I’m loving Pixi as a brand right now, and I’m thoroughly enjoying trying their makeup and skincare products. If you didn’t know already, Pixi teamed up with four beauty influencers to create their own product/s as part of the #PixiPretties collection. The Pixi Pretties collection mainly consists of makeup products, but there’s one skincare product too; the Pixi Double Cleanse which was made in collaboration with Caroline Hirons. When I first saw the Pixi Pretties, my eyes were instantly drawn to the PIXI Glow-y Powder Highlighters as I’m pretty obsessed when it comes to highlighter right now.
The PIXI Glow-y Powder Highlighters were made in collaboration with Aspynovard (an amazing YouTuber and blogger) with three different shades; Santorini Sunset, London Lustre and Rome Rose, with each highlighter containing an insane 10.21 grams of powder. The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighters contain 8 grams of product and cost £32, whereas the Pixi Glow-y Powders are only £14 each.
I was very kindly gifted all three shades of the PIXI Glow-y Powder Highlighters, however due to my porcelain skintone I’m going to gift Rome Rose to my deeper skinned friend as it just wouldn’t work for my skintone. I can however use the London Lustre and Santorini Sunset shades which makes me extremely happy as they’re absolutely stunning. The formula of the highlighters contain natural mineral powders to add an hint of a glow and sheer soft colour.
Each of the highlighters are packaged within a bright blue and green box, with the highlighters being contained within a pastel green, plastic pot with a clear lid. The packaging isn’t particularly luxurious however you know that the full £14 you’re paying, is spent on the formula as it genuinely is one of the best highlighter formulas I’ve tried so the packaging really doesn’t matter when the product is SO good. The pans are so huge for an highlighter, and I like that they have clear lids so you can see the shades easily.
PIXI Santorini Glow-y Powder Highlighter
PIXI London Lustre Glow-y Powder Highlighters
I’ve always thought that the Becca highlighters were the softest and silkiest powders I’ve ever tried, but after trying these Pixi Glow-y Powders, Becca has been knocked off the top spot. They feel incredibly soft, silky and smooth with zero kick up within the pan when using a brush but because they’re so finely milled, you can even use your fingertips as they almost feel as if they’re a cream. Santorini Sunset is the deeper shade of the duo and is a gorgeous warm champagne shade, and London Lustre is a cooler champagne shade and is a little lighter too.
I have a strong cool undertone so I can very rarely pull off any warm tones with my highlighter, blush or bronzer but both of these shades work beautifully with my skintone which I’m putting down to the formula as it’s so perfect. It’s very flattering and doesn’t emphasise pores or uneven texture, and you can wear it quite sheerly or build it up for an ultra intense highlight. I honestly believe that both of these shades would work for all skintones, but Rome Rose would be best used by those with a medium to deep skintone in my opinion as it’s quite intense from what I’ve seen online but it’s still an incredible shade regardless.
My favourite method of application is with a fan brush, and I particularly like use London Lustre as an inner corner highlighter for my eyes as it has a lovely brightening effect on the eyes. I would recommend these PIXI Glow-y Powder Highlighters over theBalm’s Mary Lou Manizer as I think these have a better formula, are better value for money and are more versatile as I often find the Mary Lou Manizer can look a little OTT whereas with these powders you can control how intense you want the glow to be. I assure you this isn’t a sponsored post, I’m just a massive fan and no other highlighter is getting a look in right now.
Have you tried any products from the #PixiPretties collection? Which highlighter shade is your favourite?
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