Budget Beauty: Pixy Cosmetics Lipsticks

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pixycosmetics-lipsticks A very affordable Asian beauty brand has landed on Philippine shores a few months back, which means this is a very very overdue post. I’ve been meaning to share more affordable finds in this blog for the longest now but have been too distracted with all the shiny, pretty, more $$$ things. Such is life! Anyway, I’ve a few budget buys to feature this month so stay tuned. For today, let me introduce is-it-Japanese-or-is-it-Indonesian brand, Pixy Cosmetics.  pixycosmetics-lipsticks2 pixycosmetics-lipsticks2c To clarify, Pixy Cosmetics is a Japanese beauty brand but it is manufactured in Indonesia which is why Indonesians feel like it’s more their brand than the Japanese. I’ve a few Indonesian followers on Instagram saying that all this time they thought it was a local brand. Pixy Cosmetics is also not to be confused with Pixi Beauty which is a UK brand. The price range of Pixy Cosmetics is in the lower drugstore level, even less than Maybelline and Revlon. The items play around the Php250 – Php500 range. Not bad, eh? I think that if you’re new to makeup and want to experiment but aren’t ready to commit yet, Pixy is a brand to consider starting with. The brand’s packaging and overall feel reminds me of Korean powerhouse Etude House, only Pixy Cosmetics is more affordable. I’ve quite a few products from them I’ve yet to review, so let me start with one of my favorites from the brand – their lipsticks. pixycosmetics-lipsticks8 pixycosmetics-lipsticks2bpixycosmetics-lipsticks7

The Lipsticks

So I have here three lipsticks in three different formulations – there’s the Silky Fit range that comes in satin and semi-matte finishes and the Lasting Matte range that comes in a, you guessed it, matte finish. Autumn Apricot, the satin, feels very lightweight but balmy and slightly greasy when layered on. It is quite sheer on the arms when swatched but goes on more pigmented on the lips. On the photo below, I only wore one layer. Two layers produce a more opaque, bold finish but is a tad glossy and almost greasy for my taste. It’s quite hydrating on the lips though. I found that after the lipstick has been wiped off, the initial flakies I had when I wore the lipstick came off with it – leaving my lips softer and feeling more moisturized. Haruka, the semi-matte, is sheerer than Autumn Apricot on the lips. Below I layered Haruka almost three times to get it to that kind of opacity. It’s less glossy than Autumn Apricot but still has a pronounced sheen when worn. I found that this emphasizes lip lines and flakies so best to prep lips before wear. Lastly, Pink Smoothie, the matte, is not quite matte as you’d expect it to be. It feels quite the same as the semi-matte, only more pigmented. It has less sheen though, but only by a little. Below is one layer of Pink Smoothie, which shows how pigmented it is in one go. It feels just as moisturizing, yet I’ve experienced no greasy feeling like how I felt with Autumn Apricot. The shade reminds me of MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj. pixy-lipstic-apricot pixy-lipstick-harukapixy-lipstick-pinksmoothie

Final Thoughts

While I do have a few minor issues with two of the lipsticks – for Php265 each, they are definitely a steal! Especially since they are of good quality. They’re not perfect nor revolutionary, but they’re good enough for everyday no-fuss wear that won’t leave your lips in a horrible, drying spell. I’d especially recommend them to those looking to try out lipstick sans the hefty price tags. If you’re not keen on sheeny, balmy lipsticks – go for the Lasting Matte Range, which is my most preferred among the three.

Have you tried Pixy Cosmetics? What are your thoughts, ladies?

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    • October 8, 2014 / 12:15 pm

      Thank you Miara!

  1. October 8, 2014 / 8:31 am

    Autumn Apricot!!!! Kaso baka too light for me. Putla levelzzz

    • October 8, 2014 / 12:16 pm

      It looks lighter in photos pero in person, it’s deeper almost burnt apricot level 🙂 But it’s super glossy, I think you won’t like it :))

  2. Nix Sayo
    October 8, 2014 / 10:56 am

    Love the pink smoothie on you! 🙂

    • October 8, 2014 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you Nix! :*

  3. October 8, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    These are adorable! Autumn Apricot is such a Shari shade! It looks so good on you!

    • October 8, 2014 / 12:17 pm

      Thank you Kristen!! :* As always!! Too kind! And I love that you know Autumn Apricot is a Shari shade, hihi!!

  4. October 8, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    Ganda ng Autumn Apricot! But shame about the finish!

    • October 8, 2014 / 10:48 pm

      I agree! I don’t see this color often on Shari or baka “peachy pink” stuck to me and I don’t see any pink.. Ang ganda 😀

  5. Raven Ang
    October 9, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Autumn Apricot looks beautiful! Wish it came in a more matte finish. Hehe do you know anything similar?

  6. Meg
    October 9, 2014 / 4:36 pm

    I’ve heard of this brand but I haven’t seen them in Watsons or Landmark! Or I am not looking hard enough. HAHA. Haruka looks so pretty on you.

    P.S. I love the new layout, Shari! <3 So chic!

  7. October 9, 2014 / 9:06 pm

    I like the shade of the Haruka and Pink Smoothie, just unsure if it’s something I’d like to wear everyday. Also, I didn’t know that Pixy is a Japanese brand. I thought it’s a local brand, oops!

    Kisty Mea of The Style Mermaid

  8. October 10, 2014 / 10:22 pm

    I immediately loved autumn apricot when I saw the swatch on your arm.. and on your lips it did not disappoint either. Such a soft and romantic color. So feminine 🙂

  9. October 12, 2014 / 6:43 am

    Color-wise I like Pink Smoothie but if it looks like VG Nicki Minaj, it’s going to be a problem. I can never make that lipstick work for me.

  10. October 16, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    Freaking pretty! I saw this brand in Indonesia when I was visiting last month and now really really regret not buying anything from the brand! I was close to buying a powder from them and I saw the lipsticks but there were no testers (although I could open to check without being scrutinized like in singapore)! I love Haruka the most on you!

  11. DianyMoony
    February 22, 2015 / 10:45 am

    Where can I get these online? It seems almost impossible to get them if you live in the US.

  12. maryeden
    December 1, 2015 / 8:59 am

    I have mine-autumn apricot from my family friend.

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