Considering I am back after a blogging break, and with a shiny new theme, it seems only right to talk about a new Pixi release. I’m lucky enough to receive a parcel from Pixi every now and then, but more recently I have found myself failing to post their contents. However, this time the release was a product I fell in love with, so I just had to feature it.
Pixi went a little crazy with their releases of late, with not only tonnes more skincare added to the line but also two new palettes and a trio of brushes. Reflex Light was the more warm toned palette and while it was pretty, of course it was the more neutral, cool toned palette that I loved: Natural Beauty. Each of the 12 pan palettes have a mix of matte and shimmer to create the perfect look. Pixi say it will ‘add depth and dimension’ to the eyes, and some of the shades I have to admit are stunning; the shimmers of course. The packaging isn’t exactly groundbreaking, the pale green of Pixi coupled with a transparent lid. I do worry a little about the closure on these as they’re not the most secure and would probably be a flight risk (if you pardon the pun) for travelling. It’s definitely not a palette I will travel with, but the Natural Beauty palette is one I’ve been reaching for from my collection recently.
Although the brushes don’t feature too much in my review, the trio you can see in the first photo are amazing, so soft and versatile. I can actually do my whole eye look with just those three, something I never thought would happen. As with all eyeshadows, it’s the formula that really sells me – the shades may be pretty but if they don’t translate well as they are chalky, they’re just not going to work in my life. Luckily, the formula of these for the most part is good. The shimmers apply beautifully in one swipe, the satins are buttery, it’s only the mattes that take a little more work, but they’re not impossible to work with and give a nice overall finish. In the Natural Beauty palette there are four mattes, all of which are good transition shades, luckily they compliment the shimmers and satins well. I think all in all the shades allow you to create quite a few different looks, ranging from neutral everyday to a going out smokey eye, not that you’ll see me in a heavy smokey eye often.
The first six shades are definitely the ones you would use for a more neutral look. From top to bottom: Sheer Sand is pinky toned satin shade, it works really well as a base colour. Metal Mauve is a beautiful pale gold shimmer, it’s more on the champagne spectrum rather than the classic yellow toned gold. Petal is a creamy satin shade, beautiful on the inner corner. Antique Rose is another shimmer, a light bronze rather than a dirty bronze. Rose Clay is a warm light brown matte transition shade, it’s not the most pigmented but adds depth to an everyday look well. Metallic Rose is the most gorgeous, pigmented rose gold shade which all over the lid looks incredible.
Onto the darker more night time shades, and a couple of versatile transition shades. Deep Taupe is another of the matte shades, it has earthier/cooler tones than the others so you can definitely create cool looks. Foiled Bronze is a showstopper from the palette, if you like high impact this orange toned bronze is incredible. Soft Brown is another matte that looks great in the crease. Chocolate Brown is the darkest transition shade, and also the most difficult to work with, but it does eventually blend out nicely. Cocoa Shimmer is a slightly richer, warmer brown with a subtle shimmer than the previous shade. The final shade is Bronze Gleam, which I’d describe as a cool toned old bronze, it almost has a taupe shimmer throughout.
For someone who isn’t overly experimental with eyeshadow (though it’s something she’s trying to work on) this palette is perfect for my everyday wear. Like I said, I’ll probably still take my Naked Basics with me when travelling, because the closure is more secure and it has a mirror, but when I’m back at home this will be my day and night palette because those shimmers are dreamy!
You can buy the Pixi Eye Reflections Eyeshadow Palettes from the Pixi Beauty website for £24 each. If you use this link you get £5 off and I will get 500 points to use towards a future purchase – this is a referral code, NOT an affiliate code. I make no money from this purchase.
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