Overview of PIXI Mascaras and Lash Primer + Demo

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PIXI Mascara Review: PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer, PIXI Lash Booster Mascara, PIXI Lengthy Fiber Mascara, PIXI Lower Lash Mascara.

How to Use PIXI Mascaras and Lash Primer & Demo

I love PIXI makeup and skincare! This cult British beauty brand never ceases to amaze me with their their affordable high quality products. Today I decided to put together a quick overview of the PIXI Beauty mascaras I currently own, and even show you three of them in action. As of today, there are four mascaras available for purchase in the US. I don’t have Large Lash Mascara, so in this blog post I will be reviewing the other three plus the lash primer, which frankly looks just like another mascara to me.

PIXI Mascara Review: PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer, PIXI Lash Booster Mascara, PIXI Lengthy Fiber Mascara, PIXI Lower Lash Mascara.

I was accompanied by a very purr-sistent assistant.

PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer ($15 for 0.18 fl oz) – If you’re used to white and clear lash primers, prepare to be surprised, because this one is jet black! Sometimes a white primer can be seen peeking from underneath the mascara, but the dark hue of this one ensures it will never happen. If you never used a lash primer before, they are often infused with nourishing oils and butters that can help the lashes grow longer and stronger and protect them from potential harsh ingredients found in a regular mascara. The primer also adds thickness and length to each lash, and amplifies the effects of your mascara. If you’re using a lengthening formula, your lashes will be extra long, and with volumizing formulas you would get really nice, fluffy winks.

PIXI Mascara Review: PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer, PIXI Lash Booster Mascara, PIXI Lengthy Fiber Mascara, PIXI Lower Lash Mascara.

PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer (wand)

I’m already on my second tube of PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer and it’s probably my number one choice vs. other lash primers, although I didn’t try that many. The wand is what really makes this primer so nice. It’s flexible, slightly curved, and has spikey bristles that comb the lashes to give them neat and defined appearance.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You go an extra mile when it comes to your lashes.
  • You are never fully happy with your mascara.
  • You prefer building up layers of mascara to wearing false lashes.
  • Your current lash primer constantly peeks through the mascara.

You will HATE it if:

  • You don’t have a lot of time to do makeup, and this is an extra step.
  • You are clumsy. You don’t want to accidentally poke yourself in the eye with this spikey wand!

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Stearic Acid, Ceresin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Triethanolamine, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol,1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Oryza Sativa (Rice)Extract, Panthenol, Reinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Arginine, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tropolone, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, SodiumBenzoate. [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77499)].

PIXI Mascara Review: PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer, PIXI Lash Booster Mascara, PIXI Lengthy Fiber Mascara, PIXI Lower Lash Mascara.

PIXI Lower Lash Mascara (wand)

PIXI Lower Lash Mascara ($11 for 0.11 fl oz) – This is the product you never knew you needed, or at least that was the case for me. I always color my bottom lashes, but sometimes they end up clumpy or just too bold. I did try Clinique lower lash mascara after using this one for a while just to compare, but eventually came back to PIXI. At first glance the wand looks like a stick covered in mascara, but when you actually brush your bottom lashes with it, you’ll notice that it coats them evenly, and without clumps. The most important issue for me is smudging, and I feel like PIXI Lower Lash Mascara stayed on pretty well, even though it’s not technically melt-proof.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You struggle with applying mascara to lower lashes with the standard mascara wand.
  • You notice clumps of mascara on your lower lashes.
  • You are looking for an easier way to color your bottom lashes.

You will HATE it if:

  • You are perfectly fine using your regular mascara on lower lashes and have zero issues with clumping or smudging.
  • You feel like you don’t need to use any extra products for your lashes.

Ingredients: Aqua, Styrene / Acrylates / Ammonium Ethacrylate Copolymer,Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, C11-15 Pareth-7, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cera Alba, Steareth-21,Acacia Senegal Gum, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Cera, Steareth-2, VP / Eicosene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol / Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG / PPG – 17/18 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium, EDTA, Panthenol, Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499).

PIXI Mascara Review: PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer, PIXI Lash Booster Mascara, PIXI Lengthy Fiber Mascara, PIXI Lower Lash Mascara.

PIXI Lash Booster Mascara (wand)

PIXI Lash Booster Mascara ($15 for 0.25 oz) – PIXI describes this one as a “do-it-all mascara that curls, defines, lengthens and thickens with a glossy, waterproof finish”, but in my experience, this is more of a lightweight, everyday formula that doesn’t add much oompf. It leaves my lashes looking well-groomed and neat, and it’s perfect for a casual Friday or a no-makeup look. The wand looks fairly standard – it’s straight, not too fluffy, and slightly tapered at the top.

