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Oct 10 2016

Mascara Layering – Is this a thing?!

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#mascaralayering with Pixi Beauty

When I reviewed a mascara last week, I mentioned that I am always on the hunt for the next one that’s great.

So when I received a box from Pixi Beauty by Petra, and it included four lash tubes and instructions for #MascaraLayering, I was intrigued.

I have friends who use multiple mascaras to achieve the look they want. But I’ve never been that beauty lover, I’ve always looked for that one, single mascara to do it all. Was I asking too much? I just decided to open my mind and take on the challenge of layering my mascaras!

So before we get started, and to show you what we’re starting with, here’s my naked lashes!

#mascaralayering with Pixi Beauty

Black Lacquer Lash Primer

Pixi Beauty Black Lacquer Lash Primer #Mascaralayering BeautyJudy

Pixi’s new Black Lacquer Lash Primer is a 3-in-1 product that claims to plump, prime and define lashes. Pixi recommends you use this first for full lashes with volume, or to set your mascara after you’ve applied another product. You can also wear it for a natural, tinted look.

I felt that the primer lumped some of my lashes together vs. separating and defining them, so I wouldn’t wear this by itself.

Pixi Beauty Black Lacquer Lash Primer #Mascaralayering BeautyJudy

Its ingredients, from the website: Water (Aqua), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Stearic Acid, Ceresin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Triethanolamine, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol,1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Oryza Sativa (Rice)Extract, Panthenol, Reinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Arginine, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tropolone, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, SodiumBenzoate. [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77499)].

Lash Booster Mascara

Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara #Mascaralayering BeautyJudy

Lash Booster Mascara is is a waterproof, volume-lifting mascara that helps to hold curl.

This mascara has a denser formula than the primer, coating the lashes with a good amount of pigment (it comes in Blackest Black and Blackest Blue – I tried Blackest Blue).

The cone-shaped brush is exactly what I gravitate towards when I’m choosing a mascara. Bonus, it’s waterproof.

Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara #Mascaralayering BeautyJudy

Ingredients, per the website: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dextrin Palmitate/Ethylhexanoate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aluminum Distearate, PEG-8 Dioleate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Simethicone. [+/- Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)].

Lengthy Fiber Mascara

Pixi Beauty Lengthy Fiber Mascara #Mascaralayering BeautyJudy

Lengthy Fiber Mascara looks a little hairy when you pull the wand out of the tube, but don’t fear! The fibers don’t go on all crazy.

As I layered, I didn’t go crazy with any of the mascaras, but when I wore this one alone, I definitely worked it out on my lashes, trying to achieve volume and length without clumps – and I did succeed.

Pixi Beauty Lengthy Fiber Mascara #Mascaralayering BeautyJudy

Ingredients, per the website: Water, Acrylates Copolymer, CI 77499, Glycerin,Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Beeswax, Stearic acid, Triethanolamine, Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Nylon-6, Alcohol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Olivate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sorbitan Olivate, Nylon-12, Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Dehydroacetate, PEG-90M, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Anthemis NobilisFlower Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Silica.

Lower Lash Mascara

Pixi Beauty Lower Lash Mascara #Mascaralayering BeautyJudy

Lower Lash Mascara is genius. I had a product like this several years ago from Maybelline but I only just started hearing about this type of mascara again this year.

The brush on this wand is designed to reach lower and hard-to-reach lashes, and does a great job of separating and defining them. It’s a water-resistant product.

While I can stand some clean-up, it’s nothing like what it looks like after I use a regular-sized mascara wand!

Pixi Beauty Lower Lash Mascara #Mascaralayering BeautyJudy

Ingredients, per the website: Aqua, Styrene / Acrylates / Ammonium Ethacrylate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, C11-15 Pareth-7, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cera Alba, Steareth-21, Acacia Senegal Gum, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Cera, Steareth-2, VP / Eicosene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol / Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG / PPG – 17/18 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499).

#MascaraLayering or no?

Here’s the completed look:

#mascaralayering with Pixi Beauty
#mascaralayering with Pixi Beauty

While I loved the results that the layering achieved, I just don’t think I am a layering kind of girl. Most days, I’m doing my makeup in my car outside of work after I’ve dropped my daughter at daycare, because I don’t have time to do it at home. Which means minimal is best. Give me one mascara that gives me this effect.

With that said, I like the mascaras. The Lower Lash Mascara is fantastic because it gets into the hard-to-reach corners and helps me define the lower lashes with little mess. I would most definitely buy this mascara, and I don’t mind using this along with another mascara.

I like the Lengthy Fiber Mascara on its own. While it takes a little work to build up the mascara and the fibers, the payoff is great. I may or may not buy this mascara.

I also like the Lash Booster Mascara. This is a great everyday mascara, the brush is perfect for helping define and volumize my lashes, while not coating them too thickly. I would buy this mascara, definitely.

As far as the Black Lacquer Lash Primer, I just don’t feel I personally need a primer for my mascara. I feel like it’s a step I probably wouldn’t take on a daily basis, and therefore, I would not purchase this product.

All but the Lash Booster Mascara are new to the Pixi lineup.

So what about you? Do you layer your mascara? What do you think about Pixi’s mascara layering?

Disclaimer: I received the mascaras for honest consideration from the PR/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • marciaf

    I rarely layer mascara because too much will weigh my lashes down. I’d definitely try the lash fiber mascara and their regular mascara though.

    • BeautyJudy

      Really good point, Marcia!! I do like Pixi’s mascaras that I’ve tried, I just don’t think I’ll be layering a whole lot, lol!

  • http://glamorable.com/ Anastasia

    I loved the fiber mascara, it made my lashes so long!

    • BeautyJudy

      YES I definitely like that one.

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    That’s a lot of mascara! I think your results are good though.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks, agreed, at least it came off without a hassle at the end of the day, lol!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Actually your lashes look great! Very impressive results! I know I would never have the patience for layering. I like the lower lash mascara, but my regular mascara has a small wand so not sure this would be different.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Allison, I did love the look the layering achieved! And that’s awesome that your wand is small enough for the lower lash line. The regular one I’m currently using is a fat brushy brush, lol.

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    Layering mascara has been a thing for me for a long time.

    • BeautyJudy

      Your lashes always look great!

  • http://www.notesfrommydressingtable.com/ Erika

    Your lashes certainly look great! Personally, I don’t layer mascara but I’m not opposed to trying it. 😀

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Erika! I am glad I tried it!