f you have been following my posts for a while, you may/may not have come across a little bit of text from a looong time ago. In this, I said that I wouldn’t feel as if I would have done everything as a part-time blogger without the opportunity to work with PIXI beauty. Don’t get me wrong I know some people on the internet will turn around and give it the old ‘you shouldn’t be in it for the collabs’, let me set this straight now… I’m not. If I was, I wouldn’t be here, simple.
To me, Pixi is my holy grail of beauty companies. I adore what they stand for and will never forget walking into their back then small stall in Carnaby street at 16 years old and purchasing my first bottle of Pixi glow tonic since then I cannot say if I’ve gone more than a couple of months without purchasing a bottle. At the moment I think I have a wee stockpile of around 3/4 bottles of the stuff. We will come to why I love this product more later.
If you couldn’t tell by the title of this post, these products have been gifted to me from Pixi. Despite this, all the words have come from me, they didn’t ask me to write a post or even post about this. HECK, I didn’t know I was getting anything, I just came home one day and this box of goodies was on my doorstep. Yes, I cried.
For those who are new to Pixi Beauty, was created a little over 20 years ago by Petra Strand. A makeup artist by trade, she wanted to create a brand surrounded by the message of ‘bring out women’s natural beauty – to make women look like themselves’. Their product range mainly included beauty products, but they have in more recent years expanded into their make-up range. Some of which will be featured in this post.
MatteLast Liquid Lip – Prettiest Pink
I’ve never been a big fan of lipstick, sadly I always have rather dry lips so whenever I do manage to put something on them it just becomes a nightmare. However, one thing I can appreciate about this product has to be the blinding sheerness of the colour along with the creamy consistency of the applicator. This product retails at £16.00, to me I would say that a seriously great price for both the quality and the size of what you receive. One thing else to mention would be what Pixi call their ‘Pixi Petal’ applicator, I think this applicator makes applying the product so much easier and stops having to double-dip as much. Unfortunately, down to colour preference and just generally not being a big lip gal I cannot see myself using this – what I am planning on doing is putting this into a giveaway later in the month so stay tuned.
Another product which I have previously purchased from the brand, the wonderful glow mist. Don’t be fooled by the oily appearance, before use you have to give it a little shake to help mix up the essential oils it contains. Personal preference has me using this product on top of my make-up as well as before applying it. I wouldn’t suggest that it helps keep my make-up on all day long, however, I think the benefits of using this in comparison to other sprays is the correct pathway for me. It leaves a refreshing glow on the skin and I find that it doesn’t leave me feeling sticky either. Glow mist retails at £16.00 per 80ml bottle. Normally this will last me a couple of months, and I would recommend that you use this product as a calming spray if you’re off on holiday – especially if you tend to get glowy cheeks. But also in the cooler months, the oils contained help prevent the skin from drying out.
Endless Silky Eye Pen – BlackNoir
I had not heard of this product until after receiving this box, as I am a big fan of the Kat Von Dee Tattoo Liner – so have not been on the market for a new eyeliner in some time! Normally, my first thought would be to reach for a liquid as appose to a pencil liner, due to the ease of application as well as the bolder colour I feel I can achieve with a liquid product. I think I’m going to have to eat my words in this case, as the truths in the name with this pen, it’s a very silky application and it just didn’t budge after about 7-8 minutes of being on the skin. I think practice will possibly make perfect with this, as I’m just so out of use with using a pencil product. As the tip is rather thick. This product retails at £12.00. If you are and always have been a pencil user, definitely give this a try. I am going to try to create a good smoky eye look with this product!
If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that for me this product doesn’t need an introduction. For those who don’t know, I have incredibly dry skin along with a common skin condition on my arms called ‘Keratosis pilaris’, I first came across this product from a recommendation for my dry skin from a friend. So, when I finally got a bottle, I went from not even being able to apply foundation to back wearing a full face of make-up in a week. Essentially, since then it’s been my holy grail of a product. I use it around 2/3 times a week, taking a cotton pad and gently applying it around the face. If you struggle with redness, this also assists in helping the skin calm and removing all impurities. But, due to my skin condition, I had very little confidence wearing anything but long sleeves for a long time. Since none of the moisturisers, I had been given by my GP were working I decided to try this – and it worked! Double whammy for me. This product retails at £10.00 for 100ml and £18.00 for 200ml.
Rose Ceramide Cream
Another product I was yet to be introduced until this PR box. I was hesitant about the ‘Rose’ factor of this product, just a personal preference, but I went ahead and gave it a whirl. I was very mistaken about the scent, it’s not overpowering and in fact, I seriously enjoyed the aroma it gives off. I think over the years I have been spoilt with a full range of moisturizers, one factor which massively compares this one to others has to be the price. For this 50ml bottle, it comes to £24.00. It’s super rejuvenating and assists in keeping the skin plump in cooler weather. I would recommend wearing this as more of a daily cream underneath your make-up priming products.
Eye Reflections Shadow Palette – Neutral Beauty
Truth be told, I have had an eye shadow palette in the past from Pixi around 3 years ago. Honestly, in comparison to other product’s I had at the time, I wasn’t a fan. I believe this one was the ‘Mesmerizing Mineral’ Shadow palettes. Which is a greatly versatile palette and compact for travelling, but I found the product dry and hard to get a good level of coverage for. On the other hand, this palette has utterly amazed me. I can’t wait to sit this weekend and play around with a nice look before heading out. It’s a creamy formula, which had such surprising levels of pigment. I’ve included a swatch of each of these colours into this post, only one shade let me down. But each of the other 11 shades which you get in this £24.00 palette, has to be worth the price, plus the pans are decent in size.
Like I mentioned earlier on in this post, lip products have never been my go-to purchases. I’ve seen over the past months, a lot of people beginning to wear gloss again and it’s filled me with a bit of nostalgia. Reminding me of being 6, carrying around my bang on the door clutch and feeling like Busted was a god, not a band. So, I decided to give it a whirl. I’m actually in love. Something which I never thought I would say, as I have not seen this product being hyped about online previously. It’s not a thick product, so doesn’t feel as if I am caking my lips in the product. Another interesting point to make would be that this hasn’t caused any further irritation to my lips as products normally tend to dry them out – a lot!
That’s all from today’s post, thanks for sticking with me since I disappeared offline for quite a few months. Studying and putting my all into work came first – but I am back on top it seems!