Pat McGrath Labs

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palettes and Liquid Eyeliner

March 15, 2018

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palettes and Liquid Eyeliner Review + Swatches

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.

Pat McGrath Labs Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Pat McGrath Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner Swatch

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, MTHRSHP Subliminal Platinum Bronze, MTHRSHP Subversive La Vie en Rose

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.

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition | The Beauty Look Book

Top Row:

  • Gilt Trip is a shimmering warm champagne gold
  • Bronze Struck is a sparkling golden bronze
  • Copperized is a copper orange shimmer

Bottom Row:

  • Illicit is a perfect deep brown with gold flecks
  • Throwing Shade is a matte terracotta
  • Gold Rush is a sparkling gold

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Review | The Beauty Look Book

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition swatches | The Beauty Look Book

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.

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Subversive La Vie en Rose Eyeshadow Palette review and swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Top Row

  • 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

Bottom Row:

  • Paranormal is a dusty matte purple brown
  • Rose Risque is a shimmering sheer hot pink
  • Euphoria is a lavender shimmer

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Subversive La Vie en Rose Eyeshadow Palette review and swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Subversive La Vie en Rose Eyeshadow Palette review and swatches | The Beauty Look Book

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.

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Subliminal Eyeshadow Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Top Row:

  • Platinize is a shimmery greige
  • Smoke and Mirrors shimmery taupe brown
  • Telepathic Taupe shimmering light khaki platinum

Bottom Row:

  • Deep Velvet soft brown suede
  • Ritualistic shimmering plum mauve
  • Sextrovert sparkling brass-bronze

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Subliminal Eyeshadow Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Subliminal Eyeshadow Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

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.

You can find the Pat McGrath Labs Spring Collection out now at Pat McGrath Labs and Sephora. The eyeshadow palettes are limited-edition.

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.

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  • Antri C. | Beauty Blogger March 15, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    I am a beauty blogger too and I quite enjoying your posts! Just pin it into my pinterest board “eyeshadow passion” xoxo

  • Bernadette March 15, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    The applicator of that eye liner looks right up my alley! And that nude palette speaks to me – the shades are so gorgeous!

    • BeautyLookBook March 15, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      The nude one is what my eyeshadow dreams are made of!

  • Anne Capitant March 15, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    These are such gorgeous palettes!

  • stephanieamccoy March 15, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    How does Subliminal Platinum Bronze compared to Chanel’s City Lights? They seem similar but I’m wondering if Pat is more shimmery and maybe softer in formula. So tempting… #beautylookbookfam

    • Katrin Bartas March 15, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      Ooh that’s a great question! I’m most intrigued by Platinum Bronze, but I already have City Lights. It would be amazing if it was a bit a dupe!

      • BeautyLookBook March 15, 2018 at 10:11 pm

        I’ll have to check and get back to you. I just organized everything and of course everytime I clean up, I can never find my stuff haha. I want to say City Lights isn’t quite as greige-toned.

  • Momooo March 16, 2018 at 2:11 am

    Went to buy the eye liner after I saw your post. Love the fine sponge tip. Like it better and found it easier to use than the normal felt tip. Thanks for your recommendation!

    • BeautyLookBook March 16, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      You’re welcome, glad you like it!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir March 16, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Platinum Bronze is giving me LIFE. Wow it’s so gorgeous! These are the first swatches I’ve seen and I’m not sure I’ll be able to resist buying!

  • all that jae March 16, 2018 at 11:06 am

    If you approve that eyeliner, then I’ll definitely give it a go! Always trust your opinion.

  • Ericca Brock March 16, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Sublime Bronze is giving my feels. I love that palette.

  • Glenda March 16, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I don’t own any of her palettes because I’m not a pro shadow wearer, but I appreciate the color schemes and packaging (I think they are borderline kitsch, but I kinda like that!). Her lipsticks formulas are two of my favorites, hands down. I’m a fan of Pat’s, no use denying it.

