Pacifica Color Quench Jumbo Lip Tint {Review}


Rating: 4.5/5 stars ★★★★☆
Price Tag: $2.99 at T.J.Maxx (regularly $9)
Shades Available: 5 shades
Weight: 0.25 oz
Where to Buy: Overstock stores like T.J.Maxx; online at

I mentioned in an earlier post that I found four of the Pacifica Color Quench Jumbo Lip Tint shades at T.J.Maxx. It doesn’t look like Pacifica sell these Jumbo versions of the lip tints anymore, but you may be able to find them in overstock stores. Rest assured, the slim versions are still available online.


The lip tints come in large, clear plastic tubes (that are fully recyclable), as opposed to the slim tube versions that are packaged in the gold-foiled cardboard boxes Pacifica typically uses.

Part of my T.J.Maxx haul

The lip tints themselves are in a jumbo lip balm container that is also recyclable. While I appreciate that there is a ton of product packed in the tube, I find it difficult to apply the lip tints to my lips without getting color everywhere. Slim tubes are far more precise when it comes to applying lip tints. It’s not add big of deal when you have a lip balm in a jumbo tube since there isn’t any color to worry about.


The formulation is super moisturizing and all around awesome. Definitely one of the best formulations I’ve tried in a non-indie brand.

The full line up of the Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tints

The ingredients are not printed on the lip tint itself, but found instead on the display packaging tube. From the ingredients label:

Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, glycine soja (soy) wax, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, natural flavor, vitamin E, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract. May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides.

The product does contain a noticeable scent, though the strength does depend on the flavor. Those who are sensitive to scents, beware. Also, the three darker shades have more overpowering flavors than the lighter two.

I’m still partial to Blood Orange, but that’s only because I’m a sucker for anything with a citrus burst.


I now own every one of the five shades that were released. All colors contain shimmer and range from being frosty on the light end, to pearl/metallic on the darker end. I think most of the shades would have metallic finishes if not for the lack of pigmentation. As they are, the lip tints just come off as pearly/shimmery, with the exception of Coconut Nectar that is obviously a frost.

Like all current Pacifica products, all shades are vegan.

Some color coding fail.

Each lip tint is color coded to match the shade but, like e.l.f., the colors don’t always match. Guava Berry is definitely wrong.

None of the shades have a ton of color payoff. They are all sheer and very difficult to photograph. The reason why you don’t see a whole lot of photos of lip tints in general is because they don’t show up well.

Swatches of the Pacifica Color Quench Jumbo Lip Tints:
Vanilla Hibiscus, Coconut Nectar, Guava Berry, Sugared Fig, and Blood Orange

Vanilla Hibiscus [pearl]

A pretty, sheer opalescence. There’s almost no color here, just a rainbow shimmer. It reminds me of the original e.l.f. Hypershine gloss in Fairy, before it was reformulated.

This shade has a pleasant, slight vanilla flavor. It’s one of the lightest scents of the five.

Coconut Nectar [frost/shimmer]

A neutral, beige shimmer. This one is super frosty and is slightly too light for my natural lip color. It’s best suited to those who are very fair and have a light natural lip color. Reminds me of the Epically Epic Lip lip tint in Vanilla Latte, though with less coverage.

It has the lightest scent of the five with a faint sort of piña colada smell.

Guava Berry [pearl/shimmer]

This is a great my-(shimmery) lips-but-better-shade. There’s not a ton of color, but it’s enough to even out your lips and give a little oomph.

Guava Berry has pronounced citrus burst flavor. It doesn’t strike me as being particularly guava or berry flavored. Don’t get me wrong. I like the scent, I just don’t think it suits the name.

Sugared Fig [pearl/shimmer]

As the second darkest shade, this is a pretty pink that leans toward mauve.The swatch photo doesn’t show a lot of difference between Sugared Fig and Blood Orange, but the latter definitely applies with a strong coral undertone.

This shade has the strongest scent. It lives up to its name by having a sugary scent. Sugared Fig is the closest of the five to having the dreaded candy smell that so often plagues lip products.

Blood Orange [pearl/shimmer]

I originally got this shade in the Take Me There set from Target (my review here). The orange scent fits well with the name, and the color is beautiful. It has about the same payoff as Sugared Fig, but leans towards coral.

My one complaint is that I have noticed that if I don’t carefully apply it to my lips, the color will bleed and give me this orange halo around my mouth.


Final Thoughts

Pros: Lots of product, recyclable packaging, smooth formulation, vegan formula
Cons: Strong scents, large tube, not a lot of pigmentation, shimmery

Initially I didn’t like the large tubes (messy application) and I was turned off by an orange bleed when using the shade Blood Orange. Now that I have the full set and can see the similarities and differences between the five, I’ve come to appreciate the line. I love the moisturizing formulation and the sheer payoff is great when you want a little color, but don’t want to mess around carefully applying lipstick.

My favorite shades are Guava Berry, Sugared Fig and Blood Orange.

While the jumbo versions have been discontinued, you can still find the slim versions on the Pacifica web site. My local Targets used to carry the slim versions, but discontinued them during the recent beauty section update. But Target tends to stock different products throughout their stores nationwide, so I can’t say for sure if they are/aren’t available at all locations. Thankfully, we have the Internets to solve such problems.

To see my previous Pacifica reviews, click here.