Sometimes, I go looking for trouble. I’m talking about impulsive makeup purchases, of course.
I like to randomly open the Target app on my phone, and browse through the makeup section. I look at new releases, and permanent collections, and I especially pay attention to Target-only brands.
One day, while doing this, I came across this Pixi Correction Concentrate Brightening Peach. The reviews were absolutely glowing.
The only obvious next step was, that the next time I went to Target, this came home with me.
I imagine this works similar to Eve Pearl’s Salmon Concealer, but for much, much cheaper. Eve Pearl has showed up on Hautelook a couple times, but I never took the plunge and bought one of the famed concealer duos.
I’m actually quite happy with this. A few people have mentioned in the Target reviews that this is quite small for the price you pay. It’s $12 online, and admittedly, it does look rather dinky once you get it out of the misleading giant box.
However, I’ve found that since I use so very little of it each time, this is bound to last me forever. Just a tiny dab for each eye with my tiny e.l.f. concealer brush is enough to do the trick.
Now, I don’t have a particularly bad undereye discoloration problem. But you know how we’re always our own worse critic? It’s all I see when I don’t wear concealer. I don’t notice it at all if I stay home all day, but if I happen to go out? Whenever I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I can’t help but mentally cringe at how awful I (think I) look. I’m sure no one else even gives it a single thought, but alas. Humans are insecure creatures, and I am nothing if not human!
But here is an up-close picture of my undereye situation anyway:
*Just a note, the right side is bare until the last picture
As you can see, there is a difference when I use the Pixi corrector on its own, albeit a subtle one. I could layer it on to build up the coverage, but I don’t want it to look cakey.
Also, since it’s billed as a “corrector” and not a concealer, I use my NARS concealer over it. Again, the difference the Pixi corrector makes is barely noticeable. Capturing subtleties like these on camera is definitely not my forte, but I do think it makes a difference in person. Even though it looks like NARS is doing just fine on its own, maybe even better, especially in this picture! But I swear the Pixi corrector helps. Pinky promise. I’m just still figuring out how to best take pictures of my own face to accurately reflect products’ performances.
However, do you need it? No, probably not. Perhaps I’m not the best person for this product anyway, since my discoloration isn’t too bad to begin with. That being said, I’ll continue using this and when I run out in 5,000 years, I might consider repurchasing it. By then, I’m sure I’ll have some major undereye circles, anyway! ;)