For beauty junkies that love cruelty free brands, an array of colours, palettes and plenty of ‘glow’, you’re checking out the right post. There was much excitement amongst Pixi beauty fans, when the Pixi pretties & Mrs H’s Double Cleanse collaborations were released recently. Being an advocate of the brand since last year, I’m pleased to have all the goodies here to share with you, along with my thoughts and a simple glowing look I created.
The Pixi Beauty collabs with popular YouTubers, include makeup from the US with ; Aspyn Ovard, Judy Travis (ItsJudyTime), and Maryam Maquillage. Plus, skincare from the UK with; well-loved skincare guru Caroline Hirons.
Pixi founder Petra, got together with all 4 ladies to design and develop this great collection of beauty products, first launched in the US, and now available to buy in the UK.
Statement form Pixi website : ‘With Petra’s guidance, each of the four taste-makers have created their “dream” beauty products that not only represent their individual points of view but parallel Pixi’s philosophy of fuss-free in a few minutes.’
The ‘It’s Eye Time‘ by Judy Travis, is a shadow palette with 12 silky matte and shimmer shades for day and night looks. They give great colour payoff and blend really well, plus don’t irritate my sensitive eyes. An all-round eye palette for £28.
The ‘It’s Lip Time‘ palette contains 12 lip creams ideal for applying with a brush or finger, quick and easy to wear each shade alone, or, cocktail together to get your own unique lip look. £28
The ‘Aspynovard‘ collection comprises of 3 fab ‘Glow-y Powder‘ soft cheek/complexion shades for the ultimate glow, £14. Plus the ‘Eye Accent Kit‘ with a super tiny lower lash mascara and clear brow gel, £16.
These soft, creamy powder formulations provide a shimmery glow to the complexion for brush or finger application. They can be used as blush, a light all over glow, or, for highlighting particular areas of the face. I like using the pink shade as an ethereal blush, and the light shade for highlighting. I feel the gold shade would be better on tanned/darker skin tones.
This is a really good lower lash mascara, especially for fine lashes like mine. The wand is super tiny enabling you to grab every lash, and if they are are sparse and fine, it works well as a separator/primer for upper lashes too. I’m loving this along with the London Lustre and Rome Rose Glow-y powders. The brow gel is good for keeping brows in check, although if they are sparse like mine (yup, all hair is getting sparse lol), I find it can be a little thick. Simply a case of checking the mirror and tidying up any noticeable product!
The ‘Maryam Maquillage’ collab comprises of the ‘Highlight and Contour‘ palette to use for shaping the face, and the ‘Glow and Bronze‘ palette for that sun kissed look, both £24. Also, the ‘Strobe and Sculpt Brush‘, a handy double ended and soft synthetic fibre brush, to apply bronze and sculpting shades. Vegan friendly, £16.
If you are a regular follower of this blog and my Instagram, you’ll know I generally don’t tend to overcook my makeup, especially being 50. I’m an advocate of the ‘less is more’ approach. So, the look below is simply natural, fresh and glowing, plus easy to achieve using some of the palettes from the collections.
The lip formulations from the ‘It’s Judy Time’ palette are a good consistency. They are not all soft and gooey, making them easy to use with a brush or finger, without them smearing across the palette. The array of colours make it easy to create a Balayage lip, but I’m especially loving the shade ‘B did it’, a soft rose pink.
I blended some ‘Honey Bear‘ and ‘Bubbly‘ one the lids, with a little ‘Night Night‘ as a subtle smoked liner. I used the lower lash mascara on both lashes, as it grabs every single lash. Great if you have very fine lashes! Brows just had a swipe of Pixi clear brow gel.
(Please excuse the damn eyelid cyst, the reason I’m not sharing many makeup shots on my media, as it looks awful. My eyelid is swollen and the lump presses on the eyeball making my eye water. It’s the 2nd one I’ve had, so waiting to appointment for removal. They’ve driven me insane since Christmas, it’s no fun when you want to blog about makeup!!)
The glow on my skin is amazing, making it look really dewy, even after some rough times recently that have resulted in my skin being dehydrated. This is the ‘London Lustre‘ from the Aspynovard collection, and a soft sweep of ‘City Kitty‘ from the Glow & Bronze Maryam Maquillage palette. In the sunlight, it’s all about the glow. it’s a good idea to prep skin well and use a primer beforehand, to avoid the powders highlighting any pores.
So, when you want to remove all that makeup, plus dirt, pollution and SPF, the Double Cleanse from skincare advocate Caroline Hirons collaboration, comes in really handy. £24 for 2 x 50 ml (balm & cream cleansers in one pot).
Consisting of 2 sides, one balm (1st cleanse) and the other a cream cleanser (2nd cleanse), this is gentle yet effective on all skin types. Both full of good ingredients, no animal testing and no chemicals or mineral oil (as usual with Pixi products).
Ingredients ~ Balm cleanser : Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG-8 Isostearate, Polyethylene, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylgylcerin, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil.
Ingredients ~ Cream cleanser : Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Dipropylene Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Arginine, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbic Acid, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Maltodextrin, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, sh-Decapeptide-7, sh-Octapeptide-4, sh-Oligopeptide-9. 50ml/1.69fl.oz
Although I find this easy and effective, I do as a skincare addict, like changing it up. I think if you know your skin and are a product junkie, this is not a necessity, more aimed at those who aren’t really up on their skincare, or, want something quick and failsafe. It’s definitely a great one for younger makeup addicts to get all that muck off their faces, using decent ingredients to cleanse their skin. The formulas/textures are lovely enabling great slip, although the cream will certainly run out before the balm. I enjoy using this and it’s a good product, so don’t get me wrong, but I would probably only buy now and again, for it’s simplicity. It’s also not a bad price for double cleansing products that are effective and cruelty free.
So, there you have the fab four Pixi beauty collaborations. I hope you’ve enjoyed checking them out, and might have spotted one or two products you like the look of. I think the only products I would not buy, are the sculpting powders, as I’m not a huge fan of all that sculpt/strobeshaping, it’s all a bit of a faff. I much prefer one good bronzer and highlighter.
I have enjoyed trying out the long-awaited Double Cleanse, and especially love the Lower lash Mascara, Glow-y Powders, and the eyeshadows (good payoff and don’t irritate the eyes), plus most of the lip shades. There’s bags of choice for all makeup fans, who want safe, cruelty free formulations, that are quick and easy to use.
To buy any of these fabulous new collaborations, head over to Pixi Pretties to find out more.
Have any of these collaborations caught your eye?
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