Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pixi Holiday Palette Review and Nude Look

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review and this one is right in time for the Holidays.  Recently I had the chance to try out some fun makeup sets from Pixi's Target line.  I was pretty impressed.
Endless Silky Eye Pen Trio
You get three mini pencils for $9.  First off, this is a great basic color set.  You receive a nice dark black, a brown, and a deep purple.  I was actually really impressed with how "silky" they really were.  This is a great pencil for the waterline and for sensitive eyes in general because it goes on super smooth and pigmented in just one swipe.  As for being waterproof, I found that pretty average for a smudgeproof type product.  

When I saw this next palette, I felt like a kid in a candy store.  There is a lot to play with.  The packaging itself is pretty simple, but I like how it's compact and foldable.  You can definitely fit it in your purse and it also has a good sized mirror.  It's one of those palettes that I can see myself throwing in my purse for a girl's weekend...so that I can make over all my friends.
                                     
For comparison's sake it's about the width and height of one and a half MAC 15 pan palettes, placed next to each other.  
                                       

Up close shot of shadows:  you get 16 neutral shadows with a range of matte, shimmer, and glitter.
This is the "bright" side.  I think they're definitely missing a deep purple and maybe some fun greens and blues.  The dark navy is nice but I'm also missing a good smokey black.
The middle section contains 16 lipstick/glosses, 6 blushes, and 2 highlight powders.  The blushes are a little on the sheer side but I can make them work.  I was impressed with the glosses...they can build up to nicely opaque coverage.
Random assortment of shadows swatches.  As you can see, the pigmentation is pretty good actually.  They aren't overly powdery and you get some decent color payoff.  I would say that every shade in the palette is wearable.
Random assortment of blushes and lipsticks/glosses.  The blushes are decent...I found that they actually showed up on my tan skin but they might have a difficult problem showing on darker skin tones.  The shimmer highlights are nice too.  The lipstick/glosses are actually better than I thought they'd be.  Some can run more sheer than others but they actually did a good job of covering up the pigmentation of my lips...letting the product color shine.
Here's a neutral look I did with the palette.  Check out how the nude lips came out...really pretty right?  I've done darker looks with this palette as well and they came out nice.  I'll try and do a tutorial on a look from the palette...any suggestions?
Would I recommend it?  Yes.  It's a good value for your money.  The products in the palette actually work...instead of being overly sheer and just pretty to look at.  I love how it's easily accessible at Target and I think it'd make a nice gift.  

You can find this palette retailing for $40 from Target.

What kind of look would you like me to do with this palette?  I'd love to do a tutorial.  Let me know in the comments below!

FTC Disclosure:  Products sponsored for review.  I am not affiliated with this company nor paid to write this review.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.


6 comments:

SANA K MAKEUP . HAIR said...

Great product, wonder if you can get these in UK yet?

Ileana Madarnaz said...

lovely makeup! beautiful!

Makeup by MAKC said...

This seems like a nice palette for the price. I usually pass over the glosses & lip shades in a palette like this, but I was amazed at your swatches!

I would love for you to do a look using those gray toned eyeshadows, on the top row of the left side, with a nice, bold red lip!

Chantel said...

That palette looks great. I love your makeup look so beautiful <3

Makeup Artist Jessica Rivera said...

Wow that palette looks amazing

SHEROkxZx3 said...

Very pretty palette, love the swatches and the look you created :)