Pat McGrath launched new bronzers in her Divine Bronze Collection and everything is stunning. I ordered these sometime last month but there was a delay in shipment of some pieces. I just finally received everything and am happy to report the collection is beautiful.
There are some discounted bundles available online at the Pat McGrath website so if you’re shopping multiple pieces I highly recommend checking those out. A few pieces are available at Sephora as well but the full range seems to be exclusive to her website for now. A lot of her products are also on sale.
Skin Fetish Divine Bronzer
Above: Bronze Dawn, Bronze Nirvana and Desert Glow
I picked up a few shades of the Skin Fetish Divine Bronzer ($39 each or $70 for a duo) and they’re ultra smooth. It looks like most of them are soft mattes, one has a tiny bit of shimmer. At first glance the shades I ordered looked really light in color in the pan. They apply a little darker on the skin but have a very natural look.
For my skin tone I like both Bronze Dawn and Desert Glow. Bronze Nirvana pulls a little too red/warm on me right now. For skintone reference I’m a Light Medium 14 in her foundation (review here).
Initially I wasn’t planning to try or swatch the lighter shade in Nude Honey because it looked so light in the pan I didn’t think it would show up. But based on how tan Bronze Dawn looked on my skin I decided to add it to the swatch mix. It’s a cooler tone and still shows up but looks more natural.
Overall formula is smooth, soft, easy to blend and matte. The shimmer in Desert Glow is very subtle. I really like these!
Skin Fetish Divine Blush
above: top Divine Rose, bottom Divine Rose III
There’s a new shade of the Skin Fetish Divine Blush ($39) in Divine Rose III. I added a swatch of Divine Rose to the mix. The new one Divine Rose III is a warm rose with almost coral tones. If you like a soft wash of color Pat McGrath makes some great blushes. They’re almost a little too sheer/soft for me but I think they’re easy to build, have a nice demi-matte finish and look very natural.
Divine Bronze Luxe Quad
I’m completely obsessed with the Divine Bronze Luxe Quad in Venusian Sunrise ($62). This palette has all the tones I gravitate towards with a shimmery champagne, two matte browns and a gold glitter topper. You can also see the application in action in a look here.
Nude Venus Lips
Last we have a look at her Nude Venus lip lineup. She added a MatteTrance Lipstick ($39), LUST Gloss ($29) and Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil ($29). (I purchased the Lip Trio Bundle.) All three have that peachy nude vibe.
A number of you asked for comparison swatches of the MatteTrance Nude Venus to 1995 and Christy. The undertones are different – the Nude Venus Lipstick is warmer. Coverage is full, smooth and creamy. They do have that slight vanilla like scent to them but it’s not overpowering.
I love her LUST Gloss so the new Nude Venus shade was a definite must for me. I love the color. It has sheer medium coverage. To get a color true to tube it’s best when layered over the lip pencil.
As a huge fan of her Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil I added a bunch of comparisons. I love that peachy pink nude shade and I own so many. There are a number of similar color options.
Overall a beautiful launch with colors I can see myself wearing everyday. I like that you can dress up the quad with the glitter, although I know glitter on the eyes isn’t everyone’s thing. I’m really happy with everything I purchased.
One last quick mention, I ordered the Blush Brush ($39) which is nice and well made, but not a must-have if you already own a good blush brush you love.
You can find everything available now at Pat McGrath Labs.
Did you check out anything from this collection? What did you think?