Pacifica Enlightened Gloss in Beach Kiss

I love lip gloss, it’s what I reach for the most whether I’m wearing makeup or not. When I made the decision to go natural and clean with my products at the end of 2016 I didn’t have many items in my makeup collection that fit the bill so I decided to add this Pacifica Enlightened Gloss in Beach Kiss on my Christmas wish list. Lucky for me my husband bought it! πŸ™‚

Pacifica Enlightened Gloss in Beach Kiss review swatches

Part of my natural journey is to learn more about the ingredients in the products I use and while I was listing the ingredients in my previous posts, that didn’t offer much help if you didn’t know what they were – especially since a lot of ingredients can sound chemical-y to someone like me who knows very little about them and where they come from. One of the blogs I read, Lindseyginge, actually explains where the ingredients come from and what they do and I really like that so I’ve decided to start doing it too. Some ingredients are quite self-explanatory, but I’ll still elaborate on their origin. I won’t go into details about their uses because some of them can have a variety of different uses (and the uses can vary depending on what site you’re reading). But some of them are quite obvious (like pigments) so I’ll offer some clarity here and there. I’ve been learning so much more since I started doing this! I hope you’ll find it useful too.

Side note, if you’re not already following Lindseyginge you need to go do that right now! πŸ™‚

INGREDIENTS

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Oil) [contentblock id=leaf] Extracted from the seeds of the Safflower plant.
Oleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides [contentblock id=leaf] Extracted from Sunflower Seeds this emulsifier is natural and nourishing. (read more)
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax [contentblock id=leaf] Derived from the leaves of the small Candelilla shrub.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Esters [contentblock id=leaf] Made from Jojoba Oil.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil [contentblock id=leaf] Extracted from the kernels of the seeds of Coconut palms.
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter [contentblock id=leaf] Extracted from the roasted seeds of Cacao trees.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil [contentblock id=leaf] Extracted from seeds of the Jojoba desert shrub.
Silica [contentblock id=leaf] A mineral found naturally in sandstone, clay, and granite, as well as in parts of plants and animals. (read more)
Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil [contentblock id=leaf] Extracted from the ripe fruit of olive trees.
Parfum (Natural) [contentblock id=leaf] Fragrance derived from natural sources.
Tocopherol Eupatorium Rebaudianum Bertoni (Stevia) Leaf Extract [contentblock id=leaf] Extracted from the leaves of the Stevia plant.

May Contain:
Calcium Sodium Borosilicate [contentblock id=leaf] A bright glitter-like pigment made from finely crushed glass.
Eclipta Prostrata Extract (Natural Color) [contentblock id=leaf] Extracted from a plant commonly known as false daisy.
Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract [contentblock id=leaf] Extracted from the leaves of the Neem plant.
Manganese Violet CI 77742 [contentblock id=x] A synthetic pigment.
Titanium Dioxide CI 77891 [contentblock id=leaf] An inorganic compound used as colorant (white) or sunscreen.
Iron Oxides CI 77491 & CI 77492 [contentblock id=x] Inorganic chemicals used as colorants (red & yellow). These are synthetic in the US.
Mica [contentblock id=leaf] A naturally occurring group of silicate minerals used as colorants.
Tin Oxide [contentblock id=leaf] An inorganic oxide that is naturally found in mineral form used as viscosity control.

While some of these ingredients might sound scary (mostly in the may contain list), they all score low on CosDNA. And the two ingredients missing a score on CosDNA score a 1 on EWG’s Skin Deep.

This product is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without Carmine, talc, FD&C color, parabens and petroleum.

Pacifica Enlightened Gloss in Beach Kiss review swatches

Alright, back to the lip gloss! πŸ˜‰ It has a doe foot applicator that works really well.

Pacifica Enlightened Gloss in Beach Kiss review swatches

Beach Kiss is described as a pearly pale pink and I find that it suits it well. It almost looks like the base is actually clear and it’s just full of colour particles and glitter. I kind of expected this gloss to feel gritty on the lips because of the glitter, but I can happily say that it does not!

Pacifica Enlightened Gloss in Beach Kiss review swatches

On me I find that this gloss look like my natural colour, maybe a wee bit lighter, and adds a TON of shine!

Pacifica Enlightened Gloss in Beach Kiss review swatches

This is the lippie that I wore in my latest two fashion posts.

Pacifica Enlightened Gloss in Beach Kiss review swatches

Pacifica Enlightened Gloss in Beach Kiss review swatches

Pacifica describes the Enlightened Gloss as:

Supernatural shine, super smooth and non-sticky with nourishing hydration and long lasting natural color. Our Enlightened Natural Lip Gloss is infused with coconut and antioxidants to help support superior lip health.

I agree that this gloss is non-sticky. I do find it a bit tacky though which I find helps it last longer than if it wasn’t. It feels really comfortable on the lips and keeps mine well moisturized. My lips don’t feel parched once this gloss has worn off so that’s a good thing.

Pacifica Enlightened Gloss in Beach Kiss review swatches

I drink a lot during the day, and I mean A LOT, so I find I have to reapply every hour or so. I just do a quick swipe on my lower lip and rub it around, I don’t have to reapply everywhere like if I didn’t have any on.

After all of this is said and done I think you can already guess that I’m a fan of this gloss! πŸ™‚ There are four other shades available and I want them all!

You can get these glosses on Well.ca for $14 CAD each.

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Do you have any glosses from Pacifica? Any other makeup from them?

– Chantal πŸ™‚

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

  • Jessica Jacobowitz Weinberg

    Love the color of that lip gloss! It is so pretty on you!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  • Oh, this is such a beautiful color on you! Every time I’m makeup shopping, I stop by the Pacifica products, but I’ve never tried any. This might have to be my first one!

    • Thank you Emily! πŸ™‚ It’s the first makeup item I try from Pacifica and I absolutely love it, I want more!

  • I am the same way – all about the lip gloss! I am trying to be more green with my beauty products too and I always forget about Pacifica! Especially since I’m always smooching Piper, I want something non-toxic. It looks lovely on you!

    • Thank you Megan! πŸ™‚
      I honestly didn’t know that Pacifica was that green! I’ve been slowly buying more of their products and I love them.

  • Thanks for the shoutout, Chantal! I do read a lot of blogs that list the ingredients as well … but they don’t tell you what they do, so it’s not super helpful! I’m happy to hear that you like having a quick sentence about the products at least!

    I’ve never really been a gloss person, but recently I purchased a couple glosses from Beauty Counter (not entirely natural, but a chemical transparent company) and noticed how moisturizing they are! I’ve been applying glosses everyday now. I’ve yet to try any of them from Pacifica, but I do love their lip balm so this is definitely being add to the must-buy list! πŸ™‚

    • I like knowing what the ingredients are for. I’ve learned a lot since I started doing more research, I love it! πŸ™‚
      I’ll have to try their lip balms eventually. I’ve loved every product I’ve tried from them so far.

  • This is a beautiful shade! Great price too!

    • Thank you Rebekah! And it’s definitely a great price, especially since it’s all natural (minus a few pigments).