I really, really do. Pixi by Petra is exactly the kind of brand that has the very product I needed before I even realised I needed it.
Even better, I get to meet about once a year with Pixi’s make-up artist Amanda Bell. Apart from being just about the nicest person you’ll ever meet, you can talk for hours with her about make-up and it will never get boring. Cats too, but let’s focus on the make-up.
So in case you didn’t know, Pixi is a brand very well known for both skincare and make-up. Their absolute iconic, must-have, can’t-live-without product is the Pixi Glow Tonic. To my shame I’ve known about this for years but only started using it recently after reading this post by skincare guru Caroline Hirons. It’s changed my life – but I’ll write more about that later.
So Amanda very kindly gifted me some skincare and these are my too favourite products. This goregous Rose Toner that is perfect for my oily skin as it normalises hydration. She also gave me the Jasmin Oil Blend. It might sound odd to use an oil on oily skin but I always do in the evenings. It helps with the annoying dry spots I get and really softens my skin – there’s a very noticeable change in texture when I wake up in the the mornings. Both of these smell amazing.
For make-up up, I’m seriously a sucker for a Pixi palette. They gave me a palette that was very like this Palette Chloette – it had day and night eye shadow, highlighter, contour, blush and bronze. I took it everywhere with me until the day I dropped it in the loo and genuinely had to sstop myself from crying. This is a fantastic thing if you want to try one thing from Pixi.
But at the moment it’s all about eyes and all about texture. First of all Amanda introduced me to this Eye Reflections Shadow Palette at £24. They’re all metallic and all highly pigmented and the colours are gorgeous. I’ve been wearing it ever since.
And finally we come to Fairy Lights. these are super sparkly eyeshadows that really add light to your eyes. There are five colours but for me, Amanda chose Rose Gold, BareBrilliance and Crystal. All you need is a sweep of this over the eyelid to add a little glamour, they’re lovely.
Pixi aren’t the cheapest brand on the market – and rightly so because all of their products are very high quality and do lovely things to your skin. They also last and last so I think they’re great value for money. In Northern Ireland – to the best of my knowledge – the only stockist is Marks & Spencer, but you can of course buy all of these things online. In M&S it’s definitly worth keeping out for those sale items. A friend bought a palette in the January sales for £20 – the normal price was £45.