MAKEUP | Misting, Setting and Refreshing with Pixi Beauty

Now, that we officially have our summer heat wave I have been misting whenever I get the chance and after spraying myself enough times, I feel like a bit of a "spray connoisseur" and we all know that not all mists are created equally so let's get to what I loved and maybe feel should be improved upon when it comes to these Pixi Beauty Mists

Pixi Beauty Mist Review

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First up is the Hydrating Milky Mist*($20.00 CDN)! This had a refreshing scent, light and airy when spritzed on the face and is intended as a prep step before makeup application. The product description says that this mist is a blend of black oat, provitamin A and hyaluronic acid, but the only thing I could find in the ingredients list that matched any of these ingredients was the black oat and it was the last ingredient. Provitamin A is beta carotene and I don't see anything in the list matching that description unless it's called something completely different that I am unaware of? I also do not see any forms of hyaluronic acid in the list though I do see many ingredients which have moisturizing properties. There are some ingredients that DO make this a great alternative to silicones as they are intended to improve skin texture, but the highlighted ingredients seem to be either in very small amounts or non-existent.

Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Mist Review

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate (non-silicone texture enhancer), Dipropylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Allantoin, Ceteareth-20, Trideceth-10, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-12, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Lecithin, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract (black oat)

The Glow Mist* ($20.00 CDN) was one mist I really wanted to love because the ingredients are quite lovely and remind more of a mist type facial oil, but the sprayer on my bottle either isn't working correctly or the spray is just off because of the heavy oil content because it sprays out in hard chunks so I only glow in specific areas of my face!

This mist features propolis (what bees make!) and argan oil which are in high concentrations according to the ingredients list. If you look at the mist closely, you can see the emulsion so a good shake is necessary to mix everything up. It also has a lovely scent so I might try it in an empty bottle that I KNOW sprays out properly!

Pixi Beauty Glow Mist Review

Ingredients:Water, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Propolis Extract, Niacinamide, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Panthenol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Adenosine, Rose Flower Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

My most used and almost finished mist is the Makeup Fixing Mist* ($20.00 CDN) because I use it every morning to wake me up as well as set my makeup. This has a light floral scent and contains rose water and green tea extract to soothe and balance the skin. While I rely on my skincare for the latter, it's nice to know that this has some skincare benefits as well. Though I can feel my makeup setting, this mist does not feel tight and does a decent job of keeping my makeup intact for a couple of hours. I have pushed this through summer heat and 10 hour days, but unfortunately I do need to blot around 5 hours. It seemed to fare better in the winter.

Pixi Beauty Makeup Finishing Mist Review

Ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Citrate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea), Trideceth-10, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glycerin, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Soleirolia Soleirolii Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Fragrance, Butylene Glycol, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Pinus Densiflora Extract, Thuja Orientalis Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Maltodextrin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCl, Silica

Pixi Beauty Mist Review

Final verdict: I know Pixi has more mists now that look very inviting so I might give those a go once I have gone through these three, but while my Skindinavia mists still reign supreme in my book, these mists from Pixi are sort of hybrids between makeup and skincare which can be nice when you are having an easy day running errands. The only thing I wish we could change is the actually mechanism of pushing to spritz. I like dispensers that have a little groove to hold your finger while these ones are flat so my finger has slid off on occasion...

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