Yummy treats for cheeks and lips: Pixi Dulce Cafe con Dulce and Dulce Lip Candy Palettes

Pixi + Dulce Candy Sweet Glow Palette and Dulce’s Lip Candy

Pixi Beauty paired up with three influensers for new color collections.  Marcia reviewed the beautiful sets by  Chloe Morello and Weylie Hoang.  Today I have the cheek and lip palettes by the beautiful blogger Dulce.  She has a gorgeous website with tremendous fashion tips and great beauty advice, and her Pixi palettes are very pretty.  Get them before they are gone!!

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Pixi + Dulce Candy Sweet Glow Palette

The Pixi + Dulce Candy Sweet Glow Palette ($24) has nine cheek powder shades that range from light champagne to dark brown contour.  The colors are all gorgeous and work as blushes, bronzers, highlighters, or eyeshadows.  They have tons of pigment and are buttery smooth.  

Pixi + Dulce Candy Sweet Glow Palette swatches

Pixi + Dulce Candy Sweet Glow Palette swatches

Pixi + Dulce Candy Sweet Glow Palette swatches

It’s recommended to use your fingers and I actually agree if using these as eyeshadows.  It’s easier to manipulate the color and you can really create some very cool eye looks.  For cheeks, I use brushes, and they have a duochromatic effect so they give color and a glow to skin.  The texture is powder to cream which makes it very easy to play with and a lot of fun.

Dulce’s Lip Candy ($24) This palette contains nine lip and cheek colors that have antioxidants and minerals to keep skin soft and hydrated.

Pixi + Dulce’s Lip Candy

The shades range from barely there pink to deep red.  The colors are feminine and beautiful, mostly sheer but you can build them up for more tint.  A few of them are downright UBER pigmented, like Beso. You can also use them on your cheeks and in fact Dulce recommends using them as a base before putting on the cheeks powders.  Most of them are really too light to use as a blush, but a few – Beso, Flor, Canela, Corazon – could work.  My skin didn’t work well with this as a blush – it disappeared almost as soon as I put it on, but honestly my skin eats cream blush so I wasn’t surprised.  If you have normal skin it shouldn’t be a problem!  I use this as a lippie palette and it’s outstanding for that purpose.  With all the colors, you can do fun things like layer shades, or use a dark base and put a light shade right in the middle of the lip to create a fuller lip.

The lip glosses are very versatile, and if you love a full selection right at your fingertips – and literally your fingertips…I mean, you can use a brush but I am too impatient and just dip my fingers in – then this palette is well worth your money.

You can find Pixi Beauty and the Dulce Candy sets online at Pixi – get them before they are sold out and gone forever!  – Lisa

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Pixi blogger collaboration with Weylie Hoang

There are 3 influensers that Pixi Beauty collaborated with to bring out new color collections for spring. I’ve previously reviewed the Chloe Morello palette and gloss and today it’s time for Weylie Hoang. As someone who doesn’t watch many videos I didn’t know who Weylie Hoang was before I received this. Now I know she has an amazing following and that she’s absolutely adorable.

Weylie Houng

Pixi + Weylie Houng Dimensional Eye Creator Kit

Weylie Hoang’s creation is the Dimension Eye Creator Kit. This is a bargain lover’s delight since it contains a small travel/gym friendly palette with 6 shades and a dual ended eyeliner.

Pixi + Weylie Hung Let’s Talk Eyes palette

The shades are a mix of matte and shimmers. I’ve been shocked at how well the mattes perform and how much pigmentation they have. I rarely gravitate towards matte shadows but these are changing my mind.

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Unfortunately for me though the palette is too warm for me. I can use some of the colors but not all. My skintone is quite fair and I have a lot of coolness to it. While I love wearing golden tones and most browns, I just can’t wear the brick shades or orange shades that are so wildly popular. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t wear them.

Pixi + Weylie Hung Let’s Talk Eyes palette

On the back of the palette are the names:

Itty Bitty (champagne shimmer)
Gurl! (rose gold frost)
Potato (medium brown matte)
Sista (medium brick red matte)
Beautis (dark bronze frost)
Bomb (dark brick red matte)

My personal favorites are Itty Bitty and Beautis. The only ones I don’t get much use from are Sista and Bomb.

Pixi + Weylie Hung Let’s Talk Eyes palette

In the words of Weylie Houng: “My kit includes a palette that ranges from earthy tones to high shimmers and a no smudge, dual-ended liner that makes lining eyes super easy. I am excited to share these essentials to creating any dimensional eye look that not only have buttery texture and amazing color payoff but are super portable too.”

