My quest to test and review holiday makeup kits continues! Most recently, I was sent a couple of affordable kits from Pixi. I wouldn't say I'm SUPER familiar with everything in the Pixi line, but they do make a palette that I absolutely love called Soft Focus Fresh (click here for my post on that palette), as well as an amazing brightening concealer called Correction Concentrate in Brightening Peach (featured in quite a few of my videos). While Pixi is available at Target, many of the products are bit more pricey than other drugstore brands. The kit I'm blogging about today is called the Icy Lip Luster Lip Gloss Kit in Snowbunny Glace. It's $15 at Target or Pixi's website (apparently they have quite a few different makeup kits!) From what I can tell, this gloss formula isn't part of Pixi's regular line-- it's just a special holiday kit.
Color-wise- you're getting 2 sheer sparkly glosses, and two creamy glosses that are more colorful. The texture is super smooth and not at all sticky, and they smell like coconut- which was a nice surprise! These contain Vitamin E and actually do feel kind of moisturizing on the lips- which is kind of a rare quality for a gloss. While they aren't sticky, they do seem to "cling" to the lips nicely... they don't have a greasy feel that makes me wonder if they're going to slide right off. Staying power is pretty consistent with other lip glosses- it'll stay on for several hours if you're not eating or drinking... otherwise, plan to do some touch-ups. These do a good job of filling the lines in my lips- making my lips look very pillowy and smooth.
Left to right: Ice Crystal, Ice Petal, Natural Rose, Pink Orchid
You can enlarge this picture to get a better look at these shades. Overall, I'm REALLY pleased with the scent and feel. At 1 fl. oz each, it's a good size for someone who just wants to sample a few different shades. However, I personally don't love that there are two shades that are so sheer. Like the more colorful glosses, they feel nice on the lips, but so much of my natural lip color shows through. While one is slightly more pink than the other, they look very similar. I love Natural Rose and Pink Orchid- they're just beautiful, and upon trying these, I thought I'd like to check out some other full-size glosses from Pixi's line! However it appears that this particular formula is exclusive to this set... kind of a bummer if you really fall in love with some of the shades. Overall, I could see this being a great little gift for a teen who wants a high quality, comfortable gloss formula- but not a lot of bright colors. If you expect a great deal of color payoff from lip glosses- you'll probably only be 50% happy with this kit. Do you have any favorites from the Pixi line? Please share! :)
- I have been a video shooting & editing machine today! Trying to get ahead on things so I'll be able to post videos while I'm away for Thanksgiving :)
- I can't believe the Beauty Broadcast Express channel is already approaching 90,000 subscribers! I can't thank you enough for supporting it!! The kind feedback and video requests are VERY much appreciated, and Tyler is grateful for your #tydayfriday love too! :)
- Had a great time meeting up with the twins (Tyler's sisters) on Saturday!
- After traveling to see the twins- I could tell the roads are already getting busier... holiday travel has begun! Please be safe out there and don't text & drive!