Makeup brands collaborating with beauty youtubers has been a big trend lately…and Pixi Beauty decided to join the fun not with just one youtube collaboration…but four! Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know the youtubers before they collaborated with Pixi on these products…I was only familiar with two of the four! 😛 But anyways, were the products in the collab good? That’s what we are talking about today…plus, there is a bonus giveaway at the end! 😉
I know I am SO late to sharing my official review on the products in the Pixi collabs…but this summer was rather hectic/crazy for me! And since I set aside so many products from this collaboration to share with you guys, I still wanted to get my post up! I checked on the Target website and still see these products available, so I don’t feel too weird sharing my thoughts with you guys — definitely let me know if you already picked any of these up! I’d love to hear how you are liking the products!
Pixi Collab | Reviews & Swatches
As I already said, Pixi Beauty collaborated with four different beauty Youtubers to create a variety of products that can give you almost a whole face of makeup! The beauty guru’s Pixi collab’d with were It’sJudyTime, Maryam Maquillage, Caroline Hirons, and Aspyn Ovard. I was familiar with the first and last youtuber, but the other two were new to me!
Pixi by Petra + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse | Price: $24
If you watched my current skincare routine that I shared back in October, you know I love to use a double cleanse method to remove my makeup at night, so when I saw this product I thought it would be my absolutely favorite from all the other products that launched in the Pixi collab. You get 3.38 oz of product, which sounds comparable to the cult-favorite one from Clinique, but keep in mind that you get a solid cleansing oil on one side and a cleansing cream on the other. So, essentially, it’s like getting half of the Clinique one…if that makes sense. 🙂
To keep these reviews short and sweet…I didn’t like this Double Cleanse product at all. The solid cleansing oil (swatched on the right above) works fairly well, but I’ve definitely purchased/used better solid cleansing oils/balms in the past that I prefer more. And then the cleansing cream (swatched on the left)…ehh, I just didn’t get it. Maybe because I’m used to using a foaming cleanser after my cleansing balm, but I felt like I had to use SO much of the cleansing cream to wash my face. And because of the open jar aspect, after 2 uses the jar was a mess — I got water in both sides (because you have to dip back into the pot midway through cleansing while your hands are still wet)…and overall it was just a messy hassle. Overall, while the products aren’t horrible and do work, the way it’s packaged just makes it very hard to use and keep sanitary/clean.
Pixi by Petra + Maryam Maquillage Strobe & Chisel Palette | Price: $20
Maryam Maquillage released two different bronze/contour palettes and I decided to just open and use the Strobe and Chisel palette and save the other to give away (keep reading for more info!) Out of the 6 powders I found that I was only reaching for 2 of them — the middle contour shade and the highlighter (on the bottom). Which, when you think of the price, isn’t worth it for me. If you look at this palette and think you would use 4, 5, or even all 6 shades, I definitely think this palette is worth the purchase. But for me, personally, the blush was too shimmer, I always forgot to use the setting powder, the bottom bronzer was too dark, and I don’t like bronzer with shimmer.
Here’s a swatch of all 6 powders in the palette. As you can see, the quality is definitely there with this product and I do recommend it…if you think you’ll use most of the powders. The highlighter and blush is an extremely soft formula, but it goes on the skin very beautifully. Especially if you wet the highlighter first — so pretty! The bronzer/contour powders are incredibly pigmented, but blend out fairly easily and I enjoyed using it. Not sure how long I will keep it in my collection, since I really only reach for it for two powders, but for the time being it’s got a home with my other face palettes! 🙂
Pixi by Petra + Maryam Maquillage Strobe & Sculpt Brush | Price: $14
This little brush is awesome! I, personally, don’t reach for double ended brushes, so I passed this on to a family member…but quality-wise, I can’t fault this brush. The one side worked so well for contouring and really blending out that sharp chisel and the more rounded side was actually really nice for packing on the highlighter (you can also use it to buff out bronzer, too, though it is a bit small for my preference). So, while I know I didn’t keep this in my collection, I do really like this brush and recommend it to you. Especially for the price — I think that’s really fair when considering the quality of the bristles and the fact that you get two brushes in one!
Pixi by Petra + ItsJudyTime Get the Look ItsEyeTime Palette | Price: $24
I’m always excited about a new eyeshadow palette and I was extra excited to try one from Pixi Beauty — I had no experience of their eyeshadows before this. If you guys subscribe to my Youtube channel and watched my Makeup Monthly Review for October…I feel like that pretty much sums up my thoughts on the quality of these shadows.