Pixi + Weylie Hung Let’s Talk Eyes palette and Dual Ended Liner

In addition to the palette, the Dimension Eye Creator Kit contains a full size black eyeliner. One end is a matte black kohl, the other a black liquid liner. I found the liquid liner side lasts and lasts and lasts. I can’t believe how pigmented it is. The caveat is that I can’t wear it on my bottom lash line since it will bleed on me. That’s where the kohl comes in since that works well on my bottom lashline and on the waterline.

Pixi + Weylie Houng Dual Ended Liner Kohl

Pixi + Weylie Houng Dual Ended Liner liquid

Pixi + Weylie Houng Dual Ended Liner swatches

I wish two things though for the eyeliner – first that it wasn’t black. We are due for a great brown liquid eyeliner from Pixi. Second is that it were sold separately. Hopefully one of these days Pixi will make my dreams come true with a brown liquid liner and brown kohl on the other side.

Now that you’ve seen two of the three collections I’m sure you’re anxious to see the last and that will come soon. It’s a beauty from Dulce Candy that I want to take back from Lisa. These three collaborations are available at Pixi’s website and you are going to want them before they are gone!  —  Marcia

 

 

Pixi Pretties with Chloe Morello

Pixi + Chloe Morello

As much as I love Pixi Beauty and Pixi Skintreats I can’t help but be extra thrilled when Pixi comes out with new palettes. Palettes are my jam and I’m always on the lookout for the newest and best. That’s where Chloe Morello comes into the picture. She’s one of three influencers that Pixi by Petra chose to collaborate with on their pretties.

Pixi Romantic Radiance palette by Chloe Morello and Lip Icing in Cake

Palette Chloette aka Romantic Radiance has everything I could possibly want – 3 perfect blushes, 6 lovely eyeshadows and a trio of colors for lining and brows. This is a face palette at its very best.

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In quoting Chloe Morello for Pixi Beauty I’ve got to say that she accomplished what she set out to: “Being in love is one of those times where you look your most radiant, and the look inspired me to create these two products. The palette has all the shades to create a beautiful naturally luminous look while the lip gloss brings the most amazing sparkle and dimension.”

Pixi + Chloe Morello palette

I am totally crazy about the blush in this palette. I’ve been craving new blush and these 3 are making me thrilled. In spite of my horrid swatch photos (I’ve got to buy a new camera ASAP) the blush are perfect on my skin. I can use just one or blend two together with ease. They apply smoothly and last the day.

Pixi + Chloe Morello palette

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Top swatch is a peach with just a touch of pink to keep it from becoming too warm. Middle swatch is a neutral pink making it easy to wear with both warm and cool shadows. The bottom is a rosy brown in the palette but has more coral to it once on my fair skin.

Pixi Palette Chloette, Romantic Radiance

The 6 eyeshadow shades are the colors I love to wear day in and day out. I used to wear strictly purple shadows and their coordinating colors but I now NEED golds and browns. These are shades that I can wear all day no matter what the occasion and then spice up to make them a little zestier for evening.

Pixi + Chloe Morello eyeshadow swatches

The trio are matte shades that of course can be used as eyeshadow but I like to use these for my eyebrows mostly. At $24 this is one of the most versatile and easy to wear palettes I have. A true keeper.

Now let’s talk about the second part of the Chloe Morello collection – the Lip Icing. This particular shade of Lip Icing is called Cake and it absolutely glitters and glows. This is how you add that zest you want for your night out.

Pixi Lip Icing Cake

Pixi Lip Icing Cake

I’ve got other Lip Icings and I love them. Cake is so unique ($14) since it adds a 3D glimmer. It’s gold but it has beautiful pink and lavender shimmer shot through it. It plays beautifully in light and would make a special lip for a candlelit dinner worn either alone or to enhance a favorite lipstick.

Pixi CAKE Lip Icing

Pixi Cake Lip Icing

At my ancient age glitter isn’t my thing but the iridescence of the gloss makes me want to wear it in spite of the calendar.

All three of the collections (Chloe Morello, Dulce Candy, and Weylie Houng) are ones you don’t want to miss out on. They are available online at Pixi Beauty’s website. You need Palette Chloette in your life, I just know you do!  —  Marcia

Eyes, eyes, and more eyes from Pixi!

