we've had a family friend in town the past few days, which was wonderful! that's probably one of the only things i like about being back on the East Coast, being close to old friends :) we had a so much fun just sitting around laughing... which is the best thing about old friends!
it's time for my favorite post of the month! show and tell with the makeup sample box from Pixi... and it didn't disappoint! (these products are press samples, kindly provided to me for review). this month's goodies were a face and eye palette and a plumping lip gloss.
here's a peek in the box!
let's start off with the palette! it's the Limited Edition Palette Bronzette in Summer Glow and comes with three faces powders and twelve eyeshadows! i love that all the products are powders, if i have a choice i much prefer palettes that are all powders as opposed to a mix of powders and creams. the packaging is simple, it opens from the side and the lid is clear. i like that the words you can see are actually printed on the palette and not just on the box it comes in! it comes with a double ended sponge applicator. i tried putting other brushes in there, but most will not fit. however, both my Pixi brushes are the right size! i love companies that make their products work together :)
here's the palette...
and a close up of the products!
now the face powders swatched...
and the shadows!
on to the gloss! it's a plumping gloss called LipLift Max and is a slightly milky clear color. i'm always afraid of plumping products because i'm really sensitive to the types that burn the lips... happily, this one just has a slight minty feel! this product uses peptides to 'hydrate, firm and plump to give lips a lift long-term.' (per press release). it also has aloe, jojoba, and chamomile so it's nice and moisturizing. this gloss has a thick feel to it, which i think makes it slightly sticky. not super sticky, but a little bit... so if you're really sensitive to that, try a tester at Target! i personally wear all glosses from completely smooth to shockingly sticky, so that's not a concern to me :)
the product itself... the wand has a traditional doe foot applicator.
next i wanted to show you the gloss at work! we'll start with my lips au naturale....
next up is right after i applied the gloss. it definitely instantly made them look bigger!
and finally, this is ten minutes after application. i didn't see a huge difference, but i do think it helped push out the lines in my lips and make them much less visible.
whew, that was a long post! thanks for sticking with me, Happy Thursday! Ria :)
:: these products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::