Above are the top two rows in this palette. The shimmers are a bit softer/creamier than I prefer for that type of shadow. It tends to almost crumble/flake off my eye if I try to pack it on too much or spritz it with Fix+. I hope that makes sense! The matte shades are very nice, maybe a tad powdery but they blend beautifully…I just wish she included a matte browbone shade.
Above are the last two rows in the palette. The very last row was mostly a miss for me — that first brown matte was nice, but the deeper one is (as I think you can tell) a bit patchy to work with and the last shade has glitter in it. No thanks. The other shades in that third row are very nice, but the shimmers aren’t as intense as I prefer.
Overall, this is a nice palette. I think I struggle the most in reviewing/recommending this palette because of the price compared to the quality of the shades. If it was $10 cheaper, I would more easily say this is worth picking up. You get a nice variety of shades and can create some really lovely looks. But at $24…they’re inches away from the price of highend palettes, so if I compare it to some of the ones I own and love…it falls a little short. I hope that makes sense and helps you decide if this palette is worth getting for you!
Pixi by Petra + Aspyn Ovard Glow-y Powder in Santorini Sunset | Price: $16
Let’s end on a high note! I only tried one of the cheek products in the Aspyn Ovard and Pixi collab, but boy was it a good one! This highlighter is SO beautiful, soft to the touch, pigmented, blends like a dream…and will give you that intense highlight that is so on trend right now!
If you want to see swatches — both a finger swipe and blended out a bit — check out my Dupe or Dud: LORAC Light Source Highlighter VS Pixi Glow-y Powder post! I was so excited when I made the connection between the two highlighters and compared them. To keep this review short and sweet — I think this is a stunning highlighter and I highly recommend you pick it up! You get a lot of product in the pan and can start rocking the blinding highlight and looking totally on point in your Instagram selfies with this product!
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve had a giveaway on my blog, so let’s get to it! I didn’t try all the products in the Pixi collab, and I was also sent a few other products a few months ago and since I had duplicates…I decided to add them to the products I decided not to try and give them to one of y’all! 😀 Just read the disclaimer below and enter the rafflecopter form. Good luck!
Begins TODAY and ends 1/20/18 at 11:59PM EST.
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That highlight looks dreamy!
That highlight is everything
Jessie Bickerstaff says
Merry Christmas. Thank you for your generosity.
Vanessa N. says
Love love love it! Pixi products have never failed me.. would love to win! Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
I love my Pixi blush duo! One swipe for my blush and high lighter
Great review Katie! I haven’t tried Pixi before but I would love to sample the ItsJudyTime collaboration palette. Lovely colors!
Shannon brown says
I have never tried anything from pixi, but I’m a lippie girl. I can go without a full face, but my lips.???
So I want to win this giveaway! I followed all steps I could. Insta and here. I haven’t tried pixi yet!
Kim Henrichs says
I have been dying to try their Glow Tonic! I have heard it’s awesome!
I’ve only tried the legendary Glow tonic and it’s fantastic!
Grace Halawi says
Omg?? I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. you’re so kind hearted and amazing❤️❤️
And your blog is bombbb?❤️
Pixi is one of those brands that has some great finds but you just sometimes forget about! I’ve been eyeing that Itsjudytime palette since it first came out ???
Liwayway E. Varela says
First, I would like to say that I’m always amazed by your reviews. Unlike other bloggers who constantly give impressive reviews just to impress the supplier you provide both pros and cons. You’re not afraid to express your unliking and disappointment about a certain product.
Regarding this review I must say that I should try the Glow-Y Powder Santorini Sunset but since I’m not into highlighters I prefer the Get the look Itseyetime Palette.
Leblanc aza says
Thank you so much!! Good luck and happy holidays to all!!
Leblanc aza says
I wouldn’t love to try the eyeshadows palettes!! Look so pretty!!
Leblanc aza says
Deborah W. says
I haven’t been able to try Pixi Beauty but I’ve heard some good things about them. I really wanna try their MatteLast lipsticks, I’m obsessed with matte lipsticks so that’s always my go to when I try a new brand. Thank you for an awesome giveaway!
