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Apr 19 2017

Multi Misting – it’s a thing, and I dig it

Disclaimer: PR Sample, see bottom.

Pixi by Petra Beauty Multi Misting beautyJudy

Multi misting. Does that even sound like a thing?

Maybe it wasn’t, but it is now. Pixi has an array of toning, hydrating, priming and setting sprays within its Skintreats line that can be used alone or in coordination with each other. It’s very fitting with the brand’s mission, which is to help us look great in as little time as possible!

Here are the four we’re focused on today:

  • Vitamin Wakeup Mist
  • Hydrating Milk Mist
  • Glow Mist
  • Makeup Fixing Mist

My skin, rosacea and all, has generally responded well to Pixi Skintreats, with one or two exceptions. I’ve been using Glow Mist and Makeup Fixing Mist for more than a year with no reactions, so I went into trialing the others excited to see how my skin responded.

In addition to rosacea, my skin type is generally dry after washing, but within a couple hours, I am oily, concentrated in my T-zone area.

Vitamin Wakeup Mist

Pixi by Petra Beauty Vitamin Wakeup Mist review BeautyJudy

Vitamin Wakeup Mist is a boosting treatment toner designed to give a revitalized, awakened effect to your complexion. It’s one of the new mists in the Pixi lineup.

It’s an orange blossom water base blended with citrus fruit extracts, lavender and arginine. In addition to toning and strengthening, Vitamin Makeup Mist is supposed to hydrate, add a protective veil to skin. It’s basically a mist to wake-up your skin, no matter what type, while refreshing it.

When multi-misting, this is the spray I use first, out of the shower. I shake it up, hold my arm out and mist my face. You can use it AM or PM, but I generally use it in the morning.

After I apply it, I usually head into my bedroom and get dressed, during which time the mist dries, and my skin feels a little tight, not uncomfortable, but definitely like it has been toned.

A note on the scent – it’s got a beautiful, light citrus scent that has a note of sweetness to it. I can’t stand orange-scented products, but this smells delicious and aromatic and not totally orange. The scent does not last more than a couple minutes for me, at which time I’m heading back into the bathroom to add the second mist to my face…

Glow Mist

Pixi by Petra Beauty Glow Mist review BeautyJudy

You’ll notice my bottle of Glow Mist, shown shaken, is half gone. It’s much loved! I put the other I received away for when this one runs out.

I apply this mist after the Vitamin Wakeup Mist, to hydrate my face.

Glow Mist includes 13 natural oils, plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts, all designed to hydrate, protect and nourish skin. It’s supposed to help smooth your skin, no matter the type, and make it glow.

After I use Glow Mist, my face is moisturized, loosened up from the toning effect of Vitamin Wakeup Mist. Over winter, I did not use Glow Mist alone. I would use it with other moisturizers, because it wasn’t hydrating enough to use on its own when dealing with my dry winter skin. It can be used in the AM or PM, and I have used it at both times but I favor AM use.

With the warmer weather, sometimes I will just spritz this on as my only moisturizer, but I generally love it best as part of my multi misting routine.

Glow Mist can also set makeup with a dewy finish, but I haven’t tried it in that capacity yet and can’t speak to it.

Note on the scent of Glow Mist! The fruit extracts and aloe vera combine for a very nice, soft scent that I love. Again, it isn’t long-lasting, especially as I set about doing things in the bathroom, like putting in my contacts or getting my hair ready before moving onto mist three…

Hydrating Milk Mist

Pixi by Petra BeautyHydrating Milky MIst review BeautyJudy

Hydrating Milk Mist is the most fascinating of the four to me. Sometimes I switch what order I use this one and Glow Mist in, because this one is recommended as a first layer of moisture before serums or makeup.

This mist provides an instant surge of hydration with hyaluronic acid, which plumps skin. There’s a blend of black oat, provitamin A and linoleic acid, as well, that can be used across skin types. It can be used AM or PM, and I’ve used it at both times but again, prefer this one in the AM.

