I won't be boosting my credit card to buy another tube of Pixi Lip Booster.
Apr 28, 2010
Pros: Not sticky, subtle, fills in fine lines, hydrates, easy to apply
Cons: Pricey, just a tint of color, not super shiny, wears off as pretty quickly
The Bottom Line: Pixi Lip Booster gives a tint of color while it hydrates and fills lip lines. I like it but not enough to drop $18.00 on more. Too subtle for me.
I received a gift card to Target.com (or Target stores) and I headed straight to the cosmetics to try something new. I am a lip gloss junkie so I decided to try a Pixi Lip Booster. Normally I wouldn't pay $18.00 for a lip gloss unless I knew I loved it but the gift card made it so much easier. I like this gloss but, if I'm going to spend that much, I might as well buy my favorite DuWop Lip Venom Gloss or a JK Jemma Kidd Air Kiss Shine Lip Gloss.
This great lip gloss applies smooth, is not sticky, non-drying and provides a sheer wash of shiny color without being too glossy. This non-stinging lip treatment provides maximum hydration and helps restore collagen so lips are fuller, lines are less visible, and lips are healthier.
I decided on Trixie which is described as a mango peach shade. I have so many berry, red, brown, and pink shades that I thought a splash of peach would be a great summer color. The gloss comes in a slim clear plastic tube with a brush end and and clear pull off cap. The color comes up from the bottom and coats the brush.
Well, first of all, I didn't realize how very sheer these glosses were. In my mind, I was getting a pretty, pigmented gloss. In reality, there is just a subtle tint. Had I known that, I would have gone for a deeper shade. But that's my fault, not the fault of the product.
The color is truly a mango peach shade - almost a tad orange - but on my lips, it's sunny and flattering. The product is not super thick but does coat the lips well. It's easy to apply with the brush. I didn't note any particular scent (I was hoping for a peach scent) and I didn't feel any stinging at all. Pixi Lip Booster is supposed to be a lip plumper and I am used to them stinging or at least feeling cool or warm or, well something! This doesn't. It feels like traditional lip gloss to me.
The shade I chose is fairly shiny but not glassy and does have a tint as I said. It doesn't cover my lips with pigment but it is visible. There is a slight hint of shimmer but nothing overwhelming.
My lips feel good after I apply Pixi Lip Booster. They feel hydrated and not sticky. The gloss lasts about the same time most do on me - 45 minutes to an hour and a half depending on a million variables.
When the tint does fade, it doesn't leave behind any shimmer specs or patchiness. It just goes away quietly. My lips feel moist even after the gloss is gone which is a plus as I have dry lips and am always slathering something hydrating onto them.
As far as plumping goes, I see more filling of fine lips and smoothing of my lips than actual plumping which, for me, is fine. Nothing really plumps my lips much so making them look smooth and unlined is the most I have come to hope for in any lip product. Pixi Lip Booster delivers that.
There are many shades of this gloss from clear to a deep red. I suggest choosing a deeper color than you think you want because the gloss is quite sheer and won't give you the shade you see in the tube or on websites.
If you like subtle, shiny (but not overly so) glosses with slight plumping (or, I should say, filling) action, you may love Pixi Lip Booster. I like it but probably won't buy another shade. I prefer my glosses to have more pigment.
The clear shade would make a great lipstick topper though and I have considered buying a tube of the clear for that reason. Buying Info
Pixi Lip Booster is available at Target stores but also online at several different sites that sell cosmetics. There are sales on many shades right now on Amazon.com so you may want to price compare before buying. I paid the full price of $18.00 for my tube. Some shades on other sites are as low as $9.50 at the moment. Conclusion
I am not overwhelmed with Pixi Lip Booster but neither am I very disappointed with it. It does fill in the fine lines on my lips and gives them subtle tint and some shine. It is a hydrating gloss which is a plus. However, I prefer glosses with more coverage and pigment than this one delivers. For me, it is a 3 stars gloss but I suggest you try it if you like subtle tint rather than full on color on your lips.