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Believe in the Pixi by Petra Strand PixiGlow Collection



If Tinker Bell needs applause to live, Pixi Beauty creator Petra Strand may have bestowed true immortality upon the beloved fairy. The makeup artist and entrepreneur teamed up with the Walt Disney Company to create the new PixiGlow collection, available exclusively at Target stores and on Target.com, with playful products bearing an illustration of a re-envisioned Tinker Bell designed by Disney artist John Quinn.

The centerpiece of the collection, then, is the PixiGlow Fairy Face Palette ($34 at Target.com and Target stores), a light sage green kit with an illustration of Tinker Bell that channels the timeless, poised, classic beauty of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, but reimaged in a more childlike and, of course, fairy tale-worthy form, with the artwork incorporating dainty, warm, faint pink and cream colors inspired by vintage Aux Violettes de Nice soap box labels; sparkling, translucent, dewy aqua and sky blues (particularly along Tinker Bell’s wings); hints of metallic gold rimming the petals of the rosettes surrounding Tinker Bell; and pastel shades that capture the sweetness of macaroons and the freshness of spring gardens. Once the top lid is opened, you’ll find two trays, one with 5 lip gloss shades arranged in a vertical row, and the other tray containing 5 pans of lip cream colors, positioned side by side. The trays slide out in opposite directions, revealing a bottom layer with a three-color blush pan and a compact brush. The colors contained therein are warm sand, champagne, pink, coral, mauve, and golden bronze tones, many saturated with glimmering pearls so as to enhance a woman’s natural beauty, metaphorically sprinkling her with illuminating fairy dust.

The six-piece PixiGlow collection also includes: the Catching Shadows Crayon ($18 at Target.com and Target stores),  a waterproof cream-to-powder eye crayon in a golden nude tone; the Magic Tink Tint ($16 at Target.com and Target stores), a chubby lip crayon that moisturizes lips and delivers a touch of petal pink color; the Straight On ‘Til Morning Liner ($15 at Target.com and Target stores), a slim waterproof eye pencil in a deep forest green; the Pirouette Pink Nail Color ($8 at Target.com and Target stores), a bright peony pink with a touch of shimmer; and the  Fairy Dust Moonlight Luster ($14 at Target.com and Target stores), a glimmering loose dust with a twist-off wand featuring a sponge tip applicator, allowing users to smooth on some shine to the face, the lids, and even lips.

After the jump, you’ll find swatches of the PixiGlow Fairy Face Palette, the Catching Shadows Crayon, the Magic Tink Tint, and the Fairy Dust. Let Tinkerbell grant you the wish of youthful, enchanting beauty!




The PixiGlow Fairy Face Palette in Pixi Belle ($34 at Target.com and Target stores) includes five eye shadow hues, five gloss-like lip colors, and a three-color blush. As you’ll see from the photos below, all the colors are soft and luminous, meant to brighten the face without leaving it looking overly “done up.” The eye shadows, then, aren’t richly pigmented, so that they deliver more of a light wash of color as opposed to a full-on tonal assault. Meant to be universally flattering, the colors focus on earthy tones — from a dusty brown to a warm hazelnut, a pale coppery mauve, a light yellow gold, and a lustrous champagne nude. And, in keeping with the fairy theme, all the colors are imbued with fine glitter bits to make lids sparkle enticingly.

Below, you’ll find swatches of the five eye shadow shades:

The five lip cream colors, meanwhile, incorporate pink and nude tones — from a perky honeysuckle pink to a sheer fuchsia tone, a toffee nude, a golden plum color, and wine red with gold undertones. The colors offer sheer but buildable coverage and very fine glimmer for just a hint of color.

Here are swatches of the five lip cream hues:

Next, you’ll find the three blush tones incorporated into the one square pan in the bottom tier of the palette. There’s a plum-y pink hue with tonal glitter, a reddish copper hue with golden shimmer, and a golden bronze hue.

Here are the three shades:

You can, of course, blend the three tones together to create a more multi-dimensional effect. When I blended the three together, here’s what it looked like:

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The  PixiGlow Lid Last Shadow Pen Catching Shadows Crayon in Beaming Reflection ($18 at Target.com and Target stores)  is a jumbo eye pencil that smooths onto lids effortlessly, depositing a creamy golden nude color with an all-over metallic sheen. It’s perfect for layering underneath the shadows in the PixiGlow Fairy Face Palette or for adding just a hint of luminosity to lids.

Here’s what the Catching Shadows Crayon looks like on the skin:

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The PixiGlow Tinted Brilliance Balm Magic Tink Tint in Happy Thoughts Pink ($16 at Target.com and Target stores) is one of my favorite products in the collection since it actually feels amazing on the lips. The chubby lip crayon has a sweet minty smell and it cools and soothes lips, moisturizing them while depositing a hint of sheer, creamy, pale pink color.

Where does the magic come in? Well, the gel crayon was formulated to react with the pH level of each users’ lips, giving them a “personalized” pink shade.

Here’s a swatch of the shade so you can get a feel for the texture but, again, remember that the tone can change slightly depending on your lips’ pH level.

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Ever dreamed of having fairy dust sprinkled atop you? Well, Petra Strand made that possible with the PixiGlow Fairy Dust Moonlight Luster ($14 at Target.com and Target stores), a multi-purpose loose shimmer in an opalescent white hue that can be smoothed along cheekbones, lids, brow bones, or even atop lids to add a magical glow.

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