I not-so-recently-anymore placed an order with Fyrinnae – I really wanted to try out one of their Center State Highligher (review upcoming), but decided that while I was ordering, I should try out the famous Pixie Epoxie as well. As I already own Darling Girl Glitter Glue, I thought it would be interesting to do a head-to-head comparison and wear test.
I applied similarly sized bits of the product to the back of my hand. The Darling Girl Glitter Glue looks a little bit milky, and the Fyrinne Pixie Epoxie is clear.
(I apologize for the quality of the photos in this post; I took these at night, so that I could sleep with the eyeshadow on my hand)
Then, I applied Shiro Cosmetics Master Sword loose eyeshadow. It looked identical at first; the shadow adhered well to both bases.
I gently wiped my hand off with a tissue, and you can see why you need a sticky base – the shadow that was on bare skin came off completely, while the shadow on the two sticky bases adhered very well.
Then, I went about my evening. An hour or two later, I noticed that the Pixie Epoxie eyeshadow was holding up better than the Glitter Glue eyeshadow.
The next morning, the eyeshadow over the Darling Girl Glitter Glue was totally gone, but the eyeshadow over the Pixie Epoxie was still there – albeit faintly.
So, this one wear test showed that the Pixie Epoxie was superior to Darling Girl Glitter Glue.
But, since I’ve used Darling Girl Glitter Glue many times in the past with no problems at all, I decided to do a “real world” wear test” – I applied one primer to each eye, then Fyrinnae Polar Bear loose eyeshadow to both. The eyeshadow applied beautifully to both eyes, with minimal fallout. It lasted perfectly all day, and at the end of my 12-hour day, my eyeshadow looked freshly-applied on both of my eyes.
So, if you’re deciding between Pixie Epoxie and Darling Girl Glitter Glue, I don’t really think it matters which one you choose – both are truly excellent products, and I’ve received excellent customer service from both companies. Darling Girl shipped out my products well within the stated turnaround time, and Fyrinnae actually shipped out the products much faster than the turnaround time. One nice thing about the Pixie Epoxie is that you can order a sample size (which, since so little is needed per application, will last most people a very, very long time). I personally find Fyrinnae’s site a little easier to navigate – but unfortunately, Fyrinnae occasionally shuts down temporarily.
The bottom line? Both products are excellent, and you can’t go wrong!
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