We’re edging super close to the end of the year and one of my resolutions for 2017 is to try and experiment with more makeup brands. I thought why not start now? Today’s post is going to be my Pixi Beauty First Impressions. Another reason why I wanted to squeeze this post in right before Christmas, is that a couple of these products really impressed me. For my Australian readers, they might be a bit tricky to get your hands on quickly. But, if you live in the UK, some of these babies are must have.
I love starting my blog posts off with the thing that really made me go huh? You know, the product that sounds out! For me, it was the Fairy Dust Favourites in Metallic Warmth*. As I’ve never used Pixi Beauty before, I had no idea what fairy dust was and after I read the packaging, I noticed it said that they were eyeshadow pigments. Well, guess who has never even used an eyeshadow pigment before!?
The packaging itself already made me scratch my head. I saw all of the colours and thought okay cool, but how do I use it? I feel like this is going to be hard to explain through writing, but of course I’m going to try anyway! All of the fairy dusts are connected in this container. To get the top pigment, you screw the top off. To get to the middle red pigment, you have to screw the bottom of the second colour off, which acts as a lid for the middle pigment. Hopefully you get me! In other words, it’s all interlocked. An all in one piece of packaging where you cannot store each of these fairy dusts separately.
How were they you ask? Incredible. The pigments themselves are soft. For some reason I thought that the formula would be quite packed in but it is actually bouncy and very light. I’m not sure about the way that most people use these pigments. The way that I do it is that I complete my normal eye makeup look and add a little bit of fairy dust in the middle or inner third of my lid. Out of all of the pigments, my favourite is the goldish, champagne shade.
3 Highlights | Day Lid | Night Lid
3 Eye Contours | 3 Brown Hues
All-Over Glow | Cheek Blush | Enhancing Contour
The next product that I want to talk about is the Palette Rosette*. First impressions, I was super worried. I think I’ve mentioned it before on my blog but I’m super sceptical of palettes that are too big or include too much. I always worry that two things will be great and the others mediocre. Well, I’m super happy to report to say that wasn’t the case here.
I started playing with the larger pans first. There is a highlighter, blush and contour shade. All three are equally as pigmented and smooth. My favourite is the blush because it’s quite pearly and reminds me a little bit of Benefit’s blushes like Coralista and Sugarbomb, but more pigmented. The highlighter is lovely and slightly pink toned. I only use a teeny tiny bit because it is very pigmented.
The contour shade isn’t for me as it is a little orange and shimmery. I perfer matte, cool toned browns.
The majority of the eyeshadows were also great. They don’t look like much, but the shimmer shades especially came out so buttery. The bottom three mattes are sadly not very pigmented but you can definitely still work with them.
For anyone that travels, you’ll love this palette and I think it’s definitely something you should suss out!
Silky Eye Pen in Opal Overcoat and Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red
The Endless silky Eye Pen in Opal Overcoat* didn’t really look like much, but it also surprised me. It’s a very pigmented, opal coloured eye pencil. It glides right onto the eyelids and the pigmentation is beautiful. I love to put my eye primer on, then this and carry on with the rest of my look. This pen does such a good job at amplifying whatever I place on top and the formula itself is also waterproof. For all of my oil eyelid readers, you’d be happy to know that this helps with creasing and my eyeshadow doesn’t smudge.
Last up is the Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red*. Honestly, this product didn’t really do much for me first impressions wise too. I just thought cool, another red lipstick. But, after swatching it I found it to be a lovely light, pink toned red that would be a great staple piece. I’m a chicken when it comes to anything too bold so it isn’t something I’m very comfortable with. If you already have a lot of reds, you probably don’t need it. But, if you do love a good red, I think this would be right up your alley!
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*Products marked with an asterisk have been provided for editorial consideration. For more information, please read my disclaimer.