I'm sure all there's said to be about this product has been said already! I agree that it's really great for 'popping' your shimmers, turns out unbelievably almost impossibly gorgeous. If you use a lot of shimmery e/s this is a must-buy for you. The only con I have with this product is that a little goes a long way. Like literally, you need the tinest pin-prick of this for both your eyes, or it will turn goopy and impossible to blend. I put that I wouldn't buy again b/c of this, the amount I have right now will probably last me forever. xD
I tried this product after stumbling upon all the positive reviews and what can I say... I'm a believer! I just apply two quick dabs with the wand on my eyelid and then rub in and that is the perfect amount to use. Do not overapply! If anything, scrape some product off on the side of the tube before applying.
The only thing that I did not like about this is that it doesn't really allow for blending. My advice is to apply this product only to the part of your eye where there will be loose/shimmery eyeshadow (i.e., lid, crease...) so that allows you to at least be able to blend the other shadows you may be using.
This is not great as a primer on it's own (that's not what it's made for), so you may need something underneath to make your shadow stay all day and not crease.
I will keep buying this as long as they keep making it!
This stuff is great ! Its meant to make the shimmers in the eyeshadows pop out and its works really well for that, it makes shadows much more vibrant and shiny ! I dont find myself reaching for it too often though cause i find it harder to blend if i use it, id rather just foil my shadows if im going for a really bright look
Best glitter glue ever! Once it sets your glitter or eyeshadow will not move! I've tried it with my powder eyeshadows from sugarpill and it gives them that foiling effect. They stayed on all night long without using an eye primer. Also tried with cosmetic glitter. NO FALLOUTS ALL NIGHT! My glitter stayed on my lid and only on my lid:) And what is there to say about the price?! Sooooo cheap! The only thing i would change is the packaging. A tube like too faced shadow insurance would be better.
I'm adding yet another praises onto this product.
1. Now I can use my my beloved but annoyingly glittery Urban decay eyeshadow without so much glitter falling down my face. The glitter stays on the lid, I can only truly appreciate glittery eyeshadows after using this, really, before, applying it is a pain, with all the fall out etc.
2. It prolonged eyeshadow wear, although Fyrinnae doesnt claim this product to be an eyeshadow primer, but with primer and Pixie Epoxie, I can safely assured my eyeshadow wont budge until I took it off.
3. Of all the eyeshadows I have, with this on, every single one of my eyeshadow color turns more vivid and vibrant.
4. very cheap price compared to what it does
actually I have no cons, but you have to make sure to apply only a little, when used too much, blending eyeshadows will be almost impossible
Amazing - really brings out the best in the Fyrinnae (and other) loose eyeshadows. If I ever need to buy again (given that you nee only the TINIEST amount of product I most certainly would - in fact I'll probably stock pile with my next Fyrinnae order).
If you make a Fyrinnae order DO NOT skip this product!!
Such a unique product that I love. I was searching for something that would be able to hold the glitter particles in products that tend to fall out such as sugarpill stella, and urbandecay stardust shadows. When I found out about this, I had to purchase it; for $7, I bought the full sized Pixie Epoxy. The first time I swatched shadows using this product, I immediately saw how vibrant it made any eyeshadow and I knew this would become something I would reach for when I wanted to use loose shadows without the hassle of fallout and layering. It is as if this is a magnet for fallout prone eyeshadows, or a backbone for eyeshadows that need help displaying their full potential. When using this, be sure to first use a primer such as a m.a.c. paint pot, then a small layer of this, allow it to become tacky for a few seconds and then apply your color to the lid. This product will act as an adhesive to your shadow, one that gives a lovely foiled effect. This company has created a great product that will become a very useful addition to your collection.
This is straight off the Fyrinnae website:
A must-have for shimmery, sparkling shadows! This is not an eye shadow primer, or really a base. It is to keep sparkles on or to make shimmery shadows appear "glossy": a foiled look without foiling.
Originally developed and formulated for a friend/pro artist in 2008, this unique "glue" is designed to hold the sparkliest, most shimmery eye shadows in place, minimize "fallout", and also to easily create a foiled look without foiling. Don't worry, it's easily washed off, and while keeps shadows in a water-resistant state, the product itself is water-soluble (no silicones or oils). Polymers give the stickiness, while glycerin and propylene glycol keep it wet and slick on skin long enough to apply & blend shadows.
Packaged in a lipgloss tube/doefoot wand (we found this was easiest for application and least messy), all you need is a tiny dab (we're not kidding, use the tiniest amount you can manage!) rubbed on with wand or fingertip over your usual primer. Wait several seconds, as the Epoxy should be tacky but not wet, and apply dry loose shadow with a brush. More Epoxy may be desired for very glittery products. This product also enables the shadow to be brushed on rather than patted. Fingertip shadow application does not work well with this product, and shadow is best applied dry. Wet application may work, but not with every shade/texture. Translucent in the tube, applies and dries completely clear. May make some shades appear darker, and doesn't work as well with mattes. To help prevent creasing under matte and shimmer shades, please use an actual shadow primer under this. Pixie Epoxy is safe to use under eyeliner, but not recommended for application directly on the waterline.
If you follow these directions, your Fyrinnae shadows will look PERFECT. I've found the Pixie Epoxy to be so so helpful with loose shadows other than Fyrinnae, namely the MAC Reflects glitters. I own the Reflects glitter in Antique Gold and was hesitant to use it as much as I wanted because of fallout-it was annoying, and I felt sad at wasting such a pretty product. But the Pixie Epoxy fixed this completely, and even (and I don't know how this is possible) improved it...it already looks glossy and foil-y but Pixie Epoxy makes it even more so. continued >>
This is an absolute must if you use Fyrinnae loose shadows. This stuff is the only way to see the full potential of the shadows, color-wise. I did not understand all the hype around Fyrinnae until I tried Pixie. Now Valhalla is my fav shadow ever - it is absolutely blah on its own; and absolutely beautiful with PE.
Minimizes the fall out; and is, indeed, dirt-cheap.
Will definitely repurchase if I ever run out (doubtful as you need a minuscule amount).
Cannot live without this stuff. It really is like a glue for pigments and glitter. I use it over a primer and it works wonders. This is something you only need a little bit of because of the consistency. I also use this for all my swatching since it is the only thing that truly shows the potential of all shadows. My only issue is that Fyrinnae is an indie company with very little workers, so when things go out of stock, they're out for quite a while. Pixie Epoxy was out for months, came back and then sold out within 24 hours. So if you see it in stock, buy it.