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December 18, 2013 Makeup , , , , ,

Pixi Correction Concentrate

Pixi Correction Concentrate ($12 for 0.1 oz.)

Pixi Correction Concentrate ($12 for 0.1 oz.)

Pixi’s Correction Concentrate is a peach-toned concealer that’s designed to brighten darkness under eyes and neutralize bluish tones. Higher-end companies like Bobbi Brown and Eve Pearl have versions of a salmon or peach concealer, as well, but these products are generally less common in drugstores at lower price points. I’ve been eyeing Pixi’s version for a little while, and finally purchased it with a Target coupon offer from Black Friday (I wrote about some of my Black Friday purchases here).

Pixi Correction Concentrate

Pixi Correction Concentrate

Online it’s listed at $12, but the Target stores near me have it priced at $15 so it’s not exactly the cheapest concealer in the drugstore, but it’s certainly a lot more manageable than the higher-end versions. In addition to it’s color and concealing properties, Pixi also added rose hip extract and vitamins A, C and E to revitalize and protect the delicate skin under eyes.

Pixi Correction  Concentrate

Pixi Correction Concentrate

Pixi Correction Concentrate

Pixi Correction Concentrate

The concealer comes in a sweet little jar that I think looks pretty nice sitting in my tabletop cosmetic organizer. Thankfully the packaging doesn’t waste any space … storage is always a concern of mine. It only comes in one shade, “brightening peach”, and is supposed to work with a variety of skin tones.

Pixi Correction Concentrate

Pixi Correction Concentrate

The pot is just big enough to fit a clean fingertip, and I find that works well for applying the small amount of product I need for decent coverage. I just pat it on the darkest parts of my under-eye circles, focusing on the inner corners and blending all the way up to the lower lashes.

Before

Before

After

After, wearing Correction Concentrate

Before (left) and after (right)

Before (left) and after (right) … click to expand

I find that with natural lighting, my under-eye circles are a bit less apparent in photographs than they are in real life, but I think you can see that the Correction Concentrate helps to brighten my eyes and make me look more refreshed.

As I continue to do my makeup, I do like to use a little bit of liquid concealer that’s a touch lighter than my skin tone (right now I’m using the Maybelline Fit Me concealer, which I really like) and blend it under my eyes and on the tops of my cheekbones, but I don’t need it, it’s just more of a finishing touch. The Correction Concentrate blends into my skin tone surprisingly well considering how bright it looks in the pot, and so I don’t need to add an additional concealer to camouflage it if I don’t want to.

Wearing Pixi Correction Concentrate under my eyes

Wearing Pixi Correction Concentrate under my eyes

Above, I’m also wearing: DreamWorld Hermetica foundation in Rhea II C (review), Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Fair on my upper cheekbone area and L’Oreal True Match crayon concealer in N1-2-3 to cover redness on other areas of my face, DreamWorld Hermetica finishing powder in Ghostly Glo, The Body Shop bronzing powder in Medium Matte, DreamWorld Hermetica blush in Witches’ Sunset (from their Hocus Pocus collection released around Halloween, review), Jane Iredale PureBrow gel in Blonde on my brows (review) and Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes on my lashes (review).

I’m really impressed with the Correction Concentrate, not only for the color but also for how it applies and wears throughout the day. I only need to use a little, it blends with just a few pats of the finger, and it doesn’t crease. It has a really nice texture that’s just creamy enough to blend well, but isn’t so creamy that I pick up too much product with my finger or have issues with it settling into the little lines under my eyes. All in all, I wish it was a little cheaper, but I like it! It’s now a product that I’m using every day without fail.

Pixi Correction Concentrate ingredients

Pixi Correction Concentrate ingredients

You can find the Correction  Concentrate at Pixi or Target, and it costs $12 online (but costs me $15 at my local Target stores).

Have you tried it? I’d love to hear about your experience!

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