I don't normally mix up my blush routine - I have a favorite and that's that - but when Pixi Beauty offered to let me sample one of their perfect-for-spring shades, I decided I had nothing to lose - and could possibly gain a new tool to help me combat my pale, winter skin.
What they say: Pixi Blush Beauty in No. 1 Healthiest Honey ($16) instantly offers a natural touch of color that won't require any touch up throughout the day
What I thought: Pixi is one of Target's high-end beauty lines so it's not cheap, but the quality is really impressive. First, there's the girly packaging - light mint green and gold fairy logo - just lovely.
Then, the product. This blush is super soft, has no noticeable odor (you know me and my aversion to fragrances) and goes on light and smooth. It didn't irritate or dry my skin at all. Just what a good blush should be!
The color itself is more of a soft bronze with just a kiss of pink, and it worked amazingly well with my complexion. When you're as pale as I am, many blush colors can be instantly overpowering and you run the risk of looking clownish, but Healthiest Honey is basically foolproof. It's so light that it might actually not provide enough color for those with darker complexions. You can build up the color but only to a point.
As for staying power, this blush definitely has it. My blush stayed put all day, without smudging or fading.
My only qualm is how powdery this blush gets in the container - a few swipes with my blush brush and there was blush dust all over. It's odd because the powder isn't dry whatsoever, it actually has the slightest creamy finish. I'm not sure what the technical term for this would be but I'd prefer something that adheres to my brush without "snowing" everywhere.
Oh. Also, the price. It's $16. Ouch. This is a toughie for me because as much as I enjoyed this product, I'm not sure I'd honestly fork over $16. But that doesn't mean it isn't worth it.
The bottom line: For a soft, sun-kissed glow you can wear year round, Pixi Blush Beauty delivers. I'd love to try some of the other shades, like Purest Peach or Perkiest Pink.
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