Pixi Fairy Dust Loose Pigment ($10) is a loose powder eyeshadow (or face highlighter should you like) available in eight shades. I’ve actually kind of grow out of loose eyeshadows. You know, the thing about loose pigments and eyeshadows is they create this need to collect as they look so pretty and unassuming in their little pots. But once you start applying them you want to fling them out the window because they can be messy with major fall out problems.
I have soooooooooo many MAC Pigments that are currently get zero love because I just can’t deal with the mess of using them. This is one reason I don’t get overly involved in Indie mineral companies. Well, actually the other reason would be that Indie companies have such a huge array of colors I know my magpie ways would not be satified until I purchased ALL of them.
On that note I will say, no fairies were harmed in the making of this post but sparkly eye lids are to be had here with a little bit of a mess but nothing too bad.
If you own Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pencil in Sage Gold you’ll really like the shade Olive Gold in this loose eyeshadow formula. I’m crazed about greens as they always make my big brown eyes pop particularly olive greens. Sadly, Olive Gold ends up look like a brassy gold on my lids and not so much green but regardless it’s still quite a pretty shade.
Pixi packages up their Fairy Dust into a little barrel with an attached sponge applicator for application. You can dot a little on using the applicator and either blend with a finger or a brush. Or if you like you can even tap some onto the back of your hand and pick up color from there for application.
The formula is what you’d expect from a loose eyeshadow. Silky, thin, with a slight foiling effect when applied on lids. The color doesn’t have hardcore sparkle, shimmer, or glitter but more of a metallic sheen. I had some fall out but I think the attached applicator does go a long way at preventing too much of it since you aren’t having to dip into a pot of loose eyeshadow and apply from there. The powder sticks well to the applicator so there’s a bit of clean up duty after application but you aren’t left with chunky pieces of eyeshadow all over your cheeks and face thankfully. The pigment is excellent on the single shade I tried with excellent wear that didn’t lose intensity through an eight hour period.
If you’re obsessed with loose eyeshadows, Pixi Fairy Dust might fit the bill and not break your bank courtesy the $10 price tag. Some of the lighter shades can even multitask as a face highlighter.
Every try ’em?
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