Mascara Layering with Pixi9/15/2016
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For the longest time I had gorgeous, long lashes that never needed a coat of mascara to touch the inside of my glasses lens (yes, I used to wear glasses). Then as I got older I noticed they weren't quite as long as they used to be so I tried everything to get them to go back to being as long and luxurious as they once were. While eyelash extensions are all the rage right now, they definitely are not for me. Don't get me wrong, who doesn't love the look of eyelash extensions, but I am not one who is able to sit in a chair for 3 hours while having them applied and when it comes to maintenance I am just about as low maintenance as they come. Comb them every day, be gentle when removing eye makeup, don't get them wet for 24 hours? Yeah, not happening.
It's as if Pixi Beauty could read my mind because when I opened my Pixi Beauty Box I was delighted to see their Mascara Layering collection for me to try out! Included in the super cute box was:
- The Black Lacquer Lash Primer ($15): This primer is supposed to plump, protect and prime lashes. Most primers I've used are white but this one is actually black so I've used it without mascara on days when I'm just out running errands and wanted a little extra boost to my lashes without anything too noticeable.
- The Lash Booster ($15): This is supposed to be a a do-it-all mascara that curls, defines, lengthens and thickens lashes with a glossy waterproof finish. Personally I didn't find that it added too much length but it definitely added a lot of volume to my lashes and it is definitely waterproof! My eyes tend to water throughout the day and I didn't have a bit of flaking or smearing with this.
- The Lengthy Fiber Mascara ($16): This enhances & elongates lashes with fibers for a feathered, lush lash effect. To be honest, this was the product I was most hesitant about when I opened the box. I'm usually not a huge fiber mascara fan but I figured I'd give it a try. Initially I hated it, it was a bit dry for my taste but I wanted to be fair so I gave it another shot and this time I layered over another mascara and I was much more pleased with the results.
- The Lower Lash Mascara ($11): This has a specialized slim brush with short bristles effortlessly coats lower & hard-to-reach small lashes. I had never put mascara on my lower lashes before so this was new to me. I loved how small the brush and wand was, it made it super easy to use and the design of the brush really separated my lower lashes. It was great when I didn't want to wear eyeliner and lasted all day without smudging. Definitely something I will be using on a more regular basis!
For me, using all of these on a daily basis would be completely overkill. I'm all about those long, luxurious lashes but I'm also all about simplicity and low maintenance. The primer wasn't enough to make me want to stop buying my regular primer and while I did like the look of the Lengthy Fiber Mascara layered over another mascara I can't say I'd definitely run out any buy it however the other two products are something I would definitely purchase again! The Lower Lash Mascara is definitely a game changer for me. Have you tried any of these products? If so, what did you think?