Pixi Lumi Lux Radiance Powder is Subtle

I’ve been really impressed with the quality of Pixi cosmetics so far. I loved the way the shadows blended in the Pixi Winter Wakeup Eyes palette and the way the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen glided on so smoothly.

But now it’s time to try something for the face to see if it works as well.

I got the Pixi Lumi Lux Radiance Powder in No.1 Peach Petal.

lumiLuxRadiance02It comes in this heavy box. To open it up, you pull this little tab on the side.

lumiLuxRadiance03…and out comes the pan.

Though the Lumi Lux Radiance Powder comes in four different shades, they’re all in the same pan and resemble a floral scene. You’re meant to swirl a large round brush over all colors to get a mix.

The radiance powder is for your face. You can use it on your cheeks, nose, forehead, eyelids, whatever.

Here’s how it looks all mixed together…

lumiLuxRadiance04As you can see, it’s pretty subtle. It turned out to be a very similar color to my skin. But you can see that it definitely adds radiance. Shimmery and pretty.

I took a picture with this on my cheeks, but it was almost invisible in the picture. In real life though, it added a good overall glow to my face. In the doesn’t-look-like-you’re-wearing-makeup sort of way.

lumiLuxRadiance05Pixi also suggests you try the colors individually.

While the colors look different in the pan, they look kind of similar in the swatch. From left to right, it’s the main beige color, the big rose, the lighter rose, and the leaf (which you would think would look green but looks yellow/orange instead).

While I certainly have the option to use them individually, I think I’ll keep swirling all of the colors together.

A note: the scent of this smells like…plastic and rubber. Sort of like the smell of the inside of a new pair of tennis shoes. Not very appetizing. Luckily, you can’t smell it once it’s on your cheeks.

The Final Verdict

Just like the Endlessly Silky Eye Pen and the Winter Wakeup Eyes Palette, the Lumi Lux Radiance Powder keeps up Pixi’s tradition of high-quality ingredients. You can tell this stuff is smooth and high-end, even though it doesn’t smell so great. Keep in mind that the radiance is really subtle. It’s a good face powder for when you want to look great but not dramatic.

I’ll use it again. Although, you might want to wait for it to go on sale, though, since $26 is kind of a lot for something so subtle.

For these reasons, I give it a…

C+

You can pick up the Lumi Lux Radiance Powder on Pixi’s website for $26 (or wherever else Pixi is sold.)

Trisha

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2 Comments

  1. That is gorgeous! I’m not sure I’d have the heart to use it lol. I like the subtle glow it gives although I agree with you that the price is too expensive for what it does.
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  2. ohh the flower design is super super pretty! I actually like the subtlety of it :) although uhh $26 and a weird smell? That’s not good…
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