When it comes to makeup – I have an overall love relationship with most of the things I’ve tried. I pride myself in the fact that I have favorites from both the drugstore and high end, luxury items. There’s no doubt, I’m a makeup lover with an extreme cosmetic addition… hehe! Don’t judge me, lol! I have been using Pixi Beauty products for a few years now, but today I’m sharing with you a few of my current Pixi Beauty favorites. Recently I received a little green box of treats and I have been loving them all so much that I just had to share it with you. Let’s chit chat about each one shall we?
All of the products I got in my little sweet green box were “new to me” treats so I was very excited to dive in and check it out. The Nourishing Cleansing Balm is something that I’ve had my eyes on since seeing it on the website a few weeks ago. This deep cleansing balm-to-oil cleanser immediately caught my attention because I cleanse and moisturize with oil daily, so it was something I really wanted to give a try. The balm melts aware makeup and impurities to leave you with clear, glowing skin.
Retailing for $22.00 (90 mL/3.04 fl.oz.), this nourishing balm has sweet almond oil and cocoa butter and leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturized after each use. I love that it includes skin loving ingredients and is not harmful to my sensitive skin. If I had to choose one of my absolute FAVORITE products from Pixi that I’ve tried, this balm right here, would be at the top of my list. I LOVE IT! It’s very rich in texture, but smooths onto the skin so nicely and cleanses so quickly. It nourishes my skin with sweet almond oil, shea butter and vitamin E to leave my skin feeling plum and nourished.
Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Behenate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Cocoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Cetyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance.
To follow the Nourishing Cleansing Balm, I use the Pixi Glow Tonic (100mL / $15.00). Now – they call this a cult favorite and I’ve been hearing my blogger friends swoon and rave about this product for a while, so I just couldn’t wait to try it out. This toner is an exfoliating toner that helps give you brighter, more radiant skin. I have a secret to share… I can’t use Toner often and hardly use it because it causes my skin to get irritated. I was afraid to try this, even if I had only heard great things about it. This miracle in a bottle toner helps to bright the complexion while resulting in a healthy glow. It’s formulated with 5% glycolic acid and helps to exfoliate, brighten and smooth your skin. With Aloe Vera, ginseng and botanical extracts working together, you are nourishing and treating your skin while revealing an improved complexion. I also LOVE that this is alcohol-free. I use this after cleansing and apply with one of my favorite reusable rounds from Facekins. I don’t notice any burning or irritation while using this product and my skin looks brighter after using it for a few weeks. While I’m not the toning kind of gal, I think this will be one I’ll continue to use.
Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Glycolate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol (and) Fructose (and) Glucose (and) Sucrose (and) Urea (and) Dextrin (and) Alanine (and) Glutamic Acid (and) Aspartic Acid (and) Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Biotin, Polysorbate 20.
The Pixi Beauty Rose Oil Blend ($24 – 30 mL/1.01 fl.oz.) is also a product I have not tried before. It includes a botanical blend infused with powerful complex of youth-preserving oils to help improve skin’s elasticity and glow. Formulated with sweet almond, rose hip, jojoba, pomegranate seed, and rose geranium oils to help nourish the complexion, leaving my skin feeling smooth and hydrated… but most importantly – soft to the touch. If you’ve been following me a while, then you know I’m an oil moisturizer gal – I use coconut oil to moisturize each night with my regular skin care routine, so I’m always excited to try out new oils. I love this one. I love the packaging – but the oil applies and soaks into my skin so quickly and easily. I love mixing this with my standard skin care regimen for moisture that lasts all day and night and my skin feels so incredibly soft. The oil soaks into my skin quickly, it doesn’t sit on the surface like others can do. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily at all – but moisturized and half a dropper full is more than enough to cover my entire face, neck and decollete area. If I want to have that dewy/glowing skin look, I will blend the Rose Oil Blend with my regular moisturizer and apply to my face. It leaves my skin looking and feeling like I just stepped out from under a waterfall – fresh and glowing.
Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil.
