Everyone is loving glitter eyeshadows right now and I’m loving that every brand is launching their own glitter eyeshadow from both budget and higher end brands. I featured one of the Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in the shade Sunray in my April House of Fraser haul, and I decided to purchase two more shades as they were on offer in a set for £25 from Cult Beauty when they’re usually £15 each so it was a pretty good deal. There are a total of five different Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights shades, but the twin set contains the Rose Gold shade and the Bare Brilliance which are both shades I wanted but there is also the Crystalline shade which is a glittery white and the Passion Light which is a dark copper shade.
“Long wearing, liquid glimmer eyeshadow lights up the eyes with super sparkles to create an ethereal look. Infused with chamomile and rose extracts to soothe and hydrate. Apply directly on bare eye lids or over eye makeup as a topper. Use finger or brush to pat and blend as desired.“
I have to be honest I wasn’t blown away by the Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in the shade Sunray as I expected it to be as pigmented and glittery as the Stila Glitter and Glow eyeshadows and it wasn’t as it was pretty sheer. I’d also had an issue with fallout but as I’d read so many rave reviews of the Liquid Fairy Lights, I decided the twin pack was ideal as I could see if they were any better and pop them on Depop if I didn’t like them. I read multiple reviews claiming the Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Glitter Eyeshadows were just like the Stila shadows with zero fall out but Sunray definitely isn’t as good as the Stila shadows and it does create a lot of fallout but thankfully Rose Gold and Bare Brilliance perform a lot better.
As you can see from the swatches above, Sunray is so much more sheer compared to the top two shades and it has a clear base whereas Rose Gold and Bare Brilliance have a metallic base. Rose Gold and Bare Brilliance work as eyeshadows rather than toppers as they are so pigmented with Rose Gold being a rose gold with silver glitter (surprise surprise) and Bare Brilliance (excuse the name typo in the photo) is a chocolate brown base with silver and brown glitter. I really wish Sunray performed as well as the other two shades as they’re so pigmented and pretty, and are a really good dupe for the Stila Glitter and Glow eyeshadows yet they’re £8 cheaper without major fallout issues.
I think Sunray would perform a lot better with less fallout if it had a base shade like Rose Gold and Bare Brilliance, but don’t let Sunray put you off as the other shades are stunning and I love them. Rose Gold and Bare Brilliance are ideal for carrying in your makeup bag should you want to glam up your eye makeup for after work drinks as you can dab them over your lids and blend out with your fingertips. I really want to try Crystalline and Passion Light next and I hope they’re more pigmented than Sunray.
Have you tried any of the Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights before?