Pixi beauty is now very well known for their Glow Tonic glycolic acid toner that makes a great introductory glycolic acid toner for those new to it. They have also improved on and expanded their skincare range, with affordable, effective skincare so many now associate them with skincare.
But what some of you may not have realised, is that Pixi was quite popular for their makeup before this. This was quite a few years back, when the brand was still rather small and unknown in the beauty world. Sometimes, it just takes one superstar hit to bring a brand onto the radar of beauty junkies. I thought I’d share one of my favourites from the brand – the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen.
Mine bears the older packaging that has a lovely whimsical vibe with the outline flowers adorning the pale green body of the pencil. The new packaging is less romantic, but more streamlined, with the body of the pencil depicting the colour of the liner, for this is what it is – a pencil eyeliner.
To be honest, I much prefer the older, more whimsical vibe given off by Pixi. Their packaging used to have little fairies on the cover and in its designs, that I found cute. Granted, I then didn’t take them as seriously, but it stood out.
I have to tell you though, that I love these Endless Silky eyeliners! 🙂
I bought two back in the day from the Pixi website, just to have a go at them, as I’d read that quite a lot of people loved them. I actually understand why, because these eyeliners are lovely and creamy and very easy to apply without tugging the skin.
The one I use the most is BlackNoir, which is a deep, dark matte black. The other colour I own, EmeraldGold is I believe, discontinued as it is no longer displayed on their website. There are however, many other colours available.
But here’s why I like these eyeliners.
I primarily use eyeliners to tightline my eyes, which I do often. I was using an eyeliner from Guerlain, which is now discontinued, and when mine got too short to sharpen, I had to find something else. Few made the cut. I’m quite fussy about my eyeliners, because I like them a certain way.
I like my eyeliners to be creamy and a deep dark black. They must not transfer too much (I accept that there is always a chance of colour transfer with all eyeliners) and they must be longlasting. These Pixi Endless Silky eyeliners fit my requirements.
The creamy gel-like texture allows it to glide on easily, and it applies very easily to my waterline as well, without too much transfer. Often, pencil liners are hard to get on the waterline, as they can irritate or be diluted and go on more sheer. This one doesn’t. It goes on black, and importantly, stays black for hours.
It sometimes smudges a little, but nothing that I can’t handle or that bothers me too much.
You can see from the swatches just how deep and dark Black is. It almost feels like a gel liner, and once I let it set, it’s pretty immovable, which is great. Some smudging is to be expected, as the eyelid area can be oilier than your hand, but again, nothing I can’t handle.
EmeraldGold is an emerald green shade with gold shimmer. I don’t use this as often, but it makes for a pretty pop of colour for days when I don’t want to wear eye colours. I use coloured eyeliners on my lids, not to tightline. I’ve been in a bit of a rut with eyeshadow recently, so colour eyeliner gives me that touch of colour I want, without my having to fuss around with blending and stuff 😛 Lazy girl’s guide to eye makeup 😛 This doesn’t smudge on me.
I don’t have a problem sharpening this (no sharpener is included) but I do realise that you can’t get a sharp point on it as it does feel a little soft (I’m not sure if it’s because of our heat). It doesn’t matter to me, as I use it to tightline, but if you prefer sharp, precise lines for your lids, then you may prefer something else. I’m not fussed so I’m happy with these!
IN A NUTSHELL
The Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen is a pencil eyeliner with a creamy gel-like texture that glides on skin like a dream. It is quite budge-proof when set, and does not smudge very much on me. That said, I do not have very oily lids and I use this primarily to tightline, instead of as a liner. As a liner, it can sometimes smudge a little more than I like, if I don’t allow it to set. However, it acts as a good base to apply eyeshadow to for smokier eye looks. I think the quality is very good and it’s absolutely worth a try.
PROS: Creamy gel texture pencil applies very smoothly and easily to lids without tugging the skin, Once set it is budge-proof, Long lasting, Strong colour pigment
CONS: No sharpener included, Can be a little soft in hot weather, May smudge especially on those with oily lids
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who wants a strongly pigmented, creamy eyeliner that applies smoothly
PRICE: £12 | RM84
WHERE TO BUY: Pixi website (ships internationally), Cult Beauty (Ships internationally and UK tax is deducted if shipped outside the EU), Sephora MY
Have you tried these Pixi eyeliners or any other Pixi makeup?
A friend gifted me with a large palette set once, but I regifted it to someone else because I had too much makeup. The person I gave it to loved it though and was very happy with it. I also have an eye palette I bought a while ago. It’s nice in a very basic sort of way, but I hear their blushes are quite pretty. Have you tried any Pixi makeup? 🙂
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I’m still looking for a product to tightline but my main concern is: HOW ON EARTH YOU REMOVE THE MAKEUP ON YOUR WATERLINES AND THE ROOT OF YOUR LASHES? Every time I do eye makeup I try to avoid my water lines because it’s nearly impossible to take it off, am I doing something wrong?
Paris B says
I use a bi-phase eye makeup remover, soak a piece of cotton, hold it at my eye for a few seconds, and then wipe off. It usually gets everything off. If it’s stubborn, I fold the cotton pad and do it again. Also, cleansing oils do a very good job too at removing stubborn eye makeup 🙂 I guess you have a very good eyeliner! 😀
I love the eyeliner, but I feel like I’m wasting my money, when I try to sharpen and they break off, or get loose inside the outer layer, tried putting it the freezer, it helped, but why do I want to have to freeze my eyeliner to sharpen it. I have 4 liners, I will not buy anymore until they figure something out with sharpening them. I waste half the liner trying to sharpen it. Waste of money even though I live the liner.