  • talker blogger March 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Yet to use the brand

  • Charli Griffith March 16, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    They are so beautiful! I go back and forth between wanting them all to wanting one or two. After your review I’m back to wanting them all!

  • Catherine Shi March 16, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I’m so excited you swatched these! They are beautiful and I’m so glad to hear your thoughts on the quality. #beautylookbookfam

  • lawler March 16, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I have a gift card itching a hole in my pocket and I can’t decide amongst Platinum Bronze, the new Drunk Elephant eye cream or the Tom Ford eyeliner. So much pressure.

  • Jane S March 17, 2018 at 11:33 am

    What beautiful colors!!!! #beautylookbookfam

  • Deborah March 17, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Oooh, I am on the fence about some of these eyeshadow shades. I tend to shy away from those palettes that cause me to have to watch a youtube video in order to apply them in an attractive way. I hope that it isn’t just me that feels that way 🙂 #beautylookbookfam

  • Damla_annabell_lee March 17, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    I really love earth shades; they look incredibly classy and elegant.

  • Jennifer Taylor Fredericks March 17, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Oh wow the Sublime Bronze and Titanium Bronze palettes are right up my alley. I’m sure one of those two will be myintro to PMG shadows! #beautylookbookfam

  • Amy L. March 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    So pretty. I love bold colors on others but I’m always sticking to neutrals. lol #beautylookbookfam

  • nstl March 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for the post! I ordered the Platinum Bronze at first sight but I’ve been obsessed with the Mothership palettes already. They’re harder to wear than my usual subtle palettes but absolutely, the quality of the pigment and application is fantastic. For me, the line has made makeup fun to play with again. McGrath’s Instagram how-to posts are mesmerizing to watch. Now you’ve made me consider the other two. As if I don’t have enough already.

  • Daphney Degand March 17, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    I think those “capsule” palettes will finally have me take the plunge into Pat McGrath’s world! Thanks for another great review and, as usual, beautiful photos! #beautylookbookfam

  • Karine March 17, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you for all the reviews, it’s really helpful.

  • tiffany March 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for the swatches I’m considering the platinum bronze!! #beautylookbookfam

  • Cadie Campbell March 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    i haven’t tried any pat mcgrath shadows but all three palettes look so beautiful! #beautylookbookfam

  • Amy K March 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    I bought Platinum Bronze as soon as it arrived at Sephora! I’m also highly tempted by Bronze Ambition. The liner looks great, but I am restraining myself because I don’t really need another liner. #beautylookbookfam

  • Jeanie M. March 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    I have already placed the platinum bronze on my wish list. #beautylookbookfam

  • Elena March 17, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Those shades are so beautiful! I never got the chance to try this brand but I am really into those shadows!

  • Verity Yeates March 17, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Ooh I love the look of Platinum Bronze. Not sure where these are available in the UK so I’ll have to look into it now. I’m loving the look of the new NARS palette but this one looks even more up my street. I love subtle sparkle and beige/gold tones. Keep up the good work. Will you be showing us your new abode soon? Also some more sunshiney/outdoors posts about Florida would be good as it is so grey and cold here! #beautylookbookfam

  • Heather St. Marie March 17, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I am a singer, and I need truly waterproof makeup to wear onstage. I purchased the eyeliner, and it’s holding up well on tour. I definitely have the platinum bronze set on my wishlist! #beautylookbookfam

  • Kimberly Ng March 17, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    I’ve been waiting for your reviews before trying it. Thanks!

  • Frederike March 17, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    I have been eying the eyeshadow palettes for a while, since the large ones are both too large and to all over the place for me. Thank you for the beautiful swatches!