April Bray says
I really enjoy your blog. You are so informative and give the positive and negatives which I throughly enjoy so I can tell if the product would be a good fit for me. My favorite product from Pixi is definitely the Glow Tonic. It has really helped with my acne scars and overall dullness of my oily skin. I highly recommend to others.
Although I haven’t tried any of the Pixi products I am most curious about the face palette. I’ve heard so many different reviews. I’m curious about it now.
Christina Casapulla says
I haven’t tried pixi yet bc the prices are a bit high end but seeing the double clense looks incredible….love ur detailed review!!
I’m in love with the pixi glow tonic and hope to try more pixi products! Cool giveaway 🙂
This looks awesome!
Jessica Hamilton says
I love their Glow Tonic and Vitamin C Mist.
Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve never tried Pixi but the palettes look really pretty.
Carmen R. says
I have the pixi glow mud cleanser but I’m dying to try their other stuff 🙂
Kylie Wilson says
Loved this and entered your giveaway ❤️??
Gabriela Venegas says
I haven’t tried anything from them but that eyeshadow palette and the bronzers in the palette look promising and would love to try along with their blush.
I’m most excited about the eyeshadow!
Rosie Areola (HEATHER) says
I use their Brightening Peach Concentrate!
The glow tonic is on my list. Thank you so much for the chance!
Joey Tang says
Now I definitely want to pic up the highlighter. The pan looks ginormous though
im rlly excited for the highlight and the eyeshadow!
Candice DM says
I want to try the itseyetime palette!!:)
ashley perez says
would love this!
jennifer bowen says
I have an eyeshadow brush by them but I have not yet used it but as for the makeup I yet still have got to try it
Colleen Boudreau says
I’m interested in trying the Glow Peel Pads.
That eyeshadow palette ?
bilqees bano says
I haven’t tried pixi beauty yet but I love to try MatteLast Liquid Lip 🙂
Shilpa Shetty says
I have never tried any Pixi products,.. But heard alot about Pixi Glow Tonic, so love to try it someday,..
Ayushi Jain says
I would love to use their eye shadow palette??
Melissa Mo says
I really like Aspyn’s highlighters as well.
Lisa Brown says
I would love to try the Double Cleanse product, having very dry skin, it may work for me; thanks for the chance 🙂
Sara Khan says
Was always wanting to try out pixi … it would be great if I get these products to try on ….Lovely giveaway ❤
Nida Saeed says
Wow, love the shadows???
Anais Roz says
great giveaway and review
Anais Roz says
I like the glow tonic btw
Alyssa Devillier says
First blog post of yours I’ve gotten to read! But I’m a faithful YouTube and Snapchat follower (: I haven’t purchased any products from Pixi since their prices are a tad bit above drugstore I’ve always been nervous I wouldn’t like something and would be out $15-$20. But, that highlighter has me super curious!
I haven’t a chance to try Pixi Beauty but there’s a few products on my to buy list!! The double cleanse, toner, primer, lipsticks just to name a few!! Would LOVE this set to jumpstart my collection!
natalia ferro says
I have not tried anything, but from what you draw I am interested in the cleaner.
I wan to try eyeshadow palette! <3
Maria Azeneath Colorado says
Wish you a happy holidays ?? and more blessings! Hope to have a chance to win this amazing giveaway, thank you ?
I’ve never tried this brand before but i heard many great things!
Megan V. says
very interested in trying that highlight!
I haven’t tried this brand before but I would like to try the eyeshadow palette.
Christina A. says
I haven’t tried any of these but I am really curious about the Double Cleanse product!
Jennifer Rote says
I’ve never tried Pixi. I’d love to try the Maryam Maquillage Strobe and Chisel palette.
Tara L says
I love make up, and the Pixi by Petra Glow-y Powder product looks amazing and would love to try out that for sure.
Brandy ingram says
My favorite product from pixi is their glow tonic. I love that stuff. I haven’t tried anything else from them but would love to try that highlighter..
Britney Joseph says
i never tried products from pixie
Carling Lessard says
I’ve just recently purchased a few of their eyeshadow palettes from Shoppers and have fallen in love with it.
Dannalyn De La Vega says
Been so curious about pixi products and this blog just gave me what to expect on each and every product. I only got the bronzer and I am loving it so far. Thank you so much for this wonderful and honest review of yours!
Pixi glow tonic since I see it all the time!
