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Review & Swatches: Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes in Rich Gold & Silver Sky

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August 22, 2014

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have caught a glimpse inside last week’s party at Ipsy studios to celebrate the launch of Pixi’s fall collection. Believe it or not, that night was my first taste of the brand— ever! Although I generally consider Pixi a mid-range brand, they do offer some affordable treats, like their $12 Mesmerizing Mineral Eyeshadow Palettes!

The palettes each house six eyeshadows with a general color scheme. The two new palettes released for fall are Silver Sky and Rich Gold.

Silver Sky has a cool toned, silver smokey eye theme. The shades include:

  • A stark white with silver shimmer
  • A matte creamy pink
  • A metallic pewter
  • A dark gray with purple undertones and satin finish
  • A cool, sparkly silver
  • A blue/black duo chrome with a satin finish

Rich Gold consists of neutral, shimmery earth tones. The shades include:

  • A cream with subtle golden shimmer
  • A cool light brown with golden shimmer
  • A soft, metallic gold
  • A warm taupe with golden shimmer
  • A greenish-gray with golden shimmer
  • A blackened green with golden shimmer

Without any real idea of how these were going to perform, I was pleasantly surprised with the texture of these shadows. They felt a bit stiff at first, but after some warming up, they are just the right amount of soft (no crumbles!). You can pick up a good amount of color with a brush, and even more with your fingers. They also blend out really easily, but without fading away, which is so important.

Out of the two new palettes, I prefer Silver Sky because of the range in color and finishes. I find it really hard to get a flattering eye look using all shimmer shadows, so the Rich Gold palette didn’t quite do it for me, despite its pretty neutral shades. Silver Sky offers more flexibility by including a matte shade, as well as strong contrasting colors. I also thought it had better pigmentation overall.

You can find the Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes at Target and Pixi’s website for $12 each. (Coupon code for their website: LOVEPIXI for 20% off!) Both shade ranges are great for fall, whether you’re going for or a dramatic smokey eye or a more neutral look.

Which of these two new palettes do you prefer?

18 Responses

  1. PrimeBeauty
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    These are such a great bargain!

  2. Honeygirlk
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    I have a pixi palette I haven’t yet touched but I need to. The shades look nice.

  3. Anastasia
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    these don’t look very pigmented to me, but I really like the colors.

  4. Justina
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    I’ve never tried Pixi before!

  5. Sheila Arkee
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    What beautiful palettes. The pigmentation looks great!

  6. mynewestaddiction
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    I love the Plum Quartz one

  7. Nidia Doherty
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    I picked up one of Pixi’s palettes from Hautelook that looked like these – not the same colors, of course, but a shimmer palette. They must like that shimmer! I like both of these, but the cool-toned one is more interesting to me… those plums and blues!

  8. Destany
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    Both are pretty, but Rich Gold is more my speed.

  9. I’ve never tried their palettes, not sure why. I like both of these equally based on your swatches.

  10. loveforlacquer
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    Those palettes aren’t too shabby! Great swatches!

  11. Lisa Marie Heath
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    Silver Sky would be my pick as well!

  12. Pretty! I like the looks of Silver Sky better too.

  13. Phyrra
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    I like the Silver Sky.

  14. Kim Porter
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    Nice swatches. I’m not really a fan of the shades though.

  15. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
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    I love their shadows and these look incredible!

  16. BeautyJudy
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    Oh, I like these both!

  17. Erika
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    Of course, my neutral ho eyeballs went right to the gold palette but both are so pretty.

  18. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
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    I love gold and silver palettes! The swatches look very pretty

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