  • Merry Rower March 17, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I have a big question about elaborate eye shadow in general. IRL, who’s wearing it? I love the pretty multi-color palettes. But I don’t really see anyone other than curious teens and a couple of Kardashians (same thing?) wearing them. In L.A. where I live (and NYC where I often work) layered, built up “eye looks” are not considered fashionable. You won’t see a hip woman of any age in Los Feliz or DTLA or Venice or Malibu wearing more than a slick of a single neutral color and/or a bit of liner (top lid only). More than that looks too effort-full and old school and can’t hold up to the yoga mat or the board room. So is everyone just playing with these at home?

    • nstl March 17, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      I wear them! A little goes a long way without being garish. It can be done, it can be subtle and it’s fun to boot. I live in LA too. #beautylookbookfam

  • Whitney Evans March 17, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    I might have to add the platinum bronze to my collection!! Thanks for the amazing swatches. How do you think this compares to TF Nude Dip? #beautylookbookfam

  • Lisa Vandersniff March 17, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I really like the PM lipsticks but haven’t had a chance to try any of the eyeshadows. Platinum Bronze looks beautiful, so I may have to take the leap! Thanks so much for the review and the great swatches!

  • Maja Božić March 17, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Subliminal Platinum Bronze looks gorgeous! #beautylookbookfam

  • shyusized March 17, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Really love the more wearable shades in these palettes! #beautylookbookfam

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole March 17, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Pat McGrath is known for her color pay-off, so I’m not surprised at how great these palettes are. I’m more excited for the Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner, as I prefer liquid eyeliners!!


  • Jill Ho-You March 17, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    I cannot wait to get my hands on these palettes. Platinum Bronze looks like HG status for me #beautylookbookfam

  • Andreia SPR March 17, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you for the post, Sabrina! Unfortunately I have never tried anything from Pat McGrath, but I would love to! The Platinum Bronze palette seems beautiful. #beautylookbookfam

  • C. Dang March 17, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Nice reviews! I wanna try the liquid eyeliner.

  • Daisy March 17, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    I don’t need anymore palettes but so tempted to get one of these as I have heard good things about the texture (which is uber important to me) and honestly these are more affordable than her mothership. #beautylookbookfam


  • Helen Hong March 17, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    I’d love to see you in a look with the Platinum Bronze palette! #beautylookbookfam

  • Anne Capitant March 17, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    I can’t decide which is my favorite, Bronze Ambition or Platinum Bronze. I think it’s a warm vs cool toned things and I’m about 50/50 on those so I wish I could afford one (or both!). #beautylookbookfam

  • Magda March 17, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    I need to try ‘la vie en rose’. Thank you for swatches! #beautylookbookfam

  • Suzanne Lewinson March 17, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    As soon as I saw her email/insta post, I’m not sure which was first, I knew I had to get the platinum bronze palette. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! The colours are exactly what I reach for every time. I love the La vie en rose, but I don’t know when I would use them. I still need to get the eyeliner, but that is saved in my shopping bag for my next Sephora trip. #beautylookbookfam

  • inkchick March 17, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    I am coveting that Subversive palette now that I am seeing it swatched here! Oh my stars those colours are amazing! #beautylookbookfam

  • Valerie Manke March 17, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Oh my gosh I want all three! You are so bad (good) for my beauty budget!

  • Susan March 17, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Sabrina, whenever something really exciting launches, I honstly can’t wait for your newsletter / blogpost / review, you’re my #1 go-to, girl! Thanks for your in-depth overview of the Pat McGrath palette’s…gaw-juss! xo #beautylookbookfam

  • Coline T. March 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Thank you for your reviews. I really wanted these because the colors are so lovely, something about them just speaks to me. But for that price, each shade needs to be absolutely perfect 🙂 #beautylookbookfam

  • nelle March 17, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    The La Vie En Rose and the Platinum Bronze have really beautiful shades, but you are right the Platinum Bronze is more wearable for everyday, but the Rose Palette pops! #beautylookbookfam

  • nstl March 17, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    So glad McGrath came out with a smaller palette too. Mothership is fab but not exactly portable. #beautylookbookfam

  • Kesha March 17, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    I love all of your product reviews. They are so helpful! Love the new eye shadows. They are gorgeous and fun! #beautylookbookfam

  • tasa March 17, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    aaaargh, these palettes might just make me break my self-imposed beauty product diet. the finishes are gorgeous! #beautylookbookfam

  • Sarah Conley March 17, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    I have the eyeliner and it’s so so good, and I typically prefer cheaper pen eyeliners because of how easily they dry out, but this one is so black and so inky, it’s truly different from all the others!