I love Pixi! The product I use the most is a bronzer that they unfortunately don’t make anymore ?
im obssesed 🙂
I haven’t tried any pixie products. I am exited to try their pallets
Maddie O’Donnell says
Love your blog & the content you have in it! I’ve never really read a blog as much as I have this one! You’re so relatable & sweet in your posts!
Elise T says
I would love to try the highlighter!!
Sana Hadj Salah says
First of all, congrats on your little baby boy! Wishing him a long and healthy life, as well as his cute sister ❤❤
Unfortunately I’ve never tried any Pixi products before because the brand is not available in my country ?
But I’d really love to try all these beautiful ones, especially the It’seye time palette ☺
Kisses from Tunisia
Kelci Hill says
I love this! Happy holidays to all!
Stacey Roberson says
I want to try the Glow Tonic.
Danakai Whitcher-Thoman says
this is so sweet
Illy Junus says
I love few of Pixi products that some was sent from Ipsy bag. I am dying to try Pixi Glow Tonic, it is in my wish list. I love the look of the highlighter!
Julie Waldron says
I’d like to try the Glow-y powder.
Thank you for your generosity.
Laurie Nykaza says
Pixi By Petra + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanser I would love to try it sounds amazing to use
I dont had opportunity to try , but love to try eyeshadow pallette ?
Tiia Frantsi says
Hi! I am from Finland and don’t have lot of Pixi beauty products in here so never tryed one but wound love to try all of them. Thanks for doing a giveaway and hope to win this 🙂
I haven’t, but I’ve always been interested in their highlights, blushes and bronzers!
Christy Peeples DuBois says
I don’t believe I have tried any Pixi products. I would love to try their glow tonic that is so famous.
Anita E says
I think I got an eyeshadow duo in an Ipsy bag but I can’t remember anything about it so guess it’s not a standout. I keep hearing a lot of people rave about the Glow Tonic & I would love to try that
Kitty Liu says
I have heard amazing things about Pixi Skin Tonic. It’s one of the products I would love to try.
ROSIO F says
I love Pixis Glow Tonic it’s Amazing
I swear that highlighter is always sold out at my local targets and it’s perfect for my skin tone
Jennifer Mello says
I TRULY would appreciate just to be able to try ANYTHING from PIXI, I’ve heard good and bad but just like when someone says ” oh don’t go see that movie it wasn’t good and then I go watch it and love it” LOL if that makes sense. Thank u
Samantha A says
I have never tried any of their items before , and I’m crossing my fingers that I get a chance too . The eye pallete has beautiful colors that would go perfectly this winter , and they would go great with my complexion. As a mother I don’t have time to go out to purchase new items for my makeup collection ( the little one ) that I do have , this would be perfect ! Also my 25th birthday is January 30th so the giveaway would be literally 10 days before my birthday , wooahh maybe I’ll be lucky to have this as my birthday gift hehe . But seriously , good luck to everyone . It truly is special when youtube vloggers and blog creators do something special for their supporters . I hope your starting off your year with a lot of great opportunities and let this only be the beginning to a great start . Thanks for the giveaway !
Elizabeth Brooks says
I love the tinted blush and lip stain
I really have not got to try it and I want to try any of the eye shadow I haven’t found my match yet anywhere else and all of there palettes are gorgeous 🙂
Brittany W says
I actually haven’t tried anything by Pixie, but I have heard so many good thing about their Glow Tonic and I really want to try it! Especially since I have never tried a tonic before either 🙂
Dynal Roberson says
I love the ITSEYETIME PALETTE m the colors look stunning.
Juanita May says
I haven’t tried Pixi before but I would love to try the Glow Tonic.
Amanda Whitley says
i havent tried any yet but i want to try the Shea Butter Lip Balms they make.
Christine Weary says
I have never tried but interested in the eyeshadow pallette
Eileen Boyce says
I would like to try Brightening Peach Concentrate!
Kayla Klontz says
I would absolutely love to try the highlight!
Hope all is well with your newest addition!!
Have the winner of the giveaway been announced yet? I haven’t been on social media for a while since we’ve been recovering from the stomach bug ?
Katie Marie says
Thank you so much Juliet! Yes, the winner has been chosen and I am just waiting for her to confirm with me. It took me a few extra days to pick a winner. My little Gideon is doing great, but adjusting to having two kiddos to care for has had it’s challenges! 🙂