Since making the switch to cruelty-free purchasing, the one thing I have been struggling finding is a good mascara. There are lots of formulas I like and can use, but in the past 6 months or so, nothing has really stood out to me. But then, I received the Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara as a Christmas gift, I have not looked back! This formula seems to offer me so much of what I want from a mascara with it’s deep black colour, length and volume and good lasting power!
Pacifica is a brand that unfortunately I have had little introduction to in the past. I bought one lip balm by the brand about 3 years ago and that’s the extent of it, but I had been looking into them for perfumes and skincare for a while before I was gifted this mascara from my sister over the holidays! The brand really drew me in because it is vegan and cruelty free and I had seen Rhian from WifeLife talking about the brand a fair amount. Unfortunately this brand is not very accessible here in Canada, but I am so grateful that my sister found this and surprised me with it! Side note: I’ve already placed an order with them and can’t wait to try out more goodies!
This formula really does it all. I often run into issues with formulas getting too heavy that my lashes are weighed down and can’t hold a curl, but that doesn’t happen with this formula. It does transfer just a little onto my upper lid which is a constant struggle with my hooded eyes, but that means my lashes are staying nice & curled so I can completely over look that. This formula is not waterproof, which would prevent that smudging, but I don’t think they offer a waterproof version. I’m obsessed with how black this shade, Supernova, is! It is so rich and offers a ton of impact and drama.
The packaging is just way too adorable to resist as a bonus! I love the white tube with line drawings and the gold accents on the box. It looks to me like Pacifica really tends to have a lot of fun with their packaging, which I think is nice as lots of vegan brands keep things quite simplistic and minimal. The only thing about this product I think could be improved upon is the wand, which is a little too fibrous and plush for my personal preference. As I have quite small eyes, I find this type of want is too difficult to control and can often make a little bit of a mess. However, I would be very curious to try out more of Pacifica’s mascaras because this formula performs so well and their other brushes look to be more my preferred style.
Have you tried this mascara? Have you tried anything from Pacifica? Let’s chat more about the brand below! I want more recommendations of fun things to try!