January 6, 2014

Pacifica Enlightened Gloss Nourishing Mineral Lip Shine in Pink Coral - pics, swatches, review

Hello, Beautiful!

I have another Pacifica makeup product review to share with you in this post! I've already reviewed several of their makeup products, which I'll link below in case you want to check them out. In this post I'll share with you my review on the Pacifica Enlightened Gloss Nourishing Mineral Lip Shine, which I have in the shade Pink Coral. Check out my full review, including all the product info, after the pics!

Other Pacifica makeup reviews (I have non-makeup Pacifica reviews too):

Pacifica Enlightened Gloss Nourishing Mineral Lip Shine
Shade: Pink Coral

Pacifica Enlightened Gloss Nourishing Mineral Lip Shine Info & Review:
Cost/Availability: $12.00 (0.10 oz full size). Available on the Pacifica website, on the Beauty.com website, at some Target stores, and everywhere else Pacifica is sold.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Kisses

Supernatural shine, super smooth and non-sticky with nourishing hydration and long lasting natural color. Pacifica's Enlightened Gloss Nourishing Mineral Lip Shines are infused with coconut and antioxidants to help support superior lip health. This gloss is for anyone who wants to hydrate their lips and add gorgeous sheer color with a glossy shine. As with all their products, these are 100% vegan and cruelty free. Formulated without carmine, FD&C color, talc, phthalates, parabens, sorbital and petroleum.

Currently available in these five shades:
  • Pink Coral: sheer matte coral
  • Beach Kiss: pearly pale pink
  • Nudist: golden pearl nude
  • Opal: opalescent pale peach/pink
  • Ravish: sheer pomegranate with subtle gold
I have the shade Pink Coral, which they describe as a "sheer matte coral". When they say matte, I think they just mean a non-shimmer, cream finish formula. This gloss certainly is not matte, but the color Pink Coral does not have any shimmer in it. 

I like the shade, although it is close to clear on my lips. These glosses are sheer, so don't expect a lot of pigmentation from them, but the color wash is pretty and because they're sheer they'd make for great purse glosses (aka, glosses you can just pull out and apply without a mirror, and they sort of go with anything). This shade is very sheer, and depending on your natural lip pigmentation this gloss may not give you much, if any, color pay off. In person it appears nearly clear on my lips, but I can definitely notice the coral-pink hue to it. If it had shimmer in it, it would probably be more noticeable but because this is a cream shade this does look very natural in tone on my lips. I think I may want to try Ravish, which appears to have the most pigmentation, but then again Nudist seems like it would be a great topper shade!

I did feel like it kind of applied a bit weird. There wasn't much product on the applicator, so you have to re-dip your wand to get more product on your lips. It also sort of skipped across my lips when I applied it - but maybe it was just because my lips were on the dry side. It didn't feel all that hydrating on my lips, and even felt a bit drying. As long as I wear a lip balm underneath this gloss I'm good to go. They're non-sticky and have a nice shine to them.

Because it is a lip gloss made with all-natural, good-for-you ingredients, I find it has that same sort of cardboard like taste - pretty much the same taste that the Pacifica Coconut Kiss Creamy Lip Butter had. I don't really mind it, because it kind of goes away and it's good for those that don't like sweet or bakery scented lip products.

Overall, I think it's a nice gloss. It didn't blow me away, and I wasn't in love with the formula but it was just okay. Since these are sheer, I wouldn't recommend these glosses if you're looking for color on your lips. But it is a nice, natural lip gloss option if you like sheer formulations.

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of this lip gloss? Have you tried this or is this on your beauty wish list? Discuss in the comments below.

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