Pixi Beauty x Caroline Hirons | Double Cleanse | Review

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Pixi Caroline Hirons double cleanse

In A Few Words
The Pixi X Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse is a “unique 2-in-1 jar created by Caroline Hirons where one side contains a solid cleansing oil and the other side a luxe cleansing cream for the ultimate PM cleansing.” It is a simple, gentle oil and cream cleansing duo for all skin types. The cleanser come in a plastic tub with 50mls (1.6 oz) of each cleanser and is sold at Target and pixibeauty.com.

I have no complaints with the goo – obviously, if Caroline put her name on something, it’s going to be fantastic. With that being said, I won’t be repurchasing it (this tub was given to me as a birthday gift) because I hate everything about the packaging. Because it’s a two-in-one product, you get 1/2 the volume of each cleanser so I BLEW through this so quickly. I know it’s purely a physiological thing, but I finished the tub in a month-ish and I just don’t want to have to repurchase a cleanser that frequently. Also, I hate tubs. All balms come in tubs, there’s no other option, but I really hated digging the cream cleanser out of the tub – I would never purchase a solo cream cleanser in a tub and I really don’t *enjoy* the cream cleanser in the Double Cleanse enough to come to terms with that. Finally, I am a disaster – I travel, I have kids, and I’m super Type A and a tub is not conducive to my life. If you set your cleanser on a shelf, calmly open it, and gently place it back in your cupboard then you’re good, you won’t have an issue. I, however, regularly drop it and shuffle it from travel bag to bathroom and the cream cleanser gets EVERYWHERE in the tub and fraternizes with the cleansing balm. The divider in the tub just can’t keep the cream contained when it’s getting thrown across the room.
Even though the packaging is a nightmare for me, the balm will get every spec of makeup off your face, but it can’t quite tackle liquid lipsticks and the cream cleanser is thick, moisturizing, non-irritating and just a great basic cleanser.

All of my negatives with packaging are really personal preferences and, even though I did enjoy the cleansers, it’s not worth it to me to overcome my packaging issues to buy a new tub.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Camellia Seed Oil
Murumuru Butter
Vitamin E

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Parabens
Mineral Oil

Possible Irritants:
N/A

Vegan:
Yes

Tested on animals:
No

Complete Ingredients:
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG-8 Isostearate, Polyethylene, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylgylcerin, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil. Cleansing Cream INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Dipropylene Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Arginine, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbic Acid, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Maltodextrin, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, sh-Decapeptide-7, sh-Octapeptide-4, sh-Oligopeptide-9.

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Current Favorites – Lips Fall 2017

I noticed that there a few products I’ve been reaching for very regularly this fall and these products have creeped their way into my purse.

I noticed that there a few products I’ve been reaching for very regularly this fall and these products have creeped their way into my purse. (An honorable mention goes to Maybelline  Color Sensational in Touch of Spice and Colour Pop Ultra Glossy Lip in Fairy Floss).

L’Oreal Infallible Paints Matte in Tongue Tied – This matte lip paint took me way out of my comfort zone! Generally, I like lip liners with a gloss or balm on top because they are comfotable fade very gracefully,  this product manages to deliver both! It is a warm, brown nude, it isn’t drying, and it doesn’t flake throughout the day. I really like layering this over bolder lip pencils to create different toned nude lips.

Laura Mercier, Lip Colour Sheer in Baby Lips –  I originally bought this because I read somewhere on the internet that this was Joan’s lip color on Mad Men (Christina Hendricks) – I highly doubt that, but i have no regrets. This lipstick is just the perfect your-lips-but-better color (not a classic red, dear mysterious internet article) with a comfortable, satin formula and vanilla cake flavor. This is the lip product that I can just slap on to look more put together.

Bite Beauty, The Lip Pencil in 22 + Pixi by Petra, LipLift Max in Sheer Rose – I want every single one of these Bite lip pencils! They are creamy, but not greasy, and long lasting, but not drying – they remind me a lot of the NYX Suede Matte Lip Liners. The Pixi gloss is a great color to add glossiness without taking away pigment. I don’t think it is plumping and it is a slightly sticky gloss, but its a beautiful, sheer rosy color. I know I didn’t like the flavor of the gloss when I bought it (I think it was a chemical-mint) so I have since added few drops of peppermint essential oil to it!

I have an itch to pull out the reds and deeper berries and I can’t wait for some holiday parties to rock some bolder lips! What lip colors have you been loving this fall?