Hey doll hey!!!! I;m getting off to a very late start today. Last night I had a hard time staying asleep because of the pain. When this happens, us spoonies call this painsomnia. I woke up almost every 30 minutes… when I finally got to sleep it must have been 4 in the morning… and I slept through the alarm, waking up around 11:30 am…. I hate when I get a late start. Today we revisit Pixi Cosmetics, I’m testing out the Beauty Balm and how the concealer works over corrector. So let’s get started.
Base: I primed today using the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Primer ($38 on their website). I preped my pores and between my brows with ELF Poreless Putty Primer ($8 on their website). I color corrected using Tarte CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta) in Light-Medium. For foundation today I am using the Pixi by Petra Beauty Balm High Coverage Foundation ($22 at Target and on their website) in the color No. 2 Nude. I concealed my eyes using Pixi by Petra Pat Away Concealing Base ($16 at Target and on their website) in the color Nude. I set my under eyes using RCMA No Color Powder ($15 on the Beautylish website). And then lightly set the rest of my face with Pixi by Petra Colour Correcting Powder Foundation ($20 at Target and on their website) in the color No. 2 Nude. I warmed up my face using Pixi by Petra Beauty Bronzer ($18 at Target and on their website) in the color Summertime.
Eyes: I primed my lids using Tarte Shape Tape ($27 at Ulta) in the color Light-Medium Honey. I set my lids with Wet n Wild Color Icon ($.99 at Walgreens) in the color Brulee. I used the Pixi by Petra Hello Beautiful Face Case ($24 at Target and on their website) in the color way Hello L.A. Angel! for the rest of my eye look. For my transition color I chose the color Casual (a mid-toned peachy coral matte). For my crease I chose the color Boardwalk (a mid-toned true brown matte). I also took this color down to the outer 1/2 of my mobile lid. I used a combination of Boardwalk and L.A. Night (a true black matte) for my outer v and outer 1/3 of my mobile lid. For my remaining 1/2 of my mobile lid I chose the color Sand (a soft gold shimmer). On the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Sunset (a deep brown with copper reflects shimmer). To blend the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I chose the color Free (a coppery gold shimmer). I chose not to line or drop shadow my lower lash line. I lined my waterlines using NYX Faux Whites Eye Liner ($8 at Ulta) in the color Linen. I did my brows using the Pixi by Petra Endless Brow Gel Pen ($11 at Target and on their website) in the color Dark and then followed that up with the Pixi by Petra Brow Tammer ($10 at Target and on their website) in clear. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte side and then set the brow line using the color Clean (a creamy white matte). I primed my lashes using Loreal Voluminous Base ($6.79 at Target) and then followed that up with the Pixi by Petra Lash Booster Mascara ($15 at Target and on their website) in black.
Cheeks and Lips: I used the Pixi By Petra Hello Beautiful Face Case again for my blush I used a combination of both blushes from the palette. I highlighted between my brows, tops of my cheeks, and Cupid’s Bow using the Pixi and Rachel Loves collabroation palette called The Layers Highlighter Palette ($24 at Target and on their website) in Glow On. I used the color Clutch (a pale champagne)> I lined my lips with NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner ($4 at Ulta and on their website) in the color Whipped Caviar and then I filled my lips in with Pixi by Petra MatteLast Liquid Lip ($14 at Target and on their website) in the color Au Naturella (an orange based coral) and then I topped the center of my lips with NARS Lip Gloss ($24 at Sephora and on their website) in the color Turkish Delight (a milky light pink).
Final Thoughts: This will be a small product review as I reviewed the full line of products on my blog post from yesterday … You can read the review here -> Pixi Full Face Review ….
Pixi by Petra Beauty Balm High Coverage Foundation: A+++!!! This foundation comes in 6 shades, 2 for deeper skin tones. You get 1.70 fluid ounces of product. This foundation is beautiful!!! I used 2 pumps to cover my full face and neck. This product is billed as a medium to full coverage foundation and that is the truth. It is medium coverage that can be built up to full coverage with out looking splotchy. This is a very hydrating foundation that does need to be set down. I dusted just a light wash of powder and that worked perfectly. Out of all my CC and BB cream styled foundations I would say this will end up being my favorite one. It left my skin looking so pretty and it was a great match that does not oxidize. I can already tell this is going to be a foundation that I keep in my collection always.
Pixi by Petra Pat Away Concealing Base: A+++!! I am so loving this concealer. I did notice that it did sink into my fine lines before I set the concealer and I think that is because I used a corrector before I put down the concealer. In any case this is a beautiful concealer for under the eyes. It’s hydrating and full coverage and blends in so wonderfully.
Pixi by Petra Colour Correcting Powder Foundation: A+ Yesterday I rated this one an A- because it made my skin look dry like the desert…. However today I went in with a lighter hand and this powder actually made my face look beautiful. It gave soft focus look to the face. Even though I used a light dusting of the powder it still set my foundation down all the way. I am liking this powder when used like I used it today.
Pixi by Petra MatteLast Liquid Lip: A This lipstick comes in 14 shades. You get .24 ounces of product. This is a comfortable matte lipstick that does not transfer and does not get crumbly. It has an orange creamsicle scent to it. It did not feather and it fades down evenly. I am contemplating picking up a few more shades. This lip product was much better than the one I used yesterday.
Well that’s all for now dolls. Hope you are having a great day and remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.