Name: Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Emerald Gold
From Pixi’s website:
Six silky, coordinated, must-have shades to use together or solo plus a double-ended sponge applicator for fast & fuss-free application.
What I liked:
– subtle and colourful pearly shades, perfect for daytime looks
– most of the shades have good colour payoff
– creamy texture, easy to blend
– last long when used with a primer
What I didn’t like:
– if you like bold shades, this is not for you
– a couple of shades are very sheer
– minimal fallout can occur
“You can’t wear eyeshadows that are the same colour as your eyes”, they say.
“Nonsense.” I say. “Wear whatever you want and that makes you feel good.”
If I listened to those “experts”, I’d never be able to wear green eyeshadows. And that would suck, because I am attracted to them like a moth to a flame. There’s just something about them I can’t resist.
It’s the green eyeshadows that attracted me to the Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Emerald Gold. It features six pearly eyeshadows in green, gold, and brownish tones that allow you to create several subtle but colourful makeup looks for any daytime occasion. Even the office.
All the shades are very soft to the touch, creamy, and easy to blend. They are also just a little powdery. Some fallout can occur, but it is minimal, and doesn’t bother me much at all. It’s not like I’m left with lots of speckles under my eyes, wondering how I can remove them without ruining the rest of my makeup. But, however little, it’s something worth mentioning.
But pigmentation varies greatly. The two greens, sadly, have the worse colour payoff. The light seafoam green is very sheer. Building it up doesn’t help much. It’s a shame cos it is very pretty. But I guess every palette must have a dud.
The other, medium, green performs better. It is on the sheer side too, but can be built up quite nicely. It’s true, even then it provides a subtle wash of colour, but a very pretty one. It’s the perfect green for those who want to wear some colour but are scared of looking like a clown. That won’t happen with this one.
The other sheer shade is the pale yellow. You can’t really see it in the swatch above because it is the same colour as my skin. I tried to build it up but it just blends in with my skintone. I like that. Every palette needs a highlighting shade and this does the job really well.
The other shades are a reddish medium brown, a gorgeous gold, and a pretty bronze. These are the most pigmented shadows in the palette. Again, they are not bright but subtle, but you don’t really need to build them up too much. One or two swipes will do.
As much as I love my brights and neons, I like the subtlety of this palette. Crazy coloured looks are fun, but they aren’t suitable for every occasion. A girl needs subtle and soft shades in her makeup arsenal too, and this palette fits the bill nicely.
If you want to improve their colour payoff, you can always foil them, or use them with a primer. Actually, you’d have to use them with a primer anyway if you want them to last more than a few hours on your lids. On top of Too Faced Shadow Insurance, I get eight hours of wear. Then, the eyeshadows slowly start to fade.
The eyeshadows are housed in a rectangular green case. Some may think it looks cheap, but I like it. It’s something different from the usual black, white, or neutral-toned cases most eyeshadows come in. The dual-ended sponge applicator, instead, is as useless as those found in pretty much any other palette. Those never work, so I can’t say I am disappointed this one doesn’t either. Well, in a pinch it might, but you’ll get better results if you use your own brushes.
Available at: Beauty Bridge
Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Emerald Gold features six subtle pearly bronze, gold, and green shades with a creamy texture that’s easy to blend. However, two of the shades are very sheer. Also, some (minimal) fallout can occur.