I know I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again. I absolutely love Pacifica. They're without a doubt one of my favorite cruelty free vegan brands. Today, I'm reviewing their Devocean Natural Lipstick. These lipsticks are really creamy, super pigmented, smell like coconut water, and have some pretty awesome staying power. Beeswax and carmine free, no fake colors, no icky ingredients, gluten free, and all natural.
I was fortunate enough to have won all 5 of their lipstick shades on an Instagram giveaway. I was BEYOND excited. Because, I'm not a lipstick girl, but I know that there's times I want to spice up my look, and lipstick instantly does that. A bold lip can take your day time makeup to sexy night time makeup. It's that simple.
You'll notice that I said I won all 5 of their shades, but there's only 4 shades here. That's because the other shade, Natural Mystic, I gave to my Aunt as a gift because she loves darker shades of lipstick. So, I never had the chance to try that one, but I know that my Aunt loves it. The four remaining shades are: XOX, Rebel Sol, Tenderness, and Firebird.
I swatched each shade on my hand. The top is with artificial light, and the bottom is with natural light. It was later in the day, so it's like twilight light, not sunlight. I also took photos with the same lighting with me wearing them. I'll update the blog later with some sunlight photos of me wearing them so you can get the full affect! From left to right is: XOX, Rebel Sol, Tenderness, and Firebird.
The first thing I noticed when I applied them is how creamy they are. That's just lipstick on bare lips, nothing underneath and nothing on top. They're not flat or dull, and provide a lot of shine on their own. If you applied lip gloss on top, they would really shine! One of Pacifica's claims is that these lipsticks are hydrating. I believe that to be true. However, in my case, my lips dry out super fast. So they're not very hydrating on my lips, and I would have to apply lip balm underneath.
You can see how pigmented XOX and Tenderness are, but I feel like the pictures didn't capture how pigmented Rebel Sol and Firebird are. They both are a reddish shade, so I don't know if has something to do with that. But, I can assure you both of those shades are very pigmented as well.
It's so refreshing to find a red lipstick without carmine, aka crushed beetles, as an ingredient! I don't know about you, but I don't want any crushed beetles anywhere on my body. Every woman needs a sexy shade of red lipstick, without having to sacrifice beetles. Firebird is that shade. It's not an overpowering red. It's naturally bold and beautiful, which is exactly how you feel wearing it. Perfect for date night, or a night on the town with the girls!
Rebel Sol is a more natural pinkish-red shade. It's a good color for your work day. It's like your natural lip shade but better. It's just enough for a pop of color. For girl's who aren't big lipstick fans, I recommend this shade.
Tenderness is a mauve-pinkish shade. It reminds me of the taffeta on a ballerina's tutu. It's very feminine. If you're a girly girl, I think you'll really appreciate this shade.
My favorite of the colors is XOX. It's a very pretty shade of pink. This is definitely an every day color. From running errands to going to brunch with your sister, this color has you covered. It's enough to break up the mundane, and add some fun to your day.
All in all, Pacifica's lipsticks have you covered for all of your activities. Work, brunch, date nights, party nights, buying groceries. You name it. Not only that, there's a shade for all the different sides of you. From sexy and fierce to super girly with everything in between. The versatility of these colors really stands out. I think all of these colors are flattering on just about anyone. I love that these are all natural colors. Not just because of the ingredients, but because of the actual colors. These are colors you find in nature. Like red roses and pink carnations. I just really love that natural vibe. I wouldn't expect anything less than that from Pacifica.
Pacifica is available to buy in so many places. Whole Foods, Ulta, Target, and of course online on Pacifica's website. Each tube retails for $14. Considering the staying power of these lipsticks, I'm confident you'll get your moneys worth. I hope this review has helped both first time lipstick users to the pro lipstick ladies find their new signature shade. Enjoy!