I’ve reviewed a few mascaras here on IntegriBeauty, and honestly I’ve loved them all. Most recently, I reviewed the Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara. I like to try mascaras from a variety of brands, so I didn’t expect that the next mascara I’d try would also be from Pacifica. Well, when the new Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara launched, I couldn’t resist for very long. The photos looked so promising!
I was very surprised when this new mascara launched, because Pacifica’s Vegan Collagen collection started out with only skincare products and expanded to include some hair products. I never thought the collection would include any kind of makeup! In addition to this mascara, Pacifica Vegan Collagen Lash Serum & Primer launched very recently. I haven’t tried it yet, but based on it’s high ratings I think I should!
I’ve now been using Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara for close to a month, and I look forward to using it every day. It’s a really nice mascara and I’m so excited to tell you more about it! Please continue reading for a full product review which will include information on packaging, ease of application, how well it lengthens lashes, staying power, ease of removal, and price.
Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara product claims directly from PacificaBeauty.com
All the fluff, no bad stuff! Formulated WITH vegan collagen and plant-based fibers to fluff up lashes while helping to condition, lengthen and add volume and WITHOUT any ingredients you don’t want weighing you down – clean, 100% vegan and cruelty-free formula. The 100% vegan spiral Fluff It Up Brush rolls the glossy, true black formula evenly onto every single lash and separates them for a feathery, fluttery effect. (The following claims are based on a 3rd party clinical trial.) Instant appearance of longer lashes. Lashes look thicker and healthier after use. Up to 12 hours wear.
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Other product details
- Price: $16.00
- Net weight: 0.24 oz. | 7 g
- Made in the USA
- Formulated without talc, parabens, phthalates or mineral oil
- Ophthalmologist tested
- Safe for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes
- Shelf life: 6 months
- Where to buy: PacificaBeauty.com
- PacificaBeauty.com ships to the USA and Canada only.
- Overall rating: 9.0/10
- Packaging/ease of application: 8/10
- Lengthening: 10/10
- Staying power: 9/10
- Ease of removal: 9/10
- Price: 9/10
Please note that I am not a makeup artist. The opinions expressed in this review are my own, as a regular person that loves makeup.
Packaging/ease of application
I’ve said it before, but I have to say it again: Pacifica makes some of the most beautiful packaging! Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara comes in a glass bottle that’s soft pink and purple to look like cotton candy or a sunset that turns the sky those gorgeous pastel colors. In addition to being beautiful, it feels very luxe.
The wand is plastic, but well-made. The applicator is a vegan “natural” bristle brush (instead of having rubber “spiky” bristles) and the bristles are in a spiral pattern as the description states. The way the bristles are arranged, they’re actually quite far apart which I thought might be a problem for application, but it really isn’t.
This is actually one of the easiest to apply mascaras I’ve ever owned. The formula is very smooth and the bristles glide over the eyelashes effortlessly. I think that’s partly because this mascara has more of a wet formula. I find this mascara to also build quickly.
The only complaint I have about this mascara in regards to its packaging and ease of application, is the size of the brush. Like the Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara, this mascara’s brush is larger than average (though it is smaller than the Stellar Gaze brush). I don’t have very large eyes, so I’m more comfortable with a smaller brush.
With all that being said, I don’t have the same problem with application that I have with the Stellar Gaze mascara. When I used that one, the large size of the brush would cause me to get mascara on my skin almost every time. For some reason, it’s very rare that I have that problem with this newer mascara.
Length and separation are the most important things I look for in mascaras. My eyelashes are probably average length, but I really like the look of long lashes. Separation is important to me because my eyelashes are a bit sparse. If they clump together, then it looks like I only have a few eyelashes and that is not a good look!
Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara lengthens lashes instantly for a natural look. Since I like my lashes to look quite long, I usually add a second layer to make them extra bold. I’m able to build as much length as I want with this mascara!
I have a lot of trouble layering some mascaras because that can cause them to clump. Fortunately, I’ve never experienced that with this Pacifica mascara. Since it’s a wet formula, there’s plenty of time to build it up for the desired effect. The brush does an excellent job of separating lashes even once a lot of mascara has been applied.
