Budget Beauty Buy of the Week - Pixi Cosmetics

Pixi cosmetics are a fantastic find - great, easy-to-use, multi-pourpost products that don't break the bank - and are available at Target!

Petra Strand, the creator of Pixi, launched the line with her two sisters 10 years ago. Since then she has opened several Pixi stores in cities like London and Dubai.

Pixi's colors and products are great when you want a fresh, natural look with a little enhancement.

Here are some of my favorite products from the line:

Flawless Beauty Primer (pictured, above)

This is a wonderful primer because it blended so effortlessly into my skin and the illuminating glow is subtle, but my skin immediately looked "perkier". The formula is a light gel/cream and the shade will work well with all skin tones. I also found that it was an excelled base on which to add makeup as it really enhanced the effects of products like my blush and bronzer. It provided the perfect amount of moisture while not adding any oily/greasy finish on my more oily t zone. It didn't clog my pores or irritate my skin.
Energy Blush

I loved the mint green packaging and the innovative compact which fit both a fairly-nice sized mirror and a comparment for a cute brush, which is also included.

The blush provides a sheer wash of color, but it also gives a nice healthy glow. I really liked the shade Golden Energy, which is a combination of a peachy gold highlighter color and a neutral, light brown color. I used it by sweeping both colors together on either my main blush brush or the brush included (which acutally has very good, high quality bristles), and then using a bit of the lighter, highligter color on my cheekbones. The result was really pretty!

Please note, because this gives a light, subtle color effect, these blushes will work best up to a Gabrielle Union shade only. The blush also contains ingredients that are good for your skin (yay!).

Eye Zone Brightener

This is an interesting product in that one might expect that it should be used directly on the skin to brighten dark circles, but what I found is that it was perfect for mixing with my actual concealer to get the perfect amount of coverage as well as a flattering light reflecting effect.

The cream is silky, light and very hydrating. The best results for me came by clicking a bit of the cream from the pen applicator, brushing it into the palm of my hand and then mixing with my concealer. I could see the difference immediately. The whole eye area brightened more than with my concealer alone. In addition, the cream itself was soothing and felt really nice on my skin.

The multi-purpose aspect of this product is that it can also be used as an overall skin illuminator as well. I used just a touch on the inner corners of my eyes, on my brow bone and on my cheekbones as well. It provided a subtle, but really effecting highlighting effect that blended into my skin effortlessly and naturally. - RLB
Go--> Pixi Products available at Target.com in the US and Pixibeauty.com

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