I hate foundation, first of all. I WANT to love it but it always seems to make my lines worse no matter what. This Pixi stuff, though, smooths out my weird unevenness (I have some red spots and neglected to use sunscreen for most of my life ) and doesn't settle into those stupid lines. I was extremely resistant to spend the money on it but figured I may as well. I am very glad I did. The actual TM covers really well without being too heavy and my face can breathe. The concealer in the tip, though, is amazing. It covers up my broken caps on my nose and you can NOT see them even after working all day. It's only been a week, so if something changes I will let you know, but so far it is the only "foundationy" kind of make up that doesn't make me want to scream at how misleading its claims are. I got mine at Target and I think it was 30 bucks, which I know isn't cheap, but I am going to buy it again and if they discontinue it I suppose I'll give up. I got the bare glow (I am pretty light, Irish skin) and it may be a bit dark but I am going to use it until it runs out and then I MIGHT try to the lighter shade. OH! Also, I am a tretinoin user and it hasn't irritated my skin so far. Hope that helps. Lastly, it says to use a "coin size" amount and I don't use nearly that much. I just can't see the point in it- too fake looking. So you can definitely get away with dabbing it around your face and rubbing it in, plus that will help it last longer.
I really love this product. At first I was a bit worried that it would be too sparkly, but you really can't see it much. I also set it with the Pixi Flawless Beauty Powder and it works so well. I really like the no-makeup makeup look and this is perfect for that. The concealer is also great for covering blemishes, although it's too heavy to use for much else and can get a bit cakey. My only very small issue is that the lightest colour, which is the one that I use, seems to have slightly yellow undertones, and pink or neutral suits me better. This is a really small issue though as the coverage is quite sheer anyway.
I've been wearing this tinted moisturizer for a couple of years now and it's one of my all-time favorite products. I'd given up on foundations many years ago b/c I couldn't find one that looked natural on me. For me, this TM is what I've always looked for in the perfect foundation - light coverage that leaves my skin looking dewy.
I should mention that I came really close to passing on this product. In fact, I passed on it multiple times at Target. For some reason, it would look super glittery when I would test it on my hand. But I was impressed with the quality of some other Pixi products so decided to give it a try anyways. Thankfully, I've NEVER noticed any glitter on my face while using this TM.
I have normal to dry skin so I have to wear a separate moisturizer under it. A pea sized amount gives me just the right amount of coverage and lasts all day. If I accidentally apply too much, it does make me look a bit shiny (most noticeably on my chin) but nothing that a bit of translucent powder can't fix.
The attached concealer is a perfect color match and does an excellent job at covering my sun spot. So although $30 may seem a little expensive, it's quite reasonable considering that a little goes a long way and you're really getting two great products. I usually order directly from Pixi's website with a 20% off coupon.
I do wish this TM would come in more shades. I have light Asian skin and the Bare Glow is a decent match for me in the summer. My ideal shade would be somewhere between Light Glow and Bare Glow. But my skin tone fluctuates so much with the different seasons, I'm surprised I haven't thought to mix the shades before.
Overall, I give it a 4.75. Will continue to repurchase until I find something better.
Update: recently fell in love with Laura Mercier TM but I still love my Pixi TM. The LM provides more coverage so I prefer to wear it as a foundation but the Pixi is nice for days when I want more of a natural finish (like going to the beach). I think these are the only 2 TMs I need in my life! continued >>
Love the Tint and Conceal from Pixi! The formula is smooth and moisturizing and it comes with a matching concealer in the cap! It feels lightweight on my skin, and gives good coverage! what more can you ask for in a face product?! And this product is super easy to travel with also. Love it!
I actually really like this tinted moisturizer! I love the nice, light coverage that it gives, and it doesn't look that sparkly on me, just a nice, diffused glow. The funny thing is, my hands are sparkly after I apply it, but for some reason, my face isn't. I can live with that! And the concealer on the end is GREAT, surprisingly. It covers zitty areas beautifully and seamlessly, although it's too dry for under my eyes, but that's ok, I can use another correcter for that, which I usually would anyway. The shade of the tinted moisturizer and the concealer match me perfectly and are a very natural pale, but warm, shade. I think my shade, the lightest No. 1 shade, Pale Glow, would suit anyone NC10-NC15. And I am so pleased to report that it's never broken me out.
