Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Talk About Cosmetics - Pixllady Lipstick + GIVEAWAY


































Hey there, Lovely! Welcome to the first post on Beautiful Basics in the new year. Can you believe it’s 2017? I don’t know how last year went so quickly but I guess that happens as you get older, doesn’t it? With a new year comes new (whether newly launched or simply new to me) brands to discover, new products to try out, and new and reviews to post so I can share my thoughts with all of you and today is a perfect review kind of day and guess what we’re talking about? One of my absolute favorite types of beauty products to blog about and to just wear in my daily life, lipstick!

Traditional lipstick can be really scary with a terrifying roster of toxic ingredients but every day more and more green beauty companies are coming out with beautiful, hydrating and healthy lippies that prove green can be glam. Pixllady Cosmetics is one of those companies. With 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free lipsticks in a range of stunning shades, you’ll want to collect them all.



Simply made but beautifully formulated this line of lip products is made with ingredients like Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil, Candelilla Wax, Unrefined Shea Butter, Cold Pressed Castor Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Boron Nitride, and Organic Benzoin Resin and may also contain Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, and Manganese Violet for color. Each tube of Pixllady Lipstick is smooth, buttery, and gorgeously pigmented. I have 3 of them and really enjoy each of them!

I also have the Cocoa Shimmer Gloss that is rich and luxuriously moisturizing while giving the lips a shiny, shimmery finish. It’s lovely on its own or layered on top of lipstick. It’s got a yummy cocoa butter scent and flavor that is absolutely dreamy!



Now on to the colors! I selected Brussels, Sofia, and Budapest. All 3 are surprisingly wearable and flattering. I like them all and can’t decide if Sofia or Brussels is my top pick so it’s a toss up between the 2.
Budapest, Brussels and Sofia
Brussels is described as “a warm rose with medium coverage and a satin finish.” This particular shade is a bit lighter than what I normally gravitate towards and I really love what it does for my complexion!

Sofia is described as “a beige-rose with medium coverage and a satin finish.” This is a perfect MLBB (my-lips-but-better) shade for me and makes my lips look plump and perfected.

Budapest is described as “a dark brick with high coverage and a satin finish.” This is the only one that surprised me color-wise because it looks much more brown in person. It’s a chocolate kind of color on me. Once I saw it in real life I wasn’t sure I would love it on me but I actually do! I’ve even gotten a couple of compliments about it when I’ve worn it. This is a very on-trend shade since it’s kind of reminiscent of shades from the 90s!

Top Row: Left - Brussels  Right - Sofia
Bottom Row: Left - Budapest  Right - Cocoa Shimmer Gloss

Like I mentioned above, all of these lip products are super softening and feel like they do an excellent job of hydrating, smoothing, soothing, and protecting the lips. They have a very light scent that is uplifting and fresh but doesn’t appear to linger. I’m a big fan! 

As for other colors I would love to try, I’ve got my eye on South Beach! I think it’ll be the perfect warm weather lip color! The entire collection is beyond pretty, though, and I don’t think you can make a wrong choice! In fact, one of you Beauties will win your choice of lipstick! How awesome is that? Simply enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

77 comments:

  1. These all look really nice on you! I think I would go for Sydney if I'm the lucky winner!

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  2. I really like Sofia!

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    1. Palm Beach is so pretty! Good luck, Ashley!

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  4. I love them all but especially Sofia. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  5. I love the Sofia as well. Such beautiful colors!

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  6. I keep going back and forth between Brussels and Sofia.

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    1. It's so hard to pick but both are gorgeous so you can't go wrong. Good luck!

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  7. I can't decide which shade I'd choose! Possibly Ibiza 😊

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    1. I know, it's so hard to pick just one! Ibiza is gorgeous, though!

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  8. I like sofia but they are all really nice colors

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    1. Sofia is such a great color! Good luck, Jeanne!

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  9. I would choose Palm Beach. It is such a pretty shade as so many of the others are also.

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    1. Good choice! Palm Beach is stunning! Good luck, Christy!

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  10. I would choose either Sophia or Athens!

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    1. I love Sophia and Athens looks gorgeous, too. Nice picks! Good luck!

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    1. I agree! Budapest is awesome! Good luck!

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    1. Good choice! Palm Beach is SO pretty! Good luck to you!

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    1. Awesome picks! Both are gorgeous! Good luck!

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  14. the sydney color looks like it would be great on my skintone

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    1. It's such a gorgeous and flattering shade. Good luck!

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  15. i think i would choose ibiza! that looks like it would brighten up my face without being too much for me

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    1. That's a great choice! Ibiza is so pretty! Good luck!

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  16. There are so many great shades to choose from! I think I would pick maybe either Brussels or Sophia.

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    1. Both are great choices! Good luck, Shelley!

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  17. So many great shades and they all look great on you! I think I like Budapest best.

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    1. Thank you! Budapest is awesome. Good luck!

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  18. I would choose Lagos or Tokyo...I live for a red lipstick!

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    1. I bet it would look great on you! Good luck, Wendy!

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  20. I will pick the Budapest shade if I win.

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  21. They all Look lovely but I'd Go with Sofia

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  22. I think I like the Budapest color the most.

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  23. I like lots of colors but I really love Sofia! They are all pretty! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  24. I would pick Brussels.I really like the nude like shade.

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  25. Maybe Palm Beach. I have a hard time visualizing what it will actually look like on me. :-(

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    1. I bet it would look incredible on you! Good luck!

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  26. They are all so pretty! My favorite is the Ibiza color
    Thank You for the chance

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    1. They really are! Ibiza looks stunning! Good luck!

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  27. I really like the Amsterdam color the most

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  28. I like the Cocoa Shimmer Gloss!

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    1. It's gorgeous and smells amazing! Good luck!

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  29. I'd choose Lagos if I won! It's so pretty.

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  30. Ibiza looks like a lovley shade to win!

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  31. What is the staying power of these lipsticks eg with drinking and eating? Thanks!

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