Pixi Primer Review - Pixi Flawless and Poreless Primer Review

Pixi Primer Review - Pixi Flawless and Poreless

Pixi Flawless and Poreless Primer - comes into a beautiful matte and simple packaging

Because I wear the Dr. Jart BB Cream most of the time, I haven’t had the need for a face primer.  However, with several exciting events (ahem, graduation , reunions, and interviews coming up, I realize that I need my makeup to last longer than the usual 5 to 6 hours. When my sister received this Pixi Flawless and Poreless face primer in her February Ipsy bag, she offered to let me keep it and test it (because she’s awesome like that!).

Miranda’s Notes:

Pros:  I’ve tried the Smashbox primers previously as well as Too Faced and Benefit Porefessional primers.  This Pixi primer is closer to Too Faced in texture as opposed to Smashbox Photo Finish and Benefit because Pixi is similar to a cream or lotion.   The Smashbox Photo Finish Light primer which I’ve used the most, feels like a mineral veil powder when applied and does not absorb into the skin - it’s a very strange feeling indeed!  Pixi Flawless and Poreless primer is a slightly tinted cream that spreads easily, without streaks, and soaks into the skin with no tackiness. I found that this primer did a great job at hiding pores especially around the nose and under eye areas.  Despite the cons I’ll list below, if you’re looking for a pore minimizing primer, Pixi does the job wonderfully. I used Pixi over my normal daily moisturizer and had no issue with the application.  Overall, the primer helped my makeup last longer, but around the nose and chin area, I started noticing fading and redness after only a few hours.

Cons:  The biggest issue with the Pixi Flawless and Poreless primer is the fact that it makes the face oily all around (not just around the T-zone).  I have dry skin, and I even thought I was a bit too shiny.   Combined with the 30$ USD price tag (ouch!), for a full sized product, this primer may not be the best choice if you have oily/combination skin.  I loved that my face looked airbrushed when using the Pixi Flawless and Poreless (applies smooth and covers pores really well), but wish this could have lasted without turning into an oily extravaganza.  I’ll continue trying this product as I liked some of the benefits, but I’m not sure I could use it every day.

Grade: 3/5

Most Pixi products, including this primer, are available at Target
Pixi Flawless and Poreless Primer - Ingredients List (I had no reaction and I have semi-sensitive skin)
Application is easy and sanitary - small opening allows for controlling how much product is applied
Pixi texture is similar to a creme and has a slight tint that is not visible after application

Quick note: the amazing art deco, faux talon nails above are my sister’s handi-work - she did this geometric nail art when I visited New York City last weekend.  Be on the lookout for an upcoming post with lots of pictures and a tutorial.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01148250647483635084 nathalie, red head.

    Looks great!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16279025385488267285 Lisa

    That oily biz? Eeek. Not nice.

    But, the nails…

    OMG. Fabulous!

    Have a super Friday, Miranda!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17203899757128581331 Betzy’s Makeup

    It sounds terrific

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15991908412993166130 Arielle

    I just posted about a Pixi product, too!

    I totally agree that it fills in pores well, however this is not something I gravitate towards for daily use. I can’t really put my finger on why either.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00300257425904630296 Hannah Louisa

    Love the nail art! So pretty not
    Sure this would work for me which is a shame x

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      thank you, I love my nails too! you should try some Sephora samples from Benefit and Too Faced primers, those have better options

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16029719742331752918 Jess

    I’ve never tried anything from Pixi! It’s a shame this makes you oily around the Tzone as that is my problem area, so unfortunately this would be no good for me!

    Jess xo

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      Pixi has some lovely products, especially eye and lip products but I wouldn’t recommend this for oily skin.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07518872445831636223 Jamie-Lee GlitterInfatuation

    Such a shame about the oilyness, I’m a matte lover all the way! Your nails look gorgeous by the way.

    Jamie-Lee|Glitter Infatuation Beauty Blog!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      I love the Smashbox Photo Finish primer oil-free for a matte look, it works great for oily/combo skin!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17911751791504233911 Martha Woods

    Bummer, this would not work on my oily/combo skin. I love that nail art btw! Can’t wait for the tutorial!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      yup, I wouldn’t recommend it for oily skin. Thanks, I’m buzzing my sis to finish the post haha!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00768571781746639989 Monalisa

    I find that products that say ‘for all skin types’ don’t cater to oily skin Even this prodcut says oil free but you’re saying it makes the face oily..

    oh well lol the search continues haha

    great post! xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01096905878778239160 Miranda M.

      I agree, I thought the oil-free claim was very odd when every consumer out there mentioned the oiliness of the product.