When it comes to lashes, I’ve said it time and time again… but I really wasn’t included in that distribution. I always joke around about it, but apparently I was absent when they were handing out long luscious lashes and I was left with what I have on my eyes now. All kidding aside though, my lashes are small, thin and very difficult to see… so any type of product that can help enhance them naturally or give them a little more pizzazz, I’m up to trying. Recently Pixi Beauty sent me some fun mascaras and lash products to give a go and today I’m sharing my thoughts with all of you on each one. Let’s get started shall we?
Over the years, I have tried several products from Pixi, but I don’t recall trying any of their mascaras, so this was quite exciting for me to give them a try and see how they worked for me. I’ve had these mascaras now for over a month and I’m finally comfortable providing my thoughts on each one.
Pixi products (like these mascaras) can be found online at Pixibeauty.com or via Target which is where I like to buy my Pixi products. There are four mascaras that I had the opportunity to try. The Black Lacquer Lash Primer, Lash Booster Mascara, Lengthy Fiber Mascara and Lower Lash Mascara.
The Black Lacquer Lash Primer retails for $15.00 and comes in a jet black formula. This lash primer is a multi-use product that helps to plump, protect and prep your lashes for your favorite mascara. It has a thick mousse-like consistency which I like and it applies fairly easily to my lashes. Since it has a smaller brush that has a curve, it easily gets to all of my itty bitty lashes and coats them nicely. I like that this lash primer doesn’t irritate my eyes, since many primers can do so and it applies without any clumping. This product works well with layering other lash products so I do enjoy it for that reason and it doesn’t smudge if used on its own.
The Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara retails for $15.00 as well. It comes in Blackest Blue or Blackest Black (I have blackest blue) and while you could be a little worried about a blue mascara, it’s such a dark shade that it doesn’t look blue on the lashes. The shade itself really brings out my brown eyes. This mascara is said to be the “do-it-all” mascara that curls, defines, lengthens and thickens but leaves behind a glossy and waterproof finish. It has a standard mascara wand, but one that is stiff, dense and small enough to coat all of my lashes for a showstopping look.
I love how my eyes sparkle with this mascara, it’s not a favorite, but it gets the job as the description promises. Since I have pin straight and thin lashes, I do have to curl my lashes, but the formula of this mascara helps my lashes hold their curl. It offers my lashes length and thickness without clumping and it doesn’t smudge, budge or move on me. I will say though, I was pretty impressed at how easy this mascara came off with my micellar water. Even if it is said to have a waterproof finish, I didn’t have to scrub my eyes to remove the product at the end of the day.
The Lengthy Fiber Mascara retails for $16.00 and comes in a black formula. This mascara enhances and elongates lashes with its fiber filled formulation. I haven’t been a fan of fiber mascaras over the last couple of years because my eyes have been so sensitive, so I was a bit worried to try this one out. Immediately after removing the want from it’s tube, I noticed the fibers on the brush (as you can see from the image above). I was terribly worried that it would affect me and took my time applying this mascara.
With a few swipes of this mascara onto my lashes, I noticed a huge difference in how long my lashes had looked. This mascara is a bit different than your traditional fiber mascara in that you apply it over another mascara, versus a traditional fiber mascara in that you apply it beneath a mascara. Once I figured out how to get it to work, it seems to work fairly well.
With any fiber mascara, it can irritate the eyes if the fibers poke your eyes or get into your waterline, but once I was able to figure out how to make it work for me, I haven’t had any issues and I really enjoy it. My lashes look fuller and longer and while I did get irritation in my eyes the first time, now that I know how to apply it, I haven’t had any issues.
Pixi Beauty’s Lower Lash Mascara retails for $11.00. This mascara comes with a specialized slim brush that has short bristles to help effortlessly coat lower lashes and hard-to-reach small lashes. It has a water-resistant formula which makes it great for the lower lashes and if formulated with vitamin E and panthenol to help the product stay all day – especially on sensitive and runny eyes like mine.
Since I have naturally short lashes, I find this mascara to be my favorite out of the four. You never think you need a “lower lash” mascara but when you try this, you’ll surely see why it was created. This mascara and brush wand help to really elongate my lower lashes and separate them easily. This formula allows the mascara to stay all day without any smudging which I love, even with my water eyes and I love that I can use this mascara to help with clumping. I apply one thin coat of this mascara to my upper lashes prior to my other mascaras to make sure that I grab all the little lashes that are hard to reach. This really makes a difference in how my lashes look.
I love that Pixi Beauty offers a unique collection of mascaras. Since I naturally have short lashes, I tend to layer my mascaras to create a customized effect that will allow my lashes to be seen. These four mascaras layer nicely together and work well to create the layers I’m looking for. You can decide to use each mascara together and layer them or use separately to create your perfect lash look.
Overall, if I had to choose my favorite out of the four mascaras that I’ve tried, I think the LowerLash Mascara would be my fave. It grabs all my little lashes on my lower and top lashes to create a great look. But all of them work well and provide a great combination when used together. Even the Lengthy Fiber Mascara impressed me. I highly suggest checking them out if you are looking to try something new.
Have you tried any of these mascaras before? If so, what do you think about them? If not, are there any you are interested in trying for yourself?
You can purchase these products and so much more from http://www.pixibeauty.com or at your local Target Store.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links are posted through out.