Pixi's much buzzed about Correction Concentrate is a "highly pigmented correcting concealer that instantly erases darkness, softens, and blurs lines. Skin immediately looks fresh, rested, bright, and youthful. This ultimate 'good night's sleep in a jar' camouflage cream is correction perfection in a pot." This tone corrector contains "Vitamin E to nourish and protect, Vitamin C to brighten and revitalize, Vitamin A for an anti-aging effect, and rose hip extract for it's cell regenerating and skin elasticity boosting properties." Pixi is a brand that really appeals to me, but I've always felt like the products were overpriced. Luckily, Correction Concentrate is one of the brand's most affordable products, retailing for $15 for 3g (.1 oz) of product. Pixi is exclusively available in Target, as well as the brand's website. I bought this concealer for myself as a birthday goody after hearing my favorite YouTuber EmilyNoel 83 rave about it and compare it to pricey products like Benefit's Erase Paste and Bobbi Brown's Corrector. Pixi products are cruelty free. The Correction Concentrate was made in China.
Packaging for the entire Pixi line is gorgeous, the brand's signature color is light green, you'll know that if you've ever seen the brand's display in Target. Correction Concentrate comes in a light green cardboard box that offer the Pixi logo and product name on the front. The back of the box offers a product description. The ingredient list can be found on a side of the box. The concealer it's self comes in a small glass jar topped with a green cap. The cap features a gold pixie along with the Pixi logo. Cute, but simple, with an eye catching green theme, there's no mistaking a Pixi product.
ixi's Correction Concentrate comes in one shade; Brightening Peach. Why does Pixi's Correction Concentrate have such a strong pinky peach tone? It's a matter of color theory, a subject I don't feel experienced enough to explain at length, but I'll try to sum it up. Under eye circles are typically blue or purple toned. Orangey shades are considered the 'opposite' of blue on a color wheel. When orange and blue tones are mixed they cancel each other out. It's kinda like math, but with colors, I guess.
Pixi's Correction Concentrate has a thick, almost pasty consistency, you need to warm it up with the warmth of your fingers to melt it into a creamier consistency. Once its warmed up this concealer is easy to pat on to the under eye area. The bright peachy tone may look a little bit crazy at first, but don't panic, just keep patting! Soon enough Pixi's corrector will blend almost all the way in. Though Petra Strand, the Swedish makeup artist behind Pixi describes the coverage of Correction Concentrate as "full", I feel like it sound be used with a regular under eye concealer as well to help diffuse what's left of the peachy tone. This correcting concealer does just what it promises, it just about completely erases mild to moderate under eye circles. The results are way better than I expected! Because Correction Concentrate is on the pastier side, I suggest avoiding powder in areas where you've applied this corrector, otherwise you'll end up with a cakey texture. I don't feel like Pixi's under eye concealer's epic results last all day, after several hours it can settle into fine lines, which is almost as unappealing as dark circles.
Pixi's Correction Concentrate is great, I'm thoroughly impressed! I was really nervous about investing $15 in a corrective concealer, but it's proved to be worth the money! I've been using it along with Benefit's It's Potent! Eye Cream and my under eye area has never looked better. The packaging is really pretty. The texture of the product is great once it's been warmed up, so application is super easy, you just need to tap it inn. The peach tone will neutralize dark circles for most fair to tan skin tones. I highly recommend Pixi's Correction Concentrate concealer if you struggle with under eye circles, this is the cheapest peach/salmon toned corrector I know of and it's totally worth the price. This product will have you bright eyed in no time.
Used BB corrector until she changed the color and formula. Switched to Armani #1 corrector and on a whim, bought this. HOLY MOLY. Better than Armani (which was returned).
Get it. Fantastic. NW10 here. For $15? Yeah buddy.
I had been debating whether to get this concealer for a while and once i saw some reviews and swatches i decided to give it a try, so glad i did! I bought this at target for $15, not bad because i was in between getting this or the Creamy Concealer by Bobbi Brown, which has less product but more expensive! It is a salmony shade so i don't think it will fit EVERY skin tone, obviously but i definitely recommend this to fair skin tones like myself. I use it under my eyes and the inner corners of my eyes where i have darkness. It hasn't creased for me, but i know that when i do try concealers or anything similar to this i don't use to much, that will cause it to crease, big no no there! You can always add more so be sure not to add too much, i use my ring finger to apply this under the eye and in the inner corner lightly tapping and then lightly rubbing until blended, it blends easily and it does brighten the under eye area but not too extreme wear it is very noticeable, just a nice brighten to make you look awake and very nice! I love this and bought it in November 2012, it is now May 7 2013 and i am not near even the middle or creasing this concealer, it is great and i know it will last a LONG time, a whole year or maybe a year and a half. The packaging is a plus, i think the packaging is very cute and i love it! I recommend it!
I love this product. It's a little tricky to use, but once you get the hang of it, it works wonders on any shadowy areas around your face (not just under the eyes!)
I haven't used Bobbi Brown's color correctors before, but after buying this one I don't know if I ever will. For starters, you get 3g of product from Pixi for $16 and only 1.4g from BB for $23.
The consistency of Pixi's corrector is thicker and stickier, which is a plus in my book- I have used Bobbi's concealer before and while I loved it, the creaminess made it really easy to use up. I finished it in about a month and a half. I don't see that happening with this Pixi corrector.
