There’s a Pixi in My Lip Tint! $16 Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Lips, Makeup, Pixi, Product Reviews

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm Magnific in Mauve
Wearing Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in No. 2 Magnific Mauve

There’s a pixi in my lip tint!



Did you ever try the Tarte Lip Surgence Lip Tints? I fell in love with those things and their shimmery, non-sticky, lip-tinty goodness…

If you did, too, check out Pixi’s new Tinted Brilliance Balms ($16 each). Smooth, and a little shiny, just like Tarte’s tints, they last about an hour on my lips.

That’s not long, granted, but I think it’s fine for what they are.

Here’s a quick look at four of the seven available shades. Have a look, and let me know what you think. πŸ™‚

pixi brilliance balm
From the left: No. 2 Magnific Mauve, No. 5 Radiant Rose, No.7 Rosy Red and No. 8 Bitten Berry

pixi brilliance balm swatches
Swatches from the left: No. 2 Magnific Mauve, No. 5 Radiant Rose, No.7 Rosy Red and No. 8 Bitten Berry

pixi tinted brilliance balm rosy red
No.7 Rosy Red

pixi tinted brilliance balm bitten berry
No. 8 Bitten Berry

pixi tinted brilliance balm radiant rose
No. 5 Radiant Rose

LOVE how smooth and slick these feel, and I dig the rich colors and subtle shine, but they aren’t quite as moisturizing as I’d like.

That, and they taste and smell a little waxy to me (like mint-flavored dental floss)…

Of course, I’m fond of mint-flavored dental floss, so there’s that. πŸ™‚

PRICE: $16 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and also online


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Send me your questions for Bobbi!

And I’ll try to get them answered tomorrow morning when I interview Bobbi Brown over the phone.

Excited much? (I am!). If there’s anything you’d like me to ask her, like product recommendations, application tips, etc., let me know in the comments here, and I’ll do my beauty-loving best to get them answered.


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  1. Jen says:

    When will a new matte “basics” eyeshadow palette be released?

  2. sarahc says:

    These look cute, but just an hour wear time isn’t very good. Karen, do the Tarte tints last longer than these?

  3. Chris25 says:

    I love these colors, but the waxy feel would bug me. :/

    Question for Bobbi: what is the best way to apply blush on a person with very high cheekbones?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chris,

      They don’t really feel waxy… they have a slight waxy scent, though!

      How’s Jazz doing these days? I hope he’s fully recovered.

  4. Trisha says:

    I love the new PixiGlow line. So adorable.

  5. gio says:

    I love the colors, they are so pretty! But what a shame they only last an hour on the lips.
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  6. corallista says:

    All the shades are gorgeous! I absolutely love lip tints!
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  7. Barbara says:

    These are so cute. And Happy International Women’s Day, Karen!! I love your blog. It’s the best beauty blog on the web.

  8. Nina says:

    i love these — the packaging and pigmentation are tops!

  9. Stephanie says:

    You look radiant, Karen! I love all of these on you, but I really like the looks of Radiant Rose.
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  10. Wow, I expected them to be a lot less pigmented than this! Bitten Berry is my fave!
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  11. Yelena says:

    rosy red is my favorite on you! and your hair looks absolutely adorable too~!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Yelena! I think I’m growing out my bangs… haven’t decided yet.

      How’s your day going?

      • Yelena says:

        my day was fabulous thanks for asking! also i’m growing out my hair too. i had a cute bob for winter but with the heat and humidity right around the corner in new orleans, I better get back to longer lower maintenance tresses πŸ™‚

  12. Courtney E says:

    Question for bobbi brown.

    What age should you start using anti aging or wrinkle creams.

    Im 23, should I be using an eye cream? I apply sunscreen everyday on face, neck, chest and hands.

    Love your blog Karen. I appreciate all your hard work.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Courtney,

      Thanks for the question. I get 15 minutes with Bobbi tomorrow, so I’ll try to get as many answered as I can!

      Oh…my two cents re: eye cream. Start now!

  13. Eeee so exciting! An interview with Bobbi Brown! I don’t have any particular questions for her, but I can’t wait to hear what you’ll find out πŸ˜‰

  14. April says:

    My Question for Bobbi : What was are your favourite and least favourite products from
    your brand and from other brands?

  15. Yasmine says:

    i can’t do red reds…i don’t think i look good in them. i’m pretty boring and go with nudes and peach.

    that last color looks great on you.

  16. artemis says:

    WOW, they’re so pigmented! πŸ˜€ I love Rosy Red on you πŸ™‚
    i’d buy one if they were available here, the tubes look cute too

  17. yogi says:

    The magnific mauve and the radiant rose -did you accidentally mix them up in the first picture? Because the swatch of the magnific mauve looks more beigy!

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