Makeup brands collaborating with beauty youtubers has been a big trend lately…and Pixi Beauty decided to join the fun not with just one youtube collaboration…but four! Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know the youtubers before they collaborated with Pixi on these products…I was only familiar with two of the four! 😛 But anyways, were the products in the collab good? That’s what we are talking about today…plus, there is a bonus giveaway at the end! 😉
I know I am SO late to sharing my official review on the products in the Pixi collabs…but this summer was rather hectic/crazy for me! And since I set aside so many products from this collaboration to share with you guys, I still wanted to get my post up! I checked on the Target website and still see these products available, so I don’t feel too weird sharing my thoughts with you guys — definitely let me know if you already picked any of these up! I’d love to hear how you are liking the products!
Pixi Collab | Reviews & Swatches
As I already said, Pixi Beauty collaborated with four different beauty Youtubers to create a variety of products that can give you almost a whole face of makeup! The beauty guru’s Pixi collab’d with were It’sJudyTime, Maryam Maquillage, Caroline Hirons, and Aspyn Ovard. I was familiar with the first and last youtuber, but the other two were new to me!
If you watched my current skincare routine that I shared back in October, you know I love to use a double cleanse method to remove my makeup at night, so when I saw this product I thought it would be my absolutely favorite from all the other products that launched in the Pixi collab. You get 3.38 oz of product, which sounds comparable to the cult-favorite one from Clinique, but keep in mind that you get a solid cleansing oil on one side and a cleansing cream on the other. So, essentially, it’s like getting half of the Clinique one…if that makes sense. 🙂
To keep these reviews short and sweet…I didn’t like this Double Cleanse product at all. The solid cleansing oil (swatched on the right above) works fairly well, but I’ve definitely purchased/used better solid cleansing oils/balms in the past that I prefer more. And then the cleansing cream (swatched on the left)…ehh, I just didn’t get it. Maybe because I’m used to using a foaming cleanser after my cleansing balm, but I felt like I had to use SO much of the cleansing cream to wash my face. And because of the open jar aspect, after 2 uses the jar was a mess — I got water in both sides (because you have to dip back into the pot midway through cleansing while your hands are still wet)…and overall it was just a messy hassle. Overall, while the products aren’t horrible and do work, the way it’s packaged just makes it very hard to use and keep sanitary/clean.
Maryam Maquillage released two different bronze/contour palettes and I decided to just open and use the Strobe and Chisel palette and save the other to give away (keep reading for more info!) Out of the 6 powders I found that I was only reaching for 2 of them — the middle contour shade and the highlighter (on the bottom). Which, when you think of the price, isn’t worth it for me. If you look at this palette and think you would use 4, 5, or even all 6 shades, I definitely think this palette is worth the purchase. But for me, personally, the blush was too shimmer, I always forgot to use the setting powder, the bottom bronzer was too dark, and I don’t like bronzer with shimmer.
Here’s a swatch of all 6 powders in the palette. As you can see, the quality is definitely there with this product and I do recommend it…if you think you’ll use most of the powders. The highlighter and blush is an extremely soft formula, but it goes on the skin very beautifully. Especially if you wet the highlighter first — so pretty! The bronzer/contour powders are incredibly pigmented, but blend out fairly easily and I enjoyed using it. Not sure how long I will keep it in my collection, since I really only reach for it for two powders, but for the time being it’s got a home with my other face palettes! 🙂
This little brush is awesome! I, personally, don’t reach for double ended brushes, so I passed this on to a family member…but quality-wise, I can’t fault this brush. The one side worked so well for contouring and really blending out that sharp chisel and the more rounded side was actually really nice for packing on the highlighter (you can also use it to buff out bronzer, too, though it is a bit small for my preference). So, while I know I didn’t keep this in my collection, I do really like this brush and recommend it to you. Especially for the price — I think that’s really fair when considering the quality of the bristles and the fact that you get two brushes in one!
I’m always excited about a new eyeshadow palette and I was extra excited to try one from Pixi Beauty — I had no experience of their eyeshadows before this. If you guys subscribe to my Youtube channel and watched my Makeup Monthly Review for October…I feel like that pretty much sums up my thoughts on the quality of these shadows.
Above are the top two rows in this palette. The shimmers are a bit softer/creamier than I prefer for that type of shadow. It tends to almost crumble/flake off my eye if I try to pack it on too much or spritz it with Fix+. I hope that makes sense! The matte shades are very nice, maybe a tad powdery but they blend beautifully…I just wish she included a matte browbone shade.
Above are the last two rows in the palette. The very last row was mostly a miss for me — that first brown matte was nice, but the deeper one is (as I think you can tell) a bit patchy to work with and the last shade has glitter in it. No thanks. The other shades in that third row are very nice, but the shimmers aren’t as intense as I prefer.
Overall, this is a nice palette. I think I struggle the most in reviewing/recommending this palette because of the price compared to the quality of the shades. If it was $10 cheaper, I would more easily say this is worth picking up. You get a nice variety of shades and can create some really lovely looks. But at $24…they’re inches away from the price of highend palettes, so if I compare it to some of the ones I own and love…it falls a little short. I hope that makes sense and helps you decide if this palette is worth getting for you!
Let’s end on a high note! I only tried one of the cheek products in the Aspyn Ovard and Pixi collab, but boy was it a good one! This highlighter is SO beautiful, soft to the touch, pigmented, blends like a dream…and will give you that intense highlight that is so on trend right now!
If you want to see swatches — both a finger swipe and blended out a bit — check out my Dupe or Dud: LORAC Light Source Highlighter VS Pixi Glow-y Powder post! I was so excited when I made the connection between the two highlighters and compared them. To keep this review short and sweet — I think this is a stunning highlighter and I highly recommend you pick it up! You get a lot of product in the pan and can start rocking the blinding highlight and looking totally on point in your Instagram selfies with this product!
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve had a giveaway on my blog, so let’s get to it! I didn’t try all the products in the Pixi collab, and I was also sent a few other products a few months ago and since I had duplicates…I decided to add them to the products I decided not to try and give them to one of y’all! 😀 Just read the disclaimer below and enter the rafflecopter form. Good luck!
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