I’ve experienced great results with Pixi’s botanical skincare infused with natural ingredients so today I’m showcasing the makeup I’ve been using including shimmery shadow, neutral lipstick and brow definers that make a bold statement.
The Mineral Shadow Palettes ($12.00) are available in several color collections that range from deep and dramatic, smoky, bright blue, neutral and pearlescent. Each palette contains 6 well matched shades with an ultra-smooth, velvety texture that is easy to apply, blend and layer. Plum Quartz is one of my favorites. The deep aubergine and bronzy-green contrast beautifully against the champagne pink or soft golden tones and the luxurious, long-wear formula is crease resistant. I also like that you can alter the effect from mild and neutral to dramatic and rich since the pigments are versatile and buildable.
Opal Glow is at the opposite end of the color spectrum – the pigments are very light, fresh and reminiscent of spring trends. I pair these shades with others in my collection to enhance their brightness.
There are a lot of vibrant blushes out there and although I appreciate a prominent flush, sometimes you just need to tone things down. The new Sheer Cheek Gel ($14.00) is great for those who seek a healthy looking complexion without all the drama. The formula is perfect for those no makeup – makeup looks since it blends very faintly for the slightest hint of color. I usually begin with a small amount and layer according to how much pigment I want showing through. The gel is available in 3 shades.
The Natural Brow Duo consists of a tinted gel that holds hairs in place and a pencil ideal for filling in sparse areas, creating definition and shaping. The Deep Brunette shade is dark enough for my hair and although the consistency of the pencil could be a tad creamier for blending, the angle of the application surface is perfect for drawing sharp, neat lines. The duo retails for $16.00 and is available in 4 long-wear shades.
The Mattelustre Lipsticks ($12.00) are a bit confusing since I’m not sure how they can be “matte” when the finish is shiny but you can blot the surface to dull the sheen. The nourishing blend of Vitamins, Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides create a full, smooth lip and provide lightweight, supple moisture to treat dry skin. Peach Blossom and Rose Naturelle are both neutral but they compliment a wide variety of skin tones and the creamy formula glides on effortlessly for comfortable wear.
Pixi Beauty is available at Shoppers Drug Mart