I am lucky enough to get to work amazing brands, one of which is Pixi and if you missed it a few months back they launched the Pixi Pretties range in collaboration with influencers. Being the blogger I am, it has taken me a few months to try out, photograph and write up my thoughts. This is partially because I like to thoroughly test products but also as I’ve been quite busy planning some exiting changes that will be coming to the blog soon. (Stay tuned for those!) Now I’ve finally gotten round to testing products fully, it’s time I share my thoughts on the Weylie Dimensional Eye Creator Set and Black Lacquer Lash Primer.
I’ll be honest, out of all the influencer collabs, Weylie’s stood out to me most. I think that’s because it appeared the most wearable; a warm toned eyeshadow palette and a double ended liner. The Black Lash Primer you also see is part of a different Pixi collection, but I thought it was very appropriate to include with the Weylie set. For the packaging, I am happy to see the statement light green continue throughout, but I would have perhaps liked to have seen a little mirror, especially as the palette and liner retail for £22. The double ended liner is also quite tricky to open as the clasp is very tight, I understand this means it won’t cause a mess, but it does make quick application difficult.
The eyeshadow palette has six shades in total, mostly warm toned and they each have amusing names. Gurl! is a beautiful champagne shimmer shade, it has a wonderful velvety texture and makes the perfect inner corner highlight. Itty Bitty sadly is itty bitty, while it’s a pretty pink shimmer when you apply it, it’s not so nice in application and balls up slightly. Sista is a matte warm brown, I think it’s quite orangey but it sits nicely in the crease. Potato is less of a potato shade and more of a matte orange it does help add depth to an eye look but it takes a little bit of building up. Beautis is a grey toned brown with more of a pearlescence than a shimmer, I find it’s too dark to sweep over the lid on it’s own but looks nice in the outer corner. The last shade is Bomb, a matte red toned brown, almost a brick type shade. While the shade selection is pretty, I do find the mattes quite chalky and in need of building up. For the look below I used Sista in the crease, blending Potato into the outer corner. I then pressed Gurl! onto the inner corner and Beautis on the outer. As you can see for some reason the shadow stuck to one particular spot in the middle of my eye, I reckon with a different primer though (I tried TooFaced Shadow Insurance) they could work better – I think a cream eyeshadow would do the trick nicely.
With the double ended liner they are definitely onto a winner, minus one or two adjustments. I absolutely love the Khol Liner end, it is a jet black, quick setting and easy to apply to the waterline, plus it doesn’t budge. The Felt Tip Liner on the other hand is so close to being good, it just happens to be very wet which means it goes everywhere in the cap, around it and of course, on your hands. Other than those slightly irritating factors the liner is amazing. While the felt tip is long it isn’t bendy so you can get a perfectly crisp line, it also sets pretty quickly too. It’s also long lasting which is always a necessary for me when it comes to eyeliner. I am hoping it will dry up soon and be easier to use, but until then it is a slight inconvenience.
The reason I was excited by the Black Lacquer Lash Primer is due to my love of the Benefit They’re Real lash primer. I love using products that add slight definition to the lashes without completely turning my lashes jet black. The wand on this is really good at picking up each of the lashes, separating them without adding too much drama.
Personally, the shadows are pretty but slightly disappointing in parts due to the chalkiness of some. However, the eyeliner redeems the set due to both ends being perfectly and opaquely black, one end just in need of drying up slightly. The lash primer is great on it’s own as well as under another mascara for a lash lift. I don’t believe you can buy the duo liner separately, however you can buy the kohl and the liquid separately, even though this is somewhat more expensive.
You can buy the Weylie Dimensional Eye Creator Set on the Pixi website for £22.