie is in my eyes identical to it's higher-end competitor. They even contain the same 0.085g of product and, although irrelevant, are made in the same country... say whaa?

All in all, this dupe, or should I say twin? is completely faultless! In this case, I'd say save your pennies and opt for S&G's new thing. 

28 comments:

  1. Oooh! Can you do a total review and swatches? Love your blog! I'd love if you checked out mine: stephaniebach.blog.com

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  2. Oh my gosh. Need to get my hands on this!!!!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  3. That's amazing you were able to find a dupe! Sometimes the higher end makeup brands can't help but make my wallet cry haha xxx

    She Will Be

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  4. So cool that you found a dupe! Soap and Glory isn't super easy to find in the U.S., but I need to track this down!

    http://babblingboutbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou! It's so worth it - good luck:)

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  5. I'm always a fan of a good dupe, the cheaper the better!

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yep - especially when they're this good!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing, I have to get this now! xx

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  7. Ah thanks for sharing, I really wanted to try the brow wiz pencil but the price put me off! I will definitely be giving the S&G one a go!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. No problem:) I honestly cannot pick fault with it!

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  8. I've never tried it, sounds amazing! Would you like us to follow each other via GFC? :) if yes please tell me on my blog
    xx
    Mia


    http://ssenescence.blogspot.com

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  9. This looks so good! Glad to here good things about the S&G one!
    http://holliefrances.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They've seriously pulled it out of the bag with this one - it's great!

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  10. Woo! It's great when you finding something just as good for cheaper. Glad this was good, I tried the soap and glory eyeliner pen lately and that was pretty decent!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Absolutely, can't beat a good dupe! Ooh I've been meaning to try the Supercat liner:)

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  11. OH MY! This is definitely a must-have. Thanks for sharing this Anastasia's dupe <3

    xx
    http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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    1. I can't put it down! You're welcome :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing this:)I love this post :)
    Keep in touch xoxo

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  13. I definitely couldn't tell the difference between the two, great find!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. Neither could I! So glad a brand finally made a good dupe of it:)

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