Can’t decide between a vibrant lip tint and moisturizing gloss? No problem! The new Gel Tint & Silk Gloss Tubes ($20.00) have you covered. This product is designed to give you a multidimensional effect by applying the tint first (the colors are labelled) and layering it with the shiny gloss. Because Pixi uses a lot of natural ingredients, you can smell the botanicals and feel the cool, refreshing moisture as the pigment glides across the skin. It doesn’t tingle or sting like a plumping formula (thank goodness) but the icy sensation is perfect for a hot summer day. I expected the tint to have more color pay-off but it makes lips look rosy and pouty with lightweight, sheer coverage. The gloss is quite simple – hydrating, clear and reflective. The transformation would be more apparent if the tint was saturated and matte but I like the concept.
The Mattelast Liquid Lip Color ($20.00) has created quite a buzz on social media and color selection ranges from neutral to bright. The formula is smooth, weightless, comfortable and hydrating with buildable intensity. I love the doe-foot applicator for consistent blending and the pointed tip helps outline and define for neatness and precision. The pigment applies a bit liquid-y at first so you have time to layer and fill-in sparse areas before it dries completely matte. Once set, the color clings to the skin and lasts for hours without fading, transfer or smudging. The paraben-free formula also conditions and softens with Rosehip Oil and the flavor tastes a bit like orange.
The Lip Icing ($22.00) is infused with 3D Glimmer, Rosehip and Marula Oil to prevent dryness, replenish and highlight. Wear it alone for alluring luminosity or layer over your favorite lipsticks to accentuate your pout.
The Lip Lift Max Gloss in the coral shade ($20.00) is a peptide infused plumper that nourishes and enhances. Jojoba and chamomile soothe and soften while the mint stimulates to boost fullness.
The MultiBalm Lip & Cheek Sticks ($16.00) add a vibrant pop of color to coordinate your look. Although the finish is described as cream-to-powder, the texture remains quite moist and the buildable pigment provides a soft, natural flush. This is a great multi-use product for travel and the shade selection includes something for all skin tones.
Pixi Beauty is available at Shoppers Drug Mart and online at pixibeauty.ca