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Pat McGrath Labs LiquiLUST Review

March 24, 2021

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Legendary Matte Lipstick

I have a look at some new liquid lipstick colors today with swatches of the Pat McGrath Labs LiquiLUST Legendary Wear Matte Lipsticks. She launched 2 shades in Divine Nude and Divine Rose earlier this year (review + swatches here) and just added 6 more colors to the formula lineup. Available online at Pat McGrath and Sephora.

These are long-wear liquid lipsticks with a matte finish. Once they dry they have a matte budge-proof finish. They stayed put on the lips. Being a matte finish they do have that dry matte lip look but they did not feel drying on the lips. I like the color range and if you’re looking for a matte liquid lip I think these are worth checking out! I am not the biggest fan of matte lips since I’m more of a glossy lipstick person. I prefer the look of her MatteRevolution Lipsticks on my lips but those aren’t transfer or budge proof like these LiquiLUST.

All the colors applied smoothly with full coverage. Since I have a darker lip than the lightest shade I did have to swipe a few times to get an even layer. These come with a pointed sponge tip applicator.

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Liquid Lipstick

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Legendary Matte Lipstick

New colors include:

  • Nude Cabaret – soft peachy pink nude
  • Spellbound – warm brown
  • Wild Orchid – purple plum orchid
  • Pink Desire – bold warm pink
  • Elson 4 – perfect bold red
  • Flesh 3 – deeper red brown

Swatches:

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Legendary Matte Lipstick swatches

Swatch comparisons:

Liquid Lipstick swatches MAC, NARS, Fenty, Pat McGrath

On bare lips:

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Nude Cabaret

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Divine Nude

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Spellbound

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Wild Orchid

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Pink Desire

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Elson 4

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST Flesh 3

New colors side by side (Divine Nude and Divine Rose reviewed here):

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST review and swatches

Pat McGrath LiquiLUST review and swatches

You can find all the colors of the LiquiLUST available online at Pat McGrath and Sephora. If you’re shopping more than one color Pat McGrath has bundles available on her website including the Everything Kit, LiquiLUST Duo and LiquiLUST Trio. Bottom line a solid formula, beautiful colors and long lasting power.

LiquiLUST provided for review.

 

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Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Collection

February 17, 2021

Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Collection Review

I finally have a look at the new Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Collection today! You can find all the products available online at Pat McGrath Labs and Sephora. In today’s review, a look + swatches of:

Divine Rose Lip Colors

Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Collection Lipsticks Review

Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Collection Lipsticks Review

There are two repromoted lip pencils in PermaGel Lip Pencil in Buff (warm nude) and Suburbia (medium rose). These are long-wear lip pencils with rich coverage and I’m a huge fan of the color selection and formula! I think both Buff and Suburbia are wearable colors for a wide range of skin tones.

A few others I own and swatched from a while back reposted below. I wear Done Undone and Structure the most.

Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil swatches

In this collection there is a new shade of lipstick in the Matte Revolution formula called Divine Rose which is a warm rose pink. It’s similar to Christy but Divine Rose is slightly more pink in tone. The Matte Revolution Lipstick formula is one of my favorites – it’s a luminous smooth full coverage matte I find unmatched in any other formula I’ve tried. Texture is smooth and comfortable without drying the lips. It’s not budge proof but it does have excellent lasting power. Comparison swatches below. Some shades look similar to Divine Rose. The subtle differences I see: Sextrology is lighter, Christy is slightly warmer/deeper, 1995 is cooler, Omi is 2-3 shades darker and more cool-toned:

Pat McGrath Labs Pink Nude Lipstick swatches

There are two liquid lipsticks in the LiquiLUST Legendary Wear Liquid Lipstick formula. This formula has been launched in a few kits in previous years. I cannot recall if both shades were available before. Divine Nude is a cool-toned rose nude and Divine Rose is a cool toned medium rose. I feel these would be more flattering on either lighter skin or darker skin. I’m right in the middle and my olive complexion doesn’t work the best with these shades, but the formula is excellent in lasting power and coverage.

Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Collection Lip Colors

Looks wearing:

Look 1: Matte Revolution Lipstick in Divine Rose

Pat McGrath Matte Revolution Lipstick in Divine Rose

Look 2: LiquiLUST in Divine Nude

Pat McGrath Labs LiquiLUST in Divine Nude

Look 3: LiquiLUST in Divine Rose

Pat McGrath Labs LiquiLUST in Divine Rose

Eyeshadow Quad

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Luxe Quad in Eternal Eden

The new Divine Rose Luxe Quad in Eternal Eden has the prettiest mix of pearl pink rose gold, bright pink (which I can wear as a blush), matte cocoa and sparkling purple. It’s definitely more trendy than I am used to but I think it’s a really pretty one. Out of all the Pat McGrath Labs palettes though I still think the best one is Mothership VII Divine Rose (swatches + review in this post here).

  • Pink Mystique
  • Temptation
  • Earthly Delight
  • Forbidden Fruit

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Luxe Quad in Eternal Eden look

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Luxe Quad in Eternal Eden swatches

Highlighter

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Skin Fetish Ultra Glow Highlighter

Last we have a look at the Divine Rose Skin Fetish Ultra Glow Highlighter which is simply stunning. It has an ultra smooth texture that melts into the skin. It’s like a hybrid powder gel. The color is a gorgeous champagne gold with flashes of pink and rose. It is fairly metallic but if you blend with a brush it’s not too shimmery or frosty. I think it’s hard for me to be truly impressed with a highlighter these days but this one is truly beautiful. I can’t remember the last time I bought a backup of a makeup item. I usually only do that with skincare or hair care I run through frequently. I am really considering a backup of this one. I would love it if she made more colors in the same packaging style and formula.

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Skin Fetish Ultra Glow Highlighter

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Skin Fetish Ultra Glow Highlighter swatch

Overall everything performs true to Pat McGrath standards with excellent pigment, lasting power, textures and colors. The stand outs for me are the new Divine Rose Matte Revolution and Skin Fetish Ultra Glow Highlighter. I do love the lip pencils but already own them – if you haven’t tried them, I highly recommend giving them a look!

That wraps up my review of the new Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Collection – hope you found these helpful! You can find the products available at Pat McGrath Labs and Sephora. If you’re looking to shop multiple items I recommend checking out the bundles available on the Pat McGrath website for some price breaks!

Divine Rose II Collection provided for review.

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Pat McGrath Rose Decadence MTHRSHP Palette + Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shines

August 25, 2020

Pat McGrath Labs Rose Decadence Collection Review

I’m back with a look at the new Pat McGrath Rose Decadence Collection today! Pat McGrath Labs launched new items for eyes and lips. I have a full review featuring the MTHRSHP Eye Palette in Rose Decadence, Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shines + a three of the new Permagel Ultra Lip Pencils. You can find the entire collection along with some bundle value sets online at Pat McGrath.

MTHRSHP Eye Palette in Rose Decadence

Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Rose Decadence Eyeshadow Palette

The MTHRSHP Eye Palette in Rose Decadence ($65 for 6 shades) features a mix of mattes, satins and shimmers in warm rosey tone colors. I think the formula for each color is true to her quality standards for most of her palettes. Each color performed well with smooth application and easy to blend textures. Colors do pull very pink/plum which may not be the easiest to pull off for everyone. I think they’re really lovely for a glam rosy look, but color-wise I think her Mothership Divine Rose is easier to wear for everyday as it pulls a lot more neutral.

Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Rose Decadence Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Rose Decadence Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Rose Decadence Palette Swatches

Colors include:

  • Pink Champagne is a shimmery pink with a white/gold sheen, on my skin (love this one!)
  • Peach Dusk is a warm satin peachy pink (pulls more coral in real life than the swatch shows)
  • Fuchsia Flame is a shimmery plum pink pearl mix
  • Hedonistic Rose is a matte plum (applies better on eyes than it swatches on hand)
  • Scandalous is a shimmery orange copper
  • Golden Honey is a metallic sparkling gold

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Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shines

Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine

Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shines ($36 each) are a new formula of ultra pigmented lip shine lipsticks. They have more pigment than her Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Lip Balms (which have also been repackaged). The Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shines are creamy high-shine comfortable feeling lipsticks. Pigment shows up better on the lips than on a hand swatch. Lasting power is average for a lipstick – they stay put on the lips and fade nicely like a balm. I think all the colors are ultra flattering for a classic bold lip look. Easy to wear year round regardless of season or occasion.

Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine review

Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine swatches

Colors swatched on the face below, wearing:

Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine in Nude Venus is a light beige pink neutral with a shiny finish

Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine Nude Venus

Boudoir Rose is a bright pink

Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine Boudoir Rose

Electric Lotus is a bold warm red/coral

Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine Electric Lotus

Belle Amour is a pretty pigmented cool plum

Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine Belle Amour

Temptress is a berry red

Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine Temptress

Love Interest is a bright blue-based pink-red

Pat McGrath Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shine Love Interest

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Permagel Ultra Lip Pencils

Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil

Last but not least are a few new lip pencils. There are 10 new shades of the Permagel Ultra Lip Pencils ($28 each). I like these for an opaque lip pencil that stays put without budging once it sets. I ordered three of the new ones and swatched them next to the other Pat McGrath neutrals I own. New colors above include Half Naked (pale neutral dusty pink), Star Struck (medium rose pink) and Structure (neutral medium brown).

Swatches below:

Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil swatches

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Pat McGrath Labs Rose Decadence Collection Review

Overall a solid collection of new launches. The Lip Fetish Divinyl Lip Shines are super nice if you’re looking for a comfortable high pigment shine lipstick. I cannot pick a favorite although I do really like the look of Boudoir Rose and Belle Amour the most. The new Rose Decadence eyeshadow palette won’t be for everyone as I know rose tones for eyes aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. I do think the quality and pigment is excellent – lasting power, texture and ease of blending is top notch. I haven’t had a chance to play with the lip pencils yet, but Structure seems to be the perfect brown I’ve been looking for. I do love the other lip pencils I have from her line and the new shades are the same quality-wise.

You can find the new Pat McGrath launches available now online at Pat McGrath. Some have popped up at Sephora as well. If you’re shopping multiple colors I highly recommend you check out the bundles at Pat McGrath – she offers a nice price break on her sets!

Pat McGrath Lip Fetish and Rose Decadence palette provided for review. Other press samples marked with a *. Other items featured purchased by me.

 

Eye Makeup Pat McGrath Labs

Pat McGrath Mothership VII Divine Rose

March 19, 2020

Pat McGrath Mothership Divine Rose Eyeshadow

The Pat McGrath Mothership VII Divine Rose Eyeshadow Palette ($125) has returned and I am so excited to share my review and swatches today. This originally launched last year in limited quantities. It’s made a few restock appearances and has always sold out online. I managed to order this during one of the previous restocks and could not be more thrilled. I really hope they will consider making this permanent! It’s available online at Pat McGrath. UPDATE: Also now available at Sephora as of April 17th!

Pat McGrath Mothership Divine Rose Eyeshadow

The Mothership VII Divine Rose Palette has a mix of mattes, shimmers, iridescent shades and one glitter. The pigment is excellent on all the colors with an easy to blend formula. The looks are endless with this one and I think it has a great combination of neutrals, rose tones and more edgy shimmers.

Pat McGrath Mothership Divine Rose Eyeshadow Palette

Colors include a mix of mainly new colors with three relaunch colors. Skinshow Nude is also in the Mothership Subliminal Palette, Rose Dusk is also in the Mothership Sublime, Astral Solstice is also in the Mothership Midnight Sun.

  • Skinshow Nude is a soft shimmery champagne
  • Velouria is a matte dusty mauve (pulls darker on the skin than what I see in the pan)
  • Sable Bronze is a shimmery bronze (love this one)
  • Refined Gold 002 is an iridescent gold
  • Iridescent Pink 003 is a duo-chrome white pink that flashes a bit of lavender and cooler tone pink
  • Xtreme Mahogany is a matte rich warm brown
  • Love Lace is a shimmery taupe with silver flecks
  • Rose Dusk is a shimmery soft muted rose plum
  • VR Rose Venus is a duo-chrome orange pink with gold shimmer, the mix makes it look more peachy on my skin rather than orange
  • Astral Solstice is a chunky ivory glitter that has a super wet look effect

Pat McGrath Mothership Divine Rose swatches

Close ups:

Pat McGrath Mothership Divine Rose Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Mothership Divine Rose Eyeshadow Palette

