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When I got the giant PR package from Pixi including all of the four blogger collabs they recently released, the It’s Judy Time It’s Eye Time palette was the first thing I cracked into to swatch. As an eye makeup junkie, I had to know if this 12-shadow palette at $24 was worth it. The collab also included a 12-shade It’s Lip Time lip color palette filled with easy-to-wear shades you can apply with a finger. There’s definitely some pros and cons to these palettes, so here are my thoughts in this Pixi and It’s Judy Time Collab review…
Judy is a mom/beauty YouTuber who has three adorable little girls (two are twins) and an equally fabulous husband. They’re fun to watch and follow and seem to be extremely humble, ‘regular’ parents. Judy started out on YouTube strictly as a beauty vlogger, but currently has two YouTube channels (one for beauty, one for mom life) totaling 2.7MM followers (as of 2/16/17).
From what I’ve learned watching Judy over the years, she’s become much more no-fuss with her beauty routine and is your typical mom on the go (yet she still loves a bit of glam). I expected her collab to be practical and efficient. We’ll start with the eye palette.
Pixi + It’s Judy Time Collab Review | It’s Eye Time
- Wearable neutrals that even a beginner can mix + match and not mess it up
- Pigmented – but not OVERLY saturated – colors that can be worn sheer or built up
- Variety of depth of color to transition from day-to-night easily
- Lacking a matte beige base color
- Too much similarity in the mid tone matte/transition shades. Would have been nice to mix it up with a mid tone cool brown or gray. Also, the last two brown shades on the bottom row are nearly identical
- Deceptive pan size. These pans are wider than your standard MAC shadow pans – thus appearing like you’re getting a lot of product. However, the packaging says each shadow is 1.2g. MAC pans ($6/each) are more narrow but hold 1.3g. This is NOT to say Pixi isn’t an amazing value (at nearly $2/shadow), but just wanted to point out you’re not getting double the product or anything
Great value; great beginner palette if you don’t already own a neutral/warm shadow palette. You won’t be disappointed in the least. The shadows stick to the skin nicely (when using a primer) and wear all day long. Not powdery at all, easy to build up.
My favorite shades include the two shimmer shades in the third row, Getaway and Ping. Gorgeous smokey shades! Get the Pixi + It’s Judy Time It’s Eye Time Palette ($24) at your local Target or online here.
Pixi + It’s Judy Time Collab Review | It’s Lip Time
- Strong variety of wearable shades for any skin tone
- Easy to apply with a finger
- Light yet buildable color – most applied sheer initially (except the red on the bottom row).
- Creamy texture, satin finish. Not matte, not glossy.
- Great for a beginner makeup artist who wants to do prom, bridal, portrait work
- The lighter shades wouldn’t show up well on my medium skin tone, so half the palette is kind of a bust
- I hated applying with my finger
- Color doesn’t last long
- Bulky. Why would I want this palette when I can keep a couple of lipstick bullets with me?
Skip it. I hate saying that because I love Judy, but why couldn’t she just make a 3-5 lipstick set in bullet form? I get the ‘mom on the go/fast finger makeup,’ but is applying with your finger really that much faster than straight from the tube? I think not. If you’re interested in the Pixi + It’s Judy Time It’s Lip Time palette ($24), pick it up at your local Target, or online here.
What do you think? Would the lip palette be something you’d totally love? Let me know in the comments and share with a friend or on social media if you found this helpful. 🙂
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