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New in Beauty: Spring Beauty at Target

Target Cosmetics

The Muse admits that she’s most interested in snagging herself a little Domo Easter lovin’ the next time she hits up Target.

But she admits she can get on board with new beauty as well!

Jump to see some new Spring Beauty popping up at your local Target.

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Pixi Lash Booster Mascara Review

I always fascinated when reader’s request a review of a lighter mascara. It seems the whole world wants a mascara that has a light formula, something that won’t weight lashes down but still manages to achieve great results.

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In my experience a lighter formula normally translates as an epic fail.

Jump ahead for a little something that’s lighter and that works a treat at leaving lashes natural yet full!

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WANT IT: Pixi Eau de Parfum

Wait, what?

Pixi makes (or made) perfume?

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Say word!

Jump!

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Pixi Lip Booster Review

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Any chance you wanna revisit some Target goodies with me? How about a Pixi LipGloss?

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Jump ahead for it!

Ah meh! Up until now I’ve given Pixi a bum wrap for appearing at my local Target. I thought the line was simply too expensive to make a guest starring appearance at Target of all places. But it seems to be doing well and my prediction that it and the rest of the expensive lines would be in the clearance bin by now (NP, Jemma Kidd, Etc…) hasn’t come to pass. But goes to show that the Muse isn’t always right. I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised these lines are doing so well considering that Sonia Kaschuk makes a killing at Target so why can’t Pixi and the rest do the same? Obviously, it’s really happening for these lines because I haven’t seen anything yet that hints at their demise although keep in mind they haven’t exactly added to these lines either since their original introduction. You’d think by now you’d see something new pop up for Spring or Summer…but ado it’s still making it’s own at Target.

Up until now I haven’t really liked much of what I tried from the lines but a few pieces have slipped by me such as the Pixi Lip Booster. This I can get on board with!

$18 USD, ouch Target (and Pixi) gets you a chubby tube of moisturizing lip gloss that plumps and conditions lips with a slightly sheer tint. Loves it. It’s a rather great formula of gloss that I really like. I believe I tried one of these year’s ago when Sephora was carrying most of the Pixi line but don’t quote me on that. I love the formula as it’s a nice thick gloss that definitely give lips a fuller look. If you’re looking for a plumping gloss without the sting this would work well although it’s not really plumping in my humblest but simply a thick gloss that gives a fuller lip look. It’s nice and glossy and leaves a high sheen behind with a tiny hint of color. There are several shades to choose from but I only tried one which was labeled no. 10 and is a nice red shade. Either over lipstick or on it’s own it’s great gloss although a tad expensive for picking up at Target.

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All in all a rather nice gloss and worth getting if you’re looking for a thick gloss to make lips look fuller but I’d avoid it if you aren’t keen on spending over $20 (taxes!) on a gloss at Target of all places.

What are your favs from Target’s “expensive” line of cosmetics?

Tell the Muse!

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Pixi Water Stain Blush Review, Swatches, and FOTD

If you know the Muse you know how much she values a good blush or cheek stain that gives her that perfect flush. The flush that you get when you come in from a cold winter’s night, the flush you get from a sweet kiss, the flush you get when someone pinches your cheeks (hey I’m a good deal older now but my aunt still pinches my cheeks!)….all these things give a wonderful burst of cool that lights up my face with a natural pink sheen! Ahhhhh dontcha just love that look? I sure do. I get that look easily when using Benefit Posietint but that doesn’t mean I’m not always wandering around and searching out the next best thing to give me that flushed, cheeky look!

The next best thing today happens to be Pixi Water Blush Cheek Stain however it’s not as delicate or subtle as other tints and it definitely has that pop that the Muse prefers when it comes to color! However, the Muse does debate whether it’s the best at all…..

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Up until now the Pixi Target line really hasn’t held much of my attention. I’ve tried a good bit of the products offered and nothing has completely knocked me over as being amazingly great and must have. For the most part, as we’ve been over again and again, the price sways us all as paying counter prices at Target definitely holds little appeal for this Muse. I must say that I did love the Pixi Water Stain Blush however it holds one or two problems in it’s own right.

The blush sports the same style bottle as Benefit Benetint and Benefit Posietint with it’s nail polish style packaging and a brush applicator that resembles your favorite bottle nail color. The color I tried was Rose Stain however I believe there are three other shades to choose from but don’t quote me on that could be more. Although in the bottle and swatches the color is a deep off red shade it actually ends up applying as an almost peach with deep red undertones. Since the product is deeply pigmented it does cause a bit of drama when blending. To apply you simply dot a small amount on cheeks but since it dries down so quickly those “dots” remain even after blended which is rather annoying (you can actually see the problem in my blended swatch below). Aside from the blending problem it does give a super nice pop of color to my cheeks although it’s not natural or subtle in the least so if you’re looking for a soft flush this will not be something you’re wanting to try. I really liked the look however it does look a bit unnatural on but that didn’t sway me from liking how deep a shade it was. The finish is a combination of orange, red, and peach.

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Pixi Water Stain Blush is $20 USD which is considerably lower priced when compared with Benetint’s $28 USD price tag however it all comes down, once again, to paying such a high mark up at my local Target.

Dear Target,

We head to your store for steep discounts not for high priced cosmetics!

k, thanks.

xoxo
the Muse

Aside from my ranting about price and blending I did like the product but mmm…probably not enough to repurchase it as I do think there are better stains around.

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It’s worth checking out for yourself as you may just fall in love with it! As for me I’ll use this up and be on my way to the next great stain!

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