Pixi Emerald Gold Mesmerizing Mineral Eyeshadow Palette Review+Swatches

 Pixi's Mesmerizing Mineral Eyeshadow Palettes contain "six silky, coordinated, must have shades to use together or solo, plus a double ended sponge applicator for fast and fuss free application." Pixi offers three shade options - this review is for Emerald Gold. Each of these six pan palettes contains 5.76 grams (.20  oz) and sell for $12. Pixi products are available exclusively at Target and the brand's website. Pixi Beauty is cruelty free. This palette was made in China.

 Pixi's Mesmerizing Minerals palettes come in long, narrow, light green palettes with a clear flip top. The flip top features the brand logo and gold detailing. The six eyeshadows are set in a single row of square pans. A well holds a double ended sponge tip applicator. Packaging is cute, but feels a little bit flimsy. Packaging is not recyclable.
Pixi's Mesmerizing Minerals eyeshadows are pressed mineral shadows. All six shadows are super soft and just a little powdery, some can be crumbly. As a whole, these are under-pigmented, one or two are well pigmented. Color payoff can be boosted with a base, primer, or by foiling. These mineral shadows are easy to blend. Fallout isn't too bad, but it does occur. Wear time, over a primer, is about six hours - after that these shadows begin to fade. I haven't experienced much creasing when working with the Emerald Gold palette. What irks me even more than the lacking pigment is how strongly fragranced these eyeshadows are. I'm not sure why Pixi thought their eyeshadows need to be scented? The Emerald Gold palette has a strong, powdery, perfumey scent.
Shade 1 is a very sheer, frosty white gold with small flecks of gold shimmer. I like the sheerness of this particular shadow, it makes a great highlight and inner corner color.
Shade 2 is a soft, frosty seafoam green with negligible ammounts of silver shimmer particles. This shadow is very sheer and difficult to build up. Its such a shame, as the color is really lovely. The photo above shows about three layers of this shadow.
Shade 3 is the deepest color in Pixi's Emerald Gold palette. This is a red based mid tone brown. The base color has a satin finish, but a few bits of gold glitter are strewn through. Color payoff is better than average when compared to it's palette-mates. 
Shade 4 is a gorgeous slightly golden an with a shimmery finish. Color payoff is in the middle of the road, but I kinda like that about it. I believe this is my favorite shade in the Emerald Gold palette.
Shade 5 is the color that attracted me to Pixi's Emerald Gold palette. This is a really pretty, but kinda sheer, teal that leans towards the green end of the spectrum. This eyeshadow is quite shimmery, the gold shimmer gives Shade 5 a golden shift. Lots of dimension, I love it.
Shade 6 is a rich, shimmery golden brown. This is by far the most pigmented shadow in this palette. The color if beautiful, but this eyeshadow is also very delicate and tends to crumble. 
Pixi's Emerald Gold Mesmerizing Minerals Palette is just alright. I was kinda disappointed, but its not a terrible palette. The eyeshadows are soft and on the small size. Application is easy, though fallout is involved. Wear could be improved upon. I like the color scheme though, I've created some really pretty looks with the Emerald Gold palette. I have a few tutorials planned. If this palette's colors appeal to you, this palette is worth picking up. The pricing is fair, in my opinion. That being said, Pixi's Emerald Gold Palette is by no means a must have.

Mica, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Polybutene, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol. [+/- Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007)]. 

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