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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Pixi Beauty Glow-y Gossamer Duos and Liquid Fairy Lights Review and Swatches

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PR Sample - Pixi Beauty sent me a pr package containing their Glow-y Gossamer Duos (highlighters) and Liquid Fairy Lights (liquid eye shadows). All of these will take your GLOW to a whole new level. Let's start with the Pixi Glow-y Gossamer Duos ($18)! Pixi Beauty states they are powders that will create a lit-from-within luminosity. Pixi suggests that you use these on your cheeks & brow bones and anywhere you want to add a touch of glow. I found these to be highly pigmented and they applied really well. Subtle Sunrise is a pink & gold combination. Delicate Dew seems to be more a peachy pink & silver combination. Despite all of this they were just a little too icy on the skin for my taste. I just felt they sat atop my makeup and didn't blend in with my makeup. They're ok. I just feel they are not for everyday. Only for special events like festivals & parties. The Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights ($15) come in 5 shades. Pixi describes them as long wearing, liquid glimmer eye shadows that light up the eyes with super sparkles to create an ethereal look. They're infused with chamomile and rose extracts to soothe and hydrate. These contain a lot of sparkle & chunky bits. The good news is that they apply well. When applied they adhere to the lid of the eyes. But when you remove them, with makeup remover expect glitter under your eyes, on your nose etc. It gets everywhere. In my pictures below, I applied these to my eyelids & as a lip topper. Its a little too much sparkle for me. These look better if you do an eye look (with eyeshadow) and then apply these atop the eye shadow. If you wear contacts, remove them before removing these liquid eye shadows. Again, these are great if you're going to a festival, party etc. I don't see any of these used for everyday.

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   Pixi Beauty Glow-y Gossamer Duos are Bittersweet
Pixi Beauty Liquid Fairy Lights are Bittersweet


Pixi Beauty Glow-y Gossamer Duo in Subtle Sunrise

Pixi Beauty Glow-y Gossamer Duo in Delicate Dew

Subtle Sunrise (left) vs. Delicate Dew (right)

Pixi Beauty Liquid Fairy Lights in Crystalline

Pixi Beauty Liquid Fairy Lights in Sun Ray

Pixi Beauty Fairy Lights in Rose Gold

Pixi Beauty Fairy Lights in Bare Brilliance

Pixi Beauty Fairy Lights In Passion Light

Swatches of ALL Fairy Lights

To see these products in action, click on the picture below to view my YouTube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiYAM2Asv4o
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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Luxie Beauty Kabuki Rose Gold Collection, Complete Face Set and Perfection Set Makeup Brush Review

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Not Sponsored: Hey Guys! I treated myself this past Christmas to several sets of Luxie Beauty makeup brushes. I can't believe it's almost Christmas again and there are only 96 more days until Halloween! Unbelievable. I've had a chance to use all of these and wanted to share my thoughts with you. I really love them. Luxie makeup brushes are both vegan & cruelty free. I like the fact they are are sturdy, the bristles are super soft, they dry overnight and so far they've held up really well. No bristle is out of place. What I super love, is that they are labeled! Luxie tells you on the handle exactly what that brush is called, so in turn it pretty much tells you what it is used for. When I started my blog back in 2012, I didn't realize how serious I was going to get into makeup. I probably only had 5 makeup brushes at the time. HaHaHa Well during this time, I have learned that having the right makeup brushes really makes a difference in your makeup application. I use my Beautyblender a lot for foundation, concealer, blush and contour but sometimes (depending on the formula from a brand) I need to use a makeup brush. I also still use my BlendSMART2 rotating makeup brush (review here). I'm finding with makeup, one tool doesn't fit all. I purchased these makeup brush SETS, because they were so much more economical then buying them individually. But what's great about Luxie is you can purchase most of these individually. If you know you're only going to use certain brushes or know exactly what you need, than buying individually will work out better for you. I purchased these sets from Nordstrom. The only negative that I would give is that even though all the handles to these makeup brushes are the same color they vary in darkness & lightness. I hope you can pick that up in my pictures. I just wish that was more consistent. But other than that, they are absolutely superb! Another thing I felt was helpful, was Luxie has videos on YouTube featuring all of these brushes and their uses. In the future, I may put together a video outlining my most used and favorite Luxie makeup brushes. I condensed the uses for each makeup brush below. I hope this helps you if you're thinking about purchasing these.

