Pixi is a brand I am not completely familiar with, but am getting to know slowly. We are kind of in the first stages of our relationship.

After having checked out a few more Pixi products recently, I get the feeling it’s going to be a long-term thing. The kind where it’s not just nice packaging on the outside, but also quality, long-lasting stuff on the inside. 😉

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Craving Coral, Energy, Mocha Mauve, BlackNoir, Natural

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Craving Coral
Tinted Lip Brilliance in Craving Coral

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm Craving Coral Swatch
Tinted Lip Brilliance in Craving Coral

Tinted Brilliance Balms come in seven shades currently. They are a lip stain with shea butter (for moisture) and hyaluronic acid (for lip-plumping). They come in a fat pencil and have a nice shiny finish. These balms also work with your lips’ pH level, so they will look different on everyone. No need to sharpen them either, they come in a twist-up style.

Pixi Lip Blush in Energy
Lip Blush in Energy

Pixi Lip Blush in Energy Swatch
Lip Blush in Energy

Lip Blushes come in six shades and they are a light water stain for the lips. They look like a felt marker pen, and give you a sheer, matte coverage that’s somewhat buildable. Compared to the Revlon markers I tried awhile ago, I much prefer this one. I got much more even coverage and no bleeding. They last 3-8 hours when applied to clean, grease-free lips. The pen should last for about 100-150 uses if you keep the lid on tight.

Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen in Mocha
Lid Last Shadow Pen in Mocha Mauve

Lid Last Shadow Pens come in seven shades and they are a fat creamy eyeshadow crayon. They apply like a cream but then dry into more of a powder texture. They contain vitamin E and light reflecting pigments.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in BlackNoir
Endless Silky Eye Pen in BlackNoir

Endless Silky Eye Pens come in eight shades. The one I got for review purposes is smaller than the standard size, so keep that in mind. These liners are long-wearing and waterproof.

Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel in Natural
Sheer Cheek Gel in Natural

Sheer Cheek Gels come in five shades. These cheek stains are meant to give you a natural flush of color, looking like it came from within. They’re translucent, long-lasting, oil-free and contain aloe vera. This is Pixi’s best-selling product since 1998!

Pixi Swatches
Craving Coral, Energy, Mocha Mauve, BlackNoir, Natural

Craving Coral is a gorgeous pink/coral shade. I think perhaps of all the recent lip stains I have tried this is my all-time favorite one. Why? Because it’s incredibly smooth and moisturizing. It doesn’t dry out or feel strange on my lips. Also, it has a very slight minty taste/scent, which isn’t overpowering at all. Kind of like OCC’s Lip Tars, but MUCH more subtle. I absolutely adore this color one me, it’s perfection in a stick. Literally!

Energy is a bright coral. It felt less drying than the Revlon ones. It did bleed on my hand swatch but that’s because I had previously used a makeup wipe under it. No lip bleeding at all.

Mocha Mauve is a pink/taupe shimmer shade. A nice neutral and easy to just apply straight from the crayon onto lids, then blend with your finger. They do set somewhat fast so blend quickly!

BlackNoir is a super dark inky black. Very easy to apply but they do set fast. Great for the waterline because it lasts much longer than most liners, at least for me.

Natural is a medium pink shade, great for a wide variety of skin tones. It’s really easy to apply with your fingers and doesn’t feel sticky at all. It gives you a really nice flush and is somewhat buildable as well.

Overall: I am really liking everything I tried, but especially the Tinted Balm, Lip Blush and Silky Eye Pen. Great stuff, but a little on the pricey side.

Availability: Target, Zappos, Pixi.

Pricing: Tinted Brilliance Balm ($16 for 0.10 oz), Lip Blush ($18 for 0.08 oz), Lid Last Shadow Pen ($18 for 0.16 oz), Endless Silky Eye Pen ($15 for full-size liner), Sheer Cheek Gel ($18 for 0.4 oz).

What do you think about these Pixi items? Are you a fan?


Note: Pixi is cruelty free.

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Written by Kelly
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