Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pixi Mattelustre Lipsticks in "Plum Berry" & "Pure Fuchsia": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Pixi Mattelustre Lipsticks in "Plum Berry" & "Pure Fuchsia": Review and Swatches
New from Pixi is a line of demi-matte lipsticks formulated with peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins. Available in a wide range of shades, the Pixi Mattelustre Lipsticks ($12 USD) promise a rich color and a hydrating wear. To see some swatches of a couple of shades from the line, click.......
Pixi Mattelustre Lipsticks
The Pixi Mattelustre lipsticks come in very plain pale green lipstick tubes. The Pixi logo is embossed across the cap and the tail ends of the tubes have little color windows that indicate the lipstick shade inside.
Pixi Mattelustre Lipsticks
Both of these Pixi Mattelustre feature a surprisingly non-matte formulation. Even compared to ordinary lipsticks, these are more on the shiny side. The formulation is moisturizing and lightweight and both colors have decent pigmentation.

Plum Berry: This is a deep wine berry. The formulation is pigmented and slick while the finish has a very noticeable sheen.
Pure Fuchsia: A bright barbie pink, this shade has decent color payoff with a natural sheen.
Pixi Mattelustre Lipsticks in Plum Berry & Pure Fuchsia
Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in Pure Fuchsia
Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick in Plum Berry
If you are looking for matte lipsticks then these are not it. With a name like "Mattelustre", I was expecting these to be at least kind of matte but the finish actually has quite a noticeable sheen. In terms hydration and pigmentation, these are pretty impressive. The wear isn't great since the slick texture makes the colors super prone to smudging and transferring.

Pixi is available in stores and online at Walmart and Target.