I like to use Pixie Epoxy with satin, duochrome and glitter eyeshadows. It really makes the colours and textures stand out - plus its great for keeping glitter from falling down onto your cheeks! Pixie Epoxy is really versatile and I think people make the mistake of thinking it's only for bold, loud colours, I use it with neutrals and it really helps to bring out their beauty. The only thing you have to be careful about is not to put any where matte eyeshadows are going - they will apply patchy and look awful!
[[ Left: No Base/ Right: Pixie Epoxy = MUA Club dupe, Aromaleigh 'Pique', Urban Decay 'Midnight Cowboy...', Fyrinnae 'Digital Faerie' ]]
1. First things first - Pixie Epoxy is a BASE, not a primer (click to learn the difference). Bases are to make eyeshadows stick, or to enhance their colour - not to make them last, so without a primer they will crease! When using Pixie Epoxy, always layer it over a primer such as Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
2. Primer on? Ace. Now you've got to get to grips with how much Pixie Epoxy to use. I use the tiniest amount I can possibly pick up - so little that I actually question if there's any on my finger when I'm rubbing it in! This is a bit trial and error and at first you'll probably use way more than you need to. I also only apply it to the lid, mainly because I prefer the contrast between the bold, glittering lid and a duller crease and matte highlight shade.
3. Pat your eyeshadow over the Pixie Epoxy using a firm brush. To blend, just dab the lighter colour slightly over the darker shade a few times. Try to resist any 'windscreen wiper' blending actions - I find this gives a muddy finish when blending over sticky bases of any kind.
4. Finish off your eyeshadow look however you choose and bask in the glory that is Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy!
I USED - Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Fyrinnae 'Pixie Epoxy', MAC 'Platinum' pigment, Too Faced blue from the Smokey Eyes kit, Urban Decay 'Zero', Kryolan 'Eggplant', Estee Lauder 'Rose Confetti', Kryolan white pencil eyeliner, ELF black cream eyeliner, mascara.
When you come to remove your make-up, I find an oil based eye make-up remover works best with Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. I hope somebody out there finds this useful!