Finding good vegan lipsticks can be very challenging. Because vegan lipsticks don’t use animal derived waxes to thicken them, such as beeswax, they can be rather soft and break easily. I have gone through a number of lipsticks that melted if they were carried in a handbag in the summer, or broke in half. Colour selection can sometimes be limited, especially since, for some reason, so many vegan lipsticks contain shimmer.
I have used Pacifica lip products in the past and wasn’t satisfied with the results. I am not a fan of lip gloss, as I don’t like the slippery texture. Their tinted lip balms had a little too much shimmer for my liking. Their new product, Lip Devocean, however, is wonderful. The lipstick comes in a slim stick, which I like, goes on very smoothly, has no shimmer and, most importantly, does not dry out or irritate my lips. The shade in the picture above is the one I am using: Natural Mystic. The ingredients are:
oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides (from sunflower oil), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, diiostearyl malate, caprylic/capric triglyceride (from coconut oil), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) esters, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, euphorbia chinensis (candelilla) wax, cetyl alcohol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, flavor oil (all natural), tocopherol (vitamin E). May contain: melia azadirachta fruit extract, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, tin oxide, vaccinium macrocarpon fruit (cranberry) extract, coccinia indica flower extract, daucus carota sativa root (carrot) extract, lycopersicum fruit (tomato) extract, and beta vulgaris (beetroot) extract.
The high level of shea butter explains the moisturizing aspect of this lipstick. the lipstick does have a scent, but it’s not an artificial one but, rather, derived from a number of the ingredients above (e.g., rosemary leaf extract, cranberry extract, and so forth).
Highly recommended. All Pacifica products are vegan and cruelty free.