Review of Pixi illuminating tint & conceal by meanie
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!