Last week and a half, I received by BDJ Box which contained full size Pixy makeup products. All pink by the way (happy!).
As I mentioned in my previous post, among the lipstick products in my BDJ Box, I would most like use the semi-matte lipstick. I did and have been using it for more than a week now and am loving it. Here’s a quick look on the product:
7 Day Challenge
At first, I didn’t like the feel of the product and thought that it looked ridiculous on me. I’m not used to lipsticks that have any shine in them, especially if they are a bit bright. With shades such as this one–Haruka–I would have bought a matte one. But my office mates told me that it looked good on me. This is saying something because I don’t normally get any comments or compliments about my makeup. So I told myself to persevere.
3 Days Later
I got used to applying the color. I guess it’s an acquired feeling, not love at first application. I still didn’t know how to make it work. It’s a hit or miss but given the right makeup combination (not that I’m an expert in this), the lipstick highlighted the blush on my cheeks and gave me a “fresh look” as my office mates described it.
7 Days Later
Great! This is the first bright lipstick that I ever liked and lasted on wearing for more than a week. I normally go with neutral colors as it’s what’s acceptable in the office. You can never go wrong with “barely there” makeup. But a splash of color and freshness considering it’s summer wouldn’t hurt.
The shade actually complements any blush on I applied. Sometimes, even without applying any blush on, it highlights the cheeks.
It allows for smooth application so it can be used even without a lipstick brush (ok for those who’re on the go).
The price is right. In my novice opinion, this is already a good deal for a lipstick. I’ve never found myself sticking to a lipstick for more than 7 days (despite the 7 Day Challenge, that is). More so, I’ve never found myself looking forward to re-applying the lipstick. Usually, I just go for tinted lip balms to moisturize my lips.
It has a wonderful scent! Compared to lipsticks that just feel like wax, this one has a very unique scent.
Although I said that it allows for smooth application, if you fail to exfoliate your lips, it will highlight the cracks and dry patches on your lips even with a coating of lip balm.
KIKAY DISCOVERY: Instead of using a regular lip balm, I suggest coating the lips with a tinted lip balm. With a tinted lip balm, the gaps lefts by the lipstick, if any, become invisible. It may take a while to find the right tinted lip balm but the one I’m using with Pixy’s Haruka lipstick is Human Nature’s tinted lip balm in Island Kiss. Further, using the Pixy lipstick with a tinted lip balm allows the pigmentation to fade but leave the lips with a natural look. This is in contrast to using the product after a coating of clear lip balm, which, once the color fades, results to dull looking and pale lips. If you look at the pictures, I started using the tinted lip balm around Day 4. That’s why it doesn’t look as bright.
In all, Pixy’s Haruka lipstick is not that bad. In fact, I like it! But it takes getting used to as I said. The way it highlights cracks on the lips is a bummer as well as not everyone has the perfect smooth lips or the luxury of time to always exfoliate their lips. Yet, it is still worth buying, if only to try it out.
Give me a holler! Have you tried Pixy’s Silky Fit Lipstick (Haruka)? What do you think? At the price of Php265 (about 5-6 USD), would you buy a different lipstick product?