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Pixi is getting ready for the new season with these Fall essentials!

Pure Fuchsia (in white light)

Plum Berry (in white light)

Cat Eye Ink - 5/5
Cat Eye Ink is a jet black, felt tip eyeliner. It's slanted edge makes it easy to make a wing. This product made it's way to my make up bag. It is easy to use, highly pigmented, and long lasting. Bravo Pixi! (Check out our Fall Look featuring this product)

Endless Brow Gel Pen - 3.5/5
A little goes a long way with this product. Since it is a Gel pen, the formula is thick. It's texture almost feels like the MAC Feline eyeliner. I did not like how sticky it felt on my eyebrows. It was harder to shape and tame my hairs. But if you're looking for an eyebrow pen to last you the whole day (literally), this will be your best friend. (Check out our Fall Look featuring this product)

Pure Fuchsia Mattelustre Lipstick - 3/5
Pure Fuchsia is semi-sheer and semi-pigmented. It is comparable to MAC Madly Magenta in color, and so I have the same issues with regards to the shade of this lipstick. (See MAC Madly Magenta Mini-Review). What I love about this product is it's easy application and gorgeous finish. It's the best of both worlds: matte with just a little hint of shine.

Plum Berry Mattelustre Lipstick - 4.5/5
The it-color for Fall. Plum Berry has the same formula as Pure Fuchsia, yet it in a much more wearable color. I am in love with this lipstick! It makes lips look sweet and juicy. Just be wary of teeth stains.

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Pixi Product Review and Swatches (August Box)

Thursday, September 03, 2015 • 0 comments

It's September! One of my favorite months of the year. Mostly because it's my birth month, but also because it signals the start of a new season: Fall. I will admit I am not a of the cold and gloomy weather, but I do love Fall fashion: sweaters, beanies, boots, and vampy makeup.

Jet black winged eyeliner and dark berry lips are in this season! I also decided to put a little sunshine to this otherwise dark look: gold on my eyelids. What I love about this look is that most of the make up I used can be found at your local drugstore and are reasonably priced.

Product List:

1. Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder - 10 Honey
2. MAC Enough Said Blush
3. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer, Light-Medium - Highlighter
4. Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation Stick, Coconut - Contour

5. NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Copenhagen

6. Pixi Endless Eyebrow Gel, Medium - Eyebrows
7. Pixi Cat Eye Ink - Eyeliner
8. Topshop Crayon - Eye Lid
9. Sleek Make Up, Gold - Eye Lid
10. Sleek Ultra Matte Palette, Paper Bag - Crease
11. Sleek Ultra Matte Palette, Noir - Crease

(Not in Photo)
Pixi Eye Bright Liner - Waterline
Maybelline Colossal Mascara

Can't wait to see your Fall Look!

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FOTD: Fall Make Up

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 • 0 comments
Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution Review
It's perfect timing I found this new micellar water cleanser from Vichy as I'd recently run out of my favourite Garnier. If you've had any experience with the original Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, you'd find it was pretty good at removing non waterproof makeup, leaving your skin dirt-free without stripping out oils and moisture.

Vichy's take on the micellar water is very similar. A clean finish but I find leaves the skin more hydrated than Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. Although fragranced, it has not irritated my sensitive skin unlike the Vichy Idealia Range (link to review HERE). It smells of aloe vera/cucumber (not quite sure) which cools the skin and adds to that winding down effect we do as we are just getting into bed.

I keep this by my bedside for emergency use if I am unable to have time/energy to cleanse my face with water - which seems to be a regular occurence these days. 

I have to say that I love Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution. I recommend it if you have sensitive skin. Despite its massive difference in price with my old favourite Garnier (£11 vs £3.29), Vichy's more moisturising and soothing properties make it a winner and I will perhaps repurchase this when it runs out.

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Vichy's Take on the Micellar Water Cleansing Solution

Saturday, August 29, 2015 • 0 comments
Hot pink has always been my favorite color. I grew up in the non-technological world of Barbie and Kelly, 
the latter now known as Chelsea *gasp*, which influenced my love and fascination for all things pink. It is no secret that Shocking/Hot Pinks and Magentas are hard to pull off. No matter how attractive they are, there are a lot of issues I encounter when trying on pink lipstick. Some make my teeth look yellow, some are too shocking they could pop an eye out, and some just do not compliment my NC35-40 skin tone at all. So here's a list of Hot Pinks that I have acquired over time and my thoughts on them:

Long-wear and extremely creamy. Color is cool-toned and more on the purple side than pink. It did not suit my skin tone at all and it was the kind that made my teeth look yellow. It also left stains on my lips and fingers.

Not a huge lip gloss user, but this color is definitely wearable either on top of lipstick or on it's own.

Beauty bloggers all over the internet have been raving about this one, and I completely agree with them. Candy Yum Yum is very versatile as it looks good on almost all skin tones. It is highly pigmented and dries on matte. If you were to own one barbie pink lipstick, I would recommend this one. 

MAC Candy Yum Yum

Part of the limited edition DressCamp Collection (2008). It has a Lustre finish - very sheer when applied but can be built up to a nice, flattering baby pink. Looks good on almost all skin tones.

If you do not wish to spend on Candy Yum Yum, Addis Ababa is another lippie that I highly recommend. It is probably one of the colors I have used the most in my beloved matte lip cream collection. Though the product can look intimidating at first, it is actually very wearable, even for us sun-kissed ladies. It dries on matte and leaves you with dolly pink lips.

NYX Addis Ababa

Huge fan of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip stains. This did not disappoint in texture as it applied smoothly. Very sheer, you have to put layers upon layers to actually get to a solid color. Yet the color did not go well with my skin, and also left my teeth looking yellow.

I got this out of a whim, really. I wanted to try some lip art that required a shocking baby pink color and did not want to spend a lot. Naturally, I would go to the Wet n Wild section because their products are really inexpensive, but they are not at all tacky. The formula of this lipstick was too matte/dry for me. It would leave my lips flaky. I suggest you exfoliate and hydrate your lips before applying this one.

Sleek Makeup Amped Lipstick - 4/5 
I love Sleek's True Color Lipstick collection. Amped was my IT Pink Lipstick before having Candy Yum Yum, and can very well be a dupe for the latter. I found that it does not apply smoothly, but you sure end up with a beautiful pop of color on your lips. Though, you have to be daring enough to wear such an electric pink. Dries on matte.

Sleek Makeup Mauve Over Pout Paint - 2.5/5
The pout paints are just about the funnest lip products in my collection. You can pretty much make your own shades by mixing different colors together. This is one I would not wear by itself. It's a cool-toned color, similar to MAC Magenta, so my issues with it are the same. It also has a tendency to give you teeth stains. Liquid, Highly pigmented, Very thick lather.

Sleek Makeup Monte Carlo Pout Polish - 3/5
Sleek's pout polishes are nourishing and conditioning. I love how they feel on my lips. This color is very sheer, but I would not advise building it up. It will give you a nice subtle pink and leave your lips looking juicy!

What's your favorite pink lipstick?

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Our Picks: Hot Pink - Magenta Lip Products

Thursday, August 27, 2015 • 0 comments
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