I’ve really been getting into Pixi by Petra Beauty lately and I’ve found that the Endless Silky Eye pens have been making a regular appearance into my beauty routine. After meeting up with Amanda Bell and Caroline Hirons to talk all things skincare and Christmas, I couldn’t wait to show you some of the amazing Christmas sets that have hit the shelves. This post is going to feature a lot of swatches of the products so it will be quite image heavy, but one of the Christmas sets has 40 different shades within it. How amazing is that! So, without further adieu, here are my top three from the Pixi by Petra Christmas Collection.
Starting off with the Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit, this set is a complete bargain at £28. Once the stocks have gone, it will not be coming back and whilst it’s out of stock on Pixi Beauty, Marks and Spencer still have some available. For £28, the Ultimate Beauty Kit is all you need for your face. With a carefully curated selection of Pixi’s best selling shades for the eyes and face, there isn’t a look that you’d be unable to achieve. On the left hand side, 20 cool toned shades in a blend of taupes, purples and browns in matte finishes. The right hand side contains a further 20 shades of warmer toned colours with a blend of matte and shimmer in hues of golds, bronzes and creams. The shadows can also double up as eyeliner and brow shades, whilst the middle section of the palette holds everything that you need to bronze, blush, contour and highlight your face. The pigmentation is really good for pressed shadows, with the shimmer shades giving a really strong intensity. Easy to work with, easy to blend and easy to apply, the whole set is great. It’s a shame that there’s no mirror inside, as that would be so handy for work.
Although not as large as the Ultimate Beauty Kit, the Pixi Palette Rosette is packed with shades that can be used to contour and highlight your face and eyes. Since I’ve been using the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Palette, I’ve really loved how a simple muted shade in the crease of the eye can transform your overall look. The shades within Palette Rosette are my kind of colours. Smoky browns and shimmering shades, champagne highlights and the most beautiful trio of highlighting colours. The intensity of the larger highlighter shades are unbelievable and these three are the ones that I would use the most. They remind me of the Zoeva trio palette but with a much superior quality and finish. For £22, it’s a definite essential in my eyes.
Finally, I’m so pleased to be adding some more shades to my Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen collection. The creamy, pigmented eye pencils look like they are that creamy that they would slide of the eye within minutes of applying but they really do take hold and set in place. Out of the set of five, I only have one shade in my collection; Opal Overcoat which I use as an inner corner highlight and under brow highlight. The champagne shade is one of those universal champagne colours that would look good on anyone. Also in the set is Black Noir, Black Cocoa and Slate Grey, as well as a set exclusive colour Gold Glow. There isn’t another set that contains Gold Glow so if you are a fan of the silky pens, then the set is a must for this limited edition shade.
Packaged up in the traditional muted pale green packaging, all the Christmas collection is decorated with elegant holly leaves and berries, making these sets a perfect gift. I’m really liking everything that I’ve tried from Pixi by Petra so far, and I have a couple of other beauty treats still to try. All the products are paraben and mineral oil free as well as being cruelty free. Check out the full selection of Pixi by Petra Beauty at Marks and Spencer.
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