Disclosure: This is not a compensated or sponsored post. I was provided the product for review purposes only. All opinions expressed here are my own.
When you talk about the holidays, you have to start to think about holiday beauty. Target has you covered in this area with some great lines that will help you look great and not break the bank in the process.
Sonia Kashuk Pleated Retro Brush Set: I am obsessed with Sonia Kashuk’s brushes. They are super soft and apply powders and pigments like a dream. It also comes with a handy holder so that the your brushes stay in order and you have them at your hand. I keep this brush on my work desk and periodically rub it all over my face for no reason other than to feel its softness against my skin. Sonia’s powder brush has even more going for it than its amazing softness. It applies powder evenly on my skin, powder that doesn’t look caked-on, and leaves a lovely, natural finish I just adore.
With Sonia’s brush, though, I’ve gotten consistently soft, diffused lines with medium thickness. The brush head is remarkably soft — among the softest brushes I’ve ever used — and doesn’t scratch the delicate lash line area of my skin.
But its shape and softness limit the brush’s versatility. Although one could attempt to fill in her brows with it.
Pixi by Petra was founded by Petra Strand in London and quickly gained popularity in the states due to their innovative products. The Pixi Glow Tonic (something I will be talking about today) is a cult favorite toner and their recent rose infused line is getting some attention as well. Due to the popularity of the skincare products, I feel like most people associated the brand with skincare alone.
Glow Tonic – Let’s start with the ultra popular toner that has blown everyone away. I did not try the toner out for the first time when preparing this post – this toner has been part of my skincare routine for about a year now. It is actually what inspired me to pick this brand since I wanted to see if other items were as high of quality as this one. It also figures that I would run out of this right before it was time to post this so I wouldn’t be able to take a picture of the bottle, but as always, the item is linked to where you can snag it. This toner is the first of its kind that actually made me see a difference in my skin after use. I’ve tried many other toners in the past, and none of them ever made my skin look any different. This one, after only a few days of use made my skin look brighter and refreshed and overall improved its appearance. The way I use this toner is in the morning and at night after washing my face and before moisturizing. It exfoliates away the dead skin (without even feeling the exfoliation aspect) and leaves a clean, blank canvas for your serums and moisturizers to soak in and do the best job they can for your skin. If you only buy one item after reading this post, this should be it.
Get the Look – It’s Eye Time Eyeshadow palette – This palette really impressed me. We are talking major pigmentation and very large shadows for a very reasonable price. The mattes are so buttery and easy to blend and the shimmers (with a little bit of setting spray) are very bold. I honestly did not know what to expect when it came to the eyeshadows since I have never tried any of Pixi’s make up products before but I was so genuinely pleased with this palette. There’s multiple transition colors and some nice dark crease ones as well in the palette. You will only be able to create warm looks with this palette but that shouldn’t be a problem because you can come up with so many variations of those looks. I would highly recommend checking this out.
Pixi is a great brand and I will continue picking up new products by them. I was impressed with a lot of the make up and skincare products and am looking forward to trying out some of their face masks and serums.