Makeup Monday ft. drugstore makeup #pixiglow*


The Holidays have come and gone and I'm sure you all agree that time has flown by just as quickly. I decided to combine my last two Pixi boxes together and create a make-up look and review post for you guys. And just so you know, Pixi products can now be found in Canada - a few of my friends have told me that they have seen them at Shoppers Drug Mart and the products are flying off the shelves. Finally, I can get Glow Tonic whenever I want! FINALLY!

First off, the box below features all makeup products that I used for my look:
1. Palette Rosette - an all-in-one kit that contains a highlighter, blush and contour as well as shadows and brow products. $28
2. Fairy Dust Favourites - Metallic Warmth - a collection of loose pigments that are beautifully pigmented and finely milled - $12 (contains 5 loose pigments)
3. Endless Silky Eye Pen in Opal Overcoat - $12
4. Mattelustre Lipstick in Classic Red - $12
a review will be included below.

Of everything that was sent for review - I would have to say that the Fairy Dust loose pigments are the best. Not only is it a steal to have 5 generous amounts of this beautiful shimmery goodness, but just honestly these pots of pigment will last you a lifetime. In the swatch pic, I only gently dabbed my finger on the top and that's one swipe. This colour in specific makes for a beautiful highlighter. It doesn't even need to be sprayed for this pigment to show through. Just dab and swipe.

 

The palette though, I have mixed reviews on. While I do appreciate an all-in-one palette, I must say you will only truly love this palette, if you are a fan of shimmery products. The highlighter, blush and bronzer/contour shades all contain shimmer. When I did a full face make-up look (as seen below in the picture) - it makes me look so dewy. I felt almost like Edward Cullen when the sun hit and he's sparkling. It just made me look somewhat oily, even though I had did this look specifically for the post so it wasn't even on my face for longer that 10-15 minutes before I took the pictures. 

The shadows on the other hand are pretty good, you do have to work on building the colors though. In the entire palette, I'd have to say that my favorite is the brow product. The blush was quite light so I'd say that I would use them both as highlighters. 


Next, is the #pixiglow box - which I must say, I thoroughly loved every product within. 
1. Glowtion Day Dew - Radiance boosting moisturizer $22
2. Glow Mist - 13 natural oils and propolis $15
3. Beauty Sleep Cream - $24
4. 24k Eye Elixer - collagen repair and peptides to plump lines $22


The Glow Mist is a perfect pick me up anytime of the day, or if you wanted to use it to set your make-up or as part of your skincare routine. Although it contains 13 natural oils, the mist is so fine that it does not make you look oily or greasy. 

I like to use the Day Dew moisturizer only on days when I want to look dewy - as the name would suggest it gives you a glow - see the swatch below. It is almost opalescent when generously swatched - however if you take a pea size and apply it on it gives you a natural radiance as well as the desired hydration a day cream should give. 

 

Lastly, for those of you who enjoy the smell of lavender, I would suggest the Beauty Sleep Cream - it's great to use before bed - it is a bit strong though, so I would suggest pairing this with an unscented moisturizer if you are a bit sensitive. It is very nourishing and gives you a quite hydrated plumpness to the skin in the morning. 

The 24K Eye Elixer - contains a metal roller ball that cools the area you are rolling and works to de-puff any swollen areas. It is very light-weight and absorbs very quickly to the skin. I especially like to use this in the morning before any make-up application.


Until next time, XO - M

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