Pixi x Chloe Morello Tutorial

After many months of testing and reviewing, this will be the last tutorial featuring the Pixi Pretties collections. I don’t even know what I’m going to do with myself now! There are a few ideas I have written down, but if you have any suggestions for future tutorials and products that you would like to see featured let me know! My last review was on this Pixi x Chloe Morello palette. It’s not my favorite because of all the glow it offers with such minimal matte options, but it is a very multipurpose palette that can be used on many areas of the face.

Let’s start with creating an eyeshadow look. I began by priming my eyes with the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome in the shade Gilded Rose. Since most of the powders in this palette are shimmery, this will be the perfect base because it’ll really emphasize the shimmer and enhance the pigmentation on the lid.
I always like to start with a matte base, so I’m taking the lightest of the three matte shades (Knot) and blending that in my crease and halfway on the outer part of my eyelid. This isn’t a very intensely pigmented shade, so it will take a little bit of building to get it to show up. That’s something I’m not really used to, especially when using this primer.
Then I took the darkest shimmer shadow, Swoon, and placed that directly on top of where I put the Knot shade. This is another one that will take quite a bit of building up. I typically go for a more soft glam look, but this palette is even more natural than that. Nothing in this palette is anything that needs to be applied with caution. Even after I built up as much as I could with Swoon, I blended a little bit of Unity on top. That provided a little extra depth to the look and added a matte finish.
I thought Fairytale would be a beautiful lid shade to match the deeper crease colors, but realized it wasn’t as bright as I was expecting. So I just kept that on the middle of my eyelid and patted it on with my finger to get the most intense pigmentation.
To add the brightness that I wanted, I went into the lightest shade in the palette (Veil) and put that on the inner part of my lid. This is still a very subtle shimmer and definitely won’t reflect almost any light. I applied this shade with my finger also and then blended it out into the crease with a small shader brush.
I clearly wanted more brightness to the eye, so I brought in my trusty Ulta Naked single eyeshadow. I put it right on the very inner corner of my eye to brighten everything up and add a little bit of contrast against all the shimmer that’s on the lid.
To keep the look simple, I just used the matte black Tux shade as my eyeliner. This is one of the lightest black shades I’ve ever used and definitely works better when layered over a black pencil liner. It applied fine on my lower lash line, but I really had to work to build up the color on the upper lid. I tried to only apply it halfway along both lash lines to keep the inner corner as bright as possible.
I finished up by adding three coats of the Wander Beauty Unlashed mascara. I’m really enjoying this one right now. It’s so easy to work with and has never flaked off at the end of the day. If you can find it, it’s definitely one looking into.
To finish off the face, I’m taking the deepest blush shade (Romance) and applying that with an Ecotools blush brush. There is some glitter in the blush too, which I don’t really appreciate, but thankfully adding a finishing HD face powder on top helps to mattify and blur the shimmer a little bit. I like a lot of blush and even though this is the darkest shade in the palette, I did have to work it in for a while until I was satisfied with the pigmentation.
Finally, the last piece in the Chloe Morello collection is the Lip Icing. This is actually my favorite part! I applied the Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip in the shade Really Rose first and allowed that to dry as much as possible. Pixi does have the most comfortable matte liquid lipsticks that I’ve ever tried, but adding this gloss on top makes everything so much better. I love the pink and gold combination, and a gloss will always make the lips look more healthy than a matte lippie ever will.
Here’s a close-up of the finished eye look:
And a quick, more condensed guide recapping every step for easy reference:
Although the face palette isn’t my absolute favorite, it is still a really high-quality palette and could be perfect for some people. I just prefer more matte options with intense pigmentation. That gloss, though, has been living in my purse lately. I wear it all the time and layer it over almost anything. It’s gorgeous!

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~Mani Monday~
I decided to go back to a red this week and chose to wear Sally Hansen’s Redgy polish. I used to think this had too much of an orange undertone when I first saw it, but now I wear it all the time. Although this one is pretty opaque after one coat, I always do two coats just to be sure.
What’s on your nails this week?

~Christina~

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