July’s spotlight on indie beauty continues today with Pixi Beauty, a perhaps more well-known indie that’s stocked exclusively at Target in the U.S. I’ve been a fan of Pixi products for years now, and I absolutely love their signature minty-green packaging! I think it really makes them stand out on the shelves from their competitors. Their pricing sits somewhere between drugstore and mid-market, but I would definitely still refer to them as an overall more affordable brand.
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You may remember that I’ve been a huge fan of the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara for years and years, which I spoke about at length in this post. Yes, I like to use a separate mascara for my lower lashes people. Not sure about you, but I simply cannot abide by “panda eyes” caused by smudgy mascara. But I’ve always been curious to see if I can find another great option, preferably at the drugstore. So in my quest, I’ve been road-testing the Pixi Lower Lash Mascara for the past month or so. Should you snatch it or skip it? Read on!
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE PIXI LOWER LASH MASCARA?
- Define & intensify with this super separating mascara
- Specialized slim brush with short bristles effortlessly coats lower & hard-to-reach small lashes
- Water-resistant formula with added vitamin E & panthenol stays on all day, even on sensitive & runny eyes
- $11.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.
- No parabens
- Not tested on animals
THE LOWDOWN ON MY EXPERIENCE
Lemme just start by talking about my initial feelings on this product. I straight-up hated it! I swear the first two to three times I went to use this, I could barely get any product onto my lashes no matter how much I wiggled the brush. It almost felt like the product had already dried out! I honestly thought I bought a bad tube of this stuff.
I was just about to return it to Target, but I thought I’d try using it one more time just to be entirely sure. Wouldn’t you know just like magic, it finally started to deposit product on my lashes. Maybe it needed some kind of warm-up period? Not sure, but it was odd. So this is definitely a much drier formula than the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, for instance.
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I do find the long thin wand a bit awkward to use, especially when I cross over to my left eye (I’m right-handed). I sometimes feel like I’m going to poke myself in the eye, which is not the case when I use the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. It definitely does its job in terms of not smudging or flaking, which is awesome. But you may have to work a bit harder to get enough product on your lashes.
So luckily I’ve stopped hating it at this point, but I’m definitely not in love. I’d say this gets a solid LIKE from me. I will definitely keep using it until it completely dries out, but I’ll likely not repurchase it.
SO…SNATCH IT OR SKIP IT?
I’d say skip the Pixi Lower Lash Mascara and go straight for the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. There’s barely a price difference between them (Pixi is $11.00 while Clinique is $12.00), and in my opinion the Clinique is much more user-friendly. The brush is much smaller than the Pixi, and the formula is wetter and easier to apply.
Have you tried the Pixi Lower Lash Mascara? What did you think? I’d love to know!
Hmm….I’d probably skip it mostly because of the long wand. I had one similar (can’t remember the brand – it was a free sample) and I poked myself every time. So I just gave up. 😀 The price is good, though!
I haven’t actually managed to poke myself, but the danger is enough to give me anxiety!
Honestly I didn’t know there was such a thing as lower lash mascara haha. Someone once told me that mascaras take a few days to “break in” and after using so many and hating them all at the beginning I’ve realized it has some truth to it lol. After a while they all start working the way they’re supposed to, of course liking it thereafter is a different story lol. But anyway, sucks it wasnt all that much better but you definitely have the clinique mascara. I’d probably skip this too, any mascara makes my lower lashes look good and I hardly have any problem with smudging. The real problem is finding a mascara that works miracles for my non existent lashes 🤣
I’ve gotten a few comments like that already! I don’t think there’s too many bottom lash mascaras out there, but I’ve gotten so used to using one of the years. I used to have a problem with smudging and this solved it. Finding the right mascara for you is like finding a diamond in the rough isn’t it?? 😊
Oh gosh tell me about it! It’s virtually impossible to find the perfect mascara haha, I am sure I’m not alone in this but it sure feels like it XD
I’m addicted to trying new mascaras all the time, it’s horrible. But I figure that’s what they make mini’s for 😉.
I didn’t know there was such a thing as lower lash mascara.
Yup, there is! Don’t think there’s many brands out there that do it but I love using them since I had a problem with smudging in the past. Thanks so much for reading!
Well you taught me something new! I have never heard of lower lash mascara either!
Ha! I’m teaching everyone with this post…and I love that 😉😊.
Great review, Erica! I def don’t like the wand on this mascara & would not mind spending the extra dollar for Clinique. I love your nail polish in the photo! ♡
Thank you! It’s definitely not the worst product, but just not my fave by any means. It’s one of those products that sits in the middle somewhere, so I’ll likely not repurchase it. The polish I had on was a gel from Essie called Turquoise and Caicos I believe! I thought it was a great summer shade 😎.