Pixi Dulce Candy Palettes Swatches & Review

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First off, it’s going to sound like I live in a cave (I live in the wilds of New Hampshire and nobody wears makeup to the local Agway), but I’d never heard of Dulce Candy before writing this post!

After a smidge of research, I learned that she’s a veteran, wife, mother, author, and influencer with two YouTube channels and with over 2.5 million followers. In other words: a no-brainer for Pixi to collaborate with her.

As part of their Pixi Pretties campaign, where Pixi has joined forces with several beauty and lifestyle gurus, Pixi and Dulce Candy offer up two of my new favorite palettes: Pixi + Dulce Candy Café con Dulce (available here) and Pixi + Dulce Candy Dulce’s Lip Candy (available here).

Pixi Dulce Candy Palette

I’ve established that I am a lover of all things multi-tasking when it comes to beauty and how I tend to lean towards cream shadows and blushes. Both of these palettes tick the multi-use box.

Plus, Café con Dulce is an innovative powder to cream formula, while the Dulce’s Lip Candy is a powdery cream formulation that lends itself to both lips and cheeks.

Each palette contains nine generous pans of gorgeous color that can be paired and blended with each other to create an endless supply of beauty.

Café con Dulce Multi-use palette in Sweet Glow

The Café con Dulce Multi-use palette in Sweet Glow contains shimmering color in the following shades:
Brilliante–pale champagne shimmer
Dulce–pale gold shimmer
Caramelo–rose gold shimmer
Piruli–coral shimmer
Pan Dulce–pinky peach shimmer
Estrella–rose shimmer
Bon-Bon–peachy bronze shimmer
Tamarindo–coppery bronze shimmer
Morenita–aged bronze shimmer

Pixi Dulce Candy Palette Swatches

Pixi Dulce Candy Palette Review

For those of you wary of shimmer, you’ll be happy to know that these deliver more of a glowing sheen, which is unbelievably flattering.

The top row of three shades; Brilliante, Dulce and Caramelo; are perfect highlighting shades. You can highlight your brow bones, your cheeks or even your body with these. Individually or blended together, these pans are foolproof for adding gleam to your beauty routine.

The middle three shades; Piruli, Pan Dulce and Estrella; are perfect as blushes or to enhance one of the cream lip/cheek shades from the Lip Candy palette when using as blush or to transform a lip color on lips.

The bottom 3 shades; Bon-Bon, Tamarindo and Morenita; are the shades I prefer most as eye shadow, but darker skin tones might find they love them as a highlighting shade.

There is literally no wrong way to work this palette.

And as someone who loves to “finger paint” makeup, this palette is perfect for that. You can apply the product with brushes or fingers and the blendability is off the charts. I have so much love for this palette!

Dulce’s Lip Candy palette in Sugar & Spice

The Dulce’s Lip Candy palette in Sugar & Spice for lips and cheeks contains satiny color in the following shades:
Fresa–pale peachy pink (that somehow went bright pink in Stef’s swatch!)
Sirena–gleaming coral
Alma–nude
Flor–cool pink
Pasion–rosy coral
Enamorada–rose
Corazon–berry pink
Beso–pinked red
Canela–mauve

Dulce’s Lip Candy palette in Sugar & Spice Swatches

While this palette is called “Dulce’s Lip Candy” and states it is for lips, this palette is actually a multi-purpose palette that works well for lips AND cheeks.

The formula has a powdery finish to it, which lends itself extremely well to a cream blush. These dry to a satiny matte, with the exception of Sirena, which has some shimmer to it.

I found that every color in this palette worked well on lips and cheeks for me, but Beso is a favorite of mine when my dark-haired/pale self wants to live out her Snow White fantasies.

You can kick all of these up a notch by topping these with the middle row of Café con Dulce’s Sweet Glow palette, even on lips!

Overall, I will admit that while I can be skeptical about some of the beauty collaborations some brands do with influencers, this one really impressed me.

The formulations are unique and you’re getting so many color options for a relatively affordable price tag ($24/each). You can be a beauty beginner or a pro and I think you’d find something to love about each palette.

we heartsters, have you tried any of Pixi Dulce Candy palettes yet? What was your favorite beauty brand/influencer collaboration? Let’s chat in the comments!

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krista

krista

Lives in the middle of nowhere with her amazing hubby and two codependent dogs that love to hate each other. She enjoys dance parties of one and last minute road trips, prays for Angela Lansbury's immortality and can never own enough blush. She averages one "Silence of the Lambs" quote a week and feels no shame over this. Perhaps she should.
skin tone: NW15
skin type: sensitive/oily
favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush
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3 thoughts on “Pixi Dulce Candy Palettes Swatches & Review”

  1. turboterp

    Don’t feel bad, I didn’t know Dulce Candy before this Pixi launch either, but I sure do now! These palettes are soooo pretty, and I’m happy to hear they perform as spectacularly as they look. The range of lip colors is especially appealing to me. Thanks for the temptation!

    1. krista

      Anytime! But seriously, you’ll love the lip palette! I think my cream blush loving self almost prefers it on cheeks over lips :D

  2. Hah! I’ll see your ‘wilds of New Hampshire’ and raise you the Australian Outback ;) I live on a 60,000 acre cattle station, and no-one, but no-one wears makeup here. The nearest town, 2 hours away, only bank/council admin/the one beauty salon owner staff wear it, and similar could be said for the’ big town’ an hour further on – more boutiques/beauticians. We don’t even get Revlon in those places!

    That aside, this is too – candified for me. I love me some pinks, but they don’t work too well with my colouring :( Which is a bummer, because I love the look of it in the palette.

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