Sunday, 11 September 2016

Pixi Beauty Multibalms: Review & Swatches


Pixi Multibalm in Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Wild Rose, Watermelon Veil & Soft Strawberry. 
Pixi Beauty Multibalms for lips and cheeks offer a pretty pop of twist-up, blend and go colour on the run. A semi matte cream to powder formula means that they blend well onto skin and set with a lasting finish. Aloe vera, shea butter and rose hip oil add slip, blendability and a comfortable finish. Despite a matte look on lips in particular, they still feel comfortable. The curved bullet makes application quick and easy in comparison to the original flat-topped NARS Multiples. These are also slimmer, similar in size to a fat marker pen, which for me, makes them less daunting to use.

ON CHEEKS: Pixi Multibalm applies well straight from the bullet, though I'd recommend starting with a brush or fingers until you gauge the pigmentation (it's good!). Using the flat tips of my first two fingers, I pat the colour onto my cheeks and finish by blending out with a soft brush. Less is more and it's always easier to add more than take away; if you overdo it or spread the colour too far, soften the effect by buffing in a little foundation. The finish is very natural and not tacky to the touch.

ON LIPS: Wild Rose is my standout shade, a gorgeous mauve pink that's right up my street. Baby Petal is a softer, more subtle version. As I'm not big into matte lips, I usually wear these over a clear balm for subtle sheen or add a touch of gloss on top; if your lips are very dry, you may prefer Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm (6 shades) or Tinted Brilliance Balm. While they work fine straight from the bullet on full lips, I'd opt for a lip brush for a precise finish on thinner lips, or use a finger.

Pixi Multibalm in Watermelon Veil & Sheer Sculpt. 
The packaging is super cute and I love that the lids are colour co-ordinated to the contents, with a little stripe of the same colour on the bullet. The lids seem secure and so far, haven't popped off in transit, even when I've traveled with these (which they're perfect for!).


Even the boxes are pretty (good for gifting) in Pixi's hallmark mint green and rose gold packaging.


SWATCHES

Pixi Multibalm Swatches bottom up:
Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Wild Rose, Watermelon Veil & Soft Strawberry. 

  • Baby Petal: soft peachy beige nude - great on both lips and cheeks
  • Sheer Sculpt: super quick and easy contour 
  • Wild Rose - mauve pink nude - love on lips and cheeks and my personal favourite
  • Watermelon Veil - a sugary pink that I think would work better on medium to dark skin tones
  • Soft Strawberry - berry red - prefer this on my lips though can wear sheered out on cheeks


Pixi Multibalm Swatches: Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Wild Rose, Watermelon Veil & Soft Strawberry. 
I really enjoy using these and am always up for a product that enables quick and easy makeup application. Wild Rose is my favourite and I can see this and Baby Petal being used up the quickest. While I only contour occasionally, Sheer Sculpt is great for this - the perfect tone that looks very natural.

In comparison to similar products, I'd describe Pixi Multibalms as slightly more matte in finish than Clinique Chubby Sticks for Cheeks and less malleable (making them easier to control) than NARS Multiples.

You can see me wearing Pixi Multibalm in Wild Rose on my lips in this pic.

Pixi Multibalms cost £12 each and are available here in the UK or here in the US


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