Pros and Cons of Pixi’s Lip Blush
Description of Pixi’s Lip Blush
Guide Review of Pixi’s Lip Blush
Recently I was contacted with the opportunity to test some of Pixi’s new products. Among the products for review are the Tinted Brilliance Balm, Lid Last Shadow Pen, Lip Blush, Endless Silky Eye Pen and their Succulent Lip Twin. I decided to begin my testing with the lip products, specifically the Tinted Brilliance Balm. Now it’s time to test their Lip Blush, which is a pen-like lip stain marker. After all, we all love lip products, and if it acts as a multi-tasker then that’s even better. So the main question is whether the Pixi Lip Blush is actually long-lasting and non-drying at the same time?
I tested the product on two different days, with a day in-between in order to make sure there were no ingredients to inflame up my lips. I have had lip products give me an allergic reaction in the past, so I tend to play it safe now. The shade I tested was Energy, which according to Pixi is a light coral apricot. There are also five other shades available, and they offer a wide variety of colors for every skin tone out there. Normally lip stains can tend to either not work at all or they are way too dry for your lips. Other regular negatives can include bad taste and that cement-like feeling on your lips. I found the Pixi product did not have any of these negatives. Overall the coral-toned color was nice, especially for spring. The lip color application was very easy, kind of like taking a regular marker and drawing on your lips. There was no offensive fragrance, only a nice tropical scent. Since there was a fragrance you would think that there would also be a bad taste, but there was no taste at-all. I really liked the feel, since it wasn’t over-drying. I could have definitely wore it alone, but I added a little Smith’s Rosebud Salve on the top to make it look more glossy.
After wearing the lip color for around 4 hours, I was surprised to see the color from the lip stain still on my lips. After 8 hours the color was barely there, but it was still slightly noticeable. I also tried the blotting test, and cup test, to see if the color would stay in-place. The only color transfer happened when I applied the salve on top of the product, but it was still very minimal. Now on to the possible problem of drying out your lips. In the past, many products that wear long or are “budge-proof” have wrecked my lips by leaving them scaly or severely dry, but the Pixi Lip Blush did not have this effect. Instead my lips over the rest of the week felt normal, and I simply continued to wear my normal lip salve throughout the week. Overall I loved the color, feel, packaging, staying power, and the fact that you can get 100 applications or more out of one stick. When you add in an affordable price, the fact of not having to use a lip pencil or lipstick, and the ability to grab your favorite shades at Target I have to say that Pixi’s Lip Blush is a definite must-have lip product for spring and summer, or anytime.
Bottom Line for Pixi’s Lip Blush
I love products that work hard, stay in-place, and are affordable. Pixi’s Lip Blush does all of these and then some. The eight hour staying power along with the hot shades and comfortable feel make this water-based lip stain a must-have for everyone’s lips.