Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.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. 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.
The LipsticksSo 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.
Final ThoughtsWhile 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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