Lash Booster Mascara is very unique because it’s the only mascara I can think of whose sales of dark blue shade surpass those of the classic black, and there’s a good reason for that. PIXI formulated this deep blue color to make the whites of the eyes look whiter, without being noticeably blue. It’s a very interesting hue, and totally wearable even for someone who never strays from black and brown mascaras.

Because this is a waterproof formula, I thought it would be helpful to talk about the removal process. I had no issues removing it with a cleansing oil, a balm cleanser, and a bi-phase micellar water, but wipes don’t seem to help much and just smudge everything around the eyes.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You prefer natural-looking mascaras.
  • You like the idea of a mascara that can make the whites of your eyes look whiter.
  • You prefer waterproof mascara.

You will HATE it if:

  • You prefer more dramatic, false lash looks.
  • You remove your makeup with cleansing wipes only. It won’t budge.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dextrin Palmitate/Ethylhexanoate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aluminum Distearate, PEG-8 Dioleate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Simethicone. [+/- Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)].

PIXI Mascara Review: PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer, PIXI Lash Booster Mascara, PIXI Lengthy Fiber Mascara, PIXI Lower Lash Mascara.

PIXI Lengthy Fiber Mascara (wand)

PIXI Lengthy Fiber Mascara ($16 for 0.23 oz) – Saved best for last! Lengthy Fiber is my favorite PIXI mascara, and the only fiber formula that doesn’t look spidery on my lashes. If you never tried a fiber mascara before, basically it consists of a typical mascara goo that contains long thin hairs – or fibers – that attach to your lashes and make them look longer and thicker. You apply it like you would any other mascara, but I recommend using a primer underneath for some serious oomph. This mascara is buildable, too, so you can add a whole bunch of layers for an even bolder look.

Keep in mind, fiber mascaras should be removed with care, because those little hairs can get into your eye. You won’t go blind, but it won’t be very pleasant; it will feel like a lash got stuck in your eye. I like removing it with a cotton pad soaked in micellar water, its the best way to ensure those fibers don’t end up in the eyes.

You will LOVE it if:

  • You have short lashes.
  • You want a true false lash effect from your mascara.

You will HATE it if:

  • You tend to rub your eyes.
  • You normally go for a more natural look in mascaras.

Ingredients: Water, Acrylates Copolymer, CI 77499, Glycerin,Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Beeswax, Stearic acid, Triethanolamine, Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Nylon-6, Alcohol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Olivate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sorbitan Olivate, Nylon-12, Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Dehydroacetate, PEG-90M, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Anthemis NobilisFlower Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Silica.

PIXI Mascara Review: PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer, PIXI Lash Booster Mascara, PIXI Lengthy Fiber Mascara, PIXI Lower Lash Mascara.

L to R: PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer, PIXI Lash Booster Mascara, PIXI Lengthy Fiber Mascara, PIXI Lower Lash Mascara.

PIXI Mascara Review: PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer, PIXI Lash Booster Mascara, PIXI Lengthy Fiber Mascara, PIXI Lower Lash Mascara.

On my lashes: PIXI Lower Lash Mascara, PIXI Black Lacquer Lash Primer, PIXI Lengthy Fiber Mascara (2 coats).

BOTTOM LINE:

As you can see, PIXI has a lot of great mascara options, and there’s something for everyone. There is even a lash primer and a lower lash mascara for those of us who don’t mind going an extra mile to dress our peepers. There are obviously a ton of mascaras available at drugstores these days so PIXI offerings may get a little lost, but I would definitely recommend trying one or two. I think the Lower Lash and Lengthy Fiber mascaras are going to be all-around pleasers, unless you specifically don’t care for a bold false lash look or can’t be bothered with a separate product for lower lashes.

Have you tried any of the PIXI beauty mascaras? Do you ever wear mascara other than black? Let me know in the comments!

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  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I just bought Benefit Roller Lash in brown, and I have a couple of navy blue mascaras. Currently, I have a Wet N Wild skinny wand mascara that I bought for my lower lashes. I’ll consider the PIXI version next time now that I know they have one

  • I need that Lower Lash Mascara for sure. I struggle with coating my lower lashes, and often end up not bothering at all.

  • I prefer dramatic looking mascara. Those all have some interesting wands.

  • BeautyJudy

    Pixi’s lower lash mascara is one of my favs! I have worn green, purple, blue, red, pink mascaras…I just bought a blue and purple a couple weeks ago but haven’t opened them yet.

  • marciaf

    I have basically no lashes on my bottom lashline so that one is out but what I need to buy next time I’m at Target is the Lengthy Fiber Mascara. I could really use the help.

  • I’ve never seen the need for a separate mascara for the lower lashes.

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    Yes! A colored mascara primer!! I cant understand why all the rest are white.