The Pixi Fake Awake Kit: For Lighter Lovelies Who Like Well-Rested Looks

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup, Product Reviews

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As a semi-professional power napper able to sleep standing up, I appreciate the idea behind the new Pixi Fake Awake Kit in No. 1 PowerNap ($28), with its products designed to fake a wide awake look “without getting caught.” The cutie-pie kit comes with eight products — two of Pixi’s Correcting Concealers, two Brightening Concealers, one Cheek & Eye Awakening Powder, an Eye Area Setting Powder, one Lip & Cheek Tint and a Lip Gloss — and features lots of pink and peach.


Because sheer pastels are the prevailing pigments here, the overall effect seems better suited to lighter lovelies than darker damsels, but most of the pieces, with the exception of the concealers, which are probably better for pale pretties, should complement skin tones from light to medium.

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The Lip & Cheek Tint delivers a pretty hint of natural pinkish red that steers clear of fussy but still stands out. As for the powders, unfortunately, I think the fluffy grains could have been a little smoother because I can see them sitting on top of my skin.

PRICE: $28
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




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  1. Sonya says:

    The palette looks adorable. Whatever products you’re using in your photos, you looke positively glowing! 🙂

    Totally with you– TGIF!
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  2. The packaging is cute, but I think the glosses will get dirty over time because of the powder products so close-by.

    Hehe, I love how Tabs is licking his chops in that photo. 🙂
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  3. Nina says:

    TGIF indeed! and yes, i am up for any product that says fake awake or well rested!

  4. Hi Karen,

    Do you still accept guest posts? I’ve been meaning to send one to you but I haven’t got a reply from you.
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  5. gio says:

    What a lovely set! You look fresh and glowing!
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  6. Instant Karma says:

    Ehhh, while I am one of the pale people (NC20), I think I’ll pass. Nothing annoys me more than powdery products.

    Oh my God, do you watch the Daily Show? If you don’t, there was something on last night that, when I saw it, I thought to myself, “I WILL HAVE TO SHARE THIS LINK ON MBB TOMORROW,” lol. It can help fill the void of SVU. I checked the Daily Show website for the clip just now, and the show has given last night’s sketch its very own website:


    • Instant Karma says:

      P.S. The reason this glorious sketch aired is because of what happened during a Wall Street protest in Manhattan. Five female protesters were cordoned off in a little pen (not sure why), and this one officer sprayed them with pepper spray. Turns out, the policeman’s name is Anthony Bologna, and well, the rest is history, hahaha. I really hope there are more of these bits! I miss my Melogna.

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