Closer look:

Pat McGrath Mothership Divine Rose Eyeshadow Palette

Beauty look below:

Pat McGrath Mothership Divine Rose Eyeshadow Palette Makeup Look

Beauty breakdown:

Divine Rose Palette

Pat McGrath Mothership Divine Rose Eyeshadow Palette

Lasting power was excellent for me with the combinations I tried. There was some fallout with application as some of the shadows are super soft but it was easy to clean up afterwards. Once on the eyes they stayed put and lasted all day for me. The only color I wasn’t too crazy about is the Astral Solstice because it’s a glitter. Application is ok if applied in a patting motion on the eyes, with a brush the sparkles ended up all over my face.

Overall though I give this palette a solid A for colors, quality and texture. Definitely worth the splurge for me! I think the rose tones are very wearable and have enough of a muted/neutral undertone that it doesn’t give me a pink-eye look. I keep staring at the rose pink box though thinking how awesome it would be to have the colors on the box in gloss, lipstick or blush shades!

You can find the Pat McGrath Mothership VII Divine Rose palette online at Pat McGrath and at Sephora.

 

Have you tried this one yet? What did you think?

 

Base Makeup Pat McGrath Labs

Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer System

March 13, 2020

Pat Mcgrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer Review

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are all well and safe. I chatted with some loved ones yesterday and my heart goes out to everyone during this time. Some have been impacted by having to work from home while others are still going into the office with everything continuing as usual. We are ok here in Florida so far and I truly hope everyone stays safe. We had planned some travel overseas in April, but as soon as news broke of the virus spreading we cancelled them.

So many of you have e-mailed me over the years telling me this blog has been a good distraction from things going on in their life. I hope during this time it will continue to be a helpful resource for all things beauty-related! I have a new product review to share today – Pat McGrath launched her Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer System and in today’s post I’m covering a review on three products:

Pat McGrath Labs Concealer

Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer

Pat Mcgrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer LM14

The Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer is one of the best concealers I’ve tried. It’s creamy, easy to blend, opaque, dries down perfectly without looking or feeling dry. As popular as the opaque matte concealers are among beauty lovers, I need something with a bit of creaminess so it doesn’t cake/dry/crack under my eye. This one from Pat McGrath is like the NARS Creamy Concealer in the sense that it’s very easy to blend and use for highlighting. The main difference is that the Pat McGrath has a lot more coverage and is slightly less dewy/creamy in finish.

I was sent a selection of colors in a press kit but ended up purchasing 4 additional shades to try out. I featured the concealer in LM13 in my February Favorites and also found LM12 to be excellent for under eye brightening.

My foundation match right now is Light Medium 14 as my winter/early spring color. Medium 15 is my most-of-the-year match when I have a tan. You can read the Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation review with swatches here.

Since I am normally darker in skin tone with the sun I went to my local store to swatch and purchase LM14 and M15. LM14 in the concealer and foundation are exact matches. For under eye I prefer something slightly lighter so I still think LM12 and LM13 are best for my needs.

You can see LM13 in my previous post here, but in this post I’m featuring LM14 which is still a really good for under eye and spot concealing.

Pat Mcgrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer LM14

Pat Mcgrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer LM14 blended

Swatches:

Pat Mcgrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer swatches

Swatch comparisons to Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealers in 2N, 3N and 3W I wear along with the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer shades I rotate between Macadamia, Ginger and Praline:

Concealer Swatches Laura Mercier, NARS and Pat McGrath

Sublime Perfection Concealer Brush

Pat McGrath Labs Concealer Brush

There is a small blending brush called the Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer Brush. It has synthetic material and is angled to blend and blur product. Since it’s very dense and on the small side it’s best for precision blending like right under the eye line or in creases between the nose. I found using my fingers or a sponge easier to cover bigger areas on the face. I think it’s well made and performs well, but don’t find it essential.

Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Blurring Under Eye Powder

Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Blurring Under Eye Powder

I always set my foundation and concealer with a pressed or loose powder. I’ve tried a number of under eye setting powders and usually find them too powdery or dry for my under eye. The Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Blurring Under Eye Powder from Pat McGrath has changed the game for me, it’s perfect! It’s a finely milled pressed domed powder with a very soft texture. I can use either the Light or Medium for setting and I think the three colors will cover a wide range of skin tones. It has an ultra sheer finish, so no color is added for me. It works to set and hold the concealer under the eye so it doesn’t move. Blurring effect is noticeable but moderate for me.

