Pixi Flawless Beauty Stick Review and Swatches

A long time ago in another galaxy far, far away I used to use Benefit Playsticks. Remember those? Retro beauty moment.

Recently the Pixi Flawless Beauty Stick passed across my desk and it just reminded me how simple life was when foundation was easiest when applied from a stick.

By the way 11 shades of Dior Nail Polishes are releasing for Holiday 2010. Love me much nail girls?


A cream to powder finish foundation stick for fuss-free application, sweep it on and blend it out with fingers!

If you’re a finger girl, like myself, Pixie Flawless Beauty Stick should appeal. I normally go the finger blending route with my foundation so this is ideal for folks like myself. No stippling methods here, no brushes, or sponges, simple finger smoothing and blending out does the trick for me which makes stick foundations an ideal pick for folks like myself.

Swivel this guy up, swipe it on, and blend it out. Pretty simple, easy application without drama, fuss, or know how.

It isn’t full coverage foundation but acts more as a perfector in my opinion as it creates a more even look to my skin without being heavy, greasy, or oil. It doesn’t mattify in my opinion but it does have a velvety finish. I tried it in the shade Nude which is the second lightest shade and it comes across a tad yellowish beige, not really my shade in all honestly but it absorbs in a way that the shade seems to even out my complexion if nothing else.

The swivel stick design makes it great for toting around and doing touch ups on the fly and pretty much mess-free compared to liquids or creams.

Sadly, it oxidizes pretty quickly. It gives my face a nicer finish but not so much a perfect, flawless one however doesn’t last as my skin swallows it up super fast and it’s gone within an hour or two of wear.

Shades are limited to three which are Cream, Nude, and Warm so most won’t be able to take advantage and find the perfect shade to suit their tone.

At $26 it feels a little too pricey as the quality just doesn’t quite fit in with the higher price tag.

At first application I get a waxy feel but it manages to finish off as velvet so this isn’t completely a bad thing but perhaps a minor quirk.

  • Those who need, desire, or can get away with light coverage.
  • Anyone looking to perfect but not to conceal.

  • Anyone unwilling to dish out near $30 for foundation.
  • Anyone wanting full, medium, or even lighter coverage (this feels like it perfects already clear skin but not conceal drama.

Although the idea is a fabulous one and the portability and ease of the product is awesome, the formula does need a fair bit of work to get me to give it a smile and a nod of approval. I’m not feeling the costly price tag on this since the quality simply doesn’t live up to the near $30 bucks you need to dish out for it. Props for cute pixi packaging but the formula didn’t win me over.

(Cute Pixies!)

Available from Target for the adventurous types wanting to try something new!


This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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  • 9/9/10 21:49 Kristina:

    I was sold, thinking I’d carry it in my bag for touchups until you said $30. I’ll pay that (and more) for a dept. store brand but not for foundation from Target – especially if it’s only of so-so quality.


    • 9/13/10 14:40 the Muse:

      26 actually kristina but still high :(


  • 9/9/10 22:41 shusheshe:

    I wish I knew about these stick foundations earlier after making a horrible mess using mineral powder foundations.

    Right now I’m using Bobbi Brown’s Stick Foundation and I love it!


    • 9/13/10 14:39 the Muse:

      shush they def are handy compared to liquids, creams, and powders!


  • 9/9/10 23:42 knownever:

    This gives me an instant retro moment as well…but in a not so good way since it takes me back to jr. high and revlon stick foundation. I obviously had no idea what i was doing and used that thing to pile a literal mask of foundation onto skin that didn’t need anything yet! ::shudder::


    • 9/13/10 14:39 the Muse:

      lol knownever ahh youth!


  • 9/9/10 23:46 sara:

    Oh I love the playsticks! As for the Pixi line…I think it should be a little more affordable. $30.00 for this is just absurd!


    • 9/10/10 12:24 the Muse:

      hey sara, $26 actually hun ;)D


  • 9/10/10 0:38 Melissa:

    Thanks for the review. Have you tried theLaura Geller foundation stick? Its similar in coverage and finish to what you described but tis cheaper and I get 4-5 hours of wear before I notice the disappearing act. :)


    • 9/13/10 14:39 the Muse:

      i haven’t but been meaning to melissa sounds fabs!


  • 9/10/10 1:54 regina:

    pity the formula wasnt so good coz the packaging is so cute


    • 9/10/10 11:44 the Muse:

      regina <3 the packaging for shiz!


  • 9/10/10 10:20 addicted_j.t.:

    A swing and a biiiiig miss.


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