Over the past few months I have been send quite a few Pixi products to trial so I thought I will do a bit of a brand focus. I know, I know... Pixi is very hard to get a hold on in Australia, but you can buy all their products from the Pixi website and shipping is reasonably priced. If you are in the UK then you can easily get a hold of Pixi products, and if you are in the US they have recently launched in Target.
Before I start talking about each product I wanted to mention how cute the packaging is! The permanent range has all mint and gold packaging with hints of baby pink - a whole bathroom full of these products would look amazing! The dark red and gold palette is part of the current Christmas collection.
Let's start with their skincare first. Pixi has a range of cleansers, toners, masks, serums, moisturisers, mists etc etc so there is a lot of skincare to choose from. I have a mini of the cult classic, the Pixi Glow Tonic which is an alcohol free toner that contains 5% glycolic acid, which also acts as a chemical exfoliant and aloe vera to help soothe the skin. I normally don't use toners because I don't think they do much for my skin, if you are like me and you want a toner that has active results then this is a great one to try. The exfoliating properties definitely helps the skin glow without being harsh and causing irritation. I also have the Pixi Rose Oil Blend which is a mix of sweet almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed, and rose geranium oils which helps leave the skin hydrated and smooth. This is a little thicker than many oils on the market so I tend to use this only at night.
|l-r Brightening Peach, Adaptable Beige, Natural Contour Powder, Glowtion Day Dew, SlateGrey|
Then onto my most used product of the bunch - the Natural Contour Powder in Shape & Shadow. This is also a new product and I love it! This is a matte contour powder that is a perfect cool toned brown that would suit fair skin when applied lightly, but can be built up to suit deeper skin tones. My only issue with this product is that it is a little powdery and it is very pigmented. Once you realise that you need to start with a light hand and build up, you will love this product. I wouldn't use this as a bronzer all over the face because it could look a little muddy, but for a universal contour powder it's great!
I probably should have mentioned the Glowtion Day Dew in the skincare part of this post, but it deserved a swatch so it's in the makeup section! This is a radiance-boosting moisturiser, but I prefer to mix it with a foundation to add a slight luminosity or to use it as an illuminating primer. The sheen that this gives to the skin is beautiful but it's not for the faint hearted (which is why I wouldn't use it on it's own). The sheen this gives is actually quite pink toned so it is very brightening and beautiful.
I have one of the Endless Silky Eye Pens in the new shade Slate Grey which is a deep charcoal grey with a slight shimmer. This is a very creamy liner that lasts on the eyes all day and also works well in the waterline. There are 14 shades in the eyeliners.
Last but not least is the limited edition Natural Contour Kit from the new Christmas range. This palette contains 4 face powders and 8 eye shadows. The four face powders are a blush, a matte highlighter/setting powder, a contour shade and a frosty silver pink highlighter. I love the blush which is beautifully pigmented, blendable, and is a nice nude peach shade with a slight sheen. I also love the contour shade which is similar to the Natural Contour Powder but is a little rosier in colour. I personally find the highlighter shade a little frosty for me and would have liked to see it as an eye shadow colour instead of the highlight shade, but the highlighter would suit very fair skinned people and would look lovely as an eye shadow. Then we have two large shimmery eye shadows (swatched in the top photo above) and six matte (or almost matte) warm neutral eye shadow shades. I love using both of these shimmery shades as a face highlighter and the matte shades are really lovely wearable colours - I even use the lightest matte brown as a brow shade. What I love most about this palette is that you can easily get a whole face look using this one palette and the quality is really nice. My only negatives is that I would have loved the highlighter to be swapped with one of the shimmery eye shadow shades because the highlighter will appear too frosty on many skin tones. Also the formula is quite powdery so if you are used to swirling your brush in a plan the you will create a lot of mess.
Check out http://www.pixibeauty.co.uk/ for more from the Pixi range.
Have you tried anything from Pixi? What is your favourite product?