As a mum, makeup artist, and PIXI creator, my life is bursting at the seams with inspirations & impressions. I live my life by the motto “live love & laugh” and whether I am working or focusing on my family, I try to infuse passion and creativity into everything I do. Here I hope to share with you some of my ideas of all things beautiful.
With love, Petra

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

PixiGlow - Product Masterclass

As promised in the last entry, I have some very exciting products to show you! Without further ado, I present to you our collaboration with Disney featuring Tinker Bell - the PixiGlow collection...    
Fairy Face Palette in Pixi Belle
Get lost in your own reflection with the help of this little Tink-Trinket of all your favorite hues, creating a truly fair distraction. Un-dull & delight with a few swishes for eyes, cheeks and lips, creating a glowing mirror image & a flawless fairy face. Baked pigments create a true twinkle on the eye & a faultless magic flash on the skin. Pair with a sweet lip dew for a perfected, Pixi-pretty Tinker treat. This palette is certainly a delight as easy as a fairy flight!
Sidenote: I love this poetic copy we did on the products – it just captures the mood of Tinker Bell's world so perfectly. (I say "we", but I really mean my lovely sister who wrote it all!)
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Included in the kit are 5 metallic baked eye shadows in (from top): ivory glow, warm nude glow, petal pink glow, bronze glow, and deep chocolate glow + a duo sponge applicator. These shades truly are gorgeous on any skintone - the lighter shades illuminate the eye area effortlessly and the darker shades are great to get that bit of soft smokiness.    
The 3-colour cheek palette is baked to perfection, giving the perfect amount of glow and sheer-medium payoff. Colours are (from top): fresh pink, reflex real rose, and dusty rose + a soft brush that makes application super quick & easy.     
Blending the 3 colours together gives a more “lively” cheek, providing dimension to the radiant cheekbones we wanted to achieve for this look. I love the glowing pink flush these colours create - like you've had a quick walk outdoors.       
For the lip colours, I imagined what Tinker Bell might use to tint her lips - crushed rose petals, bitten berries…and I mixed the colours from there. Colours are (from the top): pastel petal pink, the perfect fresh rose, natural nude pink, berry rose, and lingonberry stain + a duo lip applicator.    
These are a mix between a cream and a balm - extra nourishing with a non-glossy, very natural texture that leaves a hint of a tint behind for that perfect bitten lip look. 

I know this is one of those kits I'll travel with everywhere & stockpile for future needs! I'll show you the rest, but that's another entry :)

I love wearing this palette and I have already used it on 2 photo shoots - first for a campaign for Target (where you can buy all of these products), and second for our Pixi spring catalogue (out soon). Both times I was stunned by how incredibly pretty the colours looked on different pretty that the models both asked me to keep the palette! Then I knew I was onto a winner :) 

Watch a tutorial on how I like to use this kit here:

The kit is truly designed with love and it creates my all-time favorite Pixi-pretty rose glowing look!
Magic Tink Tint in Happy Thoughts Pink (a clear balm that tints lips a subtle pink/rose/berry hue)
Think happy thoughts as this subtly blooming, super nourishing gel crayon tickles & tints your lips in true Tinker Bell style. This magic balm glides onto lips, teasing out your own unique perfect pink hue – customized ethereal lip magic to flawlessly suit any fairy! Free of parabens, fragrance, triclosan, sulfates, and pthalates.
This crayon is a glossy lip balm (clear base) infused with a pH reactive pigment that gets activated by your lips' personal pH. It stains my lips a mauve-rose colour, on my friend it turns into a berry and on another girl in the office, it is a pretty pale pink.  
It seems to magically adjust to your skintone and create that perfect pink that suits you and that you always look for in a tint - it’s turned out pretty magic if I may say so myself! :) I also love that it is a pen that winds up like a traditional lip balm - there's no need to sharpen!
Catching Shadows Crayon in Beaming Reflection (neutral honey nude luster)
Dance with the light & catch those shadows with this beaming cream-to-powder eye crayon. Light reflecting pigments play with the shade, defining and highlighting, bringing out the natural beauty in eyes like never before. This glow-enhancer will transport you all the way to Neverland in the wink of a fairy wing! No-transfer. Waterproof. Line-smoothing. Free of preservatives, parabens, fragrance, triclosan, sulfates, and pthalates.
So once in a while I get to make my dream formula AND colour - this is it!  
I have always loved to just sweep a nude crayon all around my eyes on a lazy day when I don’t have time or want to do much makeup.  
This lustrous eye crayon ticks all the boxes for me:
1.     No touch-ups needed - it does not budge all day and well into the night.
2.     Youth-enhancing - it's not matte, not shimmery, but something in between that I’m calling lustrous.
3.     Easy to apply - it’s a foolproof chubby crayon so I don’t even have to look in the mirror to put it on.
4.     Multi-tasking - it’s a neutral skintone-based honey nude, so I can trace it all around my eye – under, over, all the way up to the brow. It acts like a concealer, eye shadow and highlighter all in one.   
Somehow this one manages to even out my skintone AND brighten so I don’t need much else!
Straight on till Morning Liner in 2nd Star Twinkle (a sophisticated olive green infused with gold glimmer)
Intense pencil liner for travels that take you Straight on till Morning. This waterproof & long-lasting formula provides a spark of starlight to your gaze – enchanting lash line with intense hue & pure peek-a-boo glimmer. Gel formula flutters onto lids effortlessly, creating a fairytale framing effect! Waterproof. Intense colour. Hypoallergenic. Vegan-friendly. Paraben & mineral oil free.
One of our all-time best-selling products (AND an award-winning one) is our Endless Silky Eye Pen, so I decided to make a Tink-inspired one for this collection. Try using this liner to “double line”: apply your normal liner in #95664c or brown, then apply this one just above & smudge it all together - it’s sooo pretty.   
This colour is neutral enough for daytime, is a great alternative to brown, and it's also special enough for just adding a touch of that something extra to transform you from daytime to nighttime. Not to mention - it stays on & budge-proof for a LONG time once applied.
Fairy Dust in Moonlight Luster (a warm gold shimmer with a hint of pink undertone)
Elevate and transform your eyes in a few fairy seconds with this glimmering dust. Loose pigments add a lit-up, high shine finish to lids, reminding you what wishes are truly made of! Let’s go on an eye-twinkling journey with Tinker Bell – who ever said fairies don’t exist?
This loose powder pigment gives a magic glow - the colour is a mix between moonlight & daylight. Dust on top of any makeup to add an ethereal luster to skin, eyes, or even lips. I love to dab a bit onto the inner corner of eyes for a wide-awake golden glow. I even mix this pigment into nail colour to add a bit of sparkle. It's sparkly enough to take a look from day to night in an instant, but you can also apply it softly for subtle daytime radiance.  
See how I transition a PixiGlow day look into one for nighttime using Straight on till Morning Liner & Fairy Dust here:

