Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick is a double duty treat

Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick

Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick

I’m hair obsessed these days. Not only have I been trying new hair treatment products but I’m also using new tools. I am one of those people who has always been very conscious of good (and bad) hair days. My obsession has extended to my eyebrows and eyelashes too as you’ll be seeing in upcoming reviews.

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Rita Hazan Root Concealer

Rita Hazan Root Concealer

One of the new products that I’m really appreciating is by Rita Hazan, the well known hair color innovator. She’s in every magazine article when it relates to hair color and famous people like Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, and more. Now we can all take advantage of her amazing skills with her home care line.

Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick

Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick

I was sent the Rita Hazan ROOT CONCEALER, Touch Up Stick in two shades (three are available) and I’m using them daily. These are an extension of her already famous Root Concealer Touch Up Spray but these are the Temple & Brow Edition.

These are fat crayon like pencils that need no sharpening as they wind up. They can be used to cover up those pesky grays that pop up before you need to recolor your hair. But what I love about using them is that they are perfect for my eyebrows.

my sad eyebrow before any makeup

my sad eyebrow before any makeup

I’m no longer able to run out of the house without touching up my eyebrows. They’ve thinned so much due to age and prior illness that they aren’t the same as they used to be.

with Rita Hazen Root Concealer Touch-Up Stick in light brown

with Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch-Up Stick in light brown

As you can see, Rita Hazan’s Root Touch Up Stick fills in my eyebrows completely making them instagram ready! It’s so natural looking on me because it fills in my brows fully – no patches left behind.

Rita Hazan Root Concealers in Dark Brown/Black and Light Brown

Rita Hazan Root Concealers in Dark Brown/Black and Light Brown

Not only do the Touch Up Sticks mask the few gray hairs that I notice but they completely define my eyebrows. The pencil grips my brow hair easily and is easy to build up if necessary. I’ve had brow pencils that seem to take away the color as I’ve tried to build it up but this just glides on. If I go a little too far it’s easy to remove for a few minutes.

Rita Hazan Dark Brown/Black and Light Brown

Rita Hazan Dark Brown/Black and Light Brown

The pencils are just as great for roots and those little silvery hairs around my temple. With my roots I use the side of the pencil and feather in the color along my part. The box comes with a spoolie that helps blend the color into your roots to make them look more natural.

Rita Hazan Dark Brown/Black and Light Brown

Rita Hazan Dark Brown/Black and Light Brown

There are only 3 shades available which might be a problem for some. Dark Brown/Black is recommended for deepest brown shades like ebony, raven and deep-dark espresso. Light Brown isn’t really light in my opinion although I do apply it with a lot of pressure. It’s best for lighter brown shades like chocolate, chestnut, amber and sable. And Dark Blonde is for dark blonde shades like dark honey, ash blondes and light caramel.

Rita Hazan Dark Blonde Root Concealer stick

Rita Hazan Dark Blonde Root Concealer stick

Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Stick is perfect for on the go. You can travel with it, keep it in your cosmetic bag, and touch up as needed. If you are like me you’ll love it as a water-resistant eyebrow color that lasts the entire day.

Rita Hazen Root Concealer Touch Up Stick, before and after

Rita Hazen Root Concealer Touch Up Stick, after and before

I’m really happy with how easy Rita Hazan has made doing my brows so it’s easy for me to recommend this stick. This stick is going to be sticking with me for many years. Do you have eyebrow problems?  —  Marcia

$25, available at SkinCare RX, ritahazan.com, and at Sephora

Safe for all hair types. Ammonia and peroxide Free. Travel-approved size.

Ingredients

RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL), CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, OCTYLDODECANOL, SILICA, POLYBUTENE, OZOKERITE, POLYETHYLENE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX), HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED CERA (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX), SILICA SILYLATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORIT, PENTAERYTHRITYL, TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL, HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE
May contain:
CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES) CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES)

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Bring your brows to life with Full Brow

Full Brow

Full Brow

Beauty Info Zone has been publishing for just under 7 years but the first few years of this blog I was missing something major – eyebrow makeup. I never gave a thought to my eyebrows and any photos of me were with bare brows. My brows were full enough and I just never thought about doing anything other than tweezing.