Ah, of course – I can’t leave out a gorgeous highlight, because we all know that Honey loves to glow. The Beauty Blush Duo & Kabuki in Peach Honey ($18 – 10.21 g/0.35 oz.) is GORGEOUS. I love a great highlight but I have a skin tone that is not quite dark but not light at all – an in between. So because of this, a daily highlighter and blush with shimmer is hard to find… well, until now. This gorgeous blush and highlighter duo is perfect for that lit-from-within look for fuss free beauty in just a few seconds. Simple swirl the kabuki brush (which is included – woohoo), into the compact and pick up the color to apply to your cheeks for a great and gorgeous glow. Both powders are super silky and provide your cheeks with a flawless and fresh finish. I LOVE these for everyday use because it provides me with the glow I want in an everyday product, without looking like I just came out of the disco era… but still enough color to be show stopping.
The natural mineral formula of these powders is infused with vitamin E and mica, so it treats your skin as you wear it. You get hydration and long wear with light diffusing capabilities. The Kabuki brush that is included is also a steal. It’s soft and applies the product nicely to the skin. Definitely a great duo to have for every day use or those days you are feeling you want a little more glam. I love golden hued highlighters so this takes the cake for me and the peachy toned blush is perfect for my everyday look. The blush is a tad bit too light for my skin tone, but that excites me more because it makes for a great everyday flush of color without looking like I just plopped rose colored paint on my face. I love both shades – both pigmented and gorgeous.
Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polybutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate. [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)].
It seems as if I have covered everything except for lips. I want to introduce you to the Pixi Beauty Liplift Max ($14 – 2.7 g / 0.09oz). A volume-maximizing lip treatment with peptides to hydrate and plump the lips… YAAAASSSSS… sign me up! This volume-maximizing lip treatment has a cooling sensation with a glossy finish. It is formulated with peptides to hydrate, firm and plump the lips. You also get an added benefit of aloe to heal, jojoba to moisturize and chamomile to soothe. With a fresh mint flavor, you simply can’t go wrong. I have the Liplift Max in Honey Sheen – a gorgeous nude shade. All of the three shades (including Honey Sheen) are sheer, but they make perfect toppers to your favorite lipsticks or liners and wear nicely. I’m not a huge gloss fan but I do tend to wear glosses in the winter months and this one is perfect for such. It helps to hydrate my lips while leaving them looking plump and full. I am a huge fan of Buxom lip glosses so I had used those to compare to this one. It seems like this one offers the plumping without the sting and I like the minty flavor.
I think the LipLift Max is perfect for topping off your matte lippies and while it is a bit sticky, it’s not that bad and still wearable in my book. I’ve been getting lots of use out of this product for a daily lip gloss and I find that it works as I would expect. It’s a little thick, but still workable and leaves a gorgeous sheen on the lips. If you are a fan of glosses, you may like this one.
Ingredients: Dilinoleic Acid/Propanediol Copolymer, Triisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate, Diisostearyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Octyldodecanol, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Fragrance, Menthol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl P-Cresol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbitan Isostearate, Linoleic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tetrabutyl Ethylidenebisphenol, Mica (CI 77019), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Linolenic Acid, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sucrose Cocoate, Carmine (CI 75470), Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38.
I love when I have the chance to try out new products from a brand I already love. It’s especially fun when these new products work well with my sensitive skin. I’ve always been a fan of Pixi Beauty and have talked about many of their products in the past. I’m loving trying out some things that are new to me. I’m sure there will be more products in the future that I’ll try and love because Pixi is one of those brands that offer good quality. Pixi products are a little more costly than your average drugstore finds, but I am so excited to have Target near me now that I can browse through and pick up my favorites. If you haven’t tried Pixi before, I highly suggest checking them out. If I had to choose just one item from all of these I featured, I highly suggest the Nourishing Cleansing Balm – seriously, it’s a favorite for sure.
You can purchase any of these products and more at: http://www.pixibeauty.com/ or at your local Target store.
Have you tried any of these products from Pixi? If you have, what are your thoughts on them? If you haven’t, do you see any in this post that may make your list of must-try products?
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links may be posted through out.