Pixi ‘Rose Flash’ Balm

For those of you following me on Instagram, you would have noticed that I have a major love for pixie beauty … I have literally loved every single product I’ve tried from them. As you guys know, here on The Makeup Aficionado, you can expect A LOT of reviews – after all I am a makeup addict so I may as well turn it to good use right?!

So today I’m going to chat to use about a pixie beauty product – the rose flash balm!

Let’s get started!                 

What is the purpose of this product? This nifty little thing by Pixie is essentially a 3 in 1 product. It’s a moisturizer, primer and a face mask. So you get a multitude of uses out of it. Of course you can choose what to use this product for if you don’t want to use it for all 3 purposes. This balm is designed to intensely hydrate the skin as well as brighten and revitalize it.

Targeted skin type: For all skin types – if you essentially need hydration it would benefit you as a primer. If you need longevity + oil control from a primer – using this a moisturizer and/or face mask would make better sense to you guys.

Facts about this product: Paraben free, not tested on animals,

How to use this product? Apply a thick layer over the skin when using it as a face mask. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and do this 2-3 times a week. You can apply a thin layer underneath makeup, patting it into the skin – do not rub it.

Packaging: A squeezy tube packaging – product comes out easily and with no mess!

Formula: Though this product is a balm it almost has a gel-moisturizer texture to it. It’s super light-weight and smoothes over the skin super easily. It doesn’t have a tacky/stick feel to it and makeup works well over it.

Does it aid in enhancing the longevity of your foundation? Not it doesn’t, it has more hydration purposes. It doesn’t cause your foundation to slip and slide or work against your foundation in any way.

Does it blur pores?: Not it doesn’t

Does the foundation sit well on top?: Yes! Considering this product is technically in the skincare category it works so well as a primer. It isn’t greasy (doesn’t cause foundation to break up) and it isn’t sticky, it has the SLIGHTEST tackiness to it – that works in favour of foundation and keeps it from moving around.

Price: $38 AUD

Availability: Cult beauty, skincare store, ry.com.au, David jones, Pixi beauty site, Glam raider

How much product are you given: You get 40 ml of product – more than the typical 30 ml

Pros: Super hydrating, light-weight, is a multi-tasking product you can use in many different ways, doesn’t have a sticky or greasy feel to it. Works very well underneath makeup! It’s also readily available on so many different sites as you can see!

Cons: I don’t have any major complaints about this product. Us Aussies only have access to it online and it’s slightly pricey but that’s just because cosmetics are always pricey in Australia so we’re use to it.

Rating: 8/10

Overall thoughts: This is such an awesome product! I love how multi-purpose it is and how it does all 3 jobs wonderfully. It’s incredibly hydrating and works amazingly well as a primer. I love using this product and I’m happy to have discovered it. This gets two thumbs up from me!

Would I repurchase it?: I’m definitely planning to repurchase this product. I’m loving it as a primer!

And that wraps up this review! Have you guys tried the Pixi rose flash balm? What were your thoughts? What other pixi products have you been loving? Drop them in the comments and tell me what you thought about them. I hope you all have an awesome day and I’ll catch up with you guys in the next post!

^ Disclaimer: This product was gifted to me for consideration. This is not a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links. Any links provided are solely there for convenience. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I share with you guys my experience with beauty products, this does not make me an expert.

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  1. Deanna

    February 14, 2019 at 1:10 am

    I’m really interested to see how this works – I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a product that is both mask & primer. Definitely worth looking into!

    Deanna | luxandvitae.com

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 14, 2019 at 3:26 am

      I know right, those two categories are basically worlds apart but you essentially slather on a thick layer for it to be a mask and apply a little bit and work it into the skin for a primer. It feels like a moisturizer.

  2. Gemma Etc.

    February 14, 2019 at 2:34 am

    I love a good multi-use product, and you can’t go wrong with Pixi xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 14, 2019 at 3:27 am

      Pixi can definitely do no wrong.x

  3. Siobhán

    February 14, 2019 at 7:00 am

    I love this as a hydrating primer because my skin is as dry as the Sahara! xx

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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 14, 2019 at 9:12 am

      It makes such a good primer and it’s nice to know it has skincare friendly ingredients. x

  4. Priya

    February 14, 2019 at 11:30 am

    wow 3 in 1, love everything which is multipurpose especially while travelling

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 14, 2019 at 10:32 pm

      Multi-purpose products are the best, you hit three birds with one stone. x

  5. Angela

    February 14, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Didn’t realize this was such a multi-purpose product so I’m intrigued! I’m currently using their Retinol Tonic and really enjoy it!

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 14, 2019 at 10:32 pm

      I feel like most people who enjoy it, enjoy it as a primer so technically we are all using it for one thing haha. x

  6. Khanak

    February 14, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    This product sounds really interesting and quite like the Too Faced Hangover Rx primer, actually. It’s definitely going on my wishlist!

    Khanak x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 14, 2019 at 10:33 pm

      I’d say the revolution pro prime and hydrate is more of a dupe for the too faced hangover primer, but this pixi one is a similar concept.

  7. friv

    February 15, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    This ointment is very good! It is perfect for skin care, but can also be used as a primer for makeup. You can use it as a moisturizer that is applied to a thin layer and use as a primer, but do not just rub it with a pat or apply as a mask and apply a thick layer and rinse for 5-10 minutes. It’s very very moisturizing and I always use it when my skin feels lifeless or tired. This is an incredible product and I don’t understand why people don’t talk more.


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 15, 2019 at 9:50 pm

      It’s definitely an underrated product from pixi, it’s so lovely. x

  8. Laura Louise

    February 16, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I love the Flash balm – I think it’s kind of underated? It makes my skin feel so good before makeup x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 16, 2019 at 11:35 pm

      It really is, it’s so versatile and lovely. x

  9. Charlotte

    February 16, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Pixi are my favourite, I am currently using their rose tonic which is working well on my skin, I am yet to try the other rose products they have though. I need to try this, it sounds lovely
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 16, 2019 at 11:35 pm

      They are such an incredible brand, they make awesome makeup and skincare!

  10. Danielle Alexa

    February 16, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    I haven’t heard of this before, but I might have to look into it a little more!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 16, 2019 at 11:36 pm

      I highly reccomend it. x

  11. Jasmine

    February 18, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    I’m glad you like this because I’m a big fan! I also tend to use it as a primer 🙂

    Jasmine xx

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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 18, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      I feel like all of us who love it, use it as a primer. I just know I would run out of this product too quickly if I used it as a moisturizer or mask. x

  12. Shireen L. Platt

    February 20, 2019 at 4:00 am

    This sounds like a winner! I have Pixi Retinol Toner in my list to buy and if I get along with that, then I might give this a try.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 20, 2019 at 5:37 am

      I’ve heard the retinol toner is so gentle and not strong enough compared to other retinol products but I’m still curious about it. I’m the most eager to try their Vitamin C tonic. x

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