Pat McGrath Labs has three new stunning MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palettes ($55 for 12 g/0.42 oz each) and a new Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner ($28 for 1.2 ml/0.41 fl oz) for spring. Everything is really quite beautiful and these palettes are the first I’ve felt I could truly wear from her line as there are no glitter shades.
First a look at the Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner. I don’t get excited about liquid liner in general, but when I find a good one I do. I’m more of a pencil or dark shadow kind of person for lining as it’s softer and I can get a more diffused look. The liquid liner is really good. There’s no bleeding and it’s very easy to apply. Color is a rich black and it stays put all day long.
The three eyeshadow palettes literally took my breath away the moment I opened them. They come in sturdy magnetic packaging with a mirror. There’s an elastic string to hold the lids shut but they aren’t really necessary because the magnet is pretty strong. They’re quite sturdy even though it appears that they aren’t hard plastic. The colors are ultra pigmented and smooth with different finishes and textures. I think the quality and finish are exceptional.
Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition
Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition is the warm option with stunning bronzey colors. The colors in the palette have names on a plastic insert (removed below). The only shade that isn’t super pigmented is the matte brown. It swatches patchy on the arm but it’s one of those colors that applies much better on the eyes as a deepening shade.
- Gilt Trip is a shimmering warm champagne gold
- Bronze Struck is a sparkling golden bronze
- Copperized is a copper orange shimmer
- Illicit is a perfect deep brown with gold flecks
- Throwing Shade is a matte terracotta
- Gold Rush is a sparkling gold
MTHRSHP Subversive La Vie en Rose
MTHRSHP Subversive La Vie en Rose is the most trendy option of the three but still stunning. Long time readers know I’m not the biggest fan of purple or pinks, still this one when layered is really quite stunning. It’s definitely not in neutral territory but still has wearable colors. Again, I had issues with the one matte shade in the palette. It swatches horribly on the hand or arm. When I applied with a brush I had no issue, but it’s not going to be a high-impact color like the rest of the palette. It’s best used to add depth in a sweeping motion or with a dense detail brush as a liner.
- Pale Fire is a shimmering peachy pink seashell (LOVE this color)
- Purple Reign is a bright deep purple sparkle
- Gold Nectar is the most sparkly shade out of all the palettes, it’s borderline glitter in a warm gold shade
- Paranormal is a dusty matte purple brown
- Rose Risque is a shimmering sheer hot pink
- Euphoria is a lavender shimmer
MTHRSHP Subliminal Platinum Bronze
MTHRSHP Subliminal Platinum Bronze is my favorite out of the three. It has the prettiest wearable neutrals that I feel like I could wear for everyday. It has a very earthy vibe to it.
- Platinize is a shimmery greige
- Smoke and Mirrors shimmery taupe brown
- Telepathic Taupe shimmering light khaki platinum
- Deep Velvet soft brown suede
- Ritualistic shimmering plum mauve
- Sextrovert sparkling brass-bronze
I’ve been testing these for several days now and find the palettes really work for me. The pigment is really good with the exception of a couple of mattes, but even those are still wearable as blending shades. I ordered Platinum Bronze the day it launched online at Sephora but the entire collection was also sent for review. Turns out this one is still my favorite. Since these are powders and some shades are quite sparkly there will be a powdery texture and some fall out with application, but it’s just like other normal powder shadows. Some fallout is bound to happen. Lasting power is quite good. The colors layer nicely and stayed on the eyes from morning to night without fading. Whether or not these are for you depends on how many of the colors you like in each palette. I find both Bronze Ambition and Platinum Bronze more wearable for everyday but La Vie en Rose is a really pretty option for spring. If you’re in the market for a new liquid liner, I do think the one from Pat McGrath is worth checking out.
Have you checked out the palettes yet? What did you think? If not do you have any Pat McGrath Labs favorites? I love her lipsticks!
Spring collection provided for review. Platinum Bronze and Perma Precision Liquid Liner also purchased by me.