Pixi by Petra is a brand I don’t have a lot of experience with, and mostly just because I don’t shop at Target often. But earlier this year I was thrilled to be asked to join their PR list and since then they’ve been sending me products periodically. I have been able to try out several products from their line and think it’s past time that I share my thoughts — both the good and the bad — with you all!
If you’ve never heard or seen Pixi by Petra brand, I’ve only ever seen it in stores at Target and their products are easy to pick out because of their mint green packaging. Their prices are drugstore, though the higher end at the drugstore — reminds me of Physician Formula’s prices. But the packaging is better, in my opinion. So, without further chitchat, let’s dive right in! There are a LOT of products to talk about! 🙂
Pixi by Petra Brand Review
When I first received this I got a lot of good feedback when I shared about it on Instagram. But…I have oily skin, so I was pretty skeptical. Don’t get me wrong, I love facial oils. But some can be too heavy and never sink into my skin. I’ve experiment with this product for the past month and find that I can add a drop or two (at most) to my night moisturizer and it sinks into my skin pretty well. I might feel a little greasy with two drops, but since I am going to bed I don’t mind it. I also like to use this on my lips to moisturize them. Is it my favorite facial oil? No, I still much prefer my Jojoba oil over this. But I would imagine if you have dry skin, this rose oil would be very beneficial.
I love cleansing balms. If you didn’t know, my favorite way to remove my makeup is to use a balm or oil as my first step. However, this was too thick, sticky, and heavy for my skin. It went on easy enough and felt nice as I massaged it into my skin. But then trying to wash it off was so difficult. Even after I successfully washed it all away, I could still feel a heavy film on my face. Maybe if you have very dry skin, this would be refreshing. But for me….nope.
I was introduced to glycolic acid and exfoliating toners several years ago and love what it does for my skin. It’s hard to say if this specific brand is working better than others, since I’ve only been using this once in the morning for about 2 weeks. I haven’t had any negative reactions, though, and a little bit goes a long way so this will last me a long time. I like it! It’s comparable in price to the exfoliating toner I have, so I might repurchase this one sign I can go instore to buy.
I am always up for trying a new lip balm! This one is very pigmented in color, which took my by surprise. When I need a lip balm it’s usually because my lips are flaky, so color really isn’t my friend. And that’s what I found with this lip balm. The color would pool and catch underneath the flakey areas of my lips, making it look patchy and…well, just bad, lol! I did wear this one day when my lips were in better condition, and it looked really nice. The shea butter felt amazing on my lips! So, if you like sheer washes of color on your lips while still providing moisture, this is worth looking into. For me…a color this bright for my lip balm doesn’t work. Especially now that winter has set in!
If you already watched this Facebook LIVE session…than you know what I’m going to say. This mascara did not work for me. I do not wear contacts and I do not consider myself to have very sensitive eyes. But every time I wore this mascara, 9 times out of 10 I would get one of those loose ‘fibers’ sticking into my eye! Sometimes it was more of an annoyance, but more often than not it was downright painful. And it would totally ruin my eye look because it would make my eyes water! 🙁 So…another fail, for me. Too bad, I like the idea of a lengthening mascara.
These are sooo creamy! The swatch it just one soft swipe down my hand — and it shows up that pigmented. This shade isn’t my preferred color (I like black) but I’ve been wearing this a lot on the every day makeup days. It doesn’t last in my waterline for a full day, though, so that is disappointing. I’ll still use this up, though. Will I repurchase? Probably not when I can get the Silkissime liner for cheaper, and it holds up better in my waterline.
Like the eye pen, this is also very soft, creamy, and easy to apply. I drew two lines so you could see how softly you can apply, but also how pigmented it is with two swipes. This is a bit light for my brow color, so it made it slightly difficult to review accurately, but I did like how easy it was to fill in my brows. And it held up well! Not sure that a brow pencil is my favorite method of doing my eyebrows, but if it was I would consider repurchasing this. Or looking for a cheaper alternative that was just as creamy and easy to apply.
I am not a fan of lip gloss — I’ve said this many times before — but I am always willing to give them a try. This lip gloss was very pretty. Because of the color, it looked like that perfect “my lips but better”. It had that subtle sheen to it that made my lips look full and healthy. I like it! It doesn’t do anything in the way of moisturizing, which is a bummer. But I’ll continue to use this tube. Doubt I will repurchase, though, because…well, I don’t wear lipgloss often and it’s rather pricey. I have a swatch two pictures down, so you can see how much of a sheer sheen it gives. 😉
First off, let’s talk about the brush. I didn’t like it. It wasn’t very full, rather flimsy, and every time I used it, it would shed on me. Ain’t nobody got time for that! But, I mean, if you needed to use it if you were traveling or just in a pinch…it could do the job.
Both sides of the pan are very sheer, but very shimmery. In fact, both were really more highlight shades for me than blushes. Since the pink was too pink on my skin to use as a highlight, though, I used it very lightly as a blush topper. Both shades show up easily on the skin and last for hours, no complaints there. I will continue to use this blush but…it wouldn’t be the type of product I would repurchase.
And there you have it — lots of fails, but a few favorites, still. And do keep in mind that some of the products were a fail for my simply because they don’t work for my skin or preferences. Doesn’t mean they’re bad. 🙂 The other day some more skincare from Pixi came in, and I am looking forward to trying them out soon. Stay tuned for more reviews!
Whats your favorite Pixi by Petra product? Also let me know if there is any specific product you want me to test out soon. 🙂
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