About this time last year, I fell head over heels in love with the Anastasia Brow Wizz for its ability to sculpt my brows without that 'coloured in' look. But then I started to read so many reviews about how similar Soap and Glory's Archery Brow Pencil is to Brow Wiz, so I thought I would put them to the test myself and I popped down to my local Boots to pick one up.
In terms of looks, there's very little that can be said. Both products are very slim, taking up minimal room in your make-up bag, and they both have a brush on one end, an ultra-fine pencil on the other and you won't be caught out when you can't find a sharpener because both have a twist up function. I do have one small bugbear with Archery and that's the fact that the lids are two different sizes. This means if you place the short one on the end of the pencil by accident (which is something I do quite regularly when I'm half asleep in the morning) you end up crushing some of the product.
Another subtle difference I noticed was in the feel of the brush. Soap and Glory Archery has quite a firm feeling bristle-like brush which can feel quite scratchy when used. Whereas Brow Wiz has a lovely soft brush which blends in the product seamlessly. Another win for Brow Wiz here.
In terms of formula, both give a very natural finish and the waxy pencil means those brows are going to last all day long. The only advantage of opting for Brow Wiz is that there is a larger shade range meaning you are more likely to find a colour that is perfect for your natural hair colour. Although Archery's Hot Chocolate does cover a lot of bases.
I suppose the last thing to look at is the price. At £15.50, Brow Wizz is double the price Archery which comes in at £8.00. But is it worth it? Personally, I feel that whilst Archery is an excellent dupe for Brow Wiz in terms of formula and finish, there's something in me that just prefers Brow Wiz and for that reason I'll definitely be picking up Brow Wiz again.