Pixi Brilliance Balm

3.9

20 reviews

65% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have this product is multiple colours: Unique Pink (goes on clear, changes and adapts to your skintone to turn your lips a *unique pink), Craving Coral (Bright pinky coral), and Baby Bare (a muted brown pink). I know it seems like I love these, but I'm on the fence. See, while I love the inital application, what's left on my face isn't always desired.
For starters, these stain my lips, Unique Pink isn't that unique, it just turns the standard lip changing colour (The same colour as my Dior Lip Enhancer, but not nearly as moisturing). Craving Coral oxidizes on my lips and turns them a hot pink. Baby Bare also oxidizes and turns more pink than brown. Out of all of these, I like Baby Bare the best. While it does leave a stain on me, it's muted.
Additionally, while these go on nice and smooth and almost have a creamy feel, I find they dry out my lips quite a bit. To the point where I need to apply my Burts Bees b/c whatever moisture was in my lips isn't coming back w/o it. Due to this, I've started to use these as lip liners/stains underneath my lipstick. I just simply apply the product, blot, then apply my lipstick. It makes the colour brighter and I feel as though it helps w/longevity.
I picked these up at Target for $16 usd. There is quite a bit of product (the lip pencil itself is thick/chubby) and the packaging is cute and convenient (the typical green Pixi packaging while the pencil is a twist up and not something you have to sharpen). Although, the cap on this pencil sucks. They actually re-vamped the original cap from an acrylic plastic that cracked if the cap gets pushed down too tight to a more traditionally bendy plastic. It still sucks as the cap can still slide on and off...and crack. If it had a sturdy snap cap, I'd be all about the packaging.
I'm not sure about a solid repurchase b/c I'm not a fan of how different the colours look on my lips from the actual pencil due to the oxidation of application, but I'm not opposed to picking up new colours and trying them out should they arise.
Just a FYI - I believe Craving Coral is no longer available from Target (at the stores currently located around me, at least), but I have seen Unique Pink and Baby Bare in stock.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love this balm it's gorgeous:) bought all it's shades.. And gona buy it again and again inshallah :)


Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have this in the shade Baby Bare, and I adore it. It's pricey for a Target brand at around $16, but the quality is fantastic.
The formula of these tinted balms is quite hydrating, and they make your lips look healthy and plump. I do find these leave behind a stain, which I prefer anyway (and I think that's sort of the point).
Baby Bare is a gorgeous light pink flush that goes with any makeup look and outfit. For me, it acts as a bit of a neutral, since the pink is neither too warm nor too cool. It doesn't yellow my teeth at all, and it adds just the right amount of healthy pink tint to my unpigmented lips.
I do like the packaging, as I hate sharpening pencils and crayons. The cap stays on securely, and the tube looks pretty and feminine and whimsical.
I will definitely repurchase and try other shades in this range.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Tried this in Pretty Pink. The color is a little too pink for me. But I liked the formula. It was creamy and smooth. It didn't have the best staying power though. I had to reapply pretty quickly


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I just picked this up yesterday in Baby Bare and I can already tell it's going to become my go to lip product. The color is so prefect it's just a really natural pink. It is about as moisturizing as a standard lip balm but a lot smoother, it's also less moisturizing than the pixi Shea butter balms. It smells a bit like mint and it definitely has a gloss finish. In the sunlight I think it sparkles a bit. This of course wears off as you wear it and it leaves a beautiful non drying stain behind. I also tried it as a blush like I saw it used for in a video, and it's also my new favorite blush! super blandabel, non sticky or shiny and requires just the tiniest bit of product to go a long way. I got this at the Target Canada closing out sales for $7.50 but its regularly a lot more expensive. I think I would probably buy it again even at the more expensive price and am going to be on the look out for more colors!


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I just picked this up yesterday in Lucent Glow since Target has some on clearance for $7. Holy moly I'm in love! The color is gorgeous - a sheer pink with gold glitter and the texture is fabulous on my dry lips.

I wore it by itself this morning and it lasted quite a bit but i don't mind reapplying. The best part is my lips don't feel more dry when it wears off like some other balms do. I also can't wait to try it over and under other colors and see what different effects it gives!

(Sounds silly but I've been eyeing Lipstick Queen's Ice Queen and really like the idea of it but I haven't seen or tried it and this made me think it was similar effect wise but probably not color which I'd prefer this pink anyway.)


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Love! It's literally a magic product! It's clear and then within a second it adjusts to your skin and looks so perfect. It makes your lips loOK so natural and juicy and it's also really moisturizing and even leaves a little stain after the balmy part wipes off


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I really wish I would have known about these sooner! I invested in a bunch of the NYX chubby sticks, which are very similar, but I like these Pixi balms better. I got Pretty Pink and really like the color. It is very bold and bright at first, but soon starts to match my skin tone and lips. It really does work with your ph and gives you a flattering color. It doesn't get dry and cakey and seems to last a while. It lasted me through breakfast and drinking coffee all morning. It isn't goopy or sticky. It goes on very smooth and pigmented. I don't have to use a lip liner because it hasn't feathered or smeared on me. Lastly, the slight mint feels very good and soothing. I really like these and will probably buy a couple more shades.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have this product in the shade Unique Pink, which actually translates to a clear lip color once worn. Although I like the fact that it is clear, I find this and the packaging to be the only redeeming qualities. This balm fades quickly, I mean in under an hour I need to reapply. It would not be so bad if there were a moisturizing effect or a soothing effect, but I find that this balm does absolutely nothing for my lips. I am not impressed by this, and it is too expensive to do nothing. I will not repurchase.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I received Pixi Brilliance Lip Balm in Unique Pink in my July 2014 Ipsy bag. When I saw it I was disappointed. It looked like a clear lip balm. I tried it and love the color payoff. This was the shade I hoped for when I purchased Dior Addict Lip Glow. Unique Pink is a perfect pink for fair skin tones. I will definitely purchase this when my sample runs out.

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