Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal ($30) is a new multi-purpose highlighter come concealer for Summer 2012.
Packaging wise this kinda reminded me of the new Tarte Maracuja Blush & Glow doesn’t it?
Let’s take a look!
As cute as Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal is they killed it for me with a too high price tag and too much highlighter.
I don’t mind dishing out money for good quality cosmetics but I was a little overwhelmed by the near $30 price tag for this duo. Shave off $10-$15 dollars and you might garner more interest in this one particularly for those who really want to check out the concealer which boasts a very nice SPF 20.
The rarity here is definitely the concealer formula as so many brands lack SPF in their concealer products. It’s delightful to run across a high level of protection in a concealer. Unfortunately the concealer is the smaller of the duo here and is housed in the lid of the tube. It’s a dome shaped, soft creamy concealer with sheer to medium coverage. I find it fits the under eye area nicely and blurs and conceals the appearance dark circles, fine lines, etc…quite nicely. Although creamy it does go a little dry for me so I do have to prep well prior to application however, if you prefer a drier formula especially if you have oily eyes, you’ll enjoy this.
My main issue with the product is the rather large tube of highlighter it comes with. I don’t typically use cream highlighters or powder for that matter as they make my face look even more fuller. I like the general idea of having both products in one place but…on the other hand I find it odd pairing the two. Why a highlighter and a concealer? Why not a prep for concealer? It’s an odd couple.
Swatched: No 2 Bare Glow
You might find some use for the Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal if you’re one that uses cream highlighters daily. I personally felt the product was a little too expensive and paired up a little too much highlighter with too little amount of concealer. As for me, I’d probably be more inclined to indulge in a tube of concealer from Pixi for $30 and perhaps a little cream highlighter in the lid instead! But as is, it just seems to pricey!
Sadly, not a go for this concealer junkie.
Pixi is sold at Target and Target.com
What do you think of this little duo?