That quickly turned into, “Whoa, this is AMAZING.”
Illuminating Tint & Conceal is a multi-tasking product with two parts. The component houses a concealer at the tip which is covered by a clear cap. You can unscrew the concealer top, and then there’s a tube of tinted moisturizer. I didn’t want to like this combo packaging, but I ended up loving it. It’s functional—talk about making your packaging work for you! Two-in-ones often let me down. Here’s where there was an exception.
Pixi by Petra Illuminating Tint & Conceal in No. 2 Bare Glow
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I wasn’t expecting the concealer to be so fantastic. If I sound like I’m gushing, well—I am. Because not only is it creamy without a hint of wax, but it’s easy to blend into the skin, gives me the perfect amount of coverage on all the red areas around my nose, and it just works. I found it easy to build to full coverage without looking caked on. The shade I received was No. 2 Bare Glow, but the product is available in four shades. I was worried that the No. 2 shade would be too dark, but once blended in, it was perfect. (I’m an NW20 this time of the year.)
The tinted moisturizer part of this duo is not your average tinted moisturizer. While it gives a tiny bit of coverage, it’s more of a bare-skin tinted luminizer. This wouldn’t be the kind of product you’d reach for as your daily tinted moisturizer in my opinion—but when you want a bare-skin, ethereal, my skin is glowing kind of look—this is one of the things you can reach for. As I apply this on my skin, it looks like it wants to be really warm and I feared it would oxidize—but hand to heart—it did not shift colors. Instead, I had a glowy and fresh-faced dewy radiance to my skin for the afternoon. And it was 90 degrees, so I think that contributed to some of that dew!
Regardless, I was really happy with the performance of both of the products here and I’m keeping this in my beauty arsenal. OH! I almost forgot! Pixi added a titanium and zinc dioxide-based SPF 20 here. While I never rely solely on my makeup for UV protection, I appreciate that an SPF was included here.
Tinted Moisturizer on top, Concealer on bottom—Shade No. 2 Bare Glow
Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer blended in No. 2 Bare Glow
According to Pixi, there are several skin beneficial ingredients here; ginko biloba, vitamins A, C, & E, and lysine. They also state that the product is free of parabens, triclosan, sulfates, and pthalates.
While the $30 price tag may be a little steep for a brand that sells at Target, this is more of a prestige product than others you’ll find in the mass aisles. The pearlized minerals in the tinted moisturizer give a great, healthy glow to my skin, and the concealer is fantastic.
Price & Availability…
$30; pixibeauty.com, target.com, Target stores