Nail colour in Pirouette Pink (the prettiest baby pink infused with golden fairy dust)
With a high-gloss finish and a chip-resistant formula, this nail polish is made to last while making nails look luminous & lovely - just like Tink! Free of DBP, toluene and formaldehyde. 
I couldn't resist - I had to try to mix THE perfect pink glow nail colour for this collection - and here it is! This pink with a hint of golden glimmer dust certainly is my polish pick for this season for both tips & toes. It's such a happy, fresh & feminine colour - I love it! 
I really love the way all of these products turned out - I just want to keep them all to myself! :)  
Lovely super cute tote bag!


  1. How do I get more product to come out of the shadow stick? It doesn't twist up and it's made of plastic so I can't sharpen it.

  2. Thank you for your comment! These pencils are actually designed to be sharpened, even though they have plastic barrels. We made a sharpener especially for this product - you can buy it online at

    I hope you enjoy your PixiGlow goodies :)

  3. These look absolutely gorgeous!! Any free samples? :)) Haha but really, the packaging is super cute and the products look extremely promising :D

    1. We're glad you like the products - let us know if you try any of them!

  4. LOve the magic tink tint! Just arrived last week and I love what it does to my lips, PERFECT!

    1. Hi llh! So glad you like the Magic Tink Tint - it's one of our favorites too :)

  5. Very sad that the tutorial videos won't play (says "video is private"). Please fix- although I am having fun playing with the collection on my own :)

    1. We're in the process of fixing this as we speak - keep an eye out for the videos soon!

      In the meantime, have fun with the collection :)

  6. I can't view videos, they're all private.

    1. Thank you for your comment - we are working on getting them back up. Check back soon!

  7. i bought the catching shadows crayon, but is there any way to sharpen it or get more product out of it once the tip wears down?

    1. Yes, even though Catching Shadows Crayon & Lid Last Shadow Pens are plastic, they can be sharpened like a traditional pencil. We have a sharpener on our website that is specifically designed for Pixi pencils Let me know if you have any other questions!

  8. The video still won't work... says its private?

  9. hi! these products look wonderful! i tried to play your tutorials, but it says "private" when I hit play. please resolve!

  10. I LOVE the Lid Last crayon! My eyeshadow always creases and looks disgusting after a few hours, but the Lid Last doesn't! Are any of your products available in stores, or only online? I like getting to see the product and the colors before my purchase. (I received a crayon through Birchbox.)

    1. So happy to hear that you love the Lid Last Shadow Crayons - they're one of my favorite products too! You can find us in Target stores across the US and also online at

      Thank you for following the blog & stay tuned for more exciting posts :)

  11. I have been wearing the eyeliner almost daily for the last month, and it is the BEST for color and durability I've ever tried. Not cheap but worth it!

    I brought the eyeshadow crayon home today and think I'll be using it just as often (though I was confused about how to sharpen, which is how I ended up here!) Maybe a note on the box would help?

    Wish you'd do a gray eyeliner -- that and green are the two colors I wear most!

    1. So glad you like the liner - love that shade!

      The Catching Shadows Crayon can actually be sharpened like a regular wooden pencil. Try our Dual Pencil Sharpener for the best results: - it has a hole that fits larger pencils (like the Catching Shadows Crayon & Lid Last Shadow Pens) and one that fits smaller pencils (like the Straight on till Morning Liner & Endless Silky Eye Pens).

      Thank you for the suggestion of the gray liner - we love a good gray too :)

  12. Hello! I just wanted to say that I absolutely love, love, love the Straight On Till Morning eyeliner pencil. Never before have I found such a liner that would glide on so easily for my eyes, and I always get such nice compliments when I wear it (yay!). So of course I've just about worn it down - and I noticed that other people have been asking about sharpening the Shadow Stick - but not the eyeliner. Will the sharpener also sharpen the Straight On Till Morning liner?
    Thank you so much for making such great products.

  13. Oh gosh, sorry, I just saw your response to the poster right above me!! I'll check out that sharpener! Thank you :)

    1. Hi Erin! Yes, you should try the sharpener mentioned above - it's specifically for these products :)

      One more hint: try putting the liner in the fridge for before sharpening (anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour) - it'll give you the sharpest tip!

      Thank you for your sweet comment & enjoy your Pixi products!