I always have trouble writing an intro. There are only so many ways to say “new blog post” or “today I’m talking about” or “I’m reviewing [X] today. Well, today I’m reviewing a holographic lip gloss from Pacifica in the color Halo.
The actual product name is “Crystal Punk Holographic Mineral Lip Gloss” and it sells $10 for a 0.14 oz bottle. I bought all three colors from Target (and the other 2 colors will get their own review someday). The color Halo is like a nude-pink-gold, if that makes any sense. Also, the bottle had these really cool gem and crystal print decals all over it but it has rubbed off, probably due to the way I’m storing it.
Just like last week’s J. Cat lip gloss review, I’m skeptical because once again in the bottle, I don’t see the light-shifting of the pigments. It looks metallic. After opening it up, I do have to say I do really like the applicator.
It’s actually flat and I like how the wand flexes on the lips. It feels easy to control when putting it on. But once again, once applied, I moved my head around and didn’t see the holographic effect.
But let’s see how it looks layered.
Once again, it just looks metallic either alone or layered over a lipstick. I’ve worn it a few times since purchasing it and it does tend to stay put throughout the day (of course, with the exception of eating or drinking).
I also didn’t know anything about Pacifica before purchasing this lip gloss and it’s vegan and cruelty free! And they’re headquartered in Portland, OR! And environmentally friendly!
Taste: I really like the taste and smell! It tastes sweet and a little fruity. It reminds me of a passion fruit flavored lip balm that I had when I was a child. I don’t know if that’s intentional, but that’s what it reminds me of.
Viscosity: Seems to be a good consistency. Feels good on the lips. I did noticed that in the storage container I’m keeping all my holo lip glosses in, the pigments did settle in the bottle. I threw away the packaging (this was before I had decided to review holographic lip glosses) so I don’t know what the ingredients are but they are listed on the website.