Step 1 Prime & Protect: Pixi by Petra Black Lacquer Lash Primer $15I've been hearing more & more about lash primers! We use base coats to protect our nails. We use face primer to prep our faces. Lash primer is suppose to protect our eyelashes. Interesting. I've only tried one primer for eyelashes and it was white in color. The Pixi by Petra Black Lacquer Lash Primer is BLACK in color! I had to do a double take because I thought it was regular mascara. This is suppose to do TWO THINGS! PROTECT your lashes & MAXIMIZE VOLUME. I found it did a good job at both! I would only use 1-2 coats on lashes. They'll start to clump after that.
Step 2 Waterproof & Lift: Pixi by Petra Lash Booster Mascara $15The next step is to give your lashes a BOOST with the Pixi by Petra Lash Booster Mascara! This mascara gives your lashes a "push up" effect. On the package it states, it curls, creates more volume and gives intense pigment (color). After applying this one, I definitely saw a lot more volume and lengthening. I saw a tinge of blue. It mainly looked black to me. Maybe because it's a dark blue. It gave my lashes a nice look. It's also nice because it is waterproof. I had to use an oil makeup remover to break it down.
Step 3 Lengthen & Tint: Lengthy Fiber Mascara $16Ok, this is where it got tricky! Pixi by Petra's Lengthy Fiber Mascara is suppose to increase the LENGTH of your lashes by attaching fibers to every lash. It does, but then it creates a spidery look. The spidery look is very popular right now, but I prefer a cleaner more separated look. My lashes seemed to group more together at the base and then stretch out. I would use it more from the middle lash to the end of the lash, instead of starting at the base.
Step 4 Define & Detail: Lower Lash Mascara $11Are there lower lash mascara's out there? If so, I think it's neat. I loved this one! It's the perfect size brush for your lower lashes! I could easily comb through and coat each one.
The #MascaraLayering Set is $45
So here are how my lashes looked step by step!
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
Pixi by Petra Mascaras are Bittersweet
My Final Thoughts: From my before & after picture, you can definitely see how these mascara's added more length & volume to my lashes. However, the clumping & spidery effects didn't create a polished look I was hoping for (like here). This may be just me! LOL As I mentioned above, spidery looks are very popular now. I just don't personally prefer them. The winner out of the four is the lower lash mascara. I love how it allows you to reach those bottom lashes with ease. The primer is good, but the black color threw me. I'm use to applying white & then a black mascara. It may take getting use to. When you get into the other mascaras, you have to watch out for clumping. So these mascaras were just ok in my opinion. Here's a link to the Pixi by Petri blog about #MascaraLayering
What I like about the Pixi by Petra brand is that it promotes NATURAL BEAUTY. It's Paraben Free, Fragrance Free and NOT Tested On Animals. Petra, who is from Sweden (and loves Fairy inspired things...Swoon), wants women to have a natural look. A couple of days ago, Petra hosted a beautiful luncheon for some bloggers & vloggers in LA (I wish I lived there, because that is where ALL the beauty events are). I included the pictures of the event from Snapchat below. My favorite YouTuber ReadySetGlamour was there! She took some really good Snaps & showed what was in her Pixi goodie bag right away. Also a blogger I followed years ago HautePinkPretty was in attendance. I had lost track of her, so it was good to see An looking great & prospering. There's also a picture of Mindy, Pixi's Marketing Director who asked me if I would like to be a Pixi Blog Ambassador. Thanks Mindy! I hope I'm still one after this review! LOL
Have you tried any Pixi by Petra products?