In the Mail: Pacifica Power of Love Eye Shadow Palette Target Exclusive!

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - Posted by The Lipgloss Librarian at 6:55 PM
It's been an unfortunate month of sinus infection fighting! After a month of natural remedies I have not yet kicked it. This morning I woke up with an earache and finally went to a doctor. The verdict... sinus infection AND ear infection. Time to let modern medicine work it's wonders. Hopefully I will be done sniffling soon!

This past week was Dr. Seuss Week, so I was running a Scholastic book fair along with various other literacy-related activities. It has been a lot of fun but exhausting! Time to relax and play with some new makeup...

Ever since I started trying Pacifica makeup I have been head over heels for the brand. Inexpensive pressed cosmetics with natural ingredients? Yes, please! When I saw they were releasing a spring palette I was VERY excited. So excited that I stalked Target.com daily until it appeared, which happened on March 1. I ordered it immediately, and it arrived within a week. I've already worn it a couple of times and today I am happy to be sharing it with you!





Colors pictured with flash

Colors pictured without flash

First off, the size of the palette is quite small. The palette contains .2 oz. of shadow, which is the same shadow weight as the Charmed Shadow Palette. This palette is also the same size as Charmed. This is excellent for portability as natural products are often not known for their portability! The shadows themselves are approximately dime-sized. This is the sort of palette that one could conceivably use up which I don't consider a bad thing. I would rather have small amounts of more colors than one large shadow. This palette is exclusive to Target and can be purchased at Target.com for $19.99, which I think is an excellent price point. This basically makes each shadow $2! These palettes should also be showing up in Target stores although the Pacifica section at my Target is currently in clearance mode and I haven't seen anything new yet. 

I initially tried swatting these shades without primer and that just wasn't going to work. Without primer I don't think these would show up particularly well at all. I pretty much always use The All Natural Face Magic Vegan Eye Shadow Primer so I coated my hand with primer before swatching. 

With flash

Sans flash

Sans flash

As you can see these are everyday wearable colors, which fits in with what we have seen from Pacifica in the past. Last night I wore the charcoal color (4th shadow, top row) and didn't have to worry about overdoing it which can be an issue with a lot of dark shadows. I can already tell that color and the gorgeous mushroom taupe color (2nd shadow, bottom row) are going to be my faves. 

While we're discussing the awesome things about palette, let's discuss ingredients. It's worth noting there are a few differences between this and some previous Pacifica shadows. I also really like the ingredients in this a lot more when I compare them with the ingredients in this Target exclusive palette. I have not reacted to any of the Pacifica palettes which is pretty amazing with my super sensitive eyes! 

Now I must discuss what I don't like about this palette - like all Pacifica palettes, the names are on the outer packaging, but not on the palette itself. I usually solve this problem with an ultra-fine Sharpie. Unfortunately this palette does not seem to list the colors in order, so I am not sure which is which! The colors listed are Mysterious, Bare, Falling Star, Spirited, Devoted, Shine On, Treasure, Crush, Soul, and Luna. I checked previous palettes, including ones I don't own, and found the only repeat color is Treasure. I can tell Treasure is the second shadow on the top row because I have it in two other palettes. The logical order of shadows to me would be left to right or top to bottom, and neither puts treasure where I think it should be. So as of right now, I can't tell which names correspond to each shadow. This may not bother a lot of people, but it bothers the librarian in me! 

As problems go, that is definitely NOT  problem that should prevent you from purchasing this palette. In my opinion it is an excellent palette containing a vast selection of wearable spring shades that you can purchase economically! I could definitely see this being my summer travel palette. I highly recommend purchasing the Pacifica Power of Love Eye Shadow Palette from Target or Target.com ($19.99). 

I've also been on a Target earring kick lately. I am allergic to a lot of metals but recently tried some Target steel earrings and discovered that my skin does not react to them! Here's the pair I ordered with the palette: 


This was me attempting to create my own passport photo on a no-makeup day. I have a lot of no-makeup days when I'm sick. You can find the earrings at Target.com ($7.99). 



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