Some of you reading this may be wondering if this mascara provides volume. While volume isn’t a priority for me, I’m happy to say that this mascara actually does a great job at providing volume! My lashes always look thicker and very healthy with this mascara applied. In this photo, you can see a big difference between the length and volume of the eyelashes on the left with mascara applied, and the eyelashes on the right that are bare.
Besides the benefits of mascara like length and volume, I often hear people looking for mascaras that won’t smudge or flake. Some people seem to be especially prone to this, and there could be a variety of reasons such as oily under-eyes or watery eyes. I’m actually very fortunate that I don’t often experience problems with mascaras smudging or flaking on me, though it has happened before and I know how annoying it can be. Nobody wants raccoon eyes!
Since Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara has such a wet formula that almost feels oily when applied, I thought it might smudge on me. I was wrong! This mascara has never smudged on my skin, or flaked throughout the day. It stays in place perfectly all day long.
I always curl my eyelashes before applying mascara because my lashes are naturally almost straight. After I apply this mascara, unfortunately the curl drops slightly. I think it’s because the formula is wet and a bit heavy, weighing down my lashes. This is a common problem I have with a lot of mascaras, so it’s not a big surprise. If your eyelashes naturally have a bit of a curl, you may not have this problem.
I only deducted one point in this category because I’ve found a partial solution to the problem of this mascara not holding a curl. I normally curl my lashes to the point where they look curled, but not unnaturally curled. If I do a little extra to make them very tightly curled, then when the curl drops, it doesn’t drop as far and my lashes still look curled. I hope that makes sense!
Ease of removal
When I was using Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara, I was so surprised by how difficult it was to remove, considering its formula is not waterproof. I wondered if Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara would be equally as tough to remove. Whew, thank goodness it isn’t!
If I forget to grab a separate product to remove my eye makeup, I try to remove it all with whatever face wash I’m using at the time. I wasn’t able to do that with the Stellar Gaze mascara and even cleansing balm wouldn’t remove all of it. I’m able to remove Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara with any of my three methods: cleansing balm, baby shampoo, and face wash. I’m so glad I don’t have to struggle to remove this mascara, because when mascara is hard to remove I tend to pull eyelashes out more often and I don’t want that!
I think the only way this mascara could be easier to remove would be if it had a tubing formula. Tubing mascaras are unusual, but extremely easy to remove with warm water alone. As this is not a tubing mascara, I’m very pleased with how easy it is to remove.
Compared to other drugstore brands, Pacifica’s makeup can be pretty expensive. Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara is $16.00 for an average amount of product (the Pacifica Stellar Gaze mascara is $14.00). Mascara is one of those products that varies greatly in price from brand to brand. Looking at drugstore brands, there are some mascaras priced as low as $3.00! However, on the other end of the spectrum, prestige brand mascaras are sometimes $30.00 or more.
So the question is this: is Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara worth the $16.00 price tag? In my humble opinion, yes it is. While there are a lot of very affordable mascaras at the drugstore, I don’t think they can compete with this one. It’s pretty close to perfect in so many ways and is formulated with great ingredients that are safe for sensitive eyes. I don’t always put as much weight on clean ingredients, but since mascara sits right above our eyes, I definitely prefer a clean formula.
Between the product photos and before/after photos shared when Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara launched, I truly couldn’t resist picking it up! Both the packaging and the formula are beautiful. The only things that would make this mascara better, in my eyes, would be a slightly smaller wand and if the formula was a bit lighter to hold curl more effectively.
Let’s take a look at those lengthy product claims from Pacifica. First, they state that this mascara conditions lashes, lengthens, and adds volume. Based on the ingredients and the feel of this mascara, I’d say it does work to condition lashes. It absolutely lengthens and volumizes as well. They say the brush applies this mascara evenly to every eyelash and separates them to give a fluttery effect. I have to agree with this claim too!
The final claims are from a 3rd party clinical trial. Of ten participants, nine agreed that Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara instantly makes lashes appear longer, thicker, healthier, and wears up to 12 hours. I agree with all of these claims! My lashes always look long, thick, and healthy when I apply this mascara, and it lasts at least 12 hours.
I definitely recommend this mascara! I hope to try it with the Pacifica Vegan Collagen Lash Serum & Primer eventually. I’m curious to see how that affects the application and overall look.
Have you tried any Pacifica mascaras? Do you think you’ll try Pacifica Vegan Collagen Fluffy Lash Mascara? Please let me know in the comments below!