This limited edition palette comes with four flawless face shades and eight essentials eyeshades. Two of the face shades are matte, while two have a slight shimmer to them; five of the eyeshadows are matte and two are shimmery (technically, there are three, since black has a slight shimmer to it, however, it does not show up when applied).
This is how Pixi recommends to use this palette:
1.Blend contour powder into hollows of cheeks, down sides of nose and under jawline
2. Buff-blend bronzing powder onto cheekbones
3.Apply brightening powder to areas you want to enhance (top of cheeks, lids and temples)
4. Use highlighting powder to bring out browbones, cheekbones, and cupid’s bow
1. Apply lid color as a base all over eye
2. Shape & contour with mid-tone coloors, blending into eye socket
3. Use a deep hue to define lash line – use wet or dry
4. Lighten up with matte highlights on browbone & inner corner of eye, then add a a shimmering shade in the center of lid for a glowing, wide-awake effect.
Face shadesEye shadows
What I like about this palette:
-it’s a great multitasker that has pretty much everything you need to create a subtle contour/highlight and a defined eye look
-great for natural-looking countour, but it can also be build up to a more intense contour
-the formula is very creamy and smooth (it almost feels like a cream-to-powder) the eyeshadows remind me of Tartelette palette, but these are slightly less pigmented
-it’s a great “everyday” palette
-I love every single one of the eye shadows, there are great crease and base colors in here
-every single color is wearable which means I’ll be getting a lot use out of this beauty
What I don’t like:
-while the packaging is pretty and quite sturdy, I kind of wish that it came with a mirror- it would then be an ideal travel companion
-because the formula is so creamy, you have to be careful not to over-blend the product (especially with the contour shades) otherwise, they can end up looking a bit muddy
-it seems that shimmery shades are a bit more pigmented than the matte ones, which I think is a bit unusual
I think that the keyword to remember with this palette is “Natural”. Even though in my swatches two of the bronzing/contouring shades look a bit dark, once they blended they actually look much more natural. I love how smooth and creamy the formula of these is, I just have to keep in mind not to use heavy blending with the face powders, because they can look a bit chalky, so light-hand is the way to go! Other than that, I love this little palette!
*this post contains a PR sample