Handbag Hero: Pixi Succulent Lip Twin in Poppy Red

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 3 - 2012

Over the last couple of months, I’ve come to rely on a handful of products to see me through the times when the majority of my makeup and skincare have been inaccessible, buried deep in the depths of a cardboard box.  A mis-labeled cardboard box as it happens.  I didn’t take much time over thinking about which cosmetics I’d like to keep close by me during the moving process.  To be honest, I thought that I would have everything unpacked within the week.  Naive.

If I’d thought more about which products I was going to keep available, I probably wouldn’t have chosen this one.  I assumed that it would be far too sheer for me, too much like an insipid lipgloss.

I was wrong.

Pixi Succulent Lip Twin in Poppy, as it turns out, is a rather wearable red that doubles-up as both a lip and cheek product.  It packs a decent amount of pigment whilst remaining a long-way from being an in your face red.  The Lip Twin comprises a squeezy tube of sheer-to-medium pigmented ‘goop’, suspended in a jojoba oil-infused formula that doesn’t feel sticky.  You could wear the ‘gloss’ part alone, adding just a hint of colour to your lips – but I prefer to use the balm initially to amp-up the pigmentation.

When it comes to cheek application, I actually prefer to use the ‘gloss’ part on my cheeks, the balm delivers a little too much pigmentation for my fair skin.

The trouble with a great red lipstick will always lie with the upkeep, the most difficult colour to maintain and once it starts looking bad, it lookds *really* bad.  The Pixi Succulent Lip Twin in Poppy Red makes a great multi-tasking casual red to tote around in your handbag, making on-the-go maintenance a doddle, which is just as well because longevity (at around 2/3 hours) isn’t its strong point.

Pixi Succulent Lip Twin in Poppy Red is available to buy online at pixibeauty.co.uk, priced at £12.00

* press sample

10 Responses to “Handbag Hero: Pixi Succulent Lip Twin in Poppy Red”

  1. Sofie says:

    MY GOD

  2. liloo says:

    Very pretty colour but it’s once again your hair which steals the show
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

  3. Janie says:

    Holy shi*! Your hair!

    Lipstick really matches with the
    purpley eyes :-)

  4. Luisa says:

    Love the lippie. Love your hair!

  5. When did you hair get all strawberry-blonde, love?! *flails* 😀

  6. Beauty Box says:

    What a pretty shade of red….this is what I call “low maintenance red”…!

  7. dom says:

    how lovely! pity we don’t get pixi here (but i’ll be trawling the interwebs to snag one). your hair color is very nice too :)

  8. Rachel says:

    This color looks amazing with your complexion, and your gorgeous hair! It suits you perfectly.

  9. Sydney says:

    I actually really like the packaging of this little pixi product – it is cute without being too over the top and the red looks absolutely fabulous. All round is seems like a bit of a winner 😀

  10. Olivia says:

    Such a perfect product to put into a handbag! I love 2-in-1 products, Pixi does a lot of them!

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