In honor of National Lipstick Day (it’s today!), I decided to share my review on a new product by Pixi by Petra*, Multibalm 2-in-1 Cheek & Lip Colour. It’s a collection of multi-purpose lip and cheek balms that feature a unique crème-powder formula. I tested all five colors in this line, created by the renowned London-based brand and it’s creator, pro makeup artist Petra Strand. Make sure to stay with me by the end of this post as I’ll be giving away an entire set (total of five shades) of this new hot product!
The Package: Minimalistic, cute, and convenient. Even though I just started using this product, I feel that it will last me forever.
The Formula: It’s a non-sticky product that offers crème-powder finish, meaning that it looks matte on your cheeks and adds just a bit of shimmer to your lips. Since it’s a matte product, it should be great for oily skin. However, it worked perfectly well for my dry skin too. Since I’m so dry on my cheek area, usually I prefer using a liquid or a stick blush. In my experience, such products are often sticky and end up catching my hair. Such faux pas didn’t happen to Pixi by Petra Multi-Balm products, though! Those added just a right amount of hydration to my lips while keeping my cheeks non-sticky.
The Coverage: A bit sheer, but buildable. I applied just a few dabs onto my cheeks for a natural looking blush and it was enough. For lips, I recommend applying one layer for the everyday look and build up to three layers for a deep, dramatic nighttime coverage.
The Vegan Factor: While brand doesn’t claim to be vegan, I checked each ingredient in this product through PETA’s Animal Ingredient Checker, and all of them are vegan-friendly. Yay! The product is also paraben free and has not been tested on animals. Triple thumbs up for that!
The Convenience: Multi-balms are very convenient to use. You don’t even need a brush to evenly blend this product onto your cheeks. Simply dab this stick onto cheeks and blend it with your fingertips. When you are using it on your lips, apply the product as a regular lipstick—with or without a lip liner.
The Price Point: Each multi-balm costs just $12 (with free shipping on orders of $25+), which places this product into affordable makeup category. Considering that it’s all-natural, vegan-friendly product that provides a great coverage and could be used on both cheeks and lips, it’s a total steal that every girl needs to have in her collection!
Okay, now when we know that I’m pleased with Multi-Balm on so many levels, let’s see which colors from the collection worked the best for me and which we not my kind of thing.
Soft Strawberry (Red Berry) in #0060 is my absolute favorite shade from the collection. It’s bright, juicy, looks great as a blush and a lipstick, and constitutes one of the best examples of a perfect red lipstick. I’m in love!
Watermelon Veil (Pink) in #0061 is another favorite. It looks so girly and refreshing at the same time! Here is a little confession for you guys: even though I’m all about red lipstick, every once in awhile I love spicing things up with a cute shade of pink. This lip & cheek product is one of my favorites to wearing during the day on my pink lips days.
Wild Rose (Mauve Rose) in #0100 is a great nude color for those who might not be too much into nudes. It provides a tiny hint of purple, which makes this shade look more interesting than a typical nude, especially for those with green eyes. I feel that this shade really works for my complexion. Do you agree, guys?
Baby Petal (Petal) in #0058 is not my favorite shade as I feel like it makes me look washed out. I bet it will work better for those with sun-kissed skin. It was also not a perfect shade for me to use on my cheeks.
Sheer Sculpt (Cocoa) in #0059 was a ‘no’ as it made me look…unhealthy. I tried using this product as a contouring tool though and it was a total ‘yes’! In fact, it’s one of those rare matte shades that are perfect for contouring my cheekbones.
I hope you found my review and swatches helpful and now, as promised, it’s time for a giveaway. If you’d like to win a set of five multi-balm products by Pixi by Petra, follow all three steps described below:
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The giveaway starts on Friday, July 29th, and will be over at midnight of Sunday, August 7th. I’ll announce the winner in the comments area of this post during the week of August 8th. Good luck to everyone!
* I received samples of above mentioned products for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.