Fun fact, it is now the 27th of February 2015 and I have only just noticed, while quickly skim reading this post that I had referred to the year as 2014. Does anyone else still do that? Or am I just really slow on the uptake? Living in the past aside I have two new shades of Pixi Fairy Dust to share, if you like loose pigments that are slightly less messy to apply then this post is for you!
Typically I skip pigment style eyeshadows as I find them tricky to apply and dare I say it a little messy, less than ideal if you are in a rush but there is no denying pigments tend to offer the prettiest finishes. The Pixi Fairy Dusts come in small little transparent pots with an in-built sturdy foam applicator. Typically I am not a fan of foam eyeshadow applicators but the domed, tapered style works well with the loose formula and is especially wonderful at precision application - think the lash line. What I will say is that the in-built sponge is pretty firm so it does apply the eyeshadow fairly heavily - for a softer approach you may want to dab on and then blend out with a fluffy eyeshadow brush.
The Pixi Fairy Dusts are not a new addition to the Pixi make-up line but the two new shades are: Silver Glow - an almost matte silver come blue shade that works wonderfully blended within a smoky eye look. It reminds me a lot of MAC Print Eyeshadow. Next up we have Olive Glow which is as you can imagine a bright, golden toned olive green that looks wonderful on tanned and deep skin tones. I can not wait to use this come the Summer months - it is pretty similar to MAC Scrumptious Olive Eyeshadow if looking for a dupe/comparison shade.
If you are familiar with loose eyeshadow pigments then the formulation of the Pixi Fairy Dusts will not come as a surprise - a powdery soft texture, high levels of pigmentation, easy to blend but a little messy at times due to the fall out. Silver Glow is slightly drier in texture compared to the shimmer shades but still softer than your average eyeshadow and not at all chalky. The loose formula of both Pixi Fairy Dusts tend to wear better on my oily lids compared to your typical eyeshadow; with a primer around 10 hours, without around 8 hours. The Pixi Fairy Dusts also apply wonderfully wet, more so the metallic shades - they almost look like real metal on the skin. In a nutshell they are easier to apply than your typical pigment, beautifully pigmented, in pretty shades and long wearing - all you'd want from an eyeshadow and more.
You can find all 8 shades of the Pixi Fairy Dust shades via Pixi for £10 each - link
This post contains press samples.