While I love trying bright and bold looks, it’s always nice to get to the soft, subtle side of beauty life every now and again. I mean let’s face it, I’ve traded a lot of my nights out with friends to days out with toddlers and families. So a clean, but still fun day look is what I need.
That’s where Pixi Beauty comes in! Created by makeup artist Petra Strand, their motto Makeup to Wake up is evident with ingredients like caffeine and chamomile infused into their beauty products. Keeping the busy woman in mind, they offer flaw-fixing and youth-enhancing cosmetics that can pull double (or triple!) duty. My life has definitely been crazy lately, including this past weekend. So this was the perfect opportunity to put the Perfection Palette, Crayon Combo, and Tinted Brilliance Balm to work!
Friday Morning’s Look
Most of my mornings are spent hanging out with my little girl and Friday morning was no exception! We hit the library for a story time program, which means a lot of moving around (and singing!). I went straight to the Perfection Palette to create a classic day look – highlighter shade on the lids, a slightly darker shade on the brow bone, and a dark shade in the creases. I had 16 shades to choose from, with the lightest shades on top graduating down to darker ones. The lightest shadows were too light for my complexion, so I had to go a little darker for a highlighter shade. I went with a shimmery brown color for my brow bone and the dark, chocolate shade for the outer creases, which had the richest pigment out of the three. Included in the same palette are three cheek powders and I applied the first one. The color looked great in the package but had a hard time showing up on my skin.
To keep things soft and subtle, I used the Tinted Brilliance Balm in Nearly Naked. It’s packed with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Jojoba oil, and Rose Extract to keep lips moisturized. It goes on soft and smooth and my lips feel fantastic! Not only that, the color gives them the right amount of color for a nude lip look.
Saturday Afternoon Look
The next day it was a 1 year old birthday party (are we noticing a trend, here? LOL). While I was looking forward to celebrating my daughter’s friend’s big day, I knew I had an afternoon of chasing her around in front of me. Not only did I need to my makeup to look nice and appropriate for the occasion, it needed to last so I didn’t look as tired as I would feel at the end of it! Time to see if my Crayon Combo would give me the soft smoky look it promises. I used the medium bronze color to fill in my lids. It goes on smooth and blends easily, however it blended in too well and you couldn’t see it. So I went over them with a lighter, shimmery shadow from the palette. I had much better luck with the liner, a deep chocolate brown color that glided on smooth, giving a soft, smudge look sans the smudging.
I gave the blush another go, choosing the second one and that worked much better too! I could see the hint of soft purple on my cheeks, which is exactly how I like my blush.
Also in the palette are two face powders, a highlighter and bronzer. I dusted the bronzer all over my T-zone, the color playing very well with my foundation. This type of powder always seems to be a hit or miss for me so I was thoroughly impressed! I’m also happy to report that my makeup survived the party without a hitch!
Sunday Afternoon Look
And the events don’t stop! Yesterday was my cousin and his wife’s baby shower. I hadn’t seen that side of the family in a long time so I wanted to up the makeup ante a little bit. For my highlighting shade I wanted a punch of color, so I went with the shimmery burgundy color in the palette. I then dusted a matte brown shade in the creases to make sure my lids stood out. I loved the liner in the Crayon Combo so much I had to use it again and the same went for the bronzer. Out of the three looks, this one was my favorite.
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Photos courtesy of Pixi Beauty
FTC Disclosure: Products mentioned in this review were received as free samples. All opinions are my own.