Confessions of a beauty cute-a-holic
By Katie Mellinger, March 28th, 2012
I cannot tell a lie: cuteoverload.com is bookmarked in my browser’s bookmark tool bar, I frequently watch online videos of baby sloths in pajamas, and I require my boyfriend to forward to me all youtube videos of cats. I have a cute addiction. That’s why I got really excited about this adorable line I was introduced to called Pixi. Developed by Swedish-born makeup artist Petra Strand (gotta love a charming accent), Pixi products are designed to be multi-tasking and fuss-free along with skin nourishing ingredients. All of this delivered in delightful packaging, with fairies and flowers and mint green oh my! Here are a few of my favorite products from the Pixi line, part of the new Long Lasting Color Collection for Spring:
The Lid Last Shadow Pen ($18.00) is an absolute must for a girl on-the-go. The formula is long lasting and anti-creasing: one swipe and this crayon should last all day. It’s designed to be used as an eyeshadow, liner, or, if one of the lighter colors, a highlighter. My personal pick is Peach Pavé as peach is flattering on almost everyone, but all of the shades are lovely.
Who says natural makeup that works has to be expensive? Pixi’s Endless Silky Eye Pen, priced at $15.00 each, embraces the following magic words: waterproof, paraben-free, preservative-free, mineral-oil free, and hypoallergenic. Now even natural makeup lovers have the solution to the never-ending search for a waterproof pencil. What’s more, the Endless Silky Eye Pen comes in a range of fun colors, so you’re not limited to just black and brown. Try True Teal for those summer days on the beach.
Want to give your lips a touch of color without having to worry that your waterglass will wash away all of your application efforts? Pixi’s Tinted Brilliance Balm ($16.00) is an excellent solution. While the balm itself hydrates your lips, the pigment in the balm adorns your lips with a hint of color that adjusts itself to your own pH levels. That means whatever color you choose out of the Tinted Brilliance Balms, it will work with your skin tone.
Cute-a-holics and beauty addicts everywhere can purchase Pixi at Target.com. Cuteness for all of America!