Well that’s all changed now. After several illnesses my hair changed and that included my eyebrows and eyelashes. The eyebrows that I didn’t need to use makeup on now look bare without. You might be shaking your head right now and saying “no, that’s not me” “no, that won’t happen to me” but yes it can and yes it will. Life happens so that means you need to be prepared. Just look at your mom’s brows to see how they’ve changed over the years.

That’s where FULL BROW comes in. This Australian company sent me products to test and I’m officially thanking them right now. Oh and my brows thank them too.

Full Brow

Full Brow

The products I’m using from Full Brow are Brow Powder (in Dark), Brow Wax, and their Brow Brush. I also have a travel size of the Highlighter which I’ve used a few times.

Full Brow Brow Powder in Dark

Full Brow Brow Powder in Dark

This is my hero product from Full Brow. When I first opened the package and saw the shade that was named Dark I thought it was a misnomer. It looked gray to me not like a dark brow shade.

Full Brow Dark Brow Powder

Full Brow Dark Brow Powder

Dark brow swatch

Dark brow swatch

Better light proved that it was actually a dark enough shade for a brunette. My worry though is the front of my brows which have permanently lost hair. I’m slowly growing some back using Wink Lash and Brow Enhancing Oil but I’m eager to have real looking brows. Those fears are allayed with this powder. I’m really loving how naturally this fills in my eyebrows. Using the excellent Brow Brush I start by outlining the top of my brows, then I go back and fill in the hairs smoothing them out to look natural yet full.

Full Brow brush

Full Brow brush

On to the Brow Wax, a totally clear wax that isn’t heavy at all. I’ve tried other waxes that I could feel on my eyes but this one is lightweight enough to hold everything in place yet doesn’t feel sticky. Its purpose is to keep your brows in place so that you can forget about them. It contains antioxidants and oils so it’s nourishing your brows while doing its job.

Full Brow Brow Wax

Full Brow Brow Wax

I have to give an extra rave for their brow brush. It’s not the only one in my collection but it’s one of the best I’ve used. The bristle end is just stiff enough to apply and blend the powder and wax without being harsh. (I still have my original brow brush from Smashbox that actually hurts when I try to use it.) The spoolie end of the Full Brows brush is nicely shaped and helps me keep my brows shapely.

Full Brow brow brush

Full Brow brow brush

Full Brow brow brush

Full Brow brow brush

While I just have a mini size of the brow highlighter I’ve gotten to like it. It’s a very light golden shade that isn’t sparkly yet nicely illuminates the area just under the arch of my brow or just above it.

Full Brow Highlighter

Full Brow Highlighter

Full Brow Highlighter

Full Brow Highlighter

The Brow Powder is available in 4 shades (blonde, taupe, natural brown, and dark) at Free People and 7 shades at their Australian website. For those of us in the US or Canada, shipping is more reasonably priced through Free People.

Full Brow is making my look a whole lot better and I’m delighted to look in the mirror and not look incomplete. This is worth a try by all, especially us brow challenged women.  —  Marcia

*sent for consideration

Go to bed with a WINK and a SHINE #PinkWink

amalie beauty wink and shine

Today I want to introduce you to the second half of my Amalie Beauty skincare routine. I’ve told you about Amelie Beauty SHINE Organic Brightening Face Oil (reviewed here) previously but want to reiterate what I love about it. This terrific facial oil has not only helped my skin but it’s taught me a big lesson about fragrance. When SHINE and WINK were sent for review and I read about them I was a little, or maybe more than a little, worried about the fragrance of SHINE. But I wanted the effects of this: hydration, nourishment, diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, naturally fade dark spots and blemishes, and end up with a more even skin tone.

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

SHINE Organic Brightening Face Oil has a jasmine fragrance so you’d expect this fragrance-phobe to run the other way but that didn’t happen. I love the scent and find it soothing to use at bedtime. While SHINE can be used morning or night I prefer it at night since it’s a little less absorbant than some facial oils.

