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Pat McGrath Golden Opulence Collection Review

January 21, 2020

Pat McGrath Lunar New Year Collection 2020 | The Beauty Look Book

For the Lunar New Year holiday coming up this weekend Pat McGrath Labs launched a special Golden Opulence Collection with a new eyeshadow palette and two mini lip gloss trio sets. I ordered both earlier this year and could not be more happy with my haul picks. A few weeks later the team sent the palette as well for review so my backup is being gifted to a friend. I have a look at the new MTHRSHP Sublime Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Opulence and one of the two Mini Lust Gloss Trios in Bronze Opulence.

Pat McGrath Chinese New Year Launch 2020

MTHRSHP Sublime Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Opulence

MTHRSHP Sublime: Golden Opulence

The MTHRSHP Sublime Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Opulence is her 6-pan format which is my favorite one to date. It comes in a mirrored cardboard compact and has a magnetic closure with an elastic band for extra security to keep it closed. The palette has a mix of mattes and shimmers and they apply beautifully on the eye for a golden pink sunset look. I found pigment to be excellent and smooth with long-lasting power. Colors are easy to blend and while it does pull warm it has a few neutrals to balance it out which prevents it from being too warm.

Shimmers almost have a creamy feel to them as they’re soft and almost bouncy – but they are definitely powders!

Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Sublime: Golden Opulence

Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime: Golden Opulence swatches

Colors include the following:

  • Eternal Opulence is a shimmery neutral-warm champagne
  • Tranquility a warm matte brown (looks more neutral-cool in the pan, applies more warm on my arm but more neutral on the eye)
  • Lotus Luxe shimmering soft raspberry
  • Prosperity is a deep matte brown
  • Moon Phase is a shimmery taupe mauve with silver flecks
  • Gold Fortune is a yellow sparkling gold

Mini Lust Gloss Trio

Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio

She has two new Mini Lust Gloss Trios for the Lunar New Year, I bought Bronze Opulence which actually has two colors I already own. I do love the mini sizes and think they are nice to try if you don’t want to commit to the full size without trying. I think her Lust Gloss is among the best in the market for the smooth cushiony texture and shine.

  • Pale Fire Nectar is a shimmering pink glitter suspended in clearish base (there is no gritty texture or feel though)
  • Flesh 6 is a warm brown red cream
  • Lunar Bronze is new to this kit only (at the moment) and is a smooth metallic red with rich pigment

A few other colors swatched next to the kit. You can see other LUST Gloss reviews and lip swatches here and here.

Pat McGrath Mini Lip Gloss Trio Bronze Opulence

Overall lasting power is average for a gloss. I don’t mind reapplying frequently. They’re comfortable and so SO pretty on the lips. I probably should have passed on this as I already own two of the shades, but I have no regrets buying as I use her glosses a lot. They are quite tiny compared to the full size making them more of a sampler size in my opinion. Enough product to give it a proper test with several wears, but still very tiny.

Look wearing the Golden Opulence Palette plus the three Lunar New Year Glosses in the Bronze Opulence Kit. For skintone reference I’m not a Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Foundation match to Light-Medium 14 (over the summer I was Medium 15, review in this post here).

Pat McGrath Golden Opulence Palette Makeup look

Pat McGrath Golden Opulence 2020 Collection Review

Overall solid performers on both the palette and gloss. I think this is a beautiful collection that can be create some fun looks! If you already own a lot of her palettes you will probably find similar shades across different palettes although I didn’t see any exact dupes.

You can find the Pat McGrath Golden Opulence Collection out now. Available at Pat McGrath and Sephora.

Have you tried/swatched any of these yet? What did you think?


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