When I found Pacifica I was so excited! This is one brand that devotes themselves to create beautiful vegan, cruelty-free and natural products. The price might be more expensive than you expected from “drugstore” stuff but they do use high quality natural ingredients, which is worth paying a bit more. After all, we need to really take care of our skin.
PACIFICA VEGAN LIPSTICKS
Oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides (from sunflower oil), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, diiostearyl malate, caprylic/capric triglyceride (from coconut oil), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) esters, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, euphorbia chinensis (candelilla) wax, cetyl alcohol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, flavor oil (all natural), tocopherol (vitamin E). May contain: Melia azadirachta fruit extract, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, tin oxide, vaccinium macrocarpon fruit (cranberry) extract, coccinia indica flower extract, daucus carota sativa root (carrot) extract, lycopersicum fruit (tomato) extract, and beta vulgaris (beetroot) extract.
Those are highly pigmented, so it would mostly cover the original color of your lips. At the beginning I was really not used to that, especially when it was just applied, as it feels like plastic layer on my lips, however, upon drying up it becomes more natural. The formula is moisturizing, but definitely not as the same as lip balm, so if you have extremely dry lips, prime it with a layer of lip balm. I like the slim design of the tube as it makes it easy to glide over the lips, especially for thin lips. I found traditional lipstick tubes more challenging and I might need help from lip brush, but this one is small enough to apply in a finely way. Not to mention it takes less space in the purse or bag, which is important for us petites who usually carry smaller bags.
Above are color swatch that I took under daylight outside and inside.
XOX – very sweet and pretty pink color
Tenderness – pink color with coral tone
Rebel sol – medium red color with orange tone
Firebird – bright red color
Natural mystic – deeper shade of Tenderness
I feel Rebel sol and Firebird are slightly less pigmented than other three shades, but it could be different on different lips.
Which color will you pick? 😉