I’ve loved Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy from the moment I got my paws on it. It is one of my few Holy Grail items. I know I’ve mentioned it a few times before when talking about Fyrinnae. Since I’ve had a lot of email questions about it, I thought this review – complete with questions answered – was long overdue.
What is it?
It’s a fantastic mixing medium. It basically makes shadows appear foiled, lets them keep all their glitter and sparkle in place and minimizes fall out. It lets you create foiled look without the mess of foiling.
How do you use it?
You want to use an eye shadow primer or base as normal before you apply Pixie Epoxy. Then you apply a tiny amount of the Pixie Epoxy to your lid and even it out with your finger. You wait a bit for it to get tacky to the touch, and then you can apply your eye shadows. If it looks patchy, apply a bit more of the Pixie Epoxy, and then apply more shadow.
I used to wait like 45 seconds before applying shadow. These days I apply it to one eye, spread it around with my finger to get a thin, even layer, and then apply my shadow. Then I do the next eye.
Can you use it with any eye shadow?
You can use it with loose shadows or pressed shadows, but it doesn’t usually work very well with mattes. Click here to see what it looks like when used with some shadows that are loose, pressed, shimmery, and matte.
Is it vegan?
Yep, it’s made by Fyrinnae. It’s vegan.
Is it LE?
No, it’s not limited edition. It’s part of Fyrinnae’s permanent collection. This means it’s not going away any time soon. I believe it’s one of the best selling products at Fyrinnae. You can also read about Fyrinnae’s upcoming collections and other cool things over here.
What does it claim to do?
It claims to make shadows appear foiled without foiling it.
Does it live up to its claim?
OMFG Yes! That’s why it’s a HOLY GRAIL product for me! It is seriously amazing!
Would you purchase it again?
I already have! <3
When I first purchased it, it came in a slightly smaller size. I’ve had my first tube since probably Sept. 2009. It’s now almost June and I’ve got about 1/3 to 1/2 of the tube left. I’ve since purchased the new size, because quite frankly, I don’t want to run out! The full size now costs $7 and is larger than the original. It’s totally worth it. It’s a steal at that price.
Pixie Epoxy doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes. I love the effect it has on shadows. I’ve been able to create some really lovely looks with it. And I’m so happy that I no longer have to foil. I always found foiling difficult to do, and really difficult for me to blend once I foil, so this really is an amazing product for me.
How about you? Have you tried Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy? If so, what did you think of it?