Monday, September 12, 2016

Pixi MultiBalm Cheek & Lip: Review and Swatches + GIVEAWAY!

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Recently, Pixi released a handful of adorable lip and cheek colors that provide a natural and sheer wash of color. Available in four blush/lip shades and one bronzing color, the Pixi MultiBalm Cheek & Lip ($12 CAD) makes everyday makeup simple and easy. To see some swatches and learn how you can enter to win all five shades, click......
Pixi MultiBalm Cheek & Lip
The Pixi MultiBalms come in thick and fat twist-up crayons. The design is very simple and each shade has a color-coordinated cap for quick identification. The actual product is also very thick and chubby so it's not designed for a precise application. As a result, I personally would really only use these as cheek colors unless I am in a pinch and need a quick dab of color on the lips.
Pixi MultiBalm Cheek & Lip
Made with aloe vera, shea butter, and rose hip oil, the MultiBalms are pretty sheer cream colors that can be used on both the lips and the cheeks. The collection has five matte shades and generally speaking, all of them are very versatile and buildable. Because of the moisturizing formulation, the colors have a dewy sheen. They are great for dry or normal skin but on my oily skin, the wear was a bit lackluster. The texture is very lightweight and they are easily blendable for a natural look. Overall, these are great affordable alternatives to the Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colors or the Dior Blush Cheek Sticks.
Pixi MultiBalm Cheek & Lip
Watermelon Veil: Although this looks like a bright neon pink in the tube, Watermelon Veil is actually a soft sheer pink.
Soft Strawberry: Bright pinkish red, Soft Strawberry is the most pigmented shade in this line. It can be a bit too intense for the cheeks so I would recommend starting with the lightest dab and build from there on.
Pixi MultiBalm Cheek & Lip
Pixi MultiBalm Cheek & Lip
Sheer Sculpt: The only bronzer shade out of the five, Sheer Sculpt is a cool taupe brown. If you love a shimmer-less bronzer, this one is a great option.
Baby Petal: This is a pale rose nude, perfect for those with very pale skin.
Wild Rose: Probably my favorite shade in the bunch (you know how much I love my mauves and roses), Wild Rose is a sheer rosy brown. This shade is definitely one of the sheerest in the bunch. With that said, the color is very wearable and flattering.
Pixi MultiBalm Cheek & Lip
Last but not least I have an extra set of these cute MultiBalms to giveaway! So if you want to win all five of these MultiBalms (valued at ~$60 CAD), check out my giveaway on my Instagram account now! The giveaway is open to US and Canada only.
Pixi is available online and in stores at Target.