A little goes a LONG WAY with this product. The technique that I've found works best is to put it ONLY where you have darkness- for me, that is right in the inside corner by my nose. If you put on too much, or pull it out too far, you'll get that weird reverse panda look which is not cute. "Only where you need it" is a philosophy I've learned from Lisa Eldridge and while it's applicable to any concealer product, it is particularly relevant to this corrector. Just a small amount really brightens up the darkness under my eyes and around my nose and mouth. I used to use a regular concealer on those areas, but this product is way more effective.
The color is a slight drawback. For a while I refused to buy it because from just the pale salmony look of it, I was convinced it was far too light for my NC35-40 skintone. (I was wrong.) But if used sparingly and strategically, I think it could work for most skin tones, barring those who are extremely light or very dark. Might be too pink on pale ladies and weirdly ashy on deep-skinned ladies.
I use this with my RT deluxe crease brush because it fits perfectly into the contours around my eyes, and its dense bristles blend out the thick, sticky product with ease.
If you are in the market for a color corrector, know the value of using a light hand in makeup application, and don't fall on either extreme end of the skin tone color spectrum, I recommend checking out Pixi's correcting concentrate.
Let me start off by saying I have been using this product for almost a year now, and I am just NOW finishing it up, it has a little ring of product around the base which will last me around a week or so with continued use.
When I first got this, I loved it. Then 2 hours after applying it, I hated it. So I started searching for different ways to apply it, but couldn't find anything that made it look less dry and crinkly. But finally, I realized that I was putting way too much on, and in the wrong places.
What you want to do with this product is just place it where the darkness is - not under your entire eye area. Yes, it creases. Everything does, in my experience, so it's not a deal-breaker for me. But gosh darn it, does this brighten! It's SO peach, but at the same time, it blends into my skin tone...how??? I don't know.
After going through half the product, I admittedly bought myself the Benefit Erase Paste in Fair, and I LOVE the way these two layer. I use a small concealer brush to blend it out, then dust some loose powder over it, and my nearly-black under eye circles are covered! And trust me, my dark circles are BAD. Really bad. I have never gone a day (when I wasn't wearing makeup) where someone didn't ask me if I was sick, sad, or tired. So yeah, this along with the EP are my HG correctors.
I'm NC15 with dark purply/red circles under my eyes. This colour is perfect for them and really brightens them up. "Brightening" is the perfect term for what this does, but I think the "peach" is deceiving as it's not so much orangy but a pinky salmony colour. It's doesn't cover my circles 100% but about 90-95% definitely and it gives better results than say the Bobbi Brown one that's much more expensive and in my opinion looks cakey and doesn't cover as well.
The formulation is less creamy than other similar products, but I would not call it dry and it definitely doesn't feel dry under my eyes. If I only put one layer on and buff it in well, or two thin layers built up, this does not crease - and I have some deeper fine lines under my eyes. I don't even set it with powder because it looks better in its own and it just does not need setting in my opinion.
If you put too much on it does cake up and crease, like any other concealer on this planet.
I use this on its own, on top of a light moisturiser, and do not put a concealer under or over it. I apply it either with my fingers or a small buffing brush, and it works great with both but I prefer a brush generally.
I haven't noticed this fading through the day - whatever I put on in the morning is still there 10+ hours later. I did notice it can start to crease a tiny tiny bit after 8 hours, but if I take a concealer brush or Q-tip/ cotton bud and get rid of the excess that creased, it's fine for the next however many hours. I also noticed if I feel like I need more, I can add another layer to this later in the evening, say before going out, and it will not look cakey.
Overall this is absolutely great for the price, but I don't think it's for medium or dark skins, just for fair ones. Don't get why they don't come out with more colours.
I have insanely dark circles. Like so dark it's almost Halloween-ish. I picked this up because I wasn't ready to commit yet to Bobbi Brown, YSL or Erase Paste because of the price. So far, I'm liking it.
The product is very thick and kind of hard, but it does warm up. Blending is a little wonky even with a primer on before hand. It does cake and crease a bit, but not anymore than any other concealer on me (probably because my skin is extremely dry no matter what I do).
It DID however definitely brighten up and mask a lot of the darkness which had me doing a little victory dance. I would say that the circles were about 80% better which I think is quite wonderful!!
I will definitely purchase again until I get a sample from Sephora on some of the other ones.
Awesome unless you have under eye lines and then no matter how you primer or set it ,it creases.
This hides dark circles like no ones business ..If not for my under eye lines i'd be jumping up and down.
If you have fine lines don't even bother!
I have to deal with dark under eye circles and I wanted to try some new under eye concealers one of them being the Pixi Correction Concentration in Brightening Peach. The formula is very thick and I have to warm it up between my fingers before I can put it under my eyes, but it does a great job at covering any problems. I really like this and will definitely be repurchasing it. Definitely expensive for drugstore, but well worth the price. It has glass packaging, but the lid is plastic.
I think I am *almost* closing in on an end to my hunt for an effective product that will conceal my dark under eye circles! This product is a godsend, especially for someone like me with hereditary dark circles, but also someone whose prone to itching her eyes because of allergies (for reference I'm NC30-35). The peach color is AWESOME, you can definitely see the difference if you apply it to 1 eye and compare to the other. The consistency is slightly thick, but warms up with your body heat that lets it apply easily. I set this with my MAC powder, and it stays put for most of the day. I've used this as a highlighter on other parts of my face (cheekbones/nose bridge) but I don't see much of a difference..maybe it because this product doesn't have specks of glitter in it like most DS products do?
I gave this a 4 as opposed to 5, because I feel on certain days I should also apply a concealer with this brightening concentrate, particularly if I've had a late night. I was going to get either SkinFood (Salmon) or BB's correcting peach, but I think I have a winner here, and at a fraction of the price!