REVIEW: Pixi Beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm in No.7 Rosy Red

Pixi Beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm in No.7 Rosy Red

What is this Product? (What it claims) 
Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balms are super rich and silky balm pens that provide maximum hydration to lips while giving them a soft sheen of colour.
New shades provide creamy colour without staining lips – great for the natural, “no makeup” look. With added vitamins and lip-smoothing ingredients like shea butter, these are the perfect all-in-one lip treatment & burst of colour! 

Wind-up pen – no sharpening needed. 
Secure lid firmly after use. 

Available Shades:
Magnific Mauve*, Craving Coral*, Pretty Pink*, Radiant Rose*, Baby Bare*, Rosy Red*, Bitten Berry*, Orchid Petal+, Lucent Glow+, Unique Pink+*

New Shades are noted with a cross sign (+)
Staining Shades are noted with a star (*)

Pixi Beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm in No.7 Rosy Red

Directions of Use 
Apply directly onto lips, layering for more colour intensity.

Pixi Beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm in No.7 Rosy Red

Main Ingredients 
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vegetable Oil (Olus), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera), Beeswax (Cera Alba), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ozokerite, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Flavor (Aroma), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phospholipids, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Dipropylene Glycol, Hyaluronic Acid, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tripeptide-29, Rosa Canina Seed Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Red 27 (CI 45410). May Contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380)].

Formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates

$16 USD / $18 CAD / £12.00 UK Pounds
Available in Target stores across Canada and USA.
Online: Pixi Beautytarget.comASOS

It seems to me that lately, the best way to test out a lip product is when I go catch up with my girlfriends. The other night, I went to catch up with my girlfriend who flew in from Hong Kong and we chatted for like 6-7 hours straight (well it was wedding talks!). With all the yakking, drinking and eating - I felt like I probably did everything possible to check this lip product out. This is going to be my tradition now! haha!

Starting from packaging, it's in a cube chubby wind-up plastic tube. Very easy to use however I'm getting paranoid over the lid because one time I found the lid OFF in my newly purchased Rebecca Minkoff bag, I almost had an heart attack!

Pixi Beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm in No.7 Rosy Red - Actual size of bullet

So here comes the test, my friends are so supportive of me as I test out my lippie (I wrote notes!) When I first applied, it glided very easily. There are no weird scents or after taste, in fact, it was a bit minty! I applied more for more intense colour. It leave my lips with a sheen finish. After 1 hour, still moisturizing, not sticky, a little feathering and there's still a bit of sheen left. After 2 hours, there's barely any sheen left, lips still moisturized, no chipping and my lips are tinted so I didn't need to touch up.
By the 3rd hour, I started eating and drinking so my lips transferred a bit of colour to bowls and straws. I needed to reapply a bit but mind you my stained lips are perfectly pigmented.

Pixi Beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm in No.7 Rosy Red - Swatch
Filled the heart with 3 layers for more intensity

Generally, I'm very pleased with the product! I want to explore more colours for sure! I do feel that the  price a bit steep as there are many lip stains on the market for half the price in Target and Walmart. However, the moisturizing factor is weighed highly with me because my lips are soooooo dry and chappy otherwise.

Overall: ♥♥♥♥
Product: 5/5 ♥
Packaging: 4/5 ♥ Lid comes off over time
Price: 4/5 ♥