If there’s a brand I’ve wanted to try out for the longest amount of time, it’s Pixi by Petra Cosmetics. I first saw this brand on a few British Youtube videos a few years ago and instantly fell in love with the packaging (of course), then my interest in the vast arrangement of products followed. I loved that this company wasn’t restricted to either makeup or skincare, but rather was creating the two categories of products alongside one another with the same level of quality across the board. I finally did my first ever Pixi haul about six weeks ago and I’ve been trying out each of the products since to give you a thorough review on what I thought of the products I purchased and which are my favourites!
M A K E U P
I only purchased two makeup items from the Pixi collection, as I was personally more interested in trying out the skincare first – but I did pick up the Shea Butter Lip Balm in the colour ‘sweet peach’ (RRP $15.00AUD) and the Eye Bright Kit in the colour set ‘no.1 fair/medium’ (RRP $30.00AUD). What intrigued me with these two products was the idea of ‘no makeup, makeup’. Both seemed to be very minimal products that added natural emphasis on the eyes and lips. I had been interested in trying out a more minimal approach to makeup lately, with a lot of inspiration taken from Estée Lalonde, who is an advocate for dewy, natural makeup with touches of glow and rouge – I’ve also seen her use Pixi Beauty quite a bit in the past.
My first thoughts on the lip balm was that it was a lot more pigmented than I expected, and I think I’d go for a less intense colour next time. However, the formula is to die for – my lips felt moisturised without feeling gooey and sticky, and the sheer wash of colour made a lovely addition to an everyday look, it also smells divine which is a plus. As for the eye bright kit I loved using it in conjunction with regular eyeshadow. The green tinted colour is amazing for opening up the eye and the highlight looks gorgeous on the inner corner or even all over the lid. Now, warning, do not use this product on it’s own for a look as it WILL crease, and badly. I tried going for a super glowy look a couple weeks ago and it looked wonderful for the first hour or two, but I noticed after lunch when I checked my face in the mirror that I had a brand new artificial crease made entirely of cream product. Overall, I really enjoyed these two products and I’m really curious to try out more of the makeup from Pixi (especially the eyeshadow palette if it’s ever in stock).
S K I N C A R E
The skincare products are really what drew me to this brand (other than the packaging), the first product I ever saw from Pixi was the ‘glow tonic’ which I ironically don’t own yet, as it’s also always sold out and is a little expensive for toner in my opinion. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll splurge. Overall, I’ve really enjoyed the skincare products, I’ve found them super beneficial for my skin and have noticed a change in in my skin’s behaviour since I started incorporating them into my routine – for the better, yay!
I found out about the double cleanse (RRP $38.00AUD) when it went crazy in the YouTube community, everyone was obsessed with it, so naturally the hype rubbed off on me and I caved. As I wear a lot of eye makeup I’ve always used some kind of solid cleansing oil to melt off the shadows and liner, my go to is one from theBalm that I LOVE, so I knew I’d like the oil balm in this product. As far as remover balms go I feel if they’re oil based they’re almost always going to work due to basic chemistry. I was more intrigued by the cleansing cream as the formula was one I hadn’t come across yet. After using this product on and off for a few weeks I do like it, but it is fairly messy as I find that I can’t really use this in the shower.
When I saw the Rose Oil Blend face oil (RRP $38.00) I knew immediately I needed to have it. I’ve been looking for an oil that doesn’t break me out for ages now, and I think I finally found my match made in (oil)heaven. Firstly, I love rose water for skincare as I find it very gentle, calming and nourishing for my face and body so that’s why I went for this particular face oil from the brand. Secondly, I didn’t find the oil itself too heavy, which is a pet hate of mine as I’ve got combination skin. I’m able to use a couple of drops of this product and go straight in afterwards with my moisturiser and not have any issues with the two products mixing.
The last product that I tried out for my first ever Pixi Beauty haul is the peel & polish (RRP $38.00). I’ve recently gotten into face peels and when I saw this I really wanted to try it out. There’s a couple of different ways you can use this product… You can either apply a layer of product onto the face, let sit for a few minutes then rinse off – or, you can apply a layer and rub into the skin in circular motions for about 30 seconds for a deeper exfoliation. I go for the second option once a week, as it gives my skin a good clean without being too harsh. Another bonus about this facial peel, it smells like a bakery and something like sweet buns – in the BEST way, yum.
F I N A L T H O U G H T S
I’m super happy with all the products I tried out from Pixi Beauty, they’ve definitely made an excellent first impression on me and BONUS – they’re cruelty free!! As far as I can tell so far the products from this company seem to be all round really high quality, the only thing that saddens me is that the prices here in Australia are a lot dearer than they are in the US and UK, where the brand is seen as an ‘affordable’ and even ‘drugstore’ brand. Let me know what products you think I should try out from Pixi Beauty and if you’d be interested in seeing a second edition on a review like this one on the brand, but all different products!
Much love, Ebony xo
**all photographs in this post were taken and edited by myself**