I used Pixi beauty products many years ago when I used to go to the little shop off Carnaby Street in London and save up my meagre first-job earnings and treat myself now and again. However, that was a long time ago and in recent years I haven’t used anything from Pixi at all. Send me to blogger detention.
Obviously that had to change and now I seem to have half the range. Here are some of my favourites from the brand. Some of these products are new and some are not, some were sent to me and some were purchased by my own fair debit card.
Pixi Glow Tonic
If it is decreed by Queen Caroline then it should be purchased. The Glow Tonic is an oil and alcohol free toner that contains aloe vera, witch hazel, ginseng and it is an exfoliating toner due to the glycolic, which my skin seems to love. It does what it says on the bottle and really does make my skin glow. An all-around winner which costs £18.00.
Pixi Illuminating Tint and Conceal
I have this in the light shade and it’s perfect for travel. It has a concealer and a tinted moisturiser in one handy tube so it saves space. The concealer is strong enough to cover my under eye circles and any thread veins or redness and the tinted moisturiser is lightweight, SPF 20 and provides decent coverage. The finish is fresh and slightly dewy and I will be using this again on the beach in Dubai (yes I am one of those people that wear makeup all of the time, I am not even sorry) but you can also add some powder over the top such as my choice - MUFE HD powder and then it’s perfect for evening too. £26 for a two-in-one product seems reasonable to me.
Mud masks are perfect for when your skin is looking dull and congested as the kaolin draws out impurities and leaves you with a less oily complexion, perfect for this time of year (well it’s technically Summer) or if you’re on holiday and just a hot mess of oily shine or blackheads. This definitely leaves my skin glowing and it is a full on black clay mask, so you just pop on a thin layer for 10-15 minutes and sit back and chill or just pretend to be the creepy moon emoji. That could just be me. This costs £18.00.
Pixi Nourishing Sleep Mask
I do love this mask, but why it contains lavender oil I have no idea, it would really make me happier if it was removed as it has no place in a face product (so there). Aside from that I love this mask because it’s so hydrating and plumps up your skin while you sleep and contains hyaluronic acid to deeply nourish the skin. You wake up with a silky smooth face and if you pop any of your favourite facial oils or serums on before applying the mask it seals them onto your face so they can’t escape which is needed for some ingredients. This mask also costs £18.00.
Pixi 24k Eye Elixir
This skinny tube of brightening eye elixir is perfect for popping in your handbag and using under the eyes during the day to perk you up if you have hay fever or get sore eyes from using the computer as day long (so that’s everyone then). You can obviously also use it as normal in the morning or evening. It has a metal rollerball applicator which I like as you don’t apply too much product and the cooling feeling of the metal helps de-puff any under eye bags. I wouldn’t think from the ingredients that this would do much for fine lines or anti-ageing but it’s great for cooling and brightening sore or tired eyes. It’s called 24k as it contains gold which I am sure is supposed to be luxurious but there’s no proof that gold actually does anything good for your skin (handy tip there)! The cost is £22.00 which tbh I think is a bit pricey despite the fact I like this, I think £18.00 in line with most of their ther products would be better.
Pixi Lengthy Fibre Mascara
This is the newest Pixi mascara. So new in fact that it doesn’t even seem to be for sale yet. I think it must be out in September. The silky fibres work really well on my tiny useless lashes to help thicken and bulk them up without dropping into or underneath your eyes as some other fibre mascaras sometimes do. I am really impressed with this mascara and I much prefer it to the other two mascaras from Pixi just because it’s perfect for my needs. If you have long and thick lashes already it might not be quite so exciting. I am assuming the price will be around £14 as that’s how much the other two cost.
So those are my favourites. Are you also one of the four million people with the Glow Tonic? Let me know what you think about it.