Review

Sunday, 14 November 2021

REVIEW || PIXI BY PETRA ON THE GLOW BLUSHER TRIO

Nottingham, UK
Pixi on the glow blusher in a stick
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I don't think I've ever liked the formula of cream blushers until trying these Pixi On-the-Glow Blush Sticks. I've tried a few in the past including MAC cream blushers and just felt like they were too hard to work with, especially when it came to blending.

As these are in a handy stick packaging, they're super easy to apply and blend as well as travel-friendly. I always keep a shade in my makeup bag, often switching between shades based on what look I'm going for on the day.

Pixi on-the-glow blush stick in shade juicy

PIXI On-the-Glow Blush in shade Juicy:

This is definitely my favourite shade out of the 3 that I was sent by Pixi. It's a gorgeous bright peachy-orange shade with a lot of warm undertones. It looks absolutely stunning on the skin, very fresh and sun-kissed, with a natural glow. I love wearing it with either an orange lipstick or sometimes put the blusher on my lips straight from the stick followed by my favourite lip oil.

The formula of these blushers is different to any other products I've used as it's not too creamy and not too dry. I don't really use it straight from the stick (only when I wear a tinted moisturiser) so I like to use a stippling brush to apply it to the skin on top of foundation to avoid smearing it before setting it with a translucent powder.


Pixi On-the-Glow Blushers Swatches


PIXI On-the-Glow Blush in shade Ruby:

This is my least favourite shade from the trio but only because it's too dark for my complexion. I think it will look absolutely stunning on darker skin tones, or maybe toned down slightly by blending for lighter skin. This Pixi On-the-Glow blusher is a deep pinky-red shade, that's reminiscent of a winter rose - perfect for the holiday season! 

I actually ended up passing this shade onto my sister who has an olive skin tone as it looks great on her after being out in the sun. I'm sure she'll get more use out of it than I would.

Swatched of the Pixi On-the-Glow blushers in shades Ruby, Juicy and Fleur.


PIXI On-the-Glow Blush in shade Fleur:

This gorgeous blue-toned pink blusher looks stunning on the skin. I feel like it really suits my neutral undertone, but would look equally as lovely on cool undertones too. The formula is the same as the other two shades, but I find that this colour has a bit more depth to it and almost gives a sculpted look when applied in the right places. 

Overall, I think that these blushers are great to use on the go (as the name clearly suggests) as they are very easy to blend with just your fingertips! The only downside to them is if you wear a full-coverage foundation then you’ll need a brush to apply the product without it smearing and separating your foundation (trust me on this one - I’ve learned the hard way). 

Longevity-wise I found that I do need to re-apply the product throughout the day which isn't something I do when wearing powdered blush, but this could be due to not applying enough product. I have read somewhere in the past that apparently blusher is the first product to start wearing off on the face, hence why some makeup artists recommend to layer blush on!

If I were to recommend only one of these shades then it'll have to be Juicy as I truly think it suits all skin tones and is a very wearable colour all year round.

Have you tried any cream makeup products recently? Would you try these blushers?


*This post contains PR items and affiliate links.

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Thursday, 17 June 2021

BEAUTY || KIKO MILANO COSMETICS LIPLINERS SHADES & SWATCHES

England, UK
Kiko cosmetics lip pencil review - the best affordable lip liners.

If you are looking for good quality and affordable lip liners then you've clicked on the right post! Over the years I have spent hundreds of pounds on lip liners (I would be going into thousands if I mentioned lipsticks 😳), and I can confidently say that I've found the best liners out there for a very affordable price of just £2.99. 
I understand that if you're on a tight budget or don't have much disposable income that you will be seeking the cheapest products out there, but you must be aware of the actual ingredients of the products and their performance - hence why I think that Kiko Milano's Smart Fusion Lip Pencils are 100% worth more than what they are!

Friday, 21 May 2021

REVIEW || PIXI BY PETRA VITAMIN-C RANGE (AD/GIFTED)

England, UK
pixi vitamin c review
*This post contains gifted items.

Pixi has to be one of my favourite skincare brands, and believe me when I say that I've tried a lot of drugstore brands. The price point isn't too high, the quality is superb and the packaging is cute and not OTT. I'm so pleased to be an ambassador for the brand and very grateful to have received their whole vitamin-C range to try out for myself. 

If you're a Pixi fan then you might already know about their amazing glycolic acid toner which can be a bit harsh on certain skin types, so the vitamin-C range might actually be a better option for you. However, if you're interested you can read my review of the Pixi Glow Tonic here.

Saturday, 6 February 2021

REVIEW || PIXI BY PETRA GLOW TONIC


*This post contains gifted items.

Everyone and their mum knows about the Pixi Glow Tonic, but maybe feel a bit sceptical about trying it out as it contains glycolic acid that can be a bit too strong for some to use. 
The first time I got to try this tonic was when my dear friend, Sophie, gave me some of her travel-sized bottle to try out. At first, I didn't see any results, but that might have been due to the amount I used and not being consistent enough. Now, I use the glow tonic twice a day after cleansing and have noticed amazing results - keep on reading to find out more

Friday, 15 January 2021

REVIEW || JOLIE BEAUTY SECOND SKIN HIGHLIGHTERS IN SAINTLY AND DREAMING



*This post contains PR items from Jolie Beauty. In this picture I am wearing the shade 'Saintly'.

I recently came across the brand Jolie Beauty on a blogging assignment website where I could apply for a collaboration to review a highlighter from this company. I was pleasantly surprised to receive two of the Jolie Beauty Second Skin Highlighters in shades 'Saintly' and 'Dreaming'.
 
Jolie Beauty is a brand created by experienced makeup artists, wanting to make products that are the highest quality with an affordable price tag. All products are cruelty-free and most are vegan; thus being very ethically-aware when it comes to cosmetics. I don't tend to buy any makeup or skincare items that aren't cruelty-free, and mostly I look for the vegan labels too.
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