Subtly Sweetened with Pixi Beauty Blush

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup, Product Reviews

With a name like Pixi, it’s gotta be sweet. Take these three new Beauty Blushes ($16 each). It’s like the mint green cases (complete with fairy logo), and the eminently agreeable pink and peach powders inside them, were specifically designed for that part of me that still, and always will, love girly things.

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Sure, the price is a king’s ransom for a drugstore brand, but that’s not a big surprise. Pixi’s one of the “highest end” beauty lines available at Target. Still, $16 is getting close to a standard MAC blush.

At least Pixi wasn’t chintzy with the product. With these I feel like you do get more for your doubloons than usual for a drugstore brand blush, both in terms of quantity and quality. The packaging feels sturdier than most, and the blush itself is so soft that based on texture at least, I’d bet these could even pass for a pricier line like Shu.

My cheeks haven’t minded the nuanced effect I get with Healthiest Honey (the matte peachy brown), Purest Peach (the peachy pink with golden shimmer) and Perkiest Pink (the matte dainty pink), but ladies who long for lots of color might not be satisfied. These are all about pigment that’s faint and barely there.


Pixi Beauty Blushes from the left: Healthiest Honey, Perkiest Pink and Purest Peach


Swatches from the left: 1. Healthiest Honey, 2. Purest Peach and 3. Perkiest Pink

The blushes, while soft, feel as though they could have been milled a little finer. Right after I quickly apply a layer or two, I can see the grains of powder sitting on top of my skin, but a bit of elbow grease and some circular buffing with a blush brush helps.

These are subtle, for sure, except when it comes to price. I think they may even be a little too subtle for my skin tone. Lighter lovelies who like soft textures and light whispers of color, and don’t mind having to do a little extra buffing, might dig these a lot.

PRICE: $16 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+

Hey, girl! It’s more Ryan Gosling

Because I’m fairly certain that you haven’t had enough Ryan Gosling in your life, say hello to my new favorite website, F*ck Yeah! Ryan Gosling.

Don’t let the potty mouth deter ya. The site is a fount of funny pictures (at least I think so) featuring Ryan and captions that all start with the words, “Hey girl!”

I’m adding it to the long list of “things I wish I invented.”

Please bear with me as I work my way through this latest obsession… I apologize, but I can’t guarantee that it’ll pass soon; it could take weeks, months or even years. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Joyce says:

    $16? Whoa, seems a little pricey to be selling at Target. The blushes by Pixi do look pretty in the pan though. =)

    However, if I’m at Target, I’ll usually be looking for cheap products and not a blush that costs $16.
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  2. amy says:

    Cute colours too bad it the colours are so light! It almost looks ashen on your tan skin tone.

  3. gio says:

    I love the look of Purest Peach, it’s very pretty!
    gio recently posted … Product Review: Sleek Makeup Blush in Suede

  4. viva says:

    I like the perkiest pink!!!

    Now only if these were readily available in India!

    Love ur wittiness Karen!

    :)

  5. Stephanie says:

    With a name like that, I would buy it. So pretty and girly!! This is my first time visiting. Wanting to say hi!

  6. Vijaya says:

    Perkiest Pink looks like my kind of color!
    Vijaya recently posted … Toolsday: MAC 217

  7. Nina says:

    those blushes are pretty. they seem cool toned, but totally appropriate for winter!

  8. Lulle says:

    I think the packaging is really cute : girly without being too cheesy!
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  9. Chris25 says:

    Healthiest Honey looks lovely!

  10. Hahaha! That photo of Ryan Gosling with the caption was funny!
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  11. Kim says:

    Oh, I’m never deterred by potty mouth. I think it’s time you fess up that you’re actually the creator of this new site. ;)

    Reading about your Pixi experience just made me check out my cheeks in a hand mirror (hoping that I wouldn’t see grains of powder from my Nars). Of course, after 7 hours, there’s not much chance of that, right? :)

  12. Linnea says:

    I vote that the Ryan Gosling obsession last for years. And years. God he’s hot. And sweet. And funny. What the heck? When did this happen!?

  13. Lola says:

    I dunno…Pixi products haven’t really worked out for me. So far both lip products I’ve bought from them have been kind of a let down, and yes Ryan Gosling is awesome!! :)
    Lola recently posted … CHI Ceramic Nail Lacquer Review

  14. Emma says:

    Perkiest Pink sounds perfect for me.

  15. Instant Karma says:

    Karen, Christopher Meloni told me to tell you that he misses you. Why did you leave him for Ryan? :D

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