Pat McGrath Labs launched eyeshadow singles called EYEdols Eye Shadow ($25 each for 1.1 g/ 0.04 oz, made in USA). There are 17 shades total, 11 are repromotes from previously launched palettes and 6 are brand new shades. For those who prefer to pick individual colors I think this is the perfect way to try a few before committing to a full size palette. In my experience all of her eyeshadow palettes are among the best out there. I tend to be more conservative with my eyeshadow but since playing with her bold options have found myself experimenting more with different textures and colors, and I love it!
I was lucky to get an early preview of the eye shadows and have been playing with them for days now. In the interest of time I wasn’t able to get any makeup looks photographed for you but can if you’re interested. I swatched all the colors but have only been able to fully test 10 of them on the eyes so far. Everything is excellent in quality, color payoff and pigment. There are varying textures/finishes: mattes, shimmers, sparkles and metallics. Lasting power is really good, there were only some fall out issues with a couple of the sparkles (application-wise) which I’ll note below.
The EYEdols come in a clear plastic case and the pans are not removable. Size-wise they look to be the same in circumference as the palettes but they have less product than the MTHRSHP Palettes which have 12 g/ 0.42 oz for 6 shades which breaks down to 2 g / 0.07 oz each. The 6-pan palettes run at $55 each which make for a better buy. But sometimes it’s nice to just pick the colors you want individually.
First a look at all the colors and as many swatches as I could fit on one arm, then a closer look at all the colors plus descriptions and thoughts.
Up first are the neutral shades, for reference I’ve linked the previous palette reviews:
- Celestial (from MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Temptation) is a shimmering champagne
- Telepathic Taupe (from MTHRSHP Platinum Bronze) is a medium shimmering neutral taupe
- Statuesque (new) is a matte soft brown
- Sextrovert (from MTHRSHP Platinum Bronze) is a shimmering warm brown
Next are the warm golden colors:
- Gold Standard (from MTHRSHP Subversive Metalmorphosis) is a bright yellow sparkle gold, this had some fall out with the chunky sparkles with application, once applied and on the skin fallout is minimal
- Enraptured (from MTHRSHP Subliminal Dark Star) is a more neutral brassy gold shimmer
- Corrupt Copper (new) is a warm metallic copper orange gold
Next are the rosy warm tones:
- Rose Venus (new) is one of the prettiest sparking rose pink shimmers with a metallic sheen
- Pale Fire (from MTHRSHP La Vie En Rose) is a satiny shimmering soft baby warm pink
- Burnished Honey (new)
- Crimson Fire (new) is a shimmering warm red
- Deep Velvet (from MTHRSHP Platinum Bronze) is a deep cool matte brown
Last are the set of bolds and deep colors:
- Synthetica (new) is a sparkling bright purple violet with chunky sparkles
- Purple Reign (from MTHRSHP La Vie En Rose) is a satiny deep bright bold purple
- Dark Matter (from MTHRSHP Subliminal Dark Star) is a black satin
- Divine Mink (from Mothership IV Decadence) is a metallic silvery greyed brown
- Lapis Luxury (from Mothership IV Decadence) is a metallic teal sparkle
My favorites are actually the ones that are already in the previously launched palettes which include: Telepathic Taupe, Sextrovert, Deep Velvet, Dark Matter and Divine Mink. I also did really like the matte neutral in Statuesque for a soft brown crease color. Rose Venus which is new is also a really stunning warm pink color.
Overall excellent quality and color payoff. I like that the packaging is simple and no-fuss. The fact that it comes in a clear case makes it easy to see the color inside. For me I still prefer her palettes but singles are a nice way to try one or a few shades you really want rather than having to purchase colors you may never (or rarely use). Price-wise I do think these are on spendy but they seem to be similar to what other luxury beauty eyeshadows other singles are priced at. I feel like palettes are always going to be priced better for price per oz versus individual shades.
You can find the Pat McGrath Labs EYEdols on her website PatMcGrath.com. She also has a few kit bundle options that come with a price break.
Have you checked these out yet? Or any of her palettes? What did you think?
Pat McGrath EYEdols provided courtesy of the Pat McGrath Labs team for review.