 
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  Luxie Beauty Makeup Brushes are Sweet

Luxie 530 Flat Top Kabuki
Use to apply FOUNDATION (cream/liquid) or POWDER (loose/pressed).
Luxie 532 Round Top Blender
Use to blend out your CONTOUR (cream/liquid) or MINERAL FOUNDATION.
Luxie 534 Angled Top Buffer 
Use to apply and blend BRONZER (cream/liquid/powder) or BLUSH onto your cheeks.
Luxie 536 Pointed Top Kabuki
Use to blend out your favorite CONCEALER (cream/liquid), 
or LOOSE POWDER to set your under eye area (preferred for baking).
Luxie 538 Flat Angled Blender
Use to apply FOUNDATION (cream/liquid), to define cheeks with BRONZER (cream/liquid) or CONTOUR products.

Luxie Complete Face Set $65 (8 Brush Set Kit)
Luxie 532 Round Top Blender
Use to blend out your CONTOUR (cream/liquid) or MINERAL FOUNDATION (also in above kit).
Luxie 522 Tapered Highlighter
Use to apply your favorite HIGHLIGHTING POWDERS.
Luxie 680 Pro Precision Face
Use to apply your favorite COMPLEXION PRODUCTS (cream or liquid)
Luxie 229 Tapered Blending
Use to blend powders/creams on any harsh edges and add EYE SHADOW INTO YOUR CREASE.
Luxie 213 Eye Shading
 Use to apply EYESHADOW (cream, powder or liquid) TO YOUR EYELIDS.
Luxie 221 Flat Definer
Use to define/SMUDGE OUT YOUR LOWER LASH LINE w/eyeshadow (cream/powder) products
Luxie 201 Brow and Lash
Use this brush’s firm bristles for shaping and GROOMING BROWS OR LASHES. 
Can also be used to REMOVING EXCESS MASCARA as well.
Luxie 160 Lip
Use to apply your favorite LIP products,

Luxie Perfection Set $110 (12 Brush Set Kit)
Luxie 502 Large Powder
Use with POWDER (loose/pressed) to quickly and evenly set your face
Luxie 508 Duo Fibre Stippling
Use to achieve a medium buildable coverage W/LIQUID FOUNDATION, BRONZER OR BLUSH
Luxie 504 Large Angled
Use this angled brush to apply POWDER BLUSH, BRONZER or CONTOUR products onto cheeks.
Luxie 510 Foundation
Use this foundation brush with your favorite FOUNDATION (cream/liquid)
Luxie 211 Concealer
Use this thin brush’s rounded tip for precise application of your favorite CONCEALERS (cream/liquid) to conceal your dark circles, blemishes, or imperfections.
Luxie 209 Large Shader
Designed to pick up just the right amount of PIGMENT, use this eyeshadow brush - wet or dry - with your favorite eyeshadows (cream/liquid/powder) to evenly apply shadow onto your eyelids.
Luxie 213 Eye Shading
Use to apply EYESHADOW (cream, powder or liquid) to your eyelids
Luxie 205 Tapered Blending
Use this FLUFFY BLENDING BRUSH with eyeshadow (powder/cream) to BLEND YOUR CREASES and the edges of your shadows.
Luxie 207 Medium Angled Shading
Use this brush’s equal amount of fluff and angle with your favorite powder or cream to perfectly blend out any lines or for SMOKING OUT THE CORNERS OF YOUR EYES.
Luxie 215 Small Angled
Use this brush’s perfect density and firmness with cream or powder products for control when creating the perfect CAT EYE or even FILLING IN YOUR BROWS.
Luxie 219 Eye Liner
Use this flexible, yet firm brush with your favorite eye liner (cream/liquid) to PRECISELY LINE YOUR EYES.
Luxie 217 Pencil
Use this pencil-like brush’s head with your favorite powder or cream eyeshadow to precisely SMUDGE OUT THE TOP AND BOTTOM LASH LINES with perfect accuracy.

Individual Luxie Makeup Brushes I Purchased
Luxie 514 Blush
 Use to apply your favorite POWDER BLUSH products to your cheeks.
Luxie 223 Short Shader
 Use this shader brush’s short bristles with a rounded head combined with your favorite EYESHADOW (cream/powder) to target your application, making pigment packing and color smudging a breeze.
Luxie 120 Detail Round Blender 
Use this brush’s rounded head to apply and blend out your favorite cream EYESHADOW BASE to hard to reach areas of your face or PRIMER TO YOUR EYELIDS.
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