Pixi Coral Crush Shea Butter Lip Balm Review + Swatches

 Pixi's Shea Butter Lip Balms have a "unique formula that is rich but lightweight and gives a gorgeous wash of colour to lips – it’s the perfect pick-me-up anytime! Packed full of beneficial ingredients, this balm soothes lips immediately & nourishes them long term". The Shea Butter Lip Balms are one of the new additions to Pixi's range. There are five colors, as well as a clear option, available; I'm writing about Coral Crush. These lip balms contain 4 grams (.14oz) and sell for $8. Pixi is a cruelty free brand. Pixi products can be bought at Target, on the brand's website, and from the Pixi Boutique in London.

 Like all Pixi products, the Shea Butter Lip Balms have super cute packaging. The twist tube is spring green, of course, with a color matched cap. The Pixi logo and product name are printed on the front of the cap, the shade name can be found on the back. Product scrolls up smoothly, and retracts fully. This little round tube seems sturdy enough, and the cap stays on firmly, locking the twist mechanism. All around, this lip balm is purse and pocket friendly. Not so environmentally friendly though, packaging is not recyclable.
 Pixi's Shea Butter Lip Balms have been getting rave reviews since the second they hit the shelves. My review is going to be a bit more neutral. This tinted lip balm has a slightly drier, but not too waxy consistency. Product applies smoothly, feeling soft on the lips, but not too moisturizing. To be entirely honestly, I don't think this lip balm does anything for my lips, it provides very little hydration. An moisture that is imparted is short lived and frequent reapplication is necessary. So this tinted lip balm isn't much of a balm, so lets focus more on the 'tinted' aspect. In that respect, Pixi's Shea Butter Lip Balm is good! Coral Crush has strong, buildable color payoff. Color lasts about 2 hours, and isn't prone to transferring or sliding outside of the lip lines. Coral Crush fades evenly and leaves behind a stain that lasts another hour or so. Pixi's tinted lip balms have a pleasant vanilla scent and flavor.
Coral Crush is described as a "papaya coral". This is a lovely, warm, perfect coral - the ideal blend of pink and orange hues. Coral Crush shows up a little pinker on my lips. This lip balm has no shimmer or glitter (that's moisture reflection in my swatches), and has a light, glossy finish on the lips.
Pixi's Shea Butter Lip Balm in Coral Crush is nice. I don't think it's the amazing, hydrating lip treatment so many bloggers have tried to pass it off as - in fact, these are barely a balm in my book. On the other hand, this tinted lip balm offers surprisingly good pigmentation. Coral Crush is a pretty pop of coral color. If you're looking for a rich, moisturizing lip balm, keep searching. But, if you're looking for comfortable lip color, you may be interested in Pixi's Shea Butter Lip Balms - they're reasonably priced, cutely packaged, and available in a limited range of easy to wear shades.

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)].
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