I do wish it was less expensive, of course. But given that I actually like the packaging, which is convenient and good for travel, and how much I enjoy the product, and the fact that it seems like a little goes a long way, I've decided it's worth it and will probably repurchase.
Wow, people actually like this? I always passed it off as the overpriced target brand that hopes to sell by price alone "if it costs such and such it must be good!" the concealer looks cakey especially under my eyes. The tint is very sparkly and is not attractive with the caked look. Even when I tone it down with moisturizer, it just transfers onto other surfaces.
I have this in the Sun Glow which is the darkest tinted shade that it comes in. It was at a super great price on clearance so I thought I would try it. I have medium shade skin, but purchased this thinking it just might work well as a summer bronzer. And it does. It looks much darker in the tube and on your hands. But when you apply it and it absorbs into your face it somehow is not too dark. It kind of melds into your skin tone. It is basically a tinted moisturizer and it does that very well. It evens out skin tone, but on me it does not hide discolorations too well. I use the concealer that comes on the end of the tube for that and I do like it. Also, a wonderful thing about this tinted moisturizer is that it does NOT break my skin out. I have very sensitive skin and most things break it out or cause a reaction. This product does not cause any of that. So for that reason alone, I will repurchase again but in a lighter color for the Fall and Winter months.
Forgot to mention that it gives a nice "glow" to the skin. But I do not find that it has that disco ball glitter look that some people have mentioned. At least in the "sun glow" shade. As I have not tried the lighter shades, I cannot comment on those having excess glitter to them. But this shade does not.
I like the cream itself because it evens out my skin, gives me a nice glow, and does not make me break out. It does have a lot of shimmer in it, but I don't mind that.
The concealer in the cap, on the other hand, is terrible. It's dry, waxy and difficult to blend. I would prefer a cheaper version of this cream without the concealer. In that case I would repurchase, otherwise I won't.
I'm taking a lippie off for the awful concealer :/ having said that, it's a lovely product, and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a light-reflecting, oil-free TM.
- Sheer but buildable coverage
- No scent
- Easy packaging (tube with twist cap)
- Luminous/dewy finish
- Concealer and foundation in one purchase
- Not too thick / thin consistency
- Melts into the skin and blends easily
- Sensitive for skin-types with Rosacea
- She promises never to discontinue (hope this is true!)
- Sparkles can be intimidating when you first swap it on your wrist / hands / fingers - but it will look fine on your face
- Dewy finish can look oily throughout the day
- Limited shades
- (A glass bottle with a pump would be nice for the price, but that's just my personal taste)
I found this at Target on clearance for $15. I'm still not convinced that I would spend the $30 - 35 on this at full price, but I am very impressed with this purchase so far.
I first thought the sparkles were too much when I swapped it on my wrist. I was even more wary when I started reading poor reviews for this product here, but when I tried it on my face, the sparkles seemed to blend in and create a very luminous glow. The sparkles remind me more of a pearlized or an iridescent finish you'd find in a high-end eye shadow pallet as opposed to the big glitter/sparkle effect that you find in cheaper products.
The coverage is very sheer, but great for a tinted moisturizer. My freckles are still visible when I wear this so I definitely feel like it's not obvious that I'm wearing foundation (big plus!). The concealer is great for under the eyes, too.
Plus, the artist who created this formula boasts that there are a number of vitamins and anti-oxidants in this that are actually good for your skin! It's not common to find brands (drugstore or high-end) that make it a point to make products with ingredients that are beneficial to you, so I think it's important to notice when you find a brand or product that does.
Overall, I'm very impressed with this product. If you're looking for something that will give you a very natural, dewy finish, try this TM.
This tm did feel good on my skin, and did not seem to dry it out. While it did have decent coverage, it was wayyyy too sparkly for me. I felt like I could literally see small specks of glitter all over my face in the sunlight. I also felt like it made my skin look more oily than anything (and my skin is not oily at all). Thought I would love it, but returned it after a day.