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About eight years ago I tried a lot of the BB and CC creams that came onto the market, with varying success. Then I got rather obsessed with finding the right radiance boosting foundation, with absolutely no success. So I thought I’d give Pixi Beauty Balm (High Coverage Foundation) £22 in Nude a try, as it looked like it might combine both.

Active Ingredients

  • Adenosine restores & smoothes
  • Ceramide NP provides time-release moisture
  • Chamomile calms & soothes
  • Hyalorunic Acid

Before I applied this I looked so fatigued and I’d not been taking care of my skin for several days (as a result of illness, my diet and my lifestyle choices) so it looked dull, greasy and blotchy with big grooves at the side of my eye bags.

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

The first time I applied the Beauty Balm to unprimed skin it glided on so easily, matching my skin tone perfectly (darker than nude in my opinion) and it made my skin look flawless!

The second time I applied the H2O Skindrink and OMG did I look glowy and healthy!

It wore really well and evenly and my skin felt hydrated through the entire day.

After using this duo I now realise there is skincare and makeup and then there’s CAMOUFLAGE and MAGIC!

Disclaimer: No way in hell am I showing you the ‘before’ photo (recall the worst mug shot you ever saw and you’re nearly there). I couldn’t get an ‘after’ shot either as there’s hardly any natural light in my house in the afternoons. I tried using my very bright SAD light but that just bleached out my features (and any contrast) like those awful ‘youth boosting’ skincare adverts that are so prevalent now.

Anyway, below is an approximation…



Seriously though….

Rating 5/5 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽

I am gutted that I can’t buy a full sized Skindrink H2O because – and I rarely say this – I need this in my life…and on my face.


11 responses to “Pixi by Petra Beauty Balm & H2O Skindrink Mini”

  1. Hunida Avatar

    Hahahaha, Chrissie. I cracked up at the before & after photos. Pixi seems to work really well with your skin! Thanks for your reviews. 😊


    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Yes, I’m practically glowing! 😉 Yeah it really does and their tones are more on the golden, rather than pink side. Do you use Pixi Hun?

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      1. Hunida Avatar

        I’ve tried a few things by Pixi & my skin didn’t react very well, sadly 😦

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      2. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

        Ah crap, too bad. 😔

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

        Oh by the way, have you seen Machine gun Kelly and Young Blood in that Okay vid? Love em both so much!


      4. Hunida Avatar

        Yes!! Love it & both of them so much, too. ♡♡

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  3. Sandra Avatar

    I loved your before and after pics! LOL


    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Haha, they were only slightly exaggerated.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Sandra Avatar

    I love finding a beauty product that works for my skin and my budget! Lately I’ve been liking It Cosmetics CC cream. I’ve seen this brand you are using and I’m happy to hear more about it. I’ve been curious. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      I’ve not heard of It cosmetics before, I think a lot of people seem to be moving away from foundations again these days. Pixi have so many great reviews for so many of their products, I think I might have found my new fave brand.

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