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Face Off | Anastasia Brow Wiz vs. Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil

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Eyebrows are weird. You hear makeup artists and beauty bloggers talk about how your brows frame your face and create a structure for the rest of your makeup, but let’s face it– they’re not all that exciting! I’d much rather spend my time playing with pretty eyeshadows or a fun pop of lipstick than making sure my eyebrows are perfectly in place.

Naturally my brows are pretty “meh.” Not too thick, not too thin, and they maintain an okay shape as long as I maintain their grooming. When I do my brows, I want a product that’s user-friendly and fuss-free. I’m not really the type of person who tries to dramatically alter the shape of my brows. I just want to fill them in and make them look a bit more polished.

I’ve been using the Anastasia Brow Wiz for the last few years, but after hearing good things about the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, I decided to put it to the test. Here’s my side by side comparison…

Face Off | Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liner vs. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

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I’m a liquid liner kinda gal. I’ve loved the winged liner look ever since my junior year of high school, when my mom took me to a  Lancome counter before Homecoming. The woman tried her darndest to teach me how to create a perfect cat eye…and even though it took several years to perfect, I stuck with it. (Looking back at photos of myself from that era make me cringe…Oh how far I’ve come.)

Now, winged liner has pretty much become an everyday thing for me. There are obviously a million ways to wear liquid liner, but I especially love to pair a dramatic flick with a red lip. It just feels so classic and polished!

One of the things that I’ve learned over the years, is that it’s all about having the right tools. I’ve tried lots and lots of different liners, but I discovered the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner about two years ago, and it immediately became a staple. Last fall, however, I began hearing lots of people talk about the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. I decided to give it a try, and I’ve been testing it out, side-by-side with the Stila liner for the past four months.

Here’s how the two stack up…

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