Pixi Holiday 2014 Collection

The Pixi Holiday 2014 Collection is available now and I’ve got all the details and swatches for you right this very minute.

This limited edition collection includes the Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition, which is comprised of 40 eye shadows and 12 face powders, the Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio in Balmy Winter, Fairy Dust Favourites in Light Catchers and a Nail Colour in Nude Dazzle.

What I love about the Ultimate Beauty Kit is that there are 20 cool-toned eyeshadows and 20 warm-toned ones. There is also a nice variety of finishes and for the most part they felt very soft and were nicely pigmented. Add the 12 various highlighter and blush shades and you have tons ‘o’ options!

Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition

Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition ($34.00)

Pixi Fairy Dust Favourites in Light Catchers

Fairy Dust Favourites in Light Catchers ($12.00)

Pixi Nail Colour in Nude Dazzle

Nail Colour in Nude Dazzle ($8.00)

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio in Balmy Winter

Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio in Balmy Winter ($16.00)

Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition Eyeshadow Swatches

Eye Shadows (cool-toned) – Top row (over primer)

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Eye Shadows (cool-toned) – 2nd row (over primer)

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Eye Shadows (cool-toned) – 3rd row (over primer)

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Eye Shadows (cool-toned) – 4th row (over primer)

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Eye Shadows (cool-toned) – 5th row (over primer)

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Eye Shadows (warm-toned) – Top row (over primer)

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Eye Shadows (warm-toned) – 2nd row (over primer)

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Eye Shadows (warm-toned) – 3rd row (over primer)

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Eye Shadows (warm-toned) – 4th row (over primer)

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Eye Shadows (warm-toned) – 5th row (over primer)

Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition Highlighters and Cheek Powder Swatches

Highlighters & Cheek Powders – First four

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Highlighters & Cheek Powders – Middle four

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Highlighters & Cheek Powders – Final four

Pixi Fairy Dust Favourites in Light Catchers Swatches

Fairy Dust Favourites in Light Catchers – Snow Sparkle, Gold Dust, Brightening Bare, Mocha Magic, Copper Sheen

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm Trio Balmy Winter Swatches

Shea Butter Lip Balm in Honey Nectar, Ripe Raspberry

Pixi Nude Dazzle Nail Colour

Nude Dazzle

Here are my final thoughts after swatching everything. Most of the eye shadows were pretty nice. The shimmery and metallic ones definitely have the most even finish and are the softest. Some of the matte ones tended to be a little patchier and harder in texture. But since most of the shadows aren’t matte shadows I think the bang for the buck is really good here. I also really liked the first 8 of the highlighter and blush shades. A few of the last four were a little strange and definitely wouldn’t work for my skin tone, but overall good stuff.

I like the Fairy Dust Favourites shades, especially the last two colors, but since they are loose powder, they are definitely messy.

I am a fan of the Shea Butter Lip Balms as well. I use the clear one almost daily during the day and really like it. Honey Nectar isn’t my kind of shade but Ripe Raspberry has a nice bright pink tone.

Nude Dazzle Nail Colour is a nice silvery/nude foil. It’s super shimmery and covers with just one coat!

You can find these items now at Target, Pixi’s website and Dermstore.

Is there anything in the Pixi Holiday 2014 Collection that you have your eye on?

-Kelly

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Written by Kelly
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