To say I was shocked when a box of goodies from Pixi Beauty arrived on my doorstep is an understatement. In fact, I think I had to physically lift my jaw up off the floor. You’ve probably heard of Pixi Beauty from their cult-favourite toner, the Pixi Glow Tonic. I’ll be honest, it’s only recently that our local Shoppers Drug Mart has started carrying Pixi, so I hadn’t tried any of their products until now.
Pixi was kind enough to send me their full collection of MatteLast Liquid Lipsticks, featuring a total of 11 shades. Most of the shades are of the neutral-pink variety, which is totally my style. I haven’t been wearing matte lipsticks lately as I’ve been loving glossy lips but I was super excited to give these a try!
Pixi Beauty MatteLast Liquid Lipstick Review
The packaging is a simple square tube with the classic Pixi green top. The vibrant colors of the lipsticks are visible through the packaging and the names of each individual lipstick are displayed on the bottom. The packaging is sturdy and each lipstick contains 6.9g/0.24oz of product. The doefoot applicator tip is great for getting color in all the right places, but the wand portion isn’t as sturdy as I like.
The Pixi MatteLast Liquid lipsticks are formulated with rosehip oil, which is meant to keep the lips hydrated. I appreciate this addition as matte formulas tend to be quite drying. The color is incredibly opaque and pigmented with only one swipe.
The formula initially feels slippery and quite mousse-like on the lips. You have approx. 30-45 seconds to work with this texture before it dries down to a matte. While the matte formula is dry in the sense that you cannot rub your lips together, it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. In fact, I hardly even noticed I was wearing a lipstick!
Application & Wear Test
The color faded after eating and drinking and clung to a few areas. I am not surprised, as there are few liquid lipsticks that last through meals, despite their many claims. Overall, the color wore off fairly evenly, though I’m not sure that would be the case with one of the darker/more pigmented shades. Without eating or drinking, I’d estimate the wear time to be about 4 hours without touch up.
The only color that I had difficulty working with was “Prettiest Pink”. While the hot pink shade is gorgeous, I found it a bit patchy as you may see in the swatch in the swatch below. Some of the other swatches appear patchy in the swatches, but it was difficult to notice from a distance.
Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lipstick Swatches
My favourite shades are Matte Beige, Really Rose, Peony Pink, Pure Red and Berry Boost. I was surprised that Berry Boost was so pink because it looked quite dark and vampish in the tube. However, it does appear slightly darker in person than in the swatch, despite the fact that the swatches were taken in natural light.
Overall, I’m a big fan of these Pixi liquid lipsticks! They are beautifully pigmented, easy to apply, and comfortable to wear.
Have you tried any Pixi products? Anything I need to add to my list?
PR samples provided.