Pixi by Petra Fall 2015: Mesmerizing Mineral Palette 'Aquamarine Dream'7:34 AM
Pixi by Petra is definitely a huge favorite of mine. And this year, she hit it out of the park. This palette is so very different from anything I am seeing this fall. This palette has nothing but shades of blue. No neutrals, no light colors, no pinks, no purples. Just blue and only blue. I have never seen anything quite like it before. She also did a purple one, but that one just didn't appeal to me as much.
Aquamarine Dream looks like the ocean has been captured in a palette. This palette has 6 shades, and the first four look deceptively similar. However, each shade has a little something that makes more unique than the one before it. Most of the shades in Aquamarine Dream are shimmers, but there are a couple of mattes. The shimmers are not 'in your face' shimmery. They are a little more toned down.
The first shade is a light shimmery aqua. The second shade is a beautiful teal with golden shimmer, and the third shade is a lighter teal. The fourth shade is a matte sky blue; the fifth shade is a dark teal (more green based than blue based), and the final shade is a matte medium blue. I kind of such at describing these shades, but there is just so much blue.
|Outdoor lighting, shade.|
|Indoor lighting, no flash.|
|Indoor lighting with flash.|
Please excuse the shimmer in the last matte shade. I had some left over shimmer from previous swatches that just wanted to hang around.
I have tried Pixi eyeshadows before, and the quality is great. They are incredibly buttery and smooth. They are on par with higher end eyeshadows, and makeup in general. I haven't tried anything bad yet. Overall, the pigment of this palette is good. The two matte eyeshadows leave a little to be desired, but they can be built up easily. And in the case of blue eyeshadow, I would rather that be the case. It makes them easier to work with. They blend nicely, too. I have worn a couple of the shades on the outer portion of my lid and slightly blended into the crease, and they performed very well. I have not experienced any creasing or fading.
|I used a combination of the 4th and 5th shades in combination with a copper eyeshadow.|
The packaging is the same as all of the other Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes, which is great. I love how simple and fresh these palettes look. They are very slim and compact, so they do not take up too much room. I also like the clear, flip top lid that allows you to see which palette you are going for. They are pretty sturdy, too. Mine don't just pop open and I am ashamed to say that I have dropped it a couple of times. What can I say? I can get a bad case of butter fingers at times, But it held up like a champ.
This palette is $12 and is available at Target stores and Pixi by Petra website. I have not seen it on Target's site, although they do have it pictured on the main page for Pixi.
If you are a fan of blue eyeshadows or Pixi by Petra, I think this is worth picking up.