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Pixi is really rocking the mid-priced beauty segment lately. Following the release of its superbly stunning MatteLustre lipsticks (reviewed here) comes the Natural Contour Powder Shape & Shadow ($20, 8.16 g/ 0.28 oz), a silky matte powder designed for the contour-loving generation. Throw in some old-time favorites, Concealing Concentrate (Adaptable Beige) and Correction Concealer (Brightening Peach), our makeup menu is looking rad!
Sold in one neutral shade, this powder turned out to be a good match for my medium skin tone. Applied light-handedly and reapplied accordingly, it rendered a desirable dimension to my otherwise dull-looking complexion. I’m not really into contouring so I use it primarily as a bronzer, which for the most part, is a routine I embrace season after season. Worn over foundation, it did not oxidize or turn orangey the entire time I was wearing it (8 hrs for the record). The plastic case is sturdy enough for travel and the addition of mirror is always a plus.
Tired and dark under eyes remain to be the bane of my existence. If not for mini-miracles a.k.a concealers, drab to fab transformation ain’t happening. Pixi offers two solutions to us ladies, whether sleep-deprived or not: Correction Concealer in Brightening Peach ($12, 3g/0.1 oz) is a relatively thick corrective concealer which claims to erase annoying dark circles. Concealing Concentrate in Adaptable Beige ($12, 2g/0. 07 oz) is a matte concealer you can use to cover up acne marks, discoloration and the like. The lack of shade selection presents a problem because while they are made to adapt to one’s skin tone, what works for Jane may not for Lisa. As a side note, if you have dry skin, please moisturize your under eyes first before applying either one because I find that it tends to cake and emphasize lines.
For these before/after photos, I used Brightening Peach. Did you notice any difference (blended, unset)? I do!
Here’s the finished look, another simple makeup for the busy gal!