Pixi Early Bird Palette Review

Earlier this week (in fact a couple of days ago!) I got my hands on the Pixi Early Bird Palette which is part of the Autumn Pixi collection that I’ll discuss further in another post.  I’ll also be uploading some swatches and a FOTD, but for now I just couldn’t wait to get this palette up on the blog as it is such a stunner!

This is a gorgeous palette if you’re like me and a fan of the “no-make-up-make-up” look, or if you’re looking for a way to wear this seasons berry lips and want to tone down the rest of your make-up whilst still enhancing your eyes and face.

This is called Early Bird due to the fact that it consists of face and eye products designed to make you look like you’ve had a lot more sleep than you may have achieved. It’s lots of pretty nudes, shimmers, enhancers and highlighters in fresh, easy to wear shades.

In the palette you get 3 blushers, 2 bronzes, 1 highlighter, 4 eye bases and 16 eye shadows in a fold-out case.  The palette includes shades that I think most people would comfortably find flattering, and I’m pleased to see the inclusion of some greens and greys as well as pinker bronze shades, as with these sorts of palettes is very easy for the creator to go the easy route of “any shade as long as it’s brown” which is very common in day wear palettes.

First of all focusing on the face colours: the 3 blush shades are all quite warm so I think most people could work at least one of these shades, other than maybe those who are very pale; it’s worth noting at this point that I’m between a N10 and N15 but these work great for me.  The bronzers contain gentle shimmer, as does the highlighter, but one major noteworthy thing about the inclusion of all these shades is how fantastic they are for contouring.  I found it so easy to add shade and light as the lightest bronze shade is perfect for my skin tone, so the result was a really perked up complexion.  So much so, that I included a snap of me midway through my make-up routine with just my base on.

Only used cheek/face products here, full FOTD coming soon! 

I know what you’re thinking, “how does she manage to make that oversized headband/hairnet look so chic and flattering?” I honestly can’t tell you, it’s just a gift I’ve been blessed with…

I’ve only tried 4 of the eye shades so far, but they’re sheer yet buildable, shimmery without a hint of glitter, and they really do what the kit promises, which is wake-up the eye area and give it plenty of flattering light with a hint of colour.  There are sooo many combinations to work with here, and as they’re all pretty harmoniously matched, I don’t think there would be any issue with clashing shades.

I would say that the only problem I have with this palette is the fact that it closes in on itself, so there’s a chance of merging of colours and it all getting a bit messy.  The palette arrives with plastic tacked on to each side which I’m going to try and keep on for as long as possible and I’m also blowing away any loose powder once I’m finished with each shade.

Regular readers will know that I favour natural, daytime nudes and neutrals, so I’m absolutely in love with this palette and expect to get some serious use out of it! The best part is this is a steal at £16 which in my mind is one hell of a bargain as the format, texture and shades available are easily comparable to much more expensive brands that I have in my collection.  Available now from the Pixi Online shop.

Disclosure:  PR sample.



  • fafuna
    November 24, 2012

    Thanks for the review! I ordered this palette and wanted to read some opinions. So fun to read such a positive review. Can’t wait to get it!!

    • Sascha BG
      November 27, 2012

      Oh fabulous! You will absolutely love it, I’m still coming up with new combinations each day and it’s a joy to play with xx

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