Pixi X Dulce Candy | Review & Swatches

*Products mentioned were sent for review, opinions are my own* Pixi is absolutely one of my favorites drugstore brands and they are cruel...

*Products mentioned were sent for review, opinions are my own*

Pixi is absolutely one of my favorites drugstore brands and they are cruelty free! There is a new Pixi Pretties collection out where they collaborated with three popular beauty vloggers, Dulce Candy, Weylie Hoang, and Chloe Morello. The products from this collection are available now, and since they are perfect for spring, I felt it was time to share.

Pixi X Dulce Candy



Pixi and Dulce Candy collaborated to create two palettes. One of these is a lip palette and the other is a multi-purpose palette. Cafe Con Dulce is the multi-purpose palette and the first we will talk about.

The packaging on these palettes is the typical Pixi palette packaging in that it's light green with a clear plastic lid. The packaging isn't my favorite, but it's totally functional and I do appreciate that I can see what is in the palette without the need to open it. I've had issues in the past with Pixi palettes being difficult to open, but these open very easily. I'd feel okay traveling with these; I think they are sturdy enough to withstand it.


Pixi X Dulce Candy review

The Cafe Con Dulce palette is a multi-use palette with nine shades. These are a unique cream-to-powder formula that will work as highlight, blush, and eyeshadow. The colors are stunning and absolutely perfect for spring and make a huge impact.


Pixi X Dulce Candy swatches

Pixi X Dulce Candy swatches

As you can see from the swatches, they're seriously pigmented. Depending upon the brush you apply them with, you'll get different results. A small packing brush will give a ton of payoff on your lids. A highlighting or fan brush gives the perfect amount of shine to your cheekbones, which can be built up or applied subtly. A blush brush will give a nice sheen to whatever blush you're wearing.

I really enjoy this palette because it's multi-purpose and advertised as such. Many times palettes will sit unused because certain colors don't work as a highlight, but sometimes you don't think to use them as eyeshadows. The formula of these colors is so unique and I've been using it every time I apply makeup.


Pixi X Dulce Candy review

It's obvious that I love the Cafe Con Dulce palette, so let's talk about Dulce's Lip Candy. As you can probably gather, this is a lip palette. Before we get started, let me re-iterate my feelings on lip palettes. I am not their biggest fan. It's a cool concept, there are a lot of options with a lip palette, and for professionals and working makeup artists, they're awesome. However, I'm just a normal girl that loves lipsticks, in a bullet or a tube. Will I use this palette? Maybe. Will I take it with me? No. That's what makes it impractical for me.

The colors are pretty and the range of shades is nice but I will absolutely never take this palette anywhere with me because it's inconvenient. It's quite large and will take up a lot of room in my bag, it also requires me to carry extra tools like a lip brush. I don't like carrying a lot of makeup with me and generally carry a small bag if I take one at all.
Pixi X Dulce Candy



Now that my feeling on lip palettes are clear, let's talk about it anyway. The colors are gorgeous and the range is good. These are very smooth creams and can also double as cream blush. Will I use it often? Probably not, but I will reach for it occasionally.

Overall, I really like the Pixi X Dulce Candy collab. I'm totally in love with the Cafe Con Dulce palette and I do like the Lip Candy palette, despite how impractical I find it to be. You can find them both on Pixi's website.

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17 comments

  1. The face palette is wonderful. I had to share the collection with my blog partner and I was sorry she picked Dulce.

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  2. These look nice and versatile!

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  3. Jen WalkerApril 24, 2018

    You know, I have to admit I never really thought of Cafe Con Dulce palette for blush and highlighting until now! I'll have to pick it up at my local Target when I go next!

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  4. This is my favorite collab!

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  5. Pixi makes some excellent products! I love their glow tonic and makeup fixing mist.

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  6. These palettes are so cute! I can't say no to anything Pixi.

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  7. Of the 3 Pixi collabs, I think this one is the best.

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  8. I totally feel you on the lip palette. They're a fun concept but not practical for anyone on the go.

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  9. Both of these palettes are really pretty! I love the shades.

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  10. Normally I shy away from pink eye shadows and lip colors but I actually really like these and can see myself wearing them. Thanks for the great review.

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  11. 25 SweetpeasApril 25, 2018

    Looks like you can do some great combos with these!

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  12. I thought it was really neat and awesome that she came out with a multi-use palette!

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  13. Ehmkay NailsApril 27, 2018

    I’m meh on lip palettes in general but the colors are nice!

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  14. I am really glad these are easier to open than last year's. I've been using one from last year for this whole past year and I still can't quite open it. But at least it's secure, lol

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  15. PIXI is such a great brand. Loved your review. I love their toning oil.

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