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Mar 29 2017

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Highlight, Contour, Strobe and Bronze Goodness

Disclaimer: PR sample, see below.

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Glow & Bronze Highlight & Contour palettes review swatches on BeautyJudy

In its recent collaboration with well known beauty bloggers, Pixi really put together a cohesive collection of cleanser, face powders, lip and eye colors.

One of the collabs, with Mary Maquillage, is designed to help us achieve either a well sculpted or sun-kissed glow, and as scary as some of these powders are to me (remember, I’m pale AF) I have enjoyed using them and nailing my perfect look with each. (You might remember from this post that I’m still relatively new to the world of contouring.)

Mary also worked on a Strobe & Sculpt Brush with Pixi, and it’s wonderfully soft.

Mary herself doesn’t seem to have updated her website recently but she’s active on Instagram and SnapChat. I’ve been following her for a long time on IG and I love her videos and just really enjoy her. I’ve likely been in the room with her at trade show events like The Makeup Show NYC, but I haven’t ever met her. Maybe this year if I go I will!

Anyway!

So how about those palettes? First up! There’s Strobe & Sculpt Highlight & Contour Palette, designed to give your facial features definition and depth with a glow.

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Glow & Bronze Highlight & Contour palettes review swatches on BeautyJudy

Top left to right: Baby Chick, Caviar Dreams, Honeybunny.

Bottom left to right: Minx, Bo$$Lady, Queen.

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Glow & Bronze Highlight & Contour palettes review swatches on BeautyJudy

This is a quick finger-to-arm swatch of the shades. These are build-able mineral powders.

I’m still feeling my way around highlighting and contouring, but I really loved how my face of the day turned out using this palette, along with eye shadows from the Pur Cosmetics Troll eyeshadow palette!

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Glow & Bronze Highlight & Contour palettes review swatches on BeautyJudy

To me, this was the scariest palette of the two, but it turned out to be the one that gives me a whole new look when I use it. I love it!

Next up, the Glow & Bronze Palette!

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Glow & Bronze Highlight & Contour palettes review swatches on BeautyJudy

Top left to right: City Kitty, Statuesque, 917.

Bottom left to right: Highline, Empress, Lex.

I instantly fell in love with this palette because of the highlighting shades. They’re stunning!

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Glow & Bronze Highlight & Contour palettes review swatches on BeautyJudy

My contouring marks aren’t “perfect,” but here’s how I mapped out my look:

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Glow & Bronze Highlight & Contour palettes review swatches on BeautyJudy

And here’s how that worked out for me:

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Glow & Bronze Highlight & Contour palettes review swatches on BeautyJudy

This is the safer palette for me, I look completely natural after blending the powders in and adding highlight! I didn’t do much more than this the day I wore this, pictured above.

I applied the powders from both palettes using the coordinating Strobe & Sculpt Brush Highlight & Contour Brush Duo.

The brush is vegan-friendly with synthetic fibers. I used the larger, fluffier head to blend the powders into my skin where I’m looking to play with the shadows of my face.

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Glow & Bronze Highlight & Contour palettes review swatches on BeautyJudy

And I used the tapered highlight side to add the glow of the highlighters to different areas of my face where the light hits it – top of cheeks, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, forehead.

Pixi + Maryam Maquillage Glow & Bronze Highlight & Contour palettes review swatches on BeautyJudy
The packaging says that the brush comes with a portable pouch but I didn’t see one in my box.

Overall, the brush performs nicely.

I’m really happy with these two palettes, and they definitely perform differently and nicely for me. The palettes are each $20 each and the brush is $14 here on the Pixi site, or you can purchase them at Target here or in stores.

Have you tried these palettes yet? Do you regularly contour? I regularly highlight, for sure!

Disclaimer: I received the products for honest consideration from Pixi. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://glamorable.com/ Anastasia

    That contouring palette looks so beautiful on you! Seriously, it gives you such a soft bronzed look, all without the sun! <3

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you so much!

  • http://www.beauty4free2u.com Sissi Nuthman

    No, I never really contour. The older you get, the harsher that looks and I want a soft look lol. But you look adorable on the first photo! That palette sure is working for you and not scary at all!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks! It is a bit intimidating to work those contour shades!

  • Phyrra Nyx

    Thanks for the great swatches

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks for checking them out!

  • marciaf

    I’m impressed with these, especially the highlighters. You did a great job of putting it all together.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Marcia! I’m novice at it but I figure why not show the end results?!

  • Starla

    So many pretty colors! You look great! I have got to pick some of these up! xo

    • BeautyJudy

      They’re a great buy!

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    I love the look you created–it looks fab!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks!

  • http://www.notesfrommydressingtable.com/ Erika

    These palettes look great on you and they have shades I can use, with a light hand.

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes, I was happy that I could use a light hand and build where I wanted! I really have fun experimenting with these

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Wow, Judy, I love that first palette on you! You look so perfectly glam! Also which false lashes are you wearing? They’re great too

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Allison! And I’m not wearing false lashes, I actually hate fakies, I stink at putting them on lol. I wish I could recall the mascara I used. Possibly Tarte Tartiest Lash Paint.