Hey lovelies! It’s been at least a month or two since I received the Pixi Eye Effects palettes in PR. I know I just said that I wouldn’t be reviewing as many products on my blog, but I felt creative this week and wanted to share these two palettes with you. I’m not actively shopping for new makeup to review, but when I do receive something fun in PR I’ll be making an effort to write some sort of a blog post about the products.
I was pretty excited about the Rosette Ray Eye Effects Palette with it’s beautiful mauve tones, but it turned out that I gravitated towards the earthy Hazelnut Haze palette more. Go figure!
*Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for my consideration, all opinions are my own*
Pixi Eye Effects Palette Review
The Pixi by Petra Eye Effects Palettes retail for $22USD and contain nine eyeshadows each for a total of 11.g of product. They each contain matte and shimmer eyeshadows. The shadows are formulated with Ceramides, Green Tea & Vitamin E.
Pixi also sent me two of their Nuance Quartet Face palettes, so let me know if you’d like a review of those!
The Eye Effects palettes from Pixi are small and compact. There isn’t any wasted space inside the palettes which I appreciate. The palettes are made of plastic and each contain a mirror. I do wish that Pixi used cardboard packaging instead of plastic, just because it cushions the product a little better and isn’t as likely to break.
It would have been nice if the outer packaging somehow differentiated between each palette. The Pixi Nuance Quartet face palettes also use the same green packaging and I can’t tell at a glance which one I’m looking at. If I’m searching for a specific palette out of my Nuance Quartet and Eye Effects palettes I sometimes go through all the others before finding the one I want. The back of each palette has the names of the palette & shades, but unless I’m storing the palettes upside down it’s not a quick indicator.
Out of the two palettes I was the most excited for the Rosette Ray colour story. The At first the rosy tones reminded me of the Huda Mauve Obsessions palette or the Making Mauves palette from ColourPop. I think the idea behind them is similar but the palette leans more pink than mauve. There is a lighter champagne shimmer in the Rosette Ray Eye Effects palette that can be used as a brow bone or inner corner highlight, as well as a darker purple than can add depth to your look.
The Hazelnut Haze Eye Effects palette contains earthy browns, coppers and golds. It also has a beautiful lighter green shimmer. After playing with both palettes I’ve noticed that I feel more creative with the Hazelnut Haze palette. It’s not as monochromatic, so I feel like you can do more with it.
I also appreciate that there is a very dark chocolate brown in the Hazelnut Haze palette. I like to use the dark brown as a softer alternative to wearing eyeliner.
Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend
In terms of pigmentation I was not impressed with these palettes at all. I have many palettes that perform better than these two that cost way less! My ColourPop & Wet N Wild palettes outperform the Eye Effects Palettes easily. When I swatch the shades on my arm they’re not very pigmented at all. The mattes need to be built up on the eyes and the shimmers aren’t very impactful unless applied wet or with my fingers. That being said the shades do build up well, they just don’t have a lot of wow factor with just one layer.
The shimmers have a lot of fallout. The mattes not so much, but the shimmers rain on my cheeks! The mattes blend out nicely, but they aren’t a formula I would say blends itself (like my Tati Textured Neutrals or Dominique Cosmetics Latte palettes) The shimmers apply nicely with a wet brush, but I will often press more on my eyes with my finger after blending just to keep the impact up.
When I wear these shadows most of my eyeshadow is intact by the end of the day but sometimes the shimmers wear away slightly in the crease area. For reference I always wear an eyeshadow primer. My current primers are the Morphe Eyelid Primer and Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Pixi Eye Effects Makeup Looks
Rosette Ray Halo Eye
In 2020 I stopped doing cut creases. Now that my work day starts earlier in the morning my focus is on getting out the door. I’ve really settled into a minimal makeup routine. A look like this mauve halo eye is actually quite fancy for me these days, I had a rare afternoon where I had time to leisurely do my makeup so I went all out with lashes and lipstick!
These lashes are the Molly lashes from Shop Miss A, they were literally $2, so that’s a win for me! I also wanted to pull out my Elsa Lipstick from the ColourPop Frozen Collection that came out last November. I forgot how pretty this pink shade is!
Hazelnut Haze Look
I had some fun playing with the green & copper shades in the Pixi Hazelnut Haze Eye Effects Palette for this look. I wasn’t really going for a cut crease, there was no concealer involved in my eye makeup. But the idea was the same, I just pressed the green shade on the inner corner of my eyes with a wet brush. It’s a similar style of makeup but not as precise, because I don’t have time for fussing with concealer anymore!
My eyeliner here is the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen, which is one of my favourite gel eyeliners! It smudges out really nicely, and when it sets its bulletproof (metaphorically, let’s not test that)! These are the Tara lashes from Shop Miss A, also a $2 pair. I like this short lash style. They’re comfortable to wear and aren’t long enough to bat against the lenses of my glasses. On my lips is the Kylie Liquid Lipstick in Dolce K.
Have you tried the Pixi Eye Effects Palettes?
Personally I don’t think they’re worth the money. The ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette outperforms Rosette Ray easily, so that’s my mauve toned recommendation for you. You also get twelve shades in that palettes instead of nine, so that’s an improvement too!
I don’t have a palette that comes to mind for the Hazelnut Haze palette. It’s really just a neutral palette with a pop of red and green. The shades aren’t unique but they also aren’t found in every other palette. If you’re dying to get one of these two palettes Hazelnut Haze would be the one I recommend, but it’s certainly not my first choice in palettes either!
Please keep in mind that these are just my own personal opinions. Other people might really love these palettes, and someone else might not. Let me know if you’ve tried them and what you think of the formula!