Target had a great sampling program where you got a slew of beauty samples mailed to you in a super cute zipper pouch. Notice that info was in past tense? That’s because they recently discontinued it. I seriously almost cried. But, before they called the whole thing off, they sent out one final bag. And, went out with a bang.
I was tempted to just try them all at once, I was so excited, but decided to take is slow and review each one for all you lovlies. You’re welcome. In fact, I’ve been getting a ton of new samples in since signing up for Ipsy (formerly known as Glam Bag). So, you’ll be seeing a lot more beauty reviews in general. Excited? Let’s get started.
First up, Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer.
I’ve seen the brand on the aisles of Target for some time, but with the high price tags I always wondered if it was worth it. So, the sample was the perfect time for me to see what it was all about.
Target claims that the Flawless Beauty Primer is the “Ultimate primer to neutralize and smooth uneven skin tone leaving a luxurious lustre finish – like your skin 10 years ago!”
I’m only 30 so I don’t really think that my skin tone has changed that much. I do notice a little bit of redness on my cheeks and forehead wrinkles, but that’s only if I’m being uber critical and under the harsh lights of my rented apartment. More so than that though, I’ve always noticed a slight greying of my skin in the cooler months. Without a slight suntan, my skin just…dulls. Bleh.
The Pixi primer certainly combated that. I used way too much not knowing any better. In fact, I just globbed the whole sample in my hand. You probably only need a pea sized amount for your entire face. Instead I slapped on about a quarter-sized amount…maybe more. Whoops. So, at first it was very, very, shiny.
But, after I wiped some off and let it set in, it was nice. I was looking for something I could use instead of foundation on those days I just wanted to run out the door but didn’t want to look tired or washed out. So, after the primer, I brushed on some power in my t-zone and left it alone.
All, in all, I really like the way it made my skin look. Certainly, that “from within” glow was there as was a more even skin tone. But, it also made my skin feel so good. As it turns out, Pixi primer is also chaulked full of ingredients that help with anti-aging and fortification.
- Pearl extract for revitalization, protection and anti-aging
- Truffle extract is a luxury additive rich in amino acids and minerals to tone and hydrate
- Vitamin E increases skin elasticity
- Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant
- Vitamin C has revitalizing and nourishing benefits
Now, like I said, this stuff isn’t cheap. A 1.01 ounce bottle is $29! But, a little goes a long way and it does do what is says it does. But, then again, I can justify just about anything. My sample bag came with a book of coupons of which was one for $3 off a Pixi item. Target also loves to do promotional deals where they give you a gift card if you spend so much on items you already need. I’ll hold out for one of those, but I will probably pick up some of this for the Fall/Winter, despite the price tag.