It feels light, and while my skin is already looking hydrated at this point, it adds an extra dose of moisture. After using this mist, I do my makeup, sometimes opting for a mattifying primer prior, sometimes not.

The scent of this mist is a bit more floral to me, but not unpleasant or overbearing. I mist my face and the scent is gone as soon as I apply my makeup.

Makeup Fixing Mist

Pixi by Petra Beauty Makeup Fixing Mist review BeautyJudy

I carry Makeup Fixing Mist everyday, and the bottle I’m using has all the writing on it scratched off from banging around inside my purse.

I primarily use this mist as a pick-me-up during the day to refresh my makeup and to perk up not only my skin, but me! I spritz this one on for daily de-stressing, as it has the most pleasant scent to me – the rose of the rose water stands out vividly but in a soft, gentle way. The scent doesn’t last long, but perhaps for several, several minutes. Immediately after I’ve applied it I close my eyes and breath in the scent.

Aside from rose water, Makeup Fixing Mist is also infused with green tea, and the combination of ingredients is supposed to comfort, protect and balance skin.

This mist is designed to prolong makeup wear and keep it from moving, melting and settling into fine lines or pores. I have to say, I haven’t experienced that kind of performance with this mist. It has specific directions for application (stolen from the Pixi website!):

  • Step 1: Close eyes and hold 15cm from face
  • Step 2: Mist 4 times, focusing on T-zone & cheeks, avoiding eye area
  • Step 3: Refresh makeup during the day by misting face
  • Step 4: Correct over-powdering by misting face & patting off excess
  • Step 5: Mist directly onto makeup brush and apply products as usual to prolong wear

I have used it prior to makeup application both as part of my multi misting routine and outside of it, and aside from being a nice burst of hydration and scent, it didn’t really perform in that way for me. It does, however, refresh my makeup during the day, and that’s how I focus on using it, as I mentioned. I haven’t tried step 4 or 5, but I will, especially with my liquid foundation. I’ll report back on my experience through Instagram!

Here’s how I apply these mists:

Pixi by Petra Beauty Multi Misting beautyJudy

I hold my arm out at a distance and truly mist them on until I feel I’ve gotten the coverage that’s appropriate.

Overall, I’m impressed with the state of my skin using this routine, and how hydrated I am. I will continue this routine into summer. I do have a couple other skin care products I will be reviewing, so I’ll have to put my routine on pause while I try those out, but this is definitely a routine I will follow.

All four mists are $15. You can find them at Target and the Pixi site here. Glow Mist is currently sold out on the Pixi site!

Have you ever tried any of Pixi’s mists? I also have Sun Mist, which I discussed here in this post about sunscreen. I’m a fan! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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

  • Phyrra Nyx

    I need those awesome mists.

    • BeautyJudy

      Indeed! Awesome and easy!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    I need these!! I love things in spray bottles since its so easy!!

    • BeautyJudy

      Bingo! Me too! Huge bonus – I keep them lined up on my bathroom counter and I just boom boom boom use them!

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    I’ve been using these like crazy! Mostly the makeup setting one and the glow mist.

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes! You can see my Glow Mist is well loved!! Lol

  • Norah Salazar

    You had me at hydrating mist! Love this concept.

    • BeautyJudy

      Lol! Yes!

  • marciaf

    I don’t use these all at the same time even though it’s all about multi-misting. Pixi has got some unique products like these/

    • BeautyJudy

      They are good on their own too! But I love the mistinginstead of applying various creams. I’m always in a mad dash in the morning, lol!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I need to try the hydrating milky mist. I can’t stand spraying myself in the face so I’ll try your technique!

    • BeautyJudy

      I understand that! The milky mist is my favorite, I think!

  • http://www.cosmetopiadigest.com/ CosmetopiaDigest.com

    Of these, I’ve only tried the Hydrating Milk Mist. They’ve just come out with a new sun-protection mist with SPF30, and I’m planning on getting that as well.

    • BeautyJudy

      The Sun Mist is great! I picked it up at Target and it’s great to supplement when my moisturizer or foundation are missing sPF!