If you read beauty blogs, chances are, you also watch Youtube beauty videos. Pixi recently collaborated with select bloggers and vloggers, each creating their own must-haves. I have been watching Judy Travis from ItsJudyTime for years now so I am particularly excited for her palettes. Judy is known for her down-to-earth personality and simple makeup looks. She's a stay-at-home mom of three who made Youtube her career (1.4 million subs). She is very relatable and keeps things basic, which in my opinion makes her endearing to her audience, myself included. She has two palettes currently sold at Target (and other beauty shops online), the ItsEyeTime and ItsLiptime. Scroll down for complete details, swatches, including my daytime office look using both palettes.
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ItsJudytime ItsEyetime and ItsLiptime are both housed in Pixi's signature clear-top plastic cover and mint green case. Each shade is named (printed at the back side) which all sound familiar if you watch Judy on a regular basis (i.e Honey bear, Julianna bear, Miya bear, Keira bear). They also come with sticky mirror which you can attach to the cover if you prefer a palette with mirror.
Pixi eyeshadow palettes are generally hit and miss for me but this time around, I think all the shades turned out pretty decent in terms of pigmentation, ease of use, color selection, and wear time. ItsEyetime eyeshadow palette features predominantly warm neutral shades which are great for quick and easy daytime looks. The mattes are soft and non-powdery and although they swatched light on my arm, they are quite easy to blend using fluffy crease brush. The metallic shades (especially Getaway, brown/maroon) are pigmented and best applied either wet (with flat eyeshadow brush for foiled effect) or dry (with finger for a concentrated yet blendable look). There are 5 mattes, 4 metallics, 2 satins, and 1 matte with glitter specks.
Left to right:
snowflake is metallic champagne
Bubbly is metallic golf
itsmommyslife is satin warm brown
Good Morning is matte orange brown
Brick is satin brick
Honey Bear is matte warm brown
Tu Tu is matte mauve brown
Getaway is metallic brown-maroon
Ping is metallic chocolate brown
Dark Chocolate is matte dark brown
Aww Snap is matte maroon brown
Night Night is jet black matte with glitter specks
Generally I'm not a fan of lip palettes because while I get to try different shades, I just find them unhygienic (double or triple dipping either with lip brush or finger) and not travel-friendly. Unless you are a makeup artist who appreciates lip palettes due to variety of shades, I'd rather prefer the typical bullet-type lipsticks. Quality-wise and I have the cold weather partly to blame, the shades are difficult to pick up and apply either with finger or lip brush, especially the nudes (top 2 rows). The darker ones (bottom 2 rows) are okay but nothing mind-blowing. They all feel quite waxy on the lips and unless you mix and match, I find the colors uninspiring. But here's a hack ladies, you can use them as cheek/blush colors especially the top 2 rows. Lightly applied with finger, properly blended with brush and sealed with blush powder (or setting powder), they render a nice pop of color akin to pinched cheeks.
Left to right:
Ta-da is peachy nude
Peaches is peach
Julianna Bear is pinky brown
Milk Chocolate is light brown
Keira Bear is rosy nude
Miya Bear is dark rosy nude
B Did It is dark pink
Falling Leaves is brown plum
Chewy is plum
Fierce is maroon
Sweet Cherry is red
Fierce is dark red
For my makeup look, I used Bubbly on my lids, Good Morning on crease and Dark Chocolate on outer corner. I mixed Peaches, Juliana Brown and Milk Chocolate on my lips. I added faux lashes for little bit of flair. Pose here and there and I'm out the door, haha!
what do you think of these palettes?