Monday, 28 January 2013

Make-up Monday: Pixi Lash Line Ink

As well as clothes and nails, another obsession of mine is make-up: I LOVE it. Anything which can make me look 100% better than when I first wake up can only be a good thing! In particular, a Winehouse-esque feline flick of eyeliner is a staple in my eye make-up style and I don't feel dressed without it. I've tried just about every type of eyeliner out there over the years, from kohl to liquid to pen to gel, and for the past couple of years Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliner was my near-perfect choice. So when I started to hear ravings in the blogosphere about a new 'fantastic' eyeliner pen called Lash Line Ink from Pixi I was intrigued, if a little skeptical.

I promptly presented myself at the Pixi store on Carnaby Street to see what all the fuss was about. The extremely helpful sales assistant explained that the eyeliners were Pixi's best-selling products and assured me that once applied they wouldn't budge. I sniffily decided to test this claim and drew a line of Black Silk on my hand, waited a moment then tried to smear it. It actually didn't budge! I was sold and snapped it up immediately before hot-footing it home to try it out for real.


Clearly my application technique is woefully mediocre so I shan't try and tell you how to do it. However, if you want to watch some excellent tutorials on all things make-up related you absolutely must check out another 'pixi' - Pixiwoo on YouTube, if you haven't already. They were my first port of call in perfecting my eyeliner technique years ago (as perfect as I'm capable of, anyways). I used this tutorial here.

Back to the eyeliner pen: as you can see it features a long tapered nib that makes it possible to get right into the inner corners of the eye. Black Silk is a true black and when it's on it really does stay on all day, with the added boost of being waterproof. My main problem with the majority of eyeliners I've tried over the years is their tendency to transfer to my upper eyelid, I've never found one that doesn't. However, the transfer from this product really is minimal, I can't say enough how impressed I am with it and it has completely usurped gel eyeliner in my make-up bag. It costs £12 per pen, which I think is very reasonable and I shall definitely be buying it again. Go, Pixi, go!

My Eyeliner:
Pixi Lash Line Ink in 'Black Silk' (here)


12 comments:

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    1. Thanks! Go for it... my poor gel eyeliner hasn't had a look in since I got this baby.

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  2. Great review! I've heard a lot of good things about this eyeliner. I'm also a Pixiwoo fan!
    Chloe xx
    http://moonchild-chloe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks! Pixiwoo answer ALL my make-up questions.

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  3. Looks amazing, stupid spending ban

    1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! I hate spending bans, I should be permanently on one but I have no willpower :s

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  4. This sounds really really good. I'm using a cheap liquid eyeliner at the minute and it is awful for staying put and not drawing a complete line, so might need to check this one out. I am also so rubbish at putting it on, your flicks are great!
    Lianne x
    Rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! It's definitely worth the extra few pounds, I can't recommend it enough.

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  5. Hey, i really like your blog and your pictures.

    you want to follow each other via gfc and bloglovin ?

    i would be happy :)

    lovely greetings, lucia

    http://lucci-gucci.blogspot.de/

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  6. I love cat eyeliner! Looks great x x

    CandyxCosmetics.blogspot.co.uk

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