Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pixi July 2015 Makeup Samples Swatches & Reviews!

i'm going a little crazy because i just finished book two in a trilogy... and i've ordered the third one but it hasn't come yet! i need to knowww! i've always been a voracious reader that reads multiple books at once, but even though i've got others going... i desperately want to know how this story is going to end. it's 'The East Salem Trilogy' by Lis Wiehl if you're interested :)

today we get to delve into the Pixi July 2015 sample beauty box for bloggers! (it's comprised of press samples, kindly provided to me for review). i know we're five days into August... but last month was just crazy for me. better late than never :D 

the box this month contained some new to me products and a few i've been using for years! the Eye Bright Liner in Nude ($12) and the Tinted Brilliance Balm in Lucent Glow ($14) are the two i'd already purchased on my own years ago! i actually used my open ones for the swatches :D i've been using the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pens ($12) even longer than the aforementioned, but i didn't have one in Bronze Beam! i was super excited because i thought i had all the colors already. the Quick Fix Powder in Translucid ($20) is the one product i didn't have any previous experience with, although i've picked it up and considered purchasing it Target a few times! (i went their pressed powder instead).

here's the box!




and the products themselves :)




and now, the swatches!




Eye Bright Liner in Nude ($12) is a twist up pencil in a light peachy pink shade. it's made to use on your waterline (the lower inner rim of your eye) to make your eyes look more open and brighten up your face in general! i love this product, a couple years ago i purchased both the Nude and the Extra Eye Bright Liner in Extra Bright... i find myself reaching more for the regular Nude as it's a more natural look :)

Endless Silky Eye Pen in Bronze Beam ($12) just as wonderful as all the other colors in this line! Bronze Beam is a gorgeous metallic brown. these pencils are wooden and you sharpen them to get more product. it's super creamy and pigmented, glides on, and once it sets, it's not going anywhere! my only sadness with these pencils is i can't use them on my waterline because they tend to get on my contacts :( however, they work great under the lashes and don't streak down onto your under eye as the day (or night!) goes on.

Tinted Brilliance Balm in Lucent Glow is one i've had for years... i bought it myself, and i've also been sent it before :) it's an almost clear lip in a twist up crayon form. what makes this color special is the pink sparkles! not super glittery, just enough to make your lips glisten. this product smells just like tea... i'm not sure why, but if you are sensitive to smells, make sure to give it a whiff before you purchase!

and now, the last product :D




Pixi Quick Fix Powder in Translucid ($20) is a loose, finely milled white setting powder. i keep thinking it's called Translucent, but it's actually Translucid. it comes in a little jar that has a poof on top which you simply tap on your skin and the powder comes out, then you can use the poof to buff it in! the lid has a mirror on it, so it's ready to just throw in your bag and go. i had no trouble getting the powder to come out, which i have had in the past with a similar product. it started coming out as soon as i tapped it! it's super easy to use... this is definitely the only way i would use a loose powder, because it takes the mess away! i don't think it makes me completely matte, but it does tamp down on the shine... try taking pictures in it before a day where you'll want to take a lot of photos, as on me it does seem to flashback a bit!

here's me, wearing all the products! i extended my eyeliner extra far out so that you could really see it :) pardon the mess behind me!




you can find Pixi products at Target stores, www.Target.com, and www.PixiBeauty.com!! 

which of these products are your favorite? i have to go with the Endless Silky Eye Pen in Bronze Beam... these eyeliners are just amazing! Ria :)


:: these products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

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