My love for Pixi is well documented on here, so I always get rather excited by anything new from this lovely brand, especially ever since they extended their skincare range. There’s a bit of an apothecary vibe about the packaging – it’s a little dated in the nicest possible way, which I think gives it a charm; it isn’t trying to appear modern and technical, and instead is happy to look a tad quaint, which actually makes it stand out on the average beauty table. I recently popped along to the Marks and Spencer press day to see what was new from all their beauty ranges, so here’s a closer look at the Pixi newness:
I think I’ve said a few times that I’m pretty much over the matte lip, especially in the warmer months where it just feels a little too heavy. Having said that, Pixi do a great take on the matte finish with their Matte Lustre Lipsticks, so if you’re a fan of those then you might want to check out their new MatteLast Liquid Lips, which are pretty much as they sound – matte lipsticks in a liquid lip formula. There are five shades, most of which are muted nudes, but Pixi do tend to release a starter set of shades before adding to them as they go along. These are £16 each.
I love the fact that Pixi have become so well known for their skincare (specifically their Glow range and their Rose Oil Blend) so fans of the range will be excited to see that there are a couple of new rose products to try. First up is the Rose Flash Balm, which is an oil-free, multi-purpose balm that can be used as an intensive hydrator, mask or primer. Next is the rather jazzy looking Rose Caviar Essence, which is described as an “encapsulated moisture serum” suitable for all skin types. I have to tread very carefully with rose oil as it seems to be an ingredient that often breaks me out, but having said that, these two sound so blimin’ awesome that I’m going to have to give them a whirl soon. They are £26 each.
The final product is the Pat Away Concealing Base, which is the product I’m most excited about as I do love a good concealer and Pixi do some lovely base products. I have already tried this and I would describe it as a medium coverage concealer that can definitely be built-up; it works really well on spots but less so on intense pigmentation, so if you’re like me and having healing spot marks that have gone a bit purple, you’ll likely need a bit more help. What this is particularly great for is under the eyes as it gives just enough coverage to take the blue away without giving you that overly covered look that I always think looks a bit weird under the eyes! It’s available in three shades, and I have Cream which is a really good match for my pale skin. It’s £16.
Pixi is available at Marks and Spencer, both in-store and online. The majority of the products above aren’t online yet, but I’ll update when they are. In the meantime, you can find them online at Pixi here – link.