Is your head spinning from all of the holiday gifts being released already? So many awesome collections are coming out, including the new Pixi Limited Edition Holiday Collection! I only just discovered Pixi this year, and have enjoyed the products I’ve tried from them thus far– I just talked about their toner as my new holy grail skincare item a couple of weeks ago. Although they are generally a mid-range brand, they have many affordable treats this season for the holidays. This collection includes four gifts: two value sets with much-loved products, and two brand new items!
Let’s start off strong by looking at the headliner of this collection: the Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition. This book-style palette contains a whopping 40 eyeshadows and 12 face powders that will deliver a very large arsenal of looks. The shades range from cool to warm with a variety of different finishes as well. The pans of product are very generous for a palette like this, and you get an ample amount of each shade.
The shadows are smooth and fairly pigmented across the board— moreso with the glitter and satin shades than the matte shades. A few of the mattes feel a little powdery but, overall, I found the shadows to be easy to work with. There are a ton of neutrals for every day looks but also nice pops of purple, blue and green.
The face powders are a bit more sheer but buildable. The top 6 work well as highlighters, the bottom 6 as blushes. I love the different shades Pixi included; check out that orange and deep pink on the bottom!
The next item in the collection is a trio of the brand’s very popular Shea Butter Lip Balms called Balmy Winter. The set includes the shades Comfort Clear, Honey Nectar, and Ripe Raspberry (the last two being tinted). Honey Nectar is a nude apricot shade while Ripe Raspberry is a fuchsia pink. The shea butter in these balms make them ultra hydrating while still feeling lightweight, and are perfect for dry lips caused by nippy days. This would be a great stocking stuffer, and is priced right as it saves you $8 in comparison to buying the three separately.
Pixi is also known for their Fairy Dust loose pigment eyeshadows. The brand packaged up all of their shades into this Fairy Dust Favorites Light Catcher— a stacked container that lets you take each color with you. These pigments are great to use as eyeshadows, highlights, or even to mix in with a nail color for some extra sparkle. This holiday treat is the best value in the collection. You are getting more product per well than the normal Fairy Dust packaging, and you’re paying $12 for all colors as opposed to $10 each separately. It’s a no brainer that you need to grab this while you can… as a gift or for yourself 😉
Lastly, we have a new shade to add to the Pixi Nail Colours: Nude Dazzle. It’s a beige-y silver that’s pure sparkle with a foil finish, and applies completely opaque in just one coat. This is great as an accent nail, or throw them on all 5 fingers for a flashy festive manicure!
I think the Limited Edition Holiday Collection from Pixi is on point this year. A lot of great products for an awesome value. I doubt that Target will be stocking these, but you can pick them up on Pixi’s website now. I’d recommend shopping Pixi online anyway, since you can get 20% off with the code PIXILOVE, and free shipping on orders over $25.