I’ve been posting a lot of foundations lately so I decided to spice things up a bit with a quick lipstick review from an up and coming brand called Pixy. As much as I love trying out new products from different brands, I always do online research about the brand when it’s new to my ear. I can never be too sure, you know. If Mr. Google has nothing on them, well let’s just say that it’s not a good sign.
As from my research, Pixy follows the Tokyo trend of sweet, feminine makeup even though it came from an Indonesian parent company, . Ever heard of Gatsby Hair Styling Wax and Bifesta Makeup Remover? Pixy came from the same company, Mandom Group. According to my dear old friend Google, Pixy started in 1982 and with time, it’s been expanding its market overseas.. its latest conquest, the Philippine shores. 🙂
Pixy Lipsticks are housed in these cute little pink tubes with silver details that feel very princess-y. A bit like Etude House, if you ask me. I’m pretty sure girls would go gaga over these with the packaging alone. I like how the tubes are durable despite being made of plastic. The silver label isn’t easily scratched, too. Oh, another thing I like is how the cap clicks when closed – there’s nothing I hate more than loose locks and messy makeup kit. >.<
Pixy Silky Fit Lasting Matte in 504 Earthy Beige (Php 325)
Earthy Beige is a lovely muted brown shade with slight hint of coral. If you’re unsure about wearing orange lipsticks, this could be the way to go. It’s both summery and toned down which makes it great for everyday use. It is rather very opaque so a single swipe would do but being matte, you can expect it to accentuate cracks and crevices on the lips. The color stays on for a good 3-4 hours and leaves a bit of tint on the lips when it fades. No bleeding or feathering but it can be drying so make sure to use a good lip balm. May I suggest Colour Collection’s Argan Oil Lip Therapy? It’s the bomb!
Pixy Silky Fit Semi-Matte in 220 Haruka (Php 265)
Haruka is a popular Japanese name for girls which means spring flower. Aptly named, this Silky Fit Semi-Matte lipstick in Haruka is a cool-toned carnation pink shade with a slight, healthy sheen that looks very sweet and girly. It’s very smooth to apply as it is quite soft. As for the staying power, it doesn’t stay on as long as the matte lipstick above – 2-3 hours tops.
Pixy Silky Fit Satin Lipstick in 216 Pinkish Peach (Php 245)
Last but not the least, the shade that I think is most appropriate for teens, Pinkish Peach. It’s a light coral shade with pink base and a whole lot of sheen to it. The color payoff is not as bold as the other two and the wear time is not as long either. But it’s very light, non sticky and it glides on the lips effortlessly. It’s not drying, too.
For the price point, I think these Pixy lipsticks are worth the try – the packaging is rather cute, nice pigmentation and decent staying power. I just love how the swatches are true to the color of the lipstick from the tube. I strongly recommend these to teens and those who are cozying up to the makeup scene. Pixy is beginning to grow on me. I’ve tried their best-selling powder foundation and I liked it almost instantly! I’ll be reviewing that soon. 🙂