I love the Pacifica brand. From their scented lotions to pretty candles, they always make a quality product with beautiful packaging. Sometimes they can get pricey (part of that might be attributed to the beautiful packaging), but their cosmetics are vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without carmine FD&C color, parabens, and petroleum.
Can a cosmetic formulated without artificial color create a good palette? That’s what we’re going to find out today. Let’s start with lips.
Complete honesty, this is not my favorite product from Pacifica, but only because it comes in pot form. I’m more of a stick kind of girl. I don’t like getting my fingers covered in lip balm. But I knew that going in, buying a pot of the stuff, so that bad is really on me.
The lip butter itself is pretty lightweight. Don’t expect a super emollient lip butter like you would get from The Body Shop. If you prefer a lighter lip treatment, this will treat you right. It smells really yummy, but doesn’t taste sweet, so you won’t lick it all off your lips in a matter of minutes.
The color I purchased, Shell, didn’t impart that much color, but it’s a very light pink. I expect that if you buy a darker color, the color transfer will be fairly light, but you will get some color out of it. You will have color on your finger after applying the butter, so be sure to not wipe it off on anything white!
To create the eye makeup look above, use the following out of Pacifica’s Solar Palette:
- Glow on the browbone
- Sandalwood in the crease
- Mermaid Aqua on the center lid
- Treasure to line the lid
- Plus your favorite mascara and eyebrow application!
So many pretty colors. That was the first thing that drew me to the Solar Palette from Pacifica. Great for light, bright springtime looks.
The palette features:
- 3 highlighters
- 1 blush
- 1 bronzer
- 6 eyeshadows
The highlighters are pretty standard. Creamy, pearlescent, and great colors for natural glow. They also add a pretty sheen to the browbone.
The blush has brown undertones to it, so if you like a brighter pink blush, you’d be better off using the “Island Rose” highlighter as blush.
The bronzer is a typical color, not too dark, but still is going to impart a “tan” to the places you bronze. If you’re really pale, apply sparingly.
And finally, they eyshadow palette. This is my favorite part about this palette combo. Fun colors, with enough neutrals that you’ll see daily use of this palette. I especially love the “Mermaid Aqua”. I’m not big on applying blues or greens to my eyes, but this color applies so lightly if you want it to (you can layer it for a more saturated look). It’s on my lids in the photo montage above, and my eyes are not screaming “I’M WEARING BLUE EYESHADOW!”.
For the amount of high quality, healthy makeup you get in this palette, the price is right. My only complaint is that the names of the colors aren’t shown on the actual palette, just the back of the box the palette comes in. I like knowing the name, so if I want to search for a single color again, I know what to look for. I guess I’ll just keep the box around… or look back at this post!
This is a great palette, full of high quality makeup, and perfect for spring.