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It's A Dupe!

This one is exciting for me.

The first time I saw the NYX Wonder pencil I passed them up. I had heard beauty vloggers say they used them as brighteners on the lower water line. I use the Rimmel ScandalEyes for that so I was like mehh... then one day in #1 Beauty Supply I actually read the packaging: "concealer, eye brightener, reverse lip liner in one". Only three shades are available: 'Light', 'Medium' and 'Dark'. The concealer bit intrigued me; how would this work to clean up eyebrows? I let plenty of time pass between waxes so this sorrta thing is right up my alley. The best part, these cost $8.


A few months later the M.A.C Studio Chromagraphic Pencil reached local counters. I didn't know this at the time but only three shades are available: 'NC15/NW20', 'NW25/NC30' and 'NC42/NW35'. Coincidence? The latter was recommended to me. M.A.C defines it as: "a creamy, soft-point pencil ideal for use as a liner, or to outline and define designs".

 M.A.C Studio Chromagraphic Pencil 'NC42/NW35' (left) NYX Wonder Pencil 'Dark' (right)

From the photo above you can see that the shades are different; but blended out on the face it's barely noticeable.

M.A.C Studio Chromagraphic Pencil 'NC42/NW35' (left) NYX Wonder Pencil 'Dark' (right) - unblended 
M.A.C Studio Chromagraphic Pencil 'NC42/NW35' (left) NYX Wonder Pencil 'Dark' (right) - unblended
M.A.C Studio Chromagraphic Pencil 'NC42/NW35' (left) NYX Wonder Pencil 'Dark' (right) - blended
M.A.C Studio Chromagraphic Pencil 'NC42/NW35' (left) NYX Wonder Pencil 'Dark' (right) - blended

Both products blend easily without totally disappearing. Both products contain 0.04 oz (well they have different grams listed but it seemingly converts to the same thing in ounces). The M.A.C one is $36 whereas the Wonder Pencil costs $8.

Chromagraphic Pencil ingredients: Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Triethylhexanoin, Beeswax\Cera Alba\Cire D'abeille, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Cire de Carnauba, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ozokerite, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Tin Oxide, Citric Acid [ +/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 21 Lake (CI 45380), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)] 

Wonder Pencil ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Euphorbia Cerifera Cera / Cire de Candelilla, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Microcrystalline Wax / Cera Microcristallina / Cire Microcristalline, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Beeswax / Cera Alba / Cire d’abeille, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Cire de Carnauba, Paraffin, Hydroxylated Lanolin, Octyldodecanol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

NYX put a few more lubricants in their product but they look pretty similar right? Let me know what you think in the comments.

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