The original! A must-have for shimmery, sparkling shadows!
This is not
an eye shadow primer, or really a base. It is to keep sparkles on and/or to make shimmery shadows appear "glossy": a foiled look without foiling.
Originally developed and formulated in 2007, this unique "glue" is designed to hold the sparkliest, most shimmery eye shadows in place, minimize "fallout", and also to easily create a foiled look without foiling. Don't worry, it's easily washed off, and while keeps shadows in a water-resistant state, the product itself is water-soluble (no silicones or oils).
Packaged in a lipgloss tube/doefoot wand (we found this was easiest for application and least messy), all you need is a tiny dab (we're not kidding, use the tiniest amount you can manage!) rubbed on with wand or fingertip over your usual primer. Wait several seconds, as the Epoxy should be tacky but not wet, and apply dry loose shadow with a brush. More Epoxy may be desired for very glittery products. This product also enables the shadow to be brushed on rather than patted. Fingertip shadow application does not work well with this product, and shadow is best applied dry. Wet application may work, but not with every shade/texture. Translucent in the tube, applies and dries completely clear. May make some shades appear darker, and doesn't work as well with mattes. To help prevent creasing under matte and shimmer shades, please use an actual shadow primer under this. Pixie Epoxy is safe to use under eyeliner, but not recommended for application directly on the waterline. Our customers use this under pressed eye shadow as well as loose.
A lovely client created a video tutorial here. There's also a comparison by Phyrra here. Our chemist detailed his development of Pixie Epoxy on the company blog.
10 ml tube, which holds approximately 9ml of product. Trial size is a tiny version of the large tube with the same style applicator, and holds 1.5 ml (enough for several applications). Please limit 5 full size tubes per order and/or 3 trial size. This style of container is used because it's easy to keep clean: just rinse off the wand (and wipe down top of tube as needed), dry with a paper towel, and replace cap.
Ingredients: Glycerin (vegetable derived), Purified Water (Aqua), Acrylamide/Ammonium acrylate copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Polyisobutene, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate. Shelf life: 24-30 months on average (one full size is enough to last the average user over 1 year).