High End Discoveries

I've had a few high-end products on my radar for such a long time, I finally bit the bullet and now they are proudly in my collection. So I wanted to share them with you guys...

Pixi Strobe & Sculpt Contour Kit | £24

Pixi are killing it with their new launches recently. Especially their Pretties collection, which is a collaboration with some amazing influencers. This contour palette is part of that collection. It contains 3 Bronze shades and 3 lighter highlighting shades. The shades are:

Baby Chick - a Yellow toned setting powder. This brightens the under eye area and sets it really well.

Caviar Dreams - This a shimmery Rose Gold colour. I'm not really sure how to use this shade. It's a bit too shimmery for a blush but doesn't work well as a highlighter on me.

Honey Bunny - This is a Champagne toned highlighter that leans slightly Golden. It's a stunning highlighter without any glitter or chunkiness.

Minx - is warm toned Bronzer with glitter in it. This is the most disappointing shade in the palette. If it wasn't for the large chunks of glitter I would really love this.

Boss Lady - This is matte cool toned matte Bronzer. Ideal for contouring.

Queen - this is a matte, warm toned Bronzer. Another ideal contour shade.

Both the matte shades don't suit my skin tone for contouring but mixed together I have my perfect contour shade! All the shades in the palette are really good and apply well, evenly and last well on me. Apart from the Two shades in the palette that I don't use a lot, this has a good mix of shades in it! It's been my go to for contouring.

Pixi It's Eye Time Eyeshadow Palette | £28

Along with the Contour palette I really want to try this eyeshadow palette from the collection. So I was so happy when my lovely children brought it for me as a Mothers Day gift! The palette houses 12 neutral shades with a good mix of mattes and shimmers. The shades are:

Snowflake - a shimmery highlighter shade. This is very pigmented and so soft!

Bubbly - a pale Gold shimmery colour. This makes a great lid shade. Again this is very pigmented and very soft.

Good Morning - this is a warm toned,  matte mid Brown colour. It's an ideal crease shade, or transition colour. It's one of my favorites in the palette. It packs a punch in terms of pigment and super easy to work with.

Brick - Is a warm toned Red, Brown colour. It has a satin finish - it's not shimmery nor matte. This is a great versatile shade. It works in the crease, outer v or as lid colour. This is soft. it applies smooth and wears well.

Honey Bear - Is another matte Brown, that's slightly cooler and darker than Good Morning.

TuTu - This is a matte, short of taupe, Brown colour.

Getaway - is a shimmer Antique Bronze colour. It's another one of my favorites. It makes a stunning lid colour!

Ping - Is cool toned dark Brown, with a Gold shimmer. Again it works well all over the lid. And is very pigmented.

Dark Chocolate - As the name suggests, it's a dark Chocolate colour. I found this a little sheerer than the other mattes, but slightly softer. This works well in the outer v or to smoke out an eye look.

Aw Snap - is very similar to Dark Chocolate but it's slightly warmer. I love this in the outer v.

Night Night - is a Blue toned Black, with glitter in it. I don't love this shade but it adds something different to the palette.

Overall, I really like this palette. I love the warm shades in it and I have been reaching for it a lot!

Pixi Glow-y Powder Highlighter | £14

I'm having a bit of Pixi lovein at the moment! I'd heard great things about this highlighter so I wanted to. The shade Santorini Sunset is stunning classic Champagne tone. It's butter soft and doesn't have any glitter, just shimmers that catch the light beautifully! It looks really natural on, nothing blinding or other the top, just a nice, everyday highlighter. It wears really well too.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder | £33

This been on my wish-list for the longest time. I don't normally like powders (aside from a few) and £33 seemed a bit of a gamble. But this is everything I hoped to be and more! I love my Hourglass powders but I want something less glow-y and more blurring. And this is really blurring! It's like magic, it just perfects everything. It set my super dewy foundations down to a nice, satin finish, without being drying at all. It definitely helps my makeup last longer too. There are only 3 shades in the collection though, which is disappointing. I have the shade Medium which works for me. But shades aside I have nothing bad to say about this.

NARS Soft Matte Complete concealer | £23

NARS have added a new concealer to their already winning concealer collection. This concealer is in a pot so I can see why this would put people off, but ignore that. This is not like any other pot concealer I've tried! It's so light, creamy and easy to blend! It builds easily, without creasing or caking. It works well under the eyes or on spots and blemishes. It's a great solid concealer!

Skyn Island Nordic Skin Peel* | £38

Skyn Island is a new brand to me and was super intrigued by these skin peel pads. They're infused with Lactic acid and Willow Bark to gently exfoliate the skin. I love the convenience of having pre-soaked pads. Not only are these convenient they work so well. After one sweep my skin instantly feels smoother. I've been using these every other day and my skin looks more radiant, and feels incredibly soft.

Skyn Island Arctic Facial Oil* | £30

This oil is aimed at those with stressed, sensitive, dry or dehydrated skin. It's made from 99.9% pure organic Camellia oil. Which is jammed packed with skin loving ingredients to nourish and hydrate the skin. This is like giving my skin a drink of water! It instantly feels more hydrated! The oil is quite light and absorbs quickly, leaving my skin plump, smooth and hydrated!

I really like all my high-end discoveries this month. I have a few products that have become everyday staples!

Have you tried any these? What are your thoughts?

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