I happen to love getting random bits of new make up to play with, and I am fond of Pixi make up too because they have interesting formulas and colours that are wearable but not boring. So I have a real mix of products, some new, some part of the main range to review for you today. Swatches and face pics at the end of the post!
I have the Lengthy Fiber Mascara (£16) that comes in black, Black Lacquer Lash Primer (£15), Endless Silky Eye pen in 3 colours, Bronze Beam and two of the Spring colours (£12 each). Shea Butter Lip Balm in Sweet Peach (£8) , Matte Lustre lipstick in Honey Bare (£14) and also a H20 Skin Tint (£24) in shade 03.
Black Lacquer Lash Primer & Fiber Mascara
I love a good lash primer and for me, the primary thing is a one that helps hold curl. The majority of primers may help to hold curl but generally help to fill out the lashes making them longer and thicker. This primer seems to fall in that category – I could see that it added thickness and length to my lashes whilst also combing out nicely (no clumping) however it didn’t seem to help when holding curl. My lashes are quite difficult and only a very small amount of mascara and primers (usually from Asia) seem to be able to do it so I am not too disappointed.
For those with some natural curl, this primer and the fiber mascara (obviously not for you if you are allergic to fibers in your mascara) creates long and very separated lashes which gives a clean none spidery look. Both of the brushes are good too for combing the lashes, but watch the fiber one – it’s spikey!
Endless Silky Eye Pens
I already have a selection of these and they are glorious.
I would be lying if I said I get zero smudging with them…I have watery eyes and a super deep Asian crease so once again I get some transfer with 99.99999% of eye pencils and liners. However, generally for their creaminess, these last very very well indeed, and they have a beautiful depth and shimmer. They are so soft to use and transfer with no issues on to the waterline. The price is reasonable and they are superior to MAC eyeliners, NARS, Urban Decay etc. in my opinion.
Bronze Beam is a no brainer for me – this rich chocolatey warm brown works perfectly on my eyes and also as an underline as it’s much less harsh than black but gives definition.
Cobalt Blue and Velvet Violet and super bold and so different to the existing line (they have no pearl or shimmer or glitter!). I can see why they may look a bit too bright but funnily enough I was reading about eye colours an what would set off the yellowness in my pupils and this sort of bold blue is ideal.
The texture across the board is excellent, all three are pigmented and creamy and transfer easily to my waterline with no scrubbing.
Violet – violet is my favourite purple tone and this was not as pastel as I expected. It’s soft and quite pretty.
Cobalt is bright of course but it’s got a lovely boldness to it that suits brown eyes if you are bold enough to wear it. The colours lasted extremely well.
Shea Butter Lip Balm is tinted and comes in a selection of shades – sweet peach is an absolutely perfect every day shade – soft brown rose peach, I love it. It also actually has pigment unlike some tinted balms that just look like glossies.
This has the texture of an actual lip balm too so it’s really hydrating.
Mattlustre lipstick applies as a glossy cream and dries down to a matte (I would say more of a soft matte than a uber flat matte). It is nicely pigmented with a soft creamy texture. Honey bare sounded like it would be excessively nude but actually the warm browness shows up and gives that sexy soft look. It dries down to a semi matte on me, my lips look healthy but it’s not a glossy finish.
Swatches – you can compare the pigmentation too: