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Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction Review + Swatches

September 7, 2018

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction Review

Pat McGrath Labs launches keep getting better and better and her latest is the Mothership V Bronze Seduction Eyeshadow Palette ($125 for 13.2 g/ 0.47 oz, made in Italy, available at Pat McGrath and Sephora). I’ve had my eye on many of her large 10-pan palettes but was a little intimidated by the glitter and bold colors. I am beyond thrilled to be able to test this one out and it does not disappoint. It’s quite glitzy so if you don’t do glitter shadows this will definitely not be for you and I’d recommend you check out her 6-pan MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palettes instead. I am beyond obsessed with all three options and love very much. I consider myself to be a conservative shadow wearer but indulge in some glitters every now and then. Not all glitters are created equal and the ones from Pat McGrath are quite special.

The Mothership V Bronze Seduction Eyeshadow Palette has ten eyeshadows that have a variety of textures. The formulas are really good in terms of color payoff and ease of blending. Some apply better with fingers in a patting motion. Others work better with a brush. I do want to mention that I’ve only had this palette for a couple days so this is more of a first impressions post. I did two eye looks to test everything and have one of them shown later in the post.

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction Review

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction eyeshadow palette

The colors in the palette include:

  • Skinshow Divine Glow is a soft shimmery white gold champagne
  • Entrapment is a warm matte brown
  • Bronze Blaze is a sparkling bronze copper
  • Rose Gold 005 is an iridescent glitter pink copper
  • VR Fire Opal is a duochrome gold and flashes green
  • Xtreme Aubergine is a deep matte plum
  • Gilty Pleasure is a sparkling brass glitter
  • Disobedient is a warm red brown matte
  • Blitz Flame is a smooth metallic deep red
  • Astral Luna Gold is a chunky gold sparkle

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction eyeshadow palette

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction eyeshadow palette

My favorites are Skinshow, Bronze Blaze and Gilty Pleasure. For the two glitters I find patting them over the mattes with my fingers resulted in a super pretty bronzed eye look. The color Rose Gold 005 is a super sparkly rose pink that flashes copper sparkle – it’s also a nice top coat shadow. Blitz Flame surprised me as I’m not a red shadow wearer but when I layer it with any of the matte browns it transforms into a deeper almost plum bronze with a little bit of red.

With the glitters there is a little bit of fall out when you apply. This is why I feel patting with fingers is best. Once on the lids they stay put pretty well. By the late afternoon I only had a tiny bit of fall out under the eyes.

The mattes did not swatch well on my arm. I’m not sure why mattes do that sometimes but on the eyes with a brush they performed just fine. They blend just fine on the eyes as a lid or liner color.

I’ve never had so much trouble photographing swatches. These shadows are so multi-dimensional they flash different colors depending on the angle. I highly recommend you check out the swatch video on her Instagram @patmcgrathreal because it shows the dimension and color best.

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction eyeshadow palette

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction eyeshadow palette swatches

Look wearing the following (press samples indicated with a *):

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction look

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction look

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction Review

The Mothership V Palette is glitzy and full on glam but very pretty for special occasions or for when you want some extra sparkle. If you feel the sparkle is too much you may want to opt for the NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette (still available at Ulta right now) or the Singapore Eyeshadow Quad. They have a similar vibe color-wise but aren’t as glittery.

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction Palette

Overall jaw dropping gorgeous. Because it’s got a lot of sparkle I know it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but I think it’s worth looking into. Have you tried any of the other Pat McGrath Labs Eyeshadow palettes? What did you think?

You can find the Mothership V Bronze Seduction Eyeshadow Palette out now online at Pat McGrath and Sephora.

For one day they’re having a 10% off discount with code on the palette with promo code SEDUCTION at checkout. Terms conditions: Offer ends at 11:59PM EDT on Friday, September 7, 2018. Enter code SEDUCTION during checkout at www.patmcgrath.com to receive 10% off MOTHERSHIP V: Bronze Seduction Eye Palette. Limit one use per customer. Offer applies to authorized purchases only; only authorized orders will be processed and shipped. We reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized, altered or ineligible use of offer and to modify or cancel the promotion at any time. Other restrictions may apply.


Palette provided for review.

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  • Stephanie September 7, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    If I already have Bronze Ambition and Platinum Bronze, would this just be more of the same? I looooove her eyeshadows and this new palette is so very tempting!

  • Rebecca Jenkins September 8, 2018 at 5:49 am

    This palette is totally calling my name. We can’t get Pat McGrath in Australia, at least that I know of but my mum might be going to Hawaii next year so I may be able to get her to pick it up or me (when she will then complain about how horribly expensive it is).

    • Miyuki November 19, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      The Pat Mcgrath website ships to Australia. Shipping is free over a certain spending amount (i have no idea what it is exactly!). I’ve had a few orders arrive.. I’m so tempted to buy morrre!

  • Eda Gur September 8, 2018 at 6:28 am

    I love how you labelled them in the pictures!

  • Bubblewrapper September 8, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I own her Subliminal palette, and it is gorgeous. I like that I can do a subtle eye, yet have glittery options. The quality of her products is so so good.

  • Arianna September 8, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Those shimmer shades are gorgeous!✨

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  • Anne Capitant September 9, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Wow those are some insane shades! I think it’s both too glittery and pricey for me at the moment but I could see it being a really great holiday/glitzy fall palette for a lot of people!

  • nic September 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Lovely. You and the palette. Keep us updated, please!

  • Charli Griffith September 9, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Such a beautiful palette! I love the looks you came up with! I haven’t gotten any of her larger palettes yet either but I’m planning on getting this one. I have a gift certificate for Sephora so I’ll be purchasing from there when it finally releases on their website.
    Thanks for the great review!

  • Suzanna September 10, 2018 at 7:37 am

    This looks amazing on you! Since I have the Wanted palette, I think I will skip this one. I also have a Marc Jacobs palette with some similar shades, although not as glittery. (And somewhere in the back of my mind I am realizing that red and orange shadows don’t look all that appealing on me…).

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