The more I use Pixi Beauty the more I love it and today I have nothing but EYE love from this fabulously affordable and super fun line! They sell my favorite mascara – the Lengthy Fiber Mascara ($16) – but that isn’t even what I’m writing about today.  Today is all about eye liner and eyeshadow.

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Before I get into the eyeshadow palettes, I want to give a quick hello to these two pencil eyeliners – the Endless Silky Eye Pens ($12), one in MatteNude and the other in RoseGlow. They are sooo creamy and they really do glide on and the best part is that they just don’t budge. I can work out, sweat, cry, really cry, rub my eyes, it doesn’t matter – unless I am taking my eyeliner off with makeup remover, this eyeliner stays true! Plus, they are perfect for the waterline. This is holy grail stuff, my friends.

Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pens

Waterproof
• Gives the concentrated colour of a liquid liner in a silky, easy to apply pencil
• Stays looking flawless all day
• Hypoallergenic
• No mineral oils
• No preservatives
• No parabens
• Not tested on animals

MatteNude is perfect for the waterline. It’s a peachy shade that finishes the waterline and really opens up the eye making it look doe-eye huge. One word of caution – if this liner gets too warm it can deposit too much product, so be careful. Otherwise, perfection.

Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pens swatches in RoseGlow and MatteNude

RoseGlow is just gorgeous – a shimmery golden bronze that is so flattering, especially if you have hazel eyes. Application is truly delightful with lots of play time before it sets and I adore this shade but if it’s not your cup of tea there are 21 shades available so I’m sure you can find something that suits you perfectly.

Pixi Beauty Mesmerizing Mineral Eyeshadow Palette

Ok, now for some eyeshadow palettes. There are nine different Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes ($12) available, and we have reviewed several of them. Each palette has six shades of eyeshadow and a dual-sided sponge applicator. The eyeshadows are mineral shadows that have great pigmentation and all the palettes feature gemstone-inspired shades. My palette is Desert SunsetI didn’t think I would like this nearly as much as I do – the red shade scared me, but it’s really pretty! And you would be surprised how versatile orange really is. The other shades include a medium matte brown, a deep brown with tiny golden shimmer, a dark golden shimmery brown, and a medium shimmery brown. They are all very pretty, rich shades with a great color pay off that make this palette a great buy, especially since it often goes on sale for half off!  

On the larger palette side, the Eye Reflection Shadow Palette Mixed Metals ($24) is gorgeous! It’s a lovely combination of lighter and darker shades, some that give a creamy glow, some that give a three-dimensional metallic finish, and some with a matte finish. The twelve colors range from a light golden cream to a dark brown. I find all of the shades to be very interesting with a nice texture; beautifully blendable and heavily pigmented.

Overall, I think the Endless Silky Eye Pens are must haves – they are really perfect eyeliner pencils that apply so beautifully and easily and they come in an array of gorgeous shades. The Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes is a great buy if it’s on sale – the Desert Sunset collection is nice but it isn’t essential by any means; however, if it’s on sale for $6 it’s totally worth it. The  Eye Reflection Shadow Palette Mixed Metals is most definitely a great buy and if you are looking for some beautiful metallic shades to liven up your eyeshadow wardrobe without breaking the bank, this is a truly fantastic option! You can find Pixi by Petra at Target stores nationwide.  – Lisa

Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 with Pixi Beauty and Caption Nail Polish Giveaway

Every year Pantone chooses a color of the year and for 2018 it’s the shade Ultra Violet. Over the next few months you’ll find dozens of variations and interpretations of Ultra Violet in beauty, fashion, and home accessories. Since I’ve started following this trend I’ve liked several but this is the first I can say I love. Purple is the color associated with regality and it’s a shade that invites invention. Some of the greats (Prince and David Bowie come to mind) are associated with the color purple and they are among the people who are artistic inventors.

Pixi Beauty and Caption Nail Polish have sent some products that are wonderful examples of the magic of violet and one Beauty Info Zone subscriber will win these.

Caption Nail Polish in Enough Already, Pixi Beauty Velvet Violet Silky Eye Pen, Pixi Beauty Amethyst Aura Mesmerizing Mineral Palette

It’s no surprise that Pixi by Petra is one of our favorite brands. Being able to buy their products at Target makes it another reason to love Target so much. If you can’t find what you are looking for at Target their website is so easy to shop on plus they have a VIP reward program to help you receive extras and discounts.

