A few weeks ago I got the chance to go and meet Pixi's makeup goddess Amanda Bell to speak me through their Christmas launches and I was so excited I could barely contain myself for the entire week before. So, on the day - I head off to the Liverpool Malmaison with Katy and we were ushered through to a lovely covered piece of the bar to look at holly themed packaging and to swatch everything we could get our hands on. So, without further ado I thought I would share my favourite pieces from the Pixi Christmas Collection (so you can share my passion and grab yours before it's too late).
(L-R Swatches; Bronze, Blush, Glow // Highlight Shades)
The Palette Rosette seems the best place to start as it's pretty much the most all encompassing present that is on the more affordable end of the scale (it'll only set you back £22) so even if it's too late to get this on the note off to the North Pole, you just might be able to spring it for yourself. This is exactly the kind of palette to take on holiday with you - and so if you're travelling between different houses for the christmas season this was probably one of the better options. This contains three face powders; a bronzer, a blusher and a highlight - as well as 5 lid colours, three under eyebrow highlight shades and three brow shades.
(L-R Swatches; Lid Shades // Eye Contours // Brow Shades)
This really is a very versatile palette, and for the most part it's off really good quality - there's a mixture of satin and matte shades, there are a few amount of colours that all work really well together and you can use it for both day and night. Probably time to start with the face powders; all of which have a shimmer to them. These aren't my choice powders, in that I like a good strong contour and a shimmer isn't ideal for that - but they are really good quality none the less; and the blush is a soft pink that's really flattering, and the highlight has a really good glow to it in a way that you wouldn't expect from such a budget palette. The matte shades leave a fair bit to be imagined and can go on patchy and uneven, but the shimmer shades more than make up for it, and there's no denying that it's worth the price.
Next up is a personal favourite; the Endless Silky Eye Pen Kit. You all know that I'm a sucker for eyeliner and so when we saw these tested, I knew that they were going to be the perfect set for me personally. There are five colours ranging from black to a shimmery cream (even including a rose gold, every blogger's dream) and are £18 for the five, which makes them less than £4 each which really isn't to be sniffed at. These draw on almost liquidy and soft, but set and really stay in place for the whole day - however, I do find the darker colours transfer onto the top of my lid, so I've found these word much better as strong, stay in place eyeliners for my waterline.
Finally, and one I'm on the fence about is the Multibalm 2 in 1 Cheek and Lip Colour, and mine is in the pretty pink shade of Wild Rose. I just don't know how to feel about this; it really doesn't work for me on my cheeks, it's easy to blend out but it's just totally the wrong colour and makes me look like I've had an awful sunburn, however this is good as a lip colour; but I find it better when I rub it onto my finger and press the colour in which makes it look a lot more wearable. This is somewhat waxy, but it's smooth and easy to blend so if multibalms are usually your thing, this might be a good choice.
If you've tried anything from Pixi, or if you have suggestions for Christmas beauty launches to try, please do let me know.
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