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

Monday, January 28, 2013

Terrific Taupe

Taupe is a grayish nude brown with a hint of purple. There are many shades of this colour & they are  the perfect neutral without being boring.

I have to admit, taupe is one of the all-time classiest colours – I LOVE it!

This taupe dress from Dior is elegant, yet still so fashion-forward.

Find this collection at:

This taupe-covered bed looks sooooo comfy!

Some more taupe inspiration – all of which you can buy at Target! How great is that?!

Taupe Makeup!

Creating a sultry taupe eye is simple – smudge Lid Last Shadow Pen in Gilded Mink all around the eye. The waterproof crayon has a gorgeous sheen that catches the light & creates impact without being too dramatic for daytime. For night, add some black liner & a few extra coats of mascara - lovely!

Find Nail Polish in Mink Grey at:

Taupe is also great on nails – our Nail Colour in Mink Grey is the perfect neutral that is sophisticated & super versatile.

Diane Kruger’s eyes (above) are hypnotizing with a shimmery taupe on the lids & up into the creases and a bit of shimmery light pink added into the inner corners. So pretty!

Try our Shade Quartette in Shades of Taupe, from our Fall 2012 collection, to create a similar look.

This eyeshadow quad looks great on any skintone & illuminates all eye colours – every girl should own one!

Do you love taupe too? Tell me your favorite way to wear taupe in the comments section below!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Great Press! January 2013

Check in March to find Extra Eye Bright Liner

Cosmopolitan UK is such a fun magazine that also has some great beauty tips!

This month, they featured our brand-new Extra Eye Bright Liner as one of their "next big beauty crushes" - and we'd have to agree! Coming out in March, this lilac-hued, waterproof liner designed for the inner rim wakes eyes up like nothing else, while enhancing any eye colour! Also try the original, makeup-artist-favorite Eye Bright Liner for a flesh-toned, slightly more subtle awakening effect.

InStyle is great for getting some style inspiration - especially around this time of the year with their Spring preview!

This month, they have featured our Waterproof Makeup Remover, saying that "a quick swipe of this nonoily formula removes all traces of eye makeup, even stubborn jet-black waterproof mascara." We couldn't have said it better ourselves :) It's an everyday must-have both for clean-up during application and removing at the end of the day.

Elle is such an authority in the fashion & beauty world, so we're always honored when they mention Pixi!

Elle online recently reviewed their favorite mascaras, and included our Large Lash Mascara among their top picks. Their beauty editor said that it gives her "mega-volume without flaking" and that she loves "layering a few coats of it on for a dramatic yet natural everyday look" - and she's right! Water-resistant & packed with lash-fortifying ingredients, Large Lash Mascara creates a fanned out look in a few simple sweeps, thanks to the oversized brush.