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

SHINE is not alone in going to bed with me, WINK is right there too. I delayed writing about WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil for a few reasons. First it sells out so quickly that I wanted to be sure that it was in stock for you to buy. And more important WINK, starting on October 1, 2016, turned pink. You are going to hear a lot of BCA this month and what companies are going to do to help fight for the cure. But no one is going to be as unique and helpful as Amalie Beauty. For every tube of WINK sold they will donate one to a cancer warrior to help them regrow their lashes and brows that have been lost through chemotherapy. #PinkWink #BOGOforthe cure

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer (original box)

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer (original box)

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

If I could do cartwheels I’d do them after using WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil for the last two months. I use this almost every single night on my eyebrows and about 2 – 3 times a week on my lashline. I never had to go through actual chemotherapy but I was on chemo drugs for almost 2 years. In that time my hair loss was considerable and my eyelashes and brows became skimpy. There’s a lot of self-deprecation when this goes on. I wasn’t feeling well and I hated the way I looked. But by the grace of god I came through it all and went into remission. It’s been over 5 years and my doctor tells me I’m good to go. When I fell two years ago and was in rehab I went through the process again though not due to drugs. Having WINK come into my life has been a savior. While I plucked my eyebrows in between my eyes, I just kept watching my brows get skimpier and skimpier. Now I am back to plucking!!!! Who ever thought that would be an accomplishment? We mostly complain about plucking but WINK has helped to make my brows fuller. I know that they’ll never be back to normal but I’m not getting any younger so that’s typical.

WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil

WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil

This is strictly a bedtime babe for me. Directions say to click the pen 180 degrees to get the product to come out on the brush, apply it to brows and/or your lashline, massage it gently in. That’s it. Since I wear eye makeup every day this would interfere but I can and do use it at bedtime.

Amalie Beauty WINK

Amalie Beauty WINK

Why use this? As you can see above WINK conditions, strengthens, and enhances your eyelash and eyebrow hairs. WINK is a mix of Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 essential fatty acids from a variety of natural nut and seed oils. Studies have been done that have shown that applying essential fatty acids topically can help awaken dormant follicles. It doesn’t promise to regrow hair but personally it has helped me, especially on my eyebrows. A tube should last you 60 days but I’ve used mine longer and can see there’s a lot left in it.

I hope you’ll read the story behind #PinkWink and #BOGOforcure here, I know you’ll be as touched as I am. Do yourself a favor and add this wonderful product to your routine. At the same time you’ll be helping someone who’s in need.  —  Marcia

*product sent for editorial consideration, all opinions are 100% my own

SHINE Ingredients: Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oil, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Helianthus Annuus Sunflower (Seed) Oil, Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf (Bearberry) Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit Seed) Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil

WINK Information: Each bottle has 72 rotations inside–enough to start the pen and use it for 60 days on either lashes or brows. Therefore “2 month’s usage” is based on the directions, so please follow them precisely. To start the pen, rotate the bottom chamber 10 times (slowly) until a small amount of product expels to the tip. Each night, after removing all makeup, rotate the pen 180 degrees (1/2 rotation) and apply by gliding along the eyelid or eyebrow; repeat for the other eyelid / eyebrow. Massage gently into the skin (optional). Each bottle has 72 rotations inside–enough to start the pen and apply for 60 days to either lashes or brows.

WINK Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Himalayan Cherry/Dhatelo Seed (Prinsepia Utilis Oil), Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil , Punica Granatum (Pomegrenate) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate.

How wunderful is Wunderbrow?

Wunder2 Wunderbrow Blonde

When you need brow help the search is on for the best eyebrow products available. There are so many more eyebrow products available than I ever imagined but many are quite similar to each other. WUNDERBROW has a unique formula, unlike others that I’ve tried. When I was offered an opportunity to try this out I was happy to say yes.

Wunderbrow tube and spoolie

Wunderbrow tube and spoolie

Wunderbrow ($22) is available in 4 shades: Blonde, Auburn, Black/Brown and Brunette. I have Brunette but I’m aching to try this in black/brown too. Brunette is a bit warmer than I normally wear but it’s definitely doable.

Wunderbrow shades

Wunderbrow shades

Why is this so unique?

  1. It is formulated with an exclusive formula – Permafix Gel Technology.
  2. It also contains proprietary Hair Fiber Complex.
  3. These two components infuse together to create what Wunderbrow calls a flexible matrix, it locks color and fiber onto your brows.
  4. It mimics the appearance of natural hair so it’s especially useful for thinning brows or gray hair in brows.

Permafix Gel Technology and Hair Fiber Complex create a semi-permanent finish that can last up to 72 hours. I’ve allowed it to last for 48 hours but that means purposely making sure not to use eye makeup remover on my brows. Wunderbrow has a remover, Wundercleanse ($8.95), in case you find it difficult to remove. Inside the box you’ll find the Wunderbrow tube along with a spoolie to help groom your brows.

