Hey doll hey!!!! Hope your having an extraordinary day. Today I’d like to review for you a full face of Pixi Beauty products. I will be following this post up with a second day wear test, so that I can try both the foundation and the beauty balm and I can try the concealer with and without corrector.
So let’s get started ….
Pixi by Petra Flawless Beauty Primer ($22 at Target and on their website): A++ You get 1.01 fluid ounces of product. A small amount of this primer is all you need …be careful because you can go from glowy to disco ball very easily. This primer is a spot on dupe for the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora and on their website) in the color Dew You? …. the only difference is that the Pixi one leans a bit more pink where as the Marc Jacobs one leans a bit more gold. I used a bit too much and had to start my face over I looked like a vampire in the Twilight movies. The second try I went in with less product and it left my skin so glowy I love it. Once you layer foundation over it, the look is so dewy and so pretty.
Pixi Flawless Beauty Fluid ($15 at Target and on their website): A- In the picture above the foundation swatch is on the left and the concealer swatch is on the right…. You get 1.3 fluid ounces of product. The reason I chose to give this foundation an A- is because this foundation only comes in 3 shades and none of those shade even come close to being deep enough for our deeper skinned beauties. With that said this foundation is amazing. It’s not too thick, not too thin, and blends in seamlessly. The color was spot on for my skin tone. 2 Pumps was enough to cover my full face and neck and still have a bit left to cover over spots that needed more coverage. It’s billed as a barely-there miracle base that transforms skin, making it appear fresh & gorgeous as fine lines are blurred, skin tone is evened out, and blemishes are erased. I don’t know if it covers blemishes because I don’t currently have any, but it did blur my skin. It does not set down so you do need to set it with powder. This is a solid foundation that does not oxidize, lasts all day, and doesn’t break down over the T-zone. By the end of the night my pores were very visible, but that might be from the powder foundation that I used to set this foundation. I look forward to using this foundation some more and definitely will use it up and repurchase it again.
Pixi by Petra Pat Away Concealing Base ($16 at Target and on their website): A+++!! You get .13 fluid ounces of product. It comes in 6 shades with 2 for deeper skin. I gotta say that the applicator on this one is odd. Their website says it’s a Unique applicator sized like your finger with extra flocking for added softness and ease in blending. This concealer is billed as being concentrated yet skin-like, elastic and long wearing, and buildable for full coverage. I think the applicator is gimmicky but the concealer is beautiful. It’s a medium coverage concealer that can be built up to full coverage without creasing. Today I did not use a color corrector to test the strength of this concealer and it preformed wonderfully! You couldn’t see my fine lines, until I set it with face powder … I will try it again tomorrow with my Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder instead of using the powder foundation to see how it goes…. but as of right now, I really like this concealer. I used just 1 swipe for each eye and didn’t have to go back into the product to cover both eyes. I will used up the rest and most definitely will repurchase this concealer.
Pixi by Petra Colour Correcting Powder Foundation ($20 at Target and on their website):A- You get .28 ounce of product. This is a finely milled powder foundation that actually has great coverage. They bill it as a never cakey or heavy medium to full coverage powder. If you go in with a light hand this powder looks amazing, but the more you add the more it emphasizes imperfections. I chose to give it an A- for a few reasons… the first being that there are only 3 shades and, like the liquid foundation, it only comes in 3 shades … none of which are deep enough for anyone deeper skinned than me…. the second reason is that this is billed and being a flawless buildable powder foundation, but when you go in with more than just a light sweep of powder all the texture in your face is emphasized and it mattifies your skin way too dry. I like the coverage it gives with 1 pass of the brush but it doesn’t completely set the foundation underneath so I will use this as a touch up powder instead of a setting powder. I’ll use this one up but I don’t think I will repurchase because there are other powder foundations that I like at the drug store that are cheaper and that can be built up without making my skin look like the Sahara.
Pixi by Petra Beauty Bronzer ($18 at Target and on their website): A+ This product came with a kabuki brush, I didn’t like the kabuki brush it was too soft and too flimsy. I would have preferred Pixi to include a mirror or perhaps add more product rather then get this brush as part of the set. You get .36 ounces of product. It’s billed as being a silky, perfectly-pigmented bronzer that perks up skintone while looking natural. This is a satin finished bronzer so you get glowy skin, it in no way looks natural, although the tone of the bronzer is perfect. It’s a subtle pigmented bronzer so you do have to go into the product a couple of times to get a good color payout… but the look is so pretty. Now this is not a long wearing bronzer … by 6 pm all that was left was the shimmer of the bronzer which I was able to tone down with pressed powder…. but it’s still a really pretty bronzer. I’ll continue to use this one up but am not sure if I will repurchase it just yet …. I need more time to play with it to see if it will remain in my makeup rotation.
Pixi by Petra Hello Beautiful Face Case ($24 at Target and on their website): A+++!!! You get .56 ounces of product. This is an all in one compact, it has 2 blushes, a highlighter, and 12 eye shadows. I was able to do a complete eye look, with the exception that there is no matte cream color to set your primer with, with as wonderful as these shadows are I did not mind having to pull a single shadow into the look at all. These eye shadows are finely milled and highly pigmented. It’s a great quality palette. There was some kickback in the pans but very little fallout on the under eye. The swatches are 1 pass of the finger, I didn’t have to build the colors up at all. The shadows blend well together and buff our so easily. I hope this is not a limited edition item because I definitely could see myself using this palette up and repurchasing it.
Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen ($12 at Target and on their website): A++ This pencil comes in 22 shades. You get .04 ounces of product. This pencil was so simple to use. It’s super creamy. There was no tugging at my lids. It didn’t transfer to my lower lash line, It did not fade or crack. I was able to get 1 continuous line on my lid without having to go over the line at all. I truly like this pencil…. I will use this pencil up and promptly repurchase it.
Pixi Extra Bright Liner ($14 at Target and on their website): F You get .12 ounces of product. It’s billed as being an intensified version of their classic Eye Bright Liner and that it delivers a wide-awake look in moments. There was no brightness to this liner. It tugged at my sensitive waterline. Went on patchy and did not stick … it was gone in a 1/2 hour… today I had to reapply this at least 7 times… this is just a dud for me… a definite fail. I think I will purchase the Endless Silky Eye Pen in the color Matte Nude to use in my waterline instead of trying to use this pencil… I will be decluttering this pencil first thing tomorrow.
Pixi by Petra Endless Brow Gel Pencil ($11 at Target and on their website): A- You get .04 ounces of product. It comes in 3 shades, light…medium…and deep. This pencil was so easy to use. It made my brows a bit harsher than I normally like but it still went on effortlessly. It does fade a bit as the hours roll by, but nothing to harsh that it left me looking crazy or anything. I think if I had the medium shade my brows wouldn’t be as harsh looking…. I am going to purchase the medium pencil and see if the color difference will do the trick. It was a good pencil and I will most definitely be using it again. This pencil surprised me because I though it’s a wooden pencil and would be stiff and hard to apply… this was the furthest thing from the truth … it was creamy and smooth and easy to block out my brows and then fill them in.
Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer ($10 at Target and on their website): A+++! You get .15 ounces of product. This gel works better than the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel does. It held my brows all day, did not lift up the brow product underneath, was gloppy, and did not make my brows crunchy. I will be repurchasing this brow gel once I run out.
Pixi by Petra Lash Booster Mascara ($15 at Target and on their website): A+++!!!! You get .25 ounces of product. It’s billed as a mascara that curls, defines, lengthens and thickens with a glossy, waterproof finish. It’s not a glossy formula, it dries down matte but with that said …. this mascara just gave my beloved Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black a run for it’s money!!! I used 2 coats of this mascara and my lashes did not clump, did not droop, did not get crunchy, and did not transfer to my lids or under eyes. I didn’t even need to use a lash primer with this mascara. Oh boy, I think I have a new love. The only thing that is a problem with this one is, it gets a bit messy around the stopper, but that’s not a deal breaker for me… I really love this mascara… I’m so ordering a back up.
CHEEK and LIP PRODUCTS:
Pixi by Petra Hello Beautiful Face Case($24 at Target and on their website):A+++!!! The blushes in this palette are so pretty. You get a subtle peachy tan and a deeper peachy tan blush and 1 highlight or blush topper. The formula is a bit chalky but once you buff it into the cheeks it looks better. The blush lasted all day long with no patchy or faded spots. I didn’t pick another blush because they all seemed to be shimmer shades and I like a matte blush… however they just dropped 2 new quads that are matte if they are anything like the blushes in this palette I will be purchasing them too.
Pixi Matteluster Lipstick ($12 at Target and on their website): C- You get .13 ounces of product in this bullet. It comes in 11 shades. It’s billed as being full-coverage, with an adjustable-finish for long lasting, vivid lip colour with a plumping effect. First of all this lipstick tastes awful! I don’t make it a habit of eating my lipstick, but whatever is in this lip product transfers to the mouth …. the taste is very hard to get around. The color is beautiful and lasts a decent time… but so does the taste…. and this lipstick did not plump my lips at all. The taste of this product is so bad that I will be decluttering this lipstick tomorrow. A definite hard pass for me.
Pixi The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target and on their website):A+++!!!! You get .81 ounces total of product. The smaller squares are .09 ounces each and the 2 bigger squares are .27 ounces each. This is a collaboration palette with Rachel Loves from youtube… I purchased it because I absolutely love Rachel Loves videos and just had to try her highlighters out. This is a unique palette because it’s designed so that you can mix the smaller squares in with the bigger squares to get a deeper , brighter, or paler highlight as you wish to mix. These highlighters are so beautiful. There is no glitter in them. They buff into the skin beautifully. This formula of highlighter does not emphasize texture in your skin, and it seems to melt into the skin when you apple setting spray… it’s not that it’s a powdery formula, it just seems to go seamless on the skin once you introduce a setting spray. I so love this palette, I highly recommend this palette to anyone how is a lover of highlighter. Out of all the products I purchased and tried this is my favorite Pixi find.
As a whole Pixi Beauty gets a solid A++ from me. They have high quality products and a drug store price. They are a bit higher on the drug store price tag but so worth the splurge. When I first purchased these products I went in thinking, this company is going to let me down… there is no way that they are any good, hardly anyone talks about them anymore… well boy was I wrong. I truly had a blast trying out these products, so much so that I will be purchasing more products from them soon…. there is a setting spray of theirs that I would like to try and I need to get more eye shadow palettes from their line. I also want to try other lipstick formulas to see if they are better than the one I tried today. With as good as the other products were I am willing to take the chance and try out other lip products.
Well that’s all for now dolls…. remember save a spoon for a bit of makeup.