For the past couple months I've been super lucky to have been sent themed boxes of goodies from Pixi Beauty, one of my favorite brands. Their box this month centered around the #PixiGlow, and it really inspired me to put together this post. This post isn't sponsored at all, but Pixi did send me all of the products mentioned. I'm all about products to help give my skin a radiance and glow, whether it's from my skincare or makeup. I've been using this routine most mornings and have really been enjoying how "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed" I look and feel.
I start my washing my face with the Nourishing Cleansing Balm.* This smells so good and really gives me a moment to relax and prepare for the day. It's one of the thickest cleansing balms I've tried, turning into a thick oily cream as it's rubbed into the skin. On mornings when I have more time, I like to massage it into the skin and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off, like a makeshift hydrating mask. You'll definitely need a washcloth to wash it off - I've found it leaves a little bit of a residue otherwise. It removes makeup really well, so I like using it at night too, but for me it really shines as my morning cleanser, especially as the weather cools down.
Next I sweep a cotton pad soaked with the famous Glow Tonic* over my skin. I've talked about how much I love this product and have purchased it multiple times - it's probably my favorite skincare product ever. It's a super gentle chemical exfoliant that leaves the skin bright, clear, and smooth.
As the weather is cooling down (and as I'm coming down with a cold), I've been loving using a facial oil in the mornings underneath my makeup. I've noticed my foundation looks so much better and actually lasts longer throughout the day. I absolutely love the Rose Oil Blend* for this - it has the same beautiful rose scent as the cleansing balm, and it's one of the most nourishing oils I've tried. It really plumps up the skin and adds a gorgeous glow. It contains sweet almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed, and rose geranium oils, and my skin just drinks it up. It's a super affordable oil (that again, I've bought myself in the past!) that feels much more luxurious than the price point would suggest.
On days that I'm feeling a little lackluster and tired, I can instantly perk up my face with a bit of mascara. I've talked about my love for the Black Lacquer Lash Primer* already, but it beautifully fans out the lashes and preps them perfectly for mascara application. On top I love using the Lash Booster Mascara* in Blackest Blue. It's so dark it still looks black when applied, but you know how blue-toned reds make your teeth look really white? This mascara does the same for the whites of your eyes. I've found it really helps me look much more awake and ready to go.
I love wearing brightening shades on my cheeks - I'm super pale, so I always need to add some sort of color. I really like the Beauty Blush Duo* in Peach Honey. The peachy shade adds warmth and life back into the skin, and there's just enough shimmer to give the skin a beautiful glow. I mix the two shades together when applying.
Lastly, I've been using the LipLift Max* in Petal Ice on my lips. It's a really lovely gloss that reminds me a lot of the Dior Lip Maximizer. It gently plumps the lips without any stinging but with a minty freshness. The Petal Ice shade is a beautiful pale pink that seems to brighten and enhance the lips' natural color. It never feels sticky or gloopy, so it's a gloss I can definitely get on board with.
Have you tried any of these products from Pixi? What are your go-to's to look more awake?
Thank you to Pixi for sending all these products for me to try! All opinions are my own, as always. Please see my disclaimer for more information.