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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen Looks: Black Tulip and True Teal

As established, these Endless Silky Eye Pencils are yum.

Here are my two well-loved shades, 03 Black Tulip and 06 True Teal, in action. Usual variable lighting disclaimers apply -- the weather has been seriously mad here, and I avoid flash because it distorts things too badly.


1. True Teal Split Wing
Chanel Abstraction Illusion D'Ombre over the lid and lower lashline, Pixi True Teal to line upper lashline and Tarina Tarantino Amethyst Android Hyperliner to half-mirror it below.
Lips: Fresh Sugar Rosé



2. True(r) Teal Look With Black Tulip To Boot
True Teal blended over the centre of the lid, Black Tulip wing, and the turquoise from Shu Uemura Smoky Velvet (Euro/Asia version) as inner lid highlight.
Lips: Chanel Confidence Extrait de Gloss | Cheeks: Ladurée Cream Cheek Base 102
Base: Vapour stick 90 mixed with Suki lavender CC cream

3. Black Tulip Smudgy Half-Cut Crease
Pretty self explanatory: Black Tulip winged out then feathered back in, to another Chanel Abstraction Illusion D'Ombre base. 

More eyespam, because I was going to capture the sparkles in Black Tulip that coordinated so nicely with the peachy coppery corally Abstraction:
okay, fine, flash pic. I hope you can see it now.
Lips: Korres Natural Purple cherry oil gloss, blotted down | Cheeks: Ladurée Cream Cheek Base 102 

Constants: Shu Uemura H9 brow pencil Seal Brown, GOSH white eye kohl on lower waterline, Burberry Sheer Concealer 01 under eyes, Mehron LT-1 to spot conceal, Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Clouds as highlighter.


Actually, it took this post for me to realise that I've been on a bit of a wing kick of late. Oops. At least it shows how beautifully these Pixi pencils work for precision/boldness in addition to (as their creaminess suggests) smudgy cream-eyeshadow-ness or hazy kohliness. Maybe I'll post some more varied shapes using these babies in future. With less 'ness'.:P

Even on my extremely dry lids, I get about a half a minute to work with these before they set, which is enough for pretty much any shape or placement; once set, they stay pristine without fading, flaking/shedding shimmer, smudging, or losing precision through an entire day and evening beyond (the last look I wore from 8am to midnight). I can't recommend them highly enough.

30 comments:

  1. Kate, you are so talented with your looks! Each of this look is just amazing and so different from each other and I adore it! I've been looking into the silk pencils, the colour selection is awesome! ^^

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    1. <3 your comments are so kind, always! They make my day :)

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    1. haha, I'm only sorry I didn't include a FUCHSIA lipstick

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  3. All gorgeous looks, but I especially love that last one - the colors are gorgeous together, and the shape is just perfect.

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    1. <3 I am very pleased with how those two shades play together. Will be wearing that combo a lot.

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  4. Oooh, methinks I need Black Tulip! Love the smudgy, half cut crease look you did with it.

    Lou x

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  5. Wow...I think I will try very hard to copy your third look (hopefully it won't turn out like eye infection meets smudged liner).

    P.S. How can you look that great even with a vacant expression?!

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    1. lol :P
      I ONLY look good with a vacant expression :P Never mastered the art of the smize.

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  6. Very pretty and love the third look the most!

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  7. Your last look with Black Tulip is beautiful! You're making me want Abstraction, too. I haven't been reaching for pencils when I feel like a wing, but coincidentally last night I re-sharpened all the dull pencils in my stash, so maybe I'll start doing that again. Pencil wings look so much softer than gel or liquid.

    Since the weather here is still so cold and grey, I'm trying to embrace a little more Winter clothing and makeup, avoiding a too-early aspirational channeling of Spring. Which is probably good, because I spent most of early Winter trying to extend Autumn >.<

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    1. I have been neglecting my gels lately, what with these and my new Kiko liquids duopolising my heart...

      It is cruelly wintry at the moment :( I am rocking the spotty post-flu face, myself.

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    2. Yeah, I keep trying to draw attention away from my blotchy face with sparkles on my eyes ;)

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  8. The second look is my favourite, you look like a 60s Bond Girl! I've always preferred pencils for an exaggerated wing -- liquid is much harder to work with unless you're very used to the face you're working on.

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    1. I am definitely on a bit of a 60s kick! It's the hair, so suggestive. I lack the angular bone structure to really pull off uncompromisingly graphic shapes, so a bit of soft pencil fuzziness definitely helps.

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  9. Gorgeous! Just picked up Abstraction, True Teal, and Black Tulip. Loving all of your winged looks! Amethyst Android is pretty stellar on you as well. Thanks so much for all the Pixi swatches on Thursday too.

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    1. Abstraction is my favourite Id'O, and Id'Os are my favourite cream shadows! <3

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  10. Ahhh Kate, I love how you used these pencils in so many different ways! The shapes you created are amazing! I really need to try to lay my hands on a couple of them. The staying power sound good!

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    1. I would love to see what you do with them! :D

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  11. You are just so darn talented and lovely.

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  12. these are just BEAUTIFUL looks, I love them. You make me sick ;) xx

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  13. I love all of these looks so much Kate! Fabulous execution, particular of the double-wing. I have Abstraction and never use it - this inspires me to give it another go and get creative. Also loving these pencils, they sound like they'd even stand up to my infuriating leaky outer corners!

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    1. I leak at both corners! Visual incontinence twinsies?

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  14. After this most inspiring post, I went to local Tar-jay and got 3 Pixi pencils: Black Cocoa, Black Tulip and Oyster Bay. They are very buttery smooth, incredibly skip-free, but that's exactly the problem: I need to find a way to get it into a more precise application. Any tips?

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    1. <3
      For these looks, I did the basic laydown by drawing messily with the pencils, then dragged out the edges with various small eyeshadow/liner brushes.
      For more precision still, I would pick up the pigment from the pencil tip with a brush, dab onto hand, then apply.

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  15. I bought the True Teal! And found that MUFE 12L is very similar :D You probably can't tell the difference once it's on the eyes :D

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