Pixi by Petra – Crayon Combo Pencils in Wide Awake, Super Natural and Softly Smoky
I am sad to say that I’ve had these products in my possession now for several months and while I have used them many times, I have forgotten to share them with all of you. I am still relatively new to Pixi Beauty products (Pixi by Petra) as I have only used a small handful of them. I’m quite excited that my island now has a Target so that I may purchase more of the products available from the brand, and get to know about the goods a little more. These Crayon Combo pencils are a part of the select products I have tried and today I want to share them with you.
The Crayon Combos from Pixi Beauty come in four different combinations. They retail for $18.00 a piece and you can purchase them at your local Target (where available) or online at Pixibeauty.com. The Crayon Combos are eye pen duos that are designed to either brighten and lighten the area around the eyes or line and define your eyes for show stopping peepers. Each pencil is multi-use, double-ended and ready to go right out of the box to create a gorgeous look in a matter of moments. They are formulated to awaken, enhance or smoke up your eyes, are long wearing and offer gorgeous color payoff. They have been created to be super-smooth with a high-performance formula that is waterproof and can be used on the inner rim. Each shade is also said to be easily blend-able for a soft-focus effect.
The duo pencils include beneficial ingredients like Caffeine which gives an energizing effect, Chamomile which soothes and Pearl powder which brightens the eyes. They are hypoallergenic and preservative and mineral oil free.
The first Crayon Combo we are going to talk about is the Softly Smoky. This double-ended combo has an eye-define pen that is used to contour the eyes. It enhances with high performance treatment and soft focus colour. You use this particualr one by applying to the lash line and smooth or smoke the liner out by softening it or wear it as is. You can also use it to define the lash line and work the pencil up to your crease as well as aply under the eye on the lower lash line for a soft smoky look. The line side is a deep dark brown that I love to use in place of a black liner and the define side is a gorgeous metallic mocha brown which works wonderfully on those days that you want a smoky look or when you want a little definition to the eyes but still have something wearable.
Next is the Super Natural Crayon Combo. This is one of my favorites out of the three that I own. Just like the Softly Smoky combo, this particular duo ended pencil is used to line and create a smoky but natural look. You can use this by taking the define side to contour and enhance the eyes and using the line side to line the upper and lower lash line to create a wearable look or a smoky glam one. The define side on this pencil is a gorgeous metallic bronze which I love to wear all over my eye lid for an every day look while taking the line side and smudging it on my lower and upper lash line or in my waterline to define and enhance my lashes.
Last is the Wide Awake Crayon Combo. This double-ended pencil is a rescue pen that awakens the eyes with high performance and treatment and soft focus cover. Apply the Brighten end under the eye and on the lower waterline and use the lighten end on the brow bones, inner corner of the eye, eye lids and cupid’s bow to highlight for a wake look. The Brighten side is one of my absolute favorites to apply to the waterline because it lasts most of the day – even with my watery eyes and looks so natural, it’s perfect for a soft makeup look that makes me look refreshed. The Lighten side which makes a great inner corner highlight has a metallic sheen to it and offers a soft shimmer for a great look.
I’m impressed with each pencil and I’ll be honest, I really like the metallic side of each one. But, overall I think they are nice. They are perfect for those days that I really want a soft and easy look without pulling out eye shadows and great on the go or for travel. The metallic side of each pencil applies easily and the matte sides work well for liner which I enjoy. The matte sides of each pencil are a little more stiff (not as creamy as the metallic) but they work nonetheless. These pencils are claimed to be waterproof and while used on the lid and lash line it can last all day though on the waterline it will fade after a few hours. I’m still quite impressed with how long they do last though – but from my personal use, I wouldn’t consider them waterproof but long lasting.
They are quite costly – almost $20 is a hefty price point to pay for something like this, but you should get a lot of use out of the products and they are pretty good quality. I’m not sure that I would repurchase these, but- my mind may change once I actually run out of them since I’ve become quite fond of a few of them. Overall – I like them, but I think for a product like this – I would like to see them cheaper in cost.
Have you tried these duo crayon combos from Pixi Beauty? If you have, what are your thoughts on them? If not, have you tried anything from Pixi before and what should I look at trying out next?
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money and sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased.