Pixi was kind enough to send over their Palette Rosette, and i paired it with their Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red (also a press sample). these make a great Christmas look... or you can take a red lip in any direction with the palette!
packaging of the Palette Rosette ($28)...
and here's a good look at the colors... they're just gorgeous!
i swatched everything on my arm... these swatches are just the product by itself, no primer and i didn't wet them!
Pixi Palette Rosette is one of those makeup palettes which can cover your every need for color on your face. it has a bronzer, a blush, a highlighter, eight eyeshadows, and three brow powders. this means you would only need base makeup (foundation, concealer...) and mascara if you're traveling light! the face powders are my favorites... they are pigmented and apply smoothly... plus the colors are gorgeous. the highlighter is absolutely stunning. cool-toned light pink, it just looks like an icy gleam on the cheek. honestly... i would probably pay the $28 for just it by itself! (i have paid more than $28 for similar products, actually). i like that there are three different brow powders, so you can mix up your own perfect match. they aren't very pigmented, but i don't wanted something super pigmented for brows. if i use a super pigmented brow powder, i generally end up with Groucho Marx eyebrows, which is not a look i personally like! the eyeshadows are nice, not quite as pigmented as i'd like them to be, but still very pretty. like a lot of shimmers, if you keep adding more colors and blending, it mostly blends into one color. i do wish there was more than one matte, that would help a lot!! all in all, this is definitely a great palette for travelling and an easy all-in-one for the daily :)
next up... Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red ($12)
here's a swatch!
the Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red is so pretty. to me it's not what i think of as a classic red... it's more of a bright, corally type red. it applies easily and is comfortable to wear... i really don't think it gives off a matte vibe, at least on me! it's pretty stable; you don't have to wear lipliner with it if you don't want to, which is nice as many reds can be pretty tricky.
here's the look i came up with for this post :D
currently PixiBeauty.com is having a free gift which gives you their Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths with a $75 purchase... you just have to click the free gift button at checkout. make sure to subscribe to their emails, i'm thinking they're going to keep having deals over Christmas... even if they don't, they do have specials throughout the year!
Happy Tuesday! Ria :)
:: the indicated products were provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::