Despite it’s super slim profile, Pixi’s Ultimate Beauty Kit ($40) holds a ton of stuff! — 32 eyeshadows, 16 lip colors and eight blushes, in all, in a cute, streamlined case.
Now you may be saying, “Hrmpf! Why are the glosses so close to the powder blushes?” It’s annoying, I know. But if you can get past that, you’ll find a palette filled with pigmented eyeshadows (I think the metallics, pardon the pun, really shine) and radiant blushes.
- $40 for a combined 56 shades
- Brand-spankin’ new for holiday 2011
- Designed, according to Pixi, to defeat dullness and take you from drab to fab in an instant
- A mix of warm and cool shades in matte, satin and shimmer finishes
- Rich, easy-to-blend eyeshadows
- The sheer-to-medium pigment blushes have a subtle sheen
- The non-sticky, medium-weight glosses range from sheer to (highly) pigmented and have a minty flavor and scent (I don’t mind it) that dissipates quickly
Swatches of the eyeshadows, left side, first row
Eyeshadows, left side, second row
Eyeshadows, left side, third row
Eyeshadows, left side, fourth row
Eyeshadows, right side, first row
Eyeshadows, right side, second row
Eyeshadows, right side, third row
Eyeshadows, right side, fourth row
Blushes, first and second row
Blushes, third and fourth row
Lipglosses, four on the upper left
Lipglosses, four on the lower left
Lipglosses, four on the upper right
Lipglosses, four on the lower right
I feel like some of Pixi’s kits cater to lighter lasses, but this one has a few goodies for gals with medium and darker skin tones, too.
A sleek, well-stocked kit with quality products in a nice variety of colors? Yes, please!
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (wish the glosses weren’t next to the blushes)
How’s it going today? What are you up to this afternoon? I just got back from getting my annual flu shot, which was a bona fide barrel of monkeys, I tell you what.
I think I may need to comfort myself with something pretty on my nails…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Just a quick reminder to enter the The 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway if you haven’t already. It only takes a minute, and you’d be supporting a good cause while being entered to win one of the biggest giveaways I’ve ever held (worth about $1,100 in makeup!).
Come on, girl. What’s your sign?