Beauty Road Test: Go Tropical! Pacific Illusions Beauty’s Shimmer Lip Glosses
Give yourself a mini-vacation with Pacific Illusions Beauty’s tropical-inspired mineral shimmer lip glosses!
Is the dark, dreary winter getting you down? Meet Pacific Illusions Beauty’s new Mineral Shimmer lip glosses ($25 – $28, artisangemsboutique.com)! A super wearable collection of mineral cosmetics inspired by exotic destinations? Yes please! How could we find these in our mail box and NOT try them out?
Pacific Illusions Beauty believes that what you put on your skin should enhance your natural beauty, but without exposing you to harmful ingredients. The California-based company takes its cues from the West Coast lifestyle—keeping things easy, relaxed, and as low fuss as possible. As such, these glosses are made for women on the go who want to look chic and put together, but who don’t want to spend a lot of time worrying about their makeup. There’s no such thing as a “wrong” shade here—all of these colors work on pretty much every skin tone you can think of. Plus, they’re free of ALL of the following things: Parabens, talc, fragrance, and animal testing—and they’re hypoallergenic, to boot. The result? Soft, glossy lips with long-lasting shine and a hint of shimmer.
My two favorite shades of the ones I tested out were Diamond Beach and Mermaid Beach. The delicate peach of Diamond Beach matched my natural lip color while giving my pout a little extra sparkle. Love! The big surprise, though, was the vibrant, fuchsia Mermaid Beach. I usually steer clear of bright pink lip colors (or bright pink anything, really)—my personality doesn’t exactly scream pink—but I was intrigued by the idea of there being no wrong shades here, so I gave this one a shot.
Even though it looks a little overwhelming in the bottle, it goes on sheer, giving your pucker just a little bit of bubble gum-colored tint with some added glimmer and shine. It’s totally wearable during the day (surprise!)—and if you layer it up a bit or slick on a touch of a darker lip color underneath it, it’ll take you straight through the night as well.
Pacific Illusions Beauty’s fabulous new shimmer gloss is also available in Gold Coast, a dreamy, sparkly gold shade. Snap them up for yourself at artisangemsboutique.com—and have a very tropical New Year!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.