Pixi’s Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes are beautifully pigmented six shade palettes that have coordinating colors so everything you need is in the one handy palette. Most of the palettes are just $12 with Amethyst Aura on special for $6 right now. You can’t beat that.

Pixi Beauty Velvet Violet Silky Eye Pen and Amethyst Aura Mesmerizing Mineral Palette

These 6 coordinating shades are cruelty free. The shadows are either matte or satin finish.

To coordinate even further there’s Endless Silky Eye Pen in Velvet Violet. Pixi’s eyeliner pencils are the ones I recommend all the time. Not only do they have a terrific variety of shades but they glide on. I never have tugging with a Pixi pencil but the best thing is that they don’t sharpen away so that I’m left with nothing like many pencils do. Normally $12, right now Pixi has some (including Velvet Violet) on sale for $6. Time to stock up!

Pixi Beauty Velvet Violet Silky Eye Pen

Pixi Velvet Violet

I haven’t had a chance yet to share CAPTION nail polishes with you but I’m totally in love with them. There are an incredible amount of shades that I’m drooling over. I’m currently wearing one that’s a silvery lavender, Way Above Average, that is stunning. In the nail salon and out & about I’ve had so many compliments on it. I think my nail tech is going to steal it from me if I bring it back!

Caption Way Above Average

Enough Already is a perfect cream polish for Ultra Violet. While I haven’t worn it I know the quality of these polishes and how long lasting they are for me.

Caption Nail Polish, Enough Already

Caption Enough Already nail polish

I’m very impressed with Caption polishes and intend to buy several more. At $9.95 they don’t break the bank either.

Now that you see these beautiful Ultra Violet picks from two fab brands you can enter our giveaway to try to win these. You’ll receive Caption polish in Enough Already, Pixi Amethyst Aura polish and Pixi Velvet Violet Endless Silky Eye Pen. What better way to start the year than with the color of the year?  —  Marcia

The giveaway ends on 1/8/18 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US and Canada. You MUST subscribe and you must leave a comment. If you don’t you are out of luck.

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Caption polishes are also available at Dermstore

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Pixi Beauty Strobe & Bronze and Strobe & Sculpt will update your holiday looks (giveaway time)

Pixi Beauty Strobe & Bronze, Strobe & Sculpt, Strobe & Sculpt Brush

Want to up your beauty for the holiday occasions coming up? With holiday parties and celebrations there are more reasons to beautify yourself. Pixi Beauty is a go to brand for me, especially for party time. Not only is it affordable but it’s on point with their products. Petra knows what is going to help create the best looks. Two of those are the Strobe & Bronze palette and the Strobe & Sculpt palette. These two palettes were done in collaboration with Maryam Maquillage and they are fabulous.

 

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Here’s a recap of the Pixi Strobe & Bronze palette that I shared before.

Pixi Strobe & Bronze (Strobe & Chisel)

I use this palette often even though bronzing isn’t a big part of my life. But I’m able to use the bronzing shades lightly. It’s the left side of the palette though that makes me enjoy it so much.

Pixi Strobe & Bronze (Strobe & Chisel)

Highline is a pinkish glow that I use as blush or over blush.

Empress may look purple in my picture but actually just has a lavender undertone that works so well with cool toned makeup.

Lex is a gorgeous gold that isn’t harsh at all. Just soft and lovely.

Apply highlighters to tops of cheekbones, bridge of nose, and cupid’s bow to light up features

City Kitty is the lightest of the bronze shades and on the warm side while Statuesque is the darkest. And 917 is a cool toned bronzer that’s midtone.

Pixi Beauty Strobe & Chisel (bronze) palette from target.com

The three highlight and 3 bronze shades work together so well as you can top the bronze shades with the highlighters. “Bring a soft natural glow and sheer sunkissed warmth to the skin with this palette that helps add subtle dimension to your features created by Maryam of MaryamMaquillage. The highlighters give a soft glowing luminosity while the bronze shades help create natural definition.”

(available at Pixibeauty.com and Target, $20)

PIXI BEAUTY STROBE & SCULPT KIT is just as beautiful but a little darker. I don’t have swatches for it since I just have one for this giveaway so hopefully my descriptions work. The Kit comes with this great Strobe & Sculpt Brush although you can buy the brush separately too.

Pixi Strobe & Sculpt Brush

The Strobe & Sculpt Brush is made of vegan synthetic fibers and is so incredibly soft. It comes with a storage pouch too ($14 separately).

