It’s that time of year again– if you’re a makeup addict like me, I don’t have to tell you. It’s the annual VIB/ Beauty Insider sale, so if you’re signed up for Sephora’s rewards program you either get 15% or 20% off (depending on your […]
This highlighter is a mini-miracle. Admittedly, at nearly $40 the price tag is hefty. $40 can buy you a lot in the highlighter world (basically a lifetime supply of e.l.f. baked highlights, or an Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit). And while I wouldn’t say I […]
Pixi is one of the higher end makeup brands I’ve stumbled across. I noticed the pistachio-colored packaging appear in Target a few years ago, but I didn’t try anything until the last year. To be honest, this was mostly because of the price. Dropping $20 on one makeup item at Target just feels wrong.
Pixi’s most iconic product is probably the Glow Tonic, which is a toner (so skincare, not makeup). I hear good things about the brand as a whole. The quality ingredients might up the price, but they also make for a good product. The description of the Pixi Contour Powder on the Target website says that it has “peptides, multi-vitamin complex, aloe versa, super fruits and coffee extract.” Sounds fancy, right?
Oddly enough, I actually use this product the most in my eyebrows. It’s the perfect neutral shade to fill my brows. I like using it in conjunction with a brow pencil, to set everything in place and really make my brows full-yet-natural. The texture isn’t too finely milled, and there isn’t much fall-out, so it’s good for this purpose. I actually like this the most for its versatility. Because the shade is a neutral, medium brown, I can use it for my brows, for a contour, or for a crease color of eyeshadow.
Obviously, the purpose of this product is for contouring. There’s only one shade, and everybody knows one shade does not fit all. On a really dark skin tone, it wouldn’t show up, and it’s admittedly a little dark even for mine (but with some blending and a light hand, or perhaps a tan, it works just fine). It’s a pretty neutral color, and it is bendable with nice ingredients, though, so overall I would say it’s a solid product. However, by the time you’re paying $20 you might want to go ahead and just splurge for Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer (which I prefer) or purchase a MAC pro palette refill pan at $17.
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Colourpop was initially known for a few things: affordable prices, a huge color selection, and a signature pillowy-soft pigment formula. While Colourpop still manufactures these cushy pigments, they have also transitioned into making traditional pressed powders. And man, are these powders good.
I love Colourpop as a brand. While there have been a few misses, I’ve been consistently impressed with the most recent product releases. The pressed powder shadows are basically mind-blowing. I have also been a little in love with the Alexis Red x Colourpop Topaz Pressed Powder Face Duo. This sturdy little cardboard compact contains two shades, a true gold highlight and a warm matte bronzer. Even though warm bronzers sometimes look orange on my skin, this one just blends in like a nice tan.
The formula is so creamy and smooth, bendable and buttery, etc. etc. It feels very luxurious (even though the price is very affordable, especially now that the duo is on sale). I love using it on my eyes, too. The warm bronzer shade is perfect as an easy crease transition, and I use the gold on my eyelids. It’s a little too dark as a highlight shade on my face, but the formula is great nonetheless.
I just wanted to mention this A+ product before it disappears. I think that you could use this bronzer, which feels very high-end, on a variety of skin tones from fair to medium. I love Colourpop and can’t wait to see their new releases, and maybe purchase some new products in the future. Colourpop is going to be in Sephora this holiday season, which is an exciting step for the brand.
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I love a luminous, hydrating primer, despite the fact that I don’t have dry skin. There’s something beautiful about a hydrating, glowy base, especially if the primer has some blurring properties. Even though a silicone primer will give fill in your pores more, you can […]
An avowed concealer junkie (and L’Oreal fan) I had to try the Pro Glow concealer. I liked the Pro Glow foundation when I first tried it, but over time I realized that it was breaking me out a little bit. I sometimes have this problem with L’Oreal foundations; they give me little bumps on my skin. But I digress. Here’s my review of the L’Oreal Pro Glow Concealer.
Overall, I like this concealer. I know in Jaclyn Hill’s recent video (and if you’re enough of a makeup junkie to read this, I’m guessing you saw it) she said that the Pro Glow Concealer stung the skin under her eyes. This concealer does not sting under my eyes at all, which is sort of unusual (a lot of drugstore concealers sting under my eyes at some point or another). So that’s good. I do find this concealer comfortable, and its dewy, perhaps even hydrating. It’s wet enough that I would say it needs to be set with powder, at least on me. I actually usually mis it with a thicker concealer because of the color.
Because I’m very fair, I bought the lightest shade in both the foundation and the concealer. But weirdly enough, the lightest shade in the concealer is darker than the lightest shade in the foundation. This actually sort of bugs me, because you never want your concealer to be darker than your foundation… that’s just not a good look. Your foundation and concealer can be the same color, or your concealer can be lighter. But a darker concealer… it just doesn’t make sense. Of course, you can make it work by mixing concealers or using a lighter setting powder, or if you’re lucky the shade range works for you.
I think this is a good product, but because of the shade range I probably won’t repurchase. I enjoy trying drugstore foundations and concealers, but because my skin has been off lately I’m trying to use better quality makeup.
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