  • star March 17, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    I need to try this liquid liner! #beautylookbookfam

  • Paol Trenny March 17, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    I am leaning more toward Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition because the colors work best for my skin tone. I love the LIQUILUS 007 Duos in Femme Moderne. #beautylookbookfam

  • Justine R March 17, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    I love these! I ordered both Neutral palettes, but La Vie en Rose is my next purchase for sure – I hadn’t splurged on any of the larger palettes due to price but also because each palette had multiple shades I didn’t think I would use! All 6 shades in all 3 palettes are colours I know I would wear, so I’m excited that you liked the palettes so much.

  • Katelyn Du Sherman March 17, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    These palettes look amazing! I’ve never tried anything from this line but now I’m interested. #beautylookbookfam

  • susan March 18, 2018 at 12:08 am

    These colors in these palettes are stunning!! Just beautiful. #beautylookbookfam

  • T. March 18, 2018 at 12:19 am

    I would love to try her eyeshadows but they’re too expensive for me. #beautylookbookfam

  • Marina March 18, 2018 at 12:48 am

    I swatched the palettes in Sephora the other day. This formula is amazing… Platinum Bronze is my favorite too! Hopefully I’ll receive it for my birthday! #beautylookbookfam

  • Amanda Jimenez March 18, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Platinum Bronze looks like my favorite too! #beautylookbookfam

  • Kim Mckain March 18, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Bought the Platinum Bronze yesterday at Sephora, it’s gorgeous! #beautylookbookfam

  • Petunia March 18, 2018 at 6:41 am

    I really want to up my eyeliner game. I’ll have to try this one. The palettes are gorgeous. I love the packaging. Her presentation is fun and sexy. Great photos. Everything looks beautiful. #beautylookbookfam

  • Mary-Irene Marek March 18, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Your reviews are always amazing, Sabrina. I feel these particular palettes may be a bit to bold for me, but they seem totally in line with Pat McGrath and her style/brand. The platinum bronze looks interesting though! #beautylookbookfam

  • msh111 March 18, 2018 at 8:54 am

    I love the Platinum palette even if it’s cool toned #beautylookbookfam

  • Sally Gearhart March 18, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I think my favorite is the MTHRSHP Subliminal Platinum Bronze Palette too, it’s alot of gorgeousness! I’m going to have to pick up MTHRSHP Subversive La Vie en Rose Palette too, perfect for spring. Amazing review as always and thanks so much for sharing. #beautylookbookfam

  • Dawn Spangler March 18, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    I love the Subliminal Plat Bronze colors, right up my alley! #beautylookbookfam

  • Gail A March 18, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Have never tried this brand. Thanks for the reviews. Will check out at my Sephora

  • Tabitha March 19, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Wow, the Pat McGrath make-up looks amazing!

  • Vanessa March 19, 2018 at 10:30 am

    What stands out the most to me about that liquid eye liner is that it doesn’t bleed into fine lines. Every liquid liner I have been trying lately seems to do that! #beautylookbookfam

  • Carole D. March 19, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Love the bronze pallet. #beautylookbookfam

  • msh111 March 22, 2018 at 10:09 am

    I just ordered the Platimum Blonde palette although I am warmed toned I am looking forward to a palette with some shades other than neutral. Hopefully Sephora Flash will get it to me soon! I think I will love those shades and can’t wait to try the quality of Pat McGrath eyeshadows. Yay! #beautylookbookfam.

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