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.
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,