Wunderbrow wand

Wunderbrow wand

The formula is very wet so I try to remember to apply this before I apply any other eye makeup. I keep the spoolie handy to make sure I’m smoothing it on evenly because this dries in under two minutes. First I brush my eyebrows with the spoolie and make sure they look even with nothing taking flight. Next I slowly and carefully apply the gel using my magnifying mirror. At first it looks wet but it does dry down to a glossy finish. Wunderbrow will last you the entire day without moving. Even in very humid weather if I touch my brows I don’t end up with color elsewhere. It stays!

Wunderbrow Brunette swatch

Wunderbrow Brunette swatch

Now the big questions are – do I like this and why don’t I have a brow picture? I absolutely couldn’t get a good shot of this on my brows. Sadly it looked patchy in the closeup that I use for eye shots. But in person, even in my magnifying mirror, it looks great. I’ve asked my husband to put on his glasses and tell me what he thought and he didn’t notice patchiness. Do I like this? Actually I do though now I want the darker shade. It’s not as fast for me to use as they advertise “creates the perfect, envious set of brows in under 2 minutes” but that’s partly because I’m klutzy and want to make sure the gel is placed evenly.wunderbrow info

All in all this is a great new alternative to the many pencils, powders, and creams you probably have already. When you are brow challenged like I am then you want alternatives and Wunderbrow is definitely a great option.  — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

 

Why Chella Eyebrow Color Kit is a necessity to me

In the 6 years that I’ve been blogging I’ve gone from never touching my eyebrows except for some plucking to being extremely concerned about them. Never having to think about brows was easy. I’d do my entire face, spending forever on getting it just right, and not go near my eyebrows. Life happened though and through age and illness I now need to complete my eyebrows every single day.

Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color Kit

Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color Kit

Chella Eyebrow Color Kit is the perfect way for you to start on your eyebrow journey if you are anything like me. When this kit was sent for review I was thrilled, now I just need to fill in the pieces when needed. Chella’s eyebrow kits come in 6 great color combinations: Awesome Auburn, Beautiful Blonde, Dazzling Dark Brown, Elegant Ebony, Luscious Light Brown, and Tantalizing Taupe.

Awesome Auburn Awesome Auburn
Beautiful Blonde Beautiful Blonde
Dazzling Dark Brown Dazzling Dark Brown
Beautiful Brown Luscious Light Brown
Tantalizing Taupe Tantalizing Taupe
Elegant Ebony Elegant Ebony

Each kit contains the Eyebrow Color Pencil, a highlighter pencil, an eyebrow defining gel, and a dual size pencil sharpener, along with a small booklet to help guide you into shaping your brows perfectly for your face.

Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color Kit

Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color Kit

While you can buy each of these products separately the kit, normally $$54, is on sale for $37.80 which is a great price for all 4 of these items.

Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color Pencil

Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color Pencil

The Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color Pencil is a mechanical pencil that doesn’t drag at all. I can’t tell you how many pencils I’ve used that stop gliding while I’m in the middle of doing my brows. This is creamy and allows you to draw individual brow strokes or fill in the places that are sparse with ease. It’s also smudgeable when it’s newly applied but lasts throughout the day once set.

Chella Latte Highlighter Pencil

Chella Latte Highlighter Pencil

Each kit contains a highlighter pencil. In Tantalizing Taupe it happens to be the shade Latte which is too dark for me. But with other shades like Ivory Lace which I already owned I can tell why this is such a raved about product. The pencil is meant to brighten and visibly lift your eyes. I need a very light hand when using either of the shades I have since they are intensely pigmented. It’s a multi-use product that can be applied on the brow bone (either above or below your brow), to help with dark circles, blemishes and red spots. But wait, it’s also safe for your waterline and the inner corners of your eye. What more could you ask for??

Chella swatches: Tantalizing Taupe and Latte

Chella swatches: Tantalizing Taupe and Latte

Now with a pencil as thick as the Chella Highlighter you need a pencil sharpener and Chella did us a favor and put in a dual size Sharpener to meet all our needs.

Chella Highlighter Pencil and Dual Size Pencil Sharpener

Chella Highlighter Pencil and Dual Size Pencil Sharpener

That’s not the end of the products you need because this contains Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel. You especially want this in the summer. The clear gel helps hold your brow hairs in place and sets the color from the pencil. In the summer you get hot, inadvertently brush your hand across your face –  whoops, you’ve removed the color. This Eyebrow Defining Gel prevents that by keeping your brow color where it belongs without your brows feeling stiff.

