Review of Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy by vanja
*** First of all, I want to let you know that I don't have a huge problem with eyeshadow creasing on me. I usually use a thin layer of foundation & powder as a primer and then follow with a creamy base and I have very little creasing. So although I say that this doesn't crease, it *might* do on you if your eyelids are very oily. ***
I received my sample of Pixie Epoxy four days ago so I've been using this for a couple of days now and I must say I love it! In fact, I've already ordered my full-size.
Pixie Epoxy is a somewhat sticky, clear gel. I apply it in a very thin layer (a little goes a very long way, I've found) and wait a couple of seconds for it to dry a little which gives it a tacky feel. Then I apply my loose eyeshadow dry on top of it. It doesn't have to be Fyrinnae eyeshadow, it can be any mineral type of eyeshadow, it gives the same effect with all brands I've tried.
It says on the Fyrinnae website that with this primer you can apply your eyeshadow in a brushing motion (as opposed to patting it on). I've found this to be true. In fact, I tried patting the eyeshadow on on one eye and brushed it on on the other and it looked the same on both eyes.
The effect it gives is amazing! It looks very shiny and sparkly (if your eyeshadow contains sparkles, that is) and the color goes on stronger and more vibrant than it would if I had applied it wet without the Pixie Epoxy. I love love LOVE it! Also, I wear my eyeshadow for about 10 hours and I haven't experienced any creasing whatsoever.
If you wear mineral eyeshadow (I know Fyrinnae says that they aren't a mineral makeup company, but still) on a regular basis, I think you need this product!