Dec 22 2017

Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm

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Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm swatches review Beautyjudy

When Pixi by Petra sent over the Mattelustre Lipsticks I reviewed last week, the brand included three of their Shea Butter Lip Balms, as well.

I’m no stranger to these balms, I actually keep one of the above – Ripe Raspberry – in my small everyday makeup organizer that I keep in my bedroom (the majority of my makeup is stored in my beauty office!).

These balms are sold with a clear, airtight plastic seal round them. The long cap on the tube represents the color of the balm inside.

Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm swatches review Beautyjudy

The color payoff depends; these are supposed to be a wash of color, not a full-on pigmented lipstick. However, they do build up; I wouldn’t call them sheer!

The Shea Butter Lip Balms are made with – duh – shea butter, as well as vitamin E. Here are the general ingredients from the website:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polybutene, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Beeswax, Trihydroxystearin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Phenoxyethanol, Vanillin. [+/- Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)]. 4 g / 0.141 oz

Ripe Raspberry

Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm in Ripe Raspberry swatches review Beautyjudy

Ripe Raspberry is a favorite of mine. It’s actually quite a bright pop of pink in just one coat.

Sweet Peach

Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm in Sweet Peach swatches review Beautyjudy

Sweet Peach is a nice peachy neutral that also has good pigmentation for a balm.

Natural Rose

Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose swatches review Beautyjudy

Natural Rose has a light mauve pink cap, but the color is more of a nude with a hint of pink. Very neutral and work appropriate.


While you’re treating your lips with the shea butter to moisturize, and the vitamin E to protect your skin, I have to confess that after a couple hours of wear, my lips felt more dry wearing these than they did wearing the Mattelustre lipsticks.

The balms have a tendency to dry down on me, and stain, which is great for color payoff but not necessarily for keeping my lips hydrated. I wore these lip balms prior to my consistent lip scrub use, and perhaps I will give them a shot wearing them after exfoliating to see what difference that makes.

So why did I have Ripe Raspberry in regular rotation if the balms dry out on my lips after a while? Because it’s still a nice, light option to a full on lipstick or gloss.

Perhaps the balms aren’t supposed to stay moisturizing/balmy on the lip for more than a couple hours. I could reapply the balm when my lips start feeling dry, but since the color remains, I don’t necessarily want to add more color on top of it.

To be honest I would love to pick up the colors Pixi Pink and Honey Nectar – especially Honey Nectar! These balms retail for $8 a piece and you can find them on the Pixi website here, or at Target/

I don’t know if you will experience the same effect as I have with these balms, but I wanted to share my honest thoughts on them. Also, I will go ahead and say that I think these balms are a nice, safe choice as a stocking stuffer for a teen, or makeup enthusiast on your list, if you aren’t sure what they might like. They are very mild/work appropriate shades for the most part.

Have you tried the Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balms? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Disclaimer: I received the lip balms for honest consideration by Pixi. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how keeps it real!

  • Nina at Model City

    All of these look great on you!!!! <3

  • Ehmkay Nails

    Gorgeous colors on you. They look so creamy!

  • Polished Hippy

    Too bad these aren’t moisturizing! This is why I usually skip balms and use lipglosses instead.

  • Painted Fingertips

    Ripe Raspberry looks lovely on you!

  • Anastasia

    I agree, they aren’t super moisturizing. I don’t treat them as lip balms for that reason but more as sheer lipsticks. I do like the sheer wash of color though and wear mine a lot!

  • 25 Sweetpeas

    They all look nice on you!

  • marciaf

    These don’t dry out my lips so I wonder why they do yours. Maybe one of the ingredients doesn’t like you. But they sure look good on you.

  • Nichole C

    I don’t like shea butter, but the colors are pretty.

  • Kathryne

    Not good at all. The ones I received have weird smell

  • Allison Cohen

    Uhoh, that’s not good. I love the color that those balms provide but what’s the point if they don’t remain hydrating. Hmmm.

  • Courtney B

    That’s far more color than I would expect from a lip balm. They look nice!