Chella Brow Kit Eyebrow Defining Gel

Chella Brow Kit Eyebrow Defining Gel

4 perfect pieces + 2 uneven eyebrows + the desire to look your best all add up to a Chella Eyebrow Color Kit. Your eyebrows will thank you for the care.  —  Marcia

*press sample

 

 

September brings new Pixi Beauty #pixibeauty #fall2015

Pixi Beauty Endless Brow Gel, Cat Eye Ink, Mattelustre Lipstick

Pixi Beauty Endless Brow Gel, Cat Eye Ink, Mattelustre Lipstick

Welcome some new products to the world of Pixi by Petra this month with the launch of Mattelustre Lipstick, Endless Brow Gel Pen and Cat Eye Ink. These are certainly welcome into my world since they were sent to test.

This year matte lips have taken off like American Pharoah – it’s definitely won the Triple Crown with all cosmetic companies. But Pixi Beauty has a slightly different take on matte lips and one that’s much easier to wear with their MATTELUSTRE lipsticks. There are 11 enticing shades that are only $12 each. What makes these different is that they are not a flat matte. Instead there’s a light lustre finish and a slight plumping to your lips with these long lasting lipsticks. My lips didn’t feel dry when wearing them. I have Pure Fuchsia which is a vivid cool shade of this dark pink. I also have Plum Berry described as “cerise berry tint” which on me is quite red, I don’t see the plum but I do see the berry.

Pixi Beauty Mattelustre lipsticks in Plum Berry and Pure Fuchsia

Pixi Beauty Mattelustre lipsticks in Plum Berry and Pure Fuchsia

The tubes themselves are Pixi green but the outer packaging is a covering of a bright fuchsia color to keep the lipsticks sealed. They are a chunky tube but the lipstick itself is the normal size. Pixi added peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins C & E help to create fuller, smoother looking lips with these 11 beauties. Be sure to look at these on Pixi’s website to see great representations of the shades.

Pixi Beauty Mattelustre lipsticks in Plum Berry and Pure Fuchsia

Pixi Beauty Mattelustre lipsticks in Plum Berry and Pure Fuchsia

Both of these shades are in the cool family but there are others like Peach Blossom, Honey Bare, and Bitten Rose that are for those of you who look better in warmer shades. What I’m going to search Target for is Plump Pink, a cool mauve pink. Happily for me these are fragrance free and a demi-matte formula rather than a flat matte.

CAT EYE INK is a new liquid liner ($14) with an unusual tip. It’s a slanted felt tip that you can use to create a thin line if you are careful or a thicker one. It is only available in Intense Black which is typical for a cat eye. It’s a very wet liner so you can’t just slap it on. Take your time with this so that it doesn’t bleed since it’s so juicy. I think you need to use an eyeshadow primer first and let that dry down, then pat on your lid shade or a translucent shade. Next apply the liner carefully. Once it’s set, it’s set and it’s very long lasting. I’ve had times it was easy to get the liner look I wanted but other times that this didn’t cooperate with me.

Pixi Beauty Cat Eye Ink Pen

Pixi Beauty Cat Eye Ink Pen

My favorite new product is ENDLESS BROW GEL PEN ($11) which I know I’ll be buying again and again. I’m in love with Pixi Beauty brow products and until this arrived I’d been using the Brow Powder Palette non-stop. But Endless Brow Gel Pen has kidnapped me and is making me use this instead. It comes in three shades (Light a neutral light taupe, Medium which is neutral ash brown, and Dark a neutral cocoa gray). I have it in Medium and when I swatched it I really was worried it would be too light. That worry was changed to relief the first day I wore it. With my (sparse) dark brown eyebrows it’s a great shade.

Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen in Medium

Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen in Medium

The texture of this brow pencil is unusual, I’ve only tried one other like it (but much more expensive). The formula is soft and smooth and truly glides on. It’s just so easy for me to use to fill in my brows. If you like to draw individual hairs then this might not be for you though. But I’ll be buying it as soon as I notice it’s getting too small to use.