Pixi Beauty Strobe & Sculpt Brush

The Strobe & Sculpt palette to me is very similar to the Strobe & Chisel/Bronze one above so it just depends on which shades appeal to you more.

Pixi Beauty Strobe & Sculpt, highlight and contour palette

On the left side of Strobe & Scuplt (Strobe & Contour) are the 3 highlight shades:

Baby Chick is a matte cream shade that Maryam recommends you use in the center of the face to lock in foundation and brighten.

Caviar Dreams is a beautiful pinky peach blush/highlight.

Honey-Bunny is another stunner with it’s peachy gold beauty.

On the right are the three bronze/sculpt shades:

Minx is a shimmery bronzer that Maryam recommends you add to the outer contour of your face to add warmth and a bronzed glow.

Bo$$ Lady and Queen are darker shades of matte bronzers with Bo$$ Lady being the cooler of the two.

Pixi Beauty Strobe & Sculpt palette

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  There will be two winners – one for each palette. The first person chosen by Rafflecopter will also receive the brush. Today’s giveaway is open for US and Canadian email subscribers. There are two mandatory entries (subscribe by email and comment), all others give you additional chances to win one of these fabulous palettes. The giveaway is open through 11/28/17. Now the hard part: deciding which palette you’d like to win.  Good luck –  Marcia

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Pixi Beauty palettes you’ll love and a palette giveaway

Once upon a time Target decided to upgrade their cosmetic department and added 3 new brands. I remember how people were skeptical that higher priced items could be successful in Target which was known for lines like L’Oreal, CoverGirl, Maybelline, etc. Those three lines were Jemma Kidd, Napoleon, and Pixi Beauty. Guess which one stuck and is one of the most popular and loved brands at Target? Yup, you guessed it, our favorite Pixi Beauty.

Pixi bridges the gap between department store and drugstore with products that have the quality of high end yet the prices of mass market.

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Favorites of mine from Pixi include these two palettes from “It’s Judy Time” from a collaboration with a variety of beauty bloggers.

It’s Eye Time is my favorite but then again when do I ever not love eyeshadow, especially Pixi Beauty?? This beauty has 12 very silky eyeshadows with day and night shades.

Pixi Beauty It’s Eye Time palette

The shades in this palette are mostly neutral shaes with nothing too bright. One dozen eyeshadows will give you dozens of combinations for looks you’ll love. Pixi’s website has some swatches that will show you just how beautiful this is.

Snowflake – satin almost metallic creamy gold

Bubbly – beautiful satin metallic gold

Its Mommy Time  – subtle tan with peach undertones and the eeniest bit of shimmer

Good Morning  –  matte light brown

Brick –  a tan with power – this has some orange to it to make it liven up

Honey Bear – just what you expect your favorite stuffed animal brown to be (matte)

Tu Tu – matte milk chocolate

Getaway –  beautiful metallic copper

Ping – satin metallic bronze

Dark Chocolate – matte dark brown

Aww Snap  –  matte Hershey chocolate

Night Night –  blue black with teeny shimmer

To compliment It’s Eye Time there’s also It’s Lip Time, another fabulous palette with 12 shades but this time it’s lipstick.

A collection of lip crèmes in a range of wearable, super-flattering colours mixed by Judy. These pigmented lip colours are hydrating and easy to apply just with your finger. Wear solo, mix or layer for endless shade options.

Pixi Beauty It’s Lip Time

Ta-da  – the lightest shade, a neutral pink

Peaches  –  peachy nude

Julianna Bear  –  mauve nude

Milk Chocolate  –  guess!!

Keira Bear  –  similar to Peaches but it look a tad cooler

Miya Bear  – light brown with peach undertone

B did it  – beautiful mauve (I think this is going to be a favorite shade)

Falling Leaves  – reddish brown

Chewy  –  rosy brown

Fierce  – burgundy

Sweet Cherry  –  gorgeous cherry red

Sultry   – a vampy dark red

Both of these terrific palettes are available on Pixi’s website for $24 and It’s Eye Time is also available at Target. They are fabulous buys and palettes you’d love to own or gift. Speaking of gifting, we have a giveaway! One subscriber will win It’s Eye Time and the other It’s Lip Time. So decide if you are a lip or eye person. Each comes with a stick on mirror too.

Our giveaway is open to US and Canada subscribers. As usual you must leave a comment and I must be able to find your email subscription for you to be eligible. This is open through 11/9/17 @11:59 p.m. Be sure you come back for extra tweets each day!  –  Marcia

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