When it comes to makeup, a dewy look is all the rage right now, as evidenced by everyone from the latest runways to your favorite Instagram influencers. Here in Houston, it's pretty easy to achieve naturally, yet we've spent years covering it all up with sundry sweat-absorbing powders.
So much has changed in 2018, and we're now searching for new ways to shine up our cheekbones. As luck would have it, the answer to bright and glowing skin has been right under our noses this whole time in a Target beauty aisle.
The Pixi brand was born over a decade ago in Soho, London, and the makeup and skincare line has since expanded far and wide and right into the most beloved box store of the 21st century. Pixi products are revered as fuss-free, multitasking creations that also benefit your skin thanks to ingredients like aloe, fruit oils, and the proper amounts of acids to nourish and revitalize.
Here are our must-have Pixi products you should definitely get your hands on the next time you find yourself on a meandering shopping spree through Tar-zhay. Your skin will thank you for it—trust us.
Glow Tonic, $29
Regarded as the holy grail of affordable skin care, Pixi Glow Tonic is the brand’s most popular and obsessed-over product. It’s an alcohol-free cleanser that exfoliates and brightens your skin thanks to three key ingredients. Glycolic acid refreshes congested skin by relieving cell buildup and clogged pores while witch hazel acts as an astringent to minimize pores and provide an overall anti-inflammatory effect. The third ingredient is one we’ve all come to know and love thanks to our time in the Texas sun: the ever-magical and soothing juice of the aloe leaf.
Some users see the magic happen right away, and most see results after their first week using the tonic. The helpful effects can range from redness reduction to better acne control, more visible bounce and elasticity, and of course, that youthful, beautiful glow in all the right places.
Sun Mist, $18
Pixi’s moisturizing Sun Mist is a daily SPF with chamomile and bamboo extracts that can be applied (mess-free!) right on top of your makeup. Spritz from an arm's length away to achieve that coveted dewy, glowing look with none of the gunky residue.
H2O SkinTint, $24
The secret weapon of Pixi's skincare line, the H2O SkinTint is a must for anyone who has trouble with a typical cream or mousse foundation. This is a thinner, water-based option that won't accentuate pores or fine lines like a so many other foundations do. If you’re looking for fuller coverage, you can build layers here and still see a smoothing effect that tends to last well into the day.
Perfect your #Skintreats routine with our cleansers! 💚Rose Cream Cleanser: nourishes & softens while cleansing the skin. 💚Nourishing Cleansing Balm: removes makeup and leaves skin feeling clean & nourished. 💚Glow Mud Cleanser: deep cleans pores while purifying the skin. 💚Double Cleanse: 2-in-1 cleanser which includes a solid cleansing oil that removes makeup as well as a luxe cleansing cream that conditions the skin.
With a multitude of cleansers to choose from, you’re bound to find the right one for your skin. There's the solid cleansing balm that also works great for makeup removal and a new rose cream cleanser that smells incredible and can be safely applied to sensitive skin—two declarations that rarely go hand-in-hand.
These cleansers are the perfect prelude to the Glow Tonic. Simply massage gently onto your face for 30 seconds, wipe clean, and finish with a sweep of Glow Tonic for a clean, refreshing feeling.
Jasmine Oil Blend is a #PixiPerfect favourite for our lovelies! "It has helped calm my skin so I hardly ever have any breakouts after I use it with Glow Tonic!" -@ktaylorwolff The healing & calming Jasmine Flower Extract & Evening Primrose will restore & renew your skin to #Pixi perfection! #PixiByPetra #PixiBeauty #Skintreats
Glow Serums, $22–$24
Pixi's oils and serums are absolute treats for your skin. Post-cleanser and toner and pre-moisturizer, work a couple drops of the jasmine, rose, or overnight blends into your skin for the ultimate luminosity. While oils may not appeal to those with already acne-prone skin, these blends are different—instead of laying on top of your skin and getting in the way, these moisturize and help keep your skin from drying and flaking. Not sticky or tacky, but soft, smooth, and glowy, just the way we like it.