Monday, October 28, 2013

Preview of Pixi Beauty 2013 Holiday Collection

Pixi Beauty is introducing several stunning kits for Holiday 2013 and The Makeup Examiner was lucky to snag a preview of Pixi Beauty’s holiday offerings. When The Makeup Examiner was approached to review the brand’s holiday kits, admittedly TME was unfamiliar with the Pixi Beauty brand, but is feeling rather fortunate to have been introduced to this lovely cosmetics house.
New to the Pixi Beauty brand, TME wanted to see who was behind this UK cult classic. Petra Strand, a 20-year veteran of the beauty industry and busy mother of two, has always been passionate about skincare and sought to create products that enhance a woman’s natural beauty, as well as addressing beauty issues while being worn. The Swedish native created multiple-use formulas in on-trend colors that are infused with botanicals and skin-friendly ingredients designed to smooth our complexions, while we wear them. Wow! That’s some serious multi-tasking. After a lot of research, Petra launched her flagship store in Soho, London in 1992 and apparently hit the ground running.

Ready for the Pixi Beauty 2013 Holiday Collection preview? For the holidays, Petra’s offerings begin with Eye Alchemy Assortment in Metallic Magic ($28). The gorgeous, limited edition eyeshadow palette contains 36 highly pigmented eyeshadows that range from nudes to intense pops of violet, which makes this palette a must-have for easy day-to-night looks. Mica provides dense natural pigment while Vitamin E protects the skin and adds to the cashmere feel. The Makeup Examiner was surprised that each one of the 36 shades work so well and can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t want to receive the Eye Alchemy – Metallic Magic as a gift!

Next up for Pixi Beauty Holiday 2013 is Icy Eye Palette in Buff Blizzard ($12). The rich pigment and silky consistency quite frankly was a bit of a shocker considering the price point. The Makeup Examiner sincerely didn’t expect the shadow palette to be so lovely. TME readers know by now that I am not a shimmery gal, but I’m quickly learning to love the versatility that is offered in this palette. The six shades are perfect for a sexy, sophisticated smokey eye and the formulation of the Pixi’s shadows make them so easy to blend. The Icy Eye palette includes a large double-ended applicator, with the Eye Alchemy palette containing a large double-ended brush, making application precise and easy.

Moving on to the last (but far from least) offering in the holiday collection is Icy Lip Luster in Snowbunny Glace ($15). The Makeup Examiner loves her lip glosses and is admittedly a lip gloss snob, but I’ve learned from the massive amount of products that I’ve reviewed, that price is never indicative of quality. The kit contains four lip glosses that are incredibly moisturizing with a great cushion! Two glosses, Pink Orchard and Natural Rose are highly pigmented and the other two, Ice Petal and Ice Crystal offer mega-sparkle. The glosses can be worn alone or over lipstick and are such a well-chosen offering for the holiday season.

The Pixi Beauty Holiday Collection offers an opportunity to try Pixi Beauty products at an amazing price and the collection is so versatile that it’s bound to become your go to set for the season. The Holiday 2013 Collection from Pixi Beauty will be available on November 1 at the brand’s US website and Target stores nationwide.

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