Hello Kikays! Your makeup enthusiast here attempting her 2nd review. Let me talk about Pixy’s Volumizing Waterproof Mascara, which came from my April BDJ Box.
Although I was excited to try it, I was not altogether sure if I will last testing it for 7 days. But since my last kikay post in April, I’ve since been using the Pixy Volumizing Waterproof Mascara and am so far loving it!
Pixy Volumizing Waterproof Mascara
PRICE: Php 295.00
Before I share my opinion on this product, let me share my previous experiences with mascaras. I never liked them. Seriously. I didn’t find any need for them unless I wanted some serious raccoon eyes or some black specks irritating my eyes. Unless I’m sure that I won’t cry during a movie date or that it will not rain, I keep off mascaras. Instead, I tried lash extensions and gel eyeliners to make up for my lack of thick lustrous eye lashes.
Apparently, I was just using the wrong ones, the cheap ones. Lesson learned:
If you love yourself enough, give yourself the value that you deserve.”
I am not saying you should buy expensive ones. That’s different. Just stay away from the cheap ones. In my attempt to be thrifty and save money, I ended up wasting more. But thanks to my office mate who introduced me to a well known makeup brand that I’d like to believe creates reliable makeup products for the eyes, I soon found a love for mascaras.
That being said, let me go to Pixy Volumizing Waterproof Mascara.
True to its descriptors, the mascara is indeed waterproof and volumizing. As I always gush when it comes to cute things and new makeup products, I over-gushed with my mom, saying: “Ma! Look at my long, long lashes!” and then I’d bat my lashes to high heavens. She’d always just laugh. But one day, while I was applying mascara and she was in the passenger seat (I almost always do my makeup in the car), she exclaimed:
Anak! Bakit biglang humaba pilik mata mo?!” (“How’d your eye lashes get so long?!”)
There ya go! I thought. Even my friends in the office joined in gushing. Here’s a before and after shot:
A word of caution, though, this mascara requires several brush strokes to see the desired results. You need not dip it every time, mind you. You just need to be patient with the application. With patience, you get your just reward: long, thick, and natural-looking lashes.
Unlike the other cheap brands I’ve tried that result to heavy and lumpy lashes, Pixy’s mascara did nothing of the sort. It felt like I wasn’t wearing any mascara at all! It’s light weight, like I had super light lash extensions.
Sofie, my go-to friend when it comes to makeup, was doubtful at first. “We’ll see at the end of the day if that’s a good mascara,” she said. Fortunately, after 10 long hours of work, she gave her thumbs up. “Few mascaras can only live up to their claims of being smudge proof or waterproof,” she commented.
This one stayed fresh and intact the whole day.”
That’s a big “Yay!” for me. ^_^ (Talk about needing some assurance.)
Pixy’s mascara is light weight and doesn’t result to lumpy lashes. With the right eye lash curler, you can achieve that long, lustrous, and oh-so-natural eye lashes. And because it’s light weight, it doesn’t drag down the lashes so that the curl stays.
Not only is it waterproof, it’s also smudge proof! Take it from someone with sensitive and often itchy eyes, and especially after long hours of staring at the computer. I’ve also tested this on tear-jerker movies and I never even hesitated to dab my eyes with tissue. I totally forgot about it.
It takes several strokes to apply. For on-the-go kikays, this is a consideration. During my first try, it took me 10 strokes for each eye.
Also, you have to be careful in how you apply the mascara. My experience with this one is that every after application, I find mascara strokes on my left eye lid. These are not smudges, don’t get me wrong. I think it’s in the way I brushed… I’m not sure. I might be too excited and was already brushing my lids beyond the lashes. This may not be the case with everyone but it’s worth noting. My right eyelids are clean every time though, just to be fair.
The package showed that there are 2 sides of the brush: the short bristle side for base application, and the long bristle side for lengthening the lashes. Sadly, after half a month of using it, I still can’t determine, which side is which. >.<
KIKAY DISCOVERY: Try doing 5 brush strokes each side, then waited a bit before applying a second coating. The effect was amazing and with less mishap on my left eyelid. It shortened the application time of the mascara.
In all, Pixy’s Volumizing Waterproof Mascara is a good place to start for beauty and eye make up enthusiasts. Its price is affordable (not cheap) and the result, which takes practice, is well worth the number of brush strokes. If you’re always on-the-go, you may want to consider other brands. For me, I really like it. It’s not love at first sight, but it’s the type I’d go back to every time.
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What’s your favorite mascara? Any mishaps that you overlooked because you just love it? Let me know what you think!