Be sure you join the VIP Program so that you can earn Pixi Dust which will bring you benefits for buying, receiving their newsletter, and using social media. It’s free and easy and you’ll be rewarded.  Pixi-VIP-Rewards-Visual

Pixi Beauty always has some great new products coming out and this month I think they did an especially good job. Are you ready to add some Pixi and Pixi Dust to your life? — Marcia

*sent for review

#pixibeauty #fall2015

Playing with Pixi Beauty

Pixi Beauty

Pixi Beauty

Some people have real hobbies like crafting, sports, working out, playing bridge etc. but my hobby is makeup. Any kind of makeup makes me happy and keeps me busy. It’s not like I change makeup during the day, I don’t do that. But I love to apply my makeup and see how things look. That’s why Pixi Beauty always seems to make my day, especially when they send me a box of goodies to show you so you can play with makeup too.

Today I have 4 great Pixi Beauty products that will make you want to be me for a day. PIXI BROW POWDER PALETTE, ENDLESS SILKY EYE INTENSIFY DUO x 2, and SWEET STRAWBERRY NAIL COLOUR. All of these are available on Pixi’s website, Target and Target.com. Why should you love Pixi Beauty like I do? It’s a cruelty free company with great prices and amazing quality. That’s part of the reason why.

Pixi Brow Powder Palette, Endless Silky Eye Intensify Duos and Sweet Strawberry polish

Pixi Brow Powder Palette, Endless Silky Eye Intensify Duos and Sweet Strawberry polish

The BROW POWDER PALETTE ($12) looks exactly like an eyeshadow palette with 6 matte shades to highlight your eyes and maintain your eyebrows. I’ve read of people using this as an eyeshadow palette but I only use the highlighting shade as actual shadows and use the rest as brow colors.

Pixi Beauty Brow Palette

Pixi Beauty Brow Palette

Pixi Brow Palette brow shades only

Pixi Brow Palette brow shades only

I absolutely couldn’t get good swatch shots of this since the texture of the dark shades is harder than a typical shadow plus the top two shades blended in with my hand/arm (my picture is too yellow, sorry). But I can tell you that this is a great palette to have especially if you color treat your hair. I never quite know if I’m going to walk out with very dark brown hair (like I have right now) or a more golden brown. Therefore one shade isn’t always appropriate for my eyes. With this Brow Powder Palette I’ve got 4 to choose from so I can use them separately or together.

Pixi Brow Powder Palette

Pixi Brow Powder Palette

The top two shades are for your browbone. I never leave my browbone bare because I think my eyes look unfinished. During the day I don’t want to be sparkly there so the two mattes work perfectly just under my brows over an eyeshadow primer. The top shade is a light ivory while the next shade applies a little darker and a little more tan. Then we have the brow shades which range from an ash to taupe to dark brown to almost black. I mostly use the dark brown on my brows. What’s nice about having this range of colors is that you can customize your shade.

There are two new products to the already fabulous Pixi Eyeliner collection but these are different because they are two sided. ENDLESS SILKY EYE INTENSITY DUOS ($15) come in Brown Eye Intensity and Blue Eye Intensity.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Intensity Duo

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Intensity Duo

Brown Eye Intensity has a deep matte cocoa brown to line with a glowing golden beige to brighten and Blue Eye Intensity has deep matte blue-grey to line with a glowing opal-beige to brighten. While they are labeled for specific eye colors I’ve worn them both and couldn’t pick a favorite.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Intensity Duo, cocoa brown on left, blue grey on the right

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Intensity Duo, cocoa brown on left, blue grey on the right

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Intensity pencils with brown highlighter on left, blue highlighter on right

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Intensity pencils with brown highlighter on left, blue highlighter on right

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Intensity Duos

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Intensity Duos

Like all Pixi eyeliners they glide on and last well. These are waterproof so they are longer wearing yet I find they remove easily with my regular eye makeup remover.

Pixi always has a beautiful assortment of nail colours ($8) and SWEET STRAWBERRY is no exception to that. It’s one of the best summer reds I’ve worn. It doesn’t remind me of winter even though it’s red, it has a sweet pink undertone that makes it a beautiful shade for tips and toes.

Pixi Sweet Strawberry Nail Colour

Pixi Sweet Strawberry Nail Colour

Pixi Sweet Strawberry Nail Colour

Pixi Sweet Strawberry Nail Colour

These polishes wear fabulously on me and I never worry about chipping or fading. Pixi uses a built-in UV protection to prevent polish discolouration. Add Sweet Strawberry to my growing list of favorite nail polishes.

So will you have fun playing with makeup and will you pick Pixi? At these prices you really need to have a little Pixi in your life. — Marcia

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