Pixi Beauty is the Canadian Beauty Bloggers‘ featured brand this month so I figured what better time than now to give them a try?! There were so many products of theirs that I wanted to buy, but when I saw the Extra Eye Bright Liner I grabbed it right away because that’s something I don’t yet have in my makeup stash. Let’s take a look at it…
You know I like to look at the ingredients, so here they are if you like to look too.
Hydrogenated Olive Oil Stearyl Esters – A complex mixture of esters produced by the reaction of stearyl alcohol and hydrogenated olive oil. Used for emulsion stabilising and hair conditioning. (source)
Polyethylene – Has many uses depending on the product. Read more on polyethylene.
Polybutene – An oligomeric oil, sometimes derived from petroleum, that is used in its hydrogenated form in cosmetics and beauty products, primarily in lipsticks and balms, as a binder, epilating agent, thickener and lubricant. (source)
Silica Silylate – A type of polymer that can have multiple functions, read more.
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax
Microcrystalline Wax – A specific type of wax produced by de-oiling petroleum. It is used as a viscosity agent, binder and emollient, and is often considered an alternative to paraffin wax. (source)
Octyldodecanol – A long-chain fatty alcohol used as an emollient and emulsifier, but also rarely as a solvent and fragrance ingredient as well. (source)
Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter – Cupuaçu, a tropical rainforest tree related to cacao. (source)
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate – A stable, water-soluble form of vitamin C that functions as an antioxidant and is potentially effective for brightening an uneven skin tone. (source)
Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DI-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate – An antioxidant and/or preservative. (source)
Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil – From the plant commonly known as purple viper’s-bugloss or Paterson’s curse. It is rich in fatty acids that make it a wonderful moisturizer. (source)
Tocopheryl Nicotinate – The nicotinic acid ester of Tocopherol (Vitamine E). (source)
Sodium Hyaluronate – The salt form of Hyaluronic Acid, a water-binding ingredient that has the ability to fill the spaces between the connective fibers known as collagen and elastin. (source)
Zinc Gluconate – A biocide or deodorant agent, possible acne treatment. (source)
Magnesium Aspartate – A binding agent in cosmetic formulas. (source)
Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract – The plant that goes by the same name is a vine native to the tropics. It is used in cosmetics as a soothing (relieves itching) and anti-inflammatory component, with particular effects on allergic rashes. (source)
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables – The unsaponifiable part of this oil is particularly rich in vitamin E and Squalene, which are important elements for the regeneration of the skin. (source)
Copper Gluconate – Antioxidant
May Contain +/-:
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) – A naturally occurring mineral used as a colouring agent, whitener, thickening agent, and sunscreen ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products. (source)
Mica (CI 77019) – A naturally occurring mineral dust used in cosmetics for its brilliant or shimmering appearance. (source)
Carmine (CI 75470) – Red pigments.
Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499) – Coloured pigments: red, yellow, black
Ingredient source: product packaging
Intensified version of our classic Eye Bright Liner – delivers a wide-awake look in moments.
There are two versions of this eye liner: the Eye Bright Liner and this Extra Eye Bright Liner. I don’t recall seeing the Eye Bright Liner in the display at Shoppers though, only this one. It’s possible that I didn’t notice that there were two versions, but in Canada we tend to not get all the products available (as I’ve noticed with other brands) so I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case here as well. It seems like the original liner is more of a beige colour, whereas this one is lighter and more pink.
When I’m done doing my makeup I find that my waterline is really red compared to the skin just below it and it’s something I always notice when looking at myself. I always thought about buying a nude coloured pencil for my waterline, but just never looked into it. So when I saw this brightening eye pencil I just HAD to pick it up! I mean, it’s EXACTLY what I’ve been wanting!!!
So, does it work? Let’s take a look. And just know that my waterline is not as red in these pictures as it can sometimes be.
It’s a subtle difference, but it’s there. Let’s take a closer look.
This is a waterproof eyeliner so it does last longer than regular liners on me, but I still doesn’t last that long cause my eyes get watery VERY asily. Plus, my waterline is very ticklish so just applying the liner makes my eyes water. It just tickles so much, lol! I go about an hour before I notice that it starts to fade. I could reapply during the day, but I don’t bother (I don’t even bring it with me).
I don’t have the best of luck with eye liners in general and non-waterproof ones tend to start wearing off within a minute of me applying them (no joke). So the fact that this one can last about an hour before starting to fade, and a few hours before it’s completely gone, is actually pretty good.
Do you use a light-coloured liner on your waterline?
– Chantal 🙂
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Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.