Yesterday I talked about how Michael Marcus Cosmetics made up the bulk of my daily makeup routine. But I didn’t say much about eye shadow, mainly because I haven’t been wearing much. But when I do, it’s the Pacifica Power of Love palette.

I don't always wear makeup

Terrible joke. I couldn’t help it

This palette, available exclusively at Target, pretty much covers all the summer colors I want to use. From the light to the dramatic, this covers them all.

Shadows in the Pacifica Power of Love palette are infused with coconut water, which helps them stay creamy and blendable, and they go on like a dream. Nicely pigmented, but some shades will require a bit of build up, as you can tell in the swatches below that they can melt and disappear right into the skin, depending on your skin tone. I’m a neutral-to-warm medium-light complexion (buying foundation is SO MUCH FUN), and two of the shades, Falling Star and Crush (and Luna is right on the edge), can literally just disappear. Building up the shades will help with that.

And now for the swatches:

Pacifica Power of Love palette swatches


Pacifica Power of Love palette


Aren’t the accent colors great? I love mixing in a teal or turquoise into my summer looks – it’s very dramatic when used wet as a liner. I created a cat-eye with Soul, and it was amazing.

When you’re ready to take it all off for the day, try the new Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes. Wipes are so important to my routine right now that I’m using them not only for makeup removal but for a pick me up during the day. The jojoba and aloe vera formula is great on skin that has had just a touch too much sun. Not that I know anything about that at all.

Cancun Mexico

I may or may not have been in Mexico on the beach recently.

Grab these at Target – they are part of the Pacifica exclusives for Target shoppers only. You won’t be disappointed.

  • Power of Love Palette: $19.99
  • Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes: $7.99