If you’re looking for a good setting powder for under the eye this is an excellent option. I am minimalist when it comes to my base though so I could probably skip and just use my regular setting powders.

Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Blurring Under Eye Powder Medium

Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Blurring Under Eye Powder Swatches

Pat McGrath Labs Concealer System

Full look wearing:

 

Pat McGrath Labs Concealer LM14, LUST Gloss Dare to Bare, BlitzTrance Skinsane

Overall an excellent concealer system complete with everything you need to conceal + set! I think it’s a great versatile formula for both under eye, highlighting and spot concealing. These are very opaque but formula is easy to blend with long lasting power. I give it a solid A+.

You can find the Pat McGrath Concealer System available now at Pat McGrath and Sephora.

Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer System provided for review, however shades LM11, LM13, LM14 and M15 purchased by me.

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Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Review

March 3, 2020

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss

Today I have a Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss ($30 each) review with swatches of all eight colors. She launched these earlier in the year and these are ultra sparkly multi-dimensional lip glosses with a metallic finish. As a huge fan of her LUST Glosses (reviewed here and here) I was eager to try these new ones.

There are eight colors in the OpuLUST Gloss formula. Every color is ultra sparkly and metallic with super opaque pigment. They’re surprisingly smooth without any gritty texture even with all the sparkles. Quality and texture wise these are excellent however the sparkle factor is quite intense and for me I find them too glitzy for everyday wear. I think these are beautiful but for my taste they’re too metallic and too glittery for me to wear comfortably except for parties.

The OpuLUST Gloss comes in the same packaging as the LUST Gloss. Tube form with an angled sponge tip applicator. There’s a slight vanilla scent to these glosses. Lasting power is quite impressive for a gloss and they glide onto the lips very smoothly and stay put for hours.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss

I do really love how pigmented they are. I’m hoping she will launch a more pigmented gloss version of her LUST Glosses which are gorgeous but more on the sheer side. Here’s a closer look at all the colors:

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss swatches

Coraliason

Coraliason is a pale milky metallic peachy pink. It’s loaded with multi-color glitters and looks like a more intense version of Pale Fire Nectar. For skintone reference I’m wearing the Skin Fetish Foundation in Shade 14.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Coraliason

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Coraliason look

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Under Your Spell

Under Your Spell is a pale cool-toned pink sparkle. It’s more pink than Coralison but similar in undertone and lightness.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Under Your Spell

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Under Your Spell

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Lavendaring

Lavendaring is a pale silvery lavender sparkle. It’s fairly pale and true to what you see in the tube. I would love this one as an eyeshadow!

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Lavendaring

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Lavendaring

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Dreamscape

Dreamscape is a unique duochrome bronze with pink, almost green and opal flashes. It’s almost like a nude on my lips. I also think this one would make an amazing eyeshadow color.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Dreamscape

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Dreamscape

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Naked Rose

Naked Rose is my favorite of the collection, it’s a metallic rose.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Naked Rose

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Naked Rose swatch

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Venomistress

Venomistress is also quite stunning. It’s a metallic glittery violet plum. If this didn’t have the glitter I’d wear this on date nights.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss VenomistressPat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Venomistress swatch

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Bronze Seductress

Bronze Seductress is a metallic warm coppery bronze. It’s also fairly glitzy and dramatic.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Bronze Seductress

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Bronze Seductress

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Glowing Garnet

Glowing Garnet is a metallic red with gold and metallic red glitter flecks.

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Glowing Garnet

Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss Glowing Garnet Look

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Pat McGrath Labs OpuLUST Gloss review

Overall quality wise these are excellent. If you love a good shimmer with lots of shine these are going to be great for you! For me I found them too metallic for my comfort zone but found the quality to be true to Pat McGrath’s style and well made. I personally still really prefer her LUST Gloss formula.

Do you love a glitzy gloss? Or do you prefer minimal shimmer? What are some of your favorites?

You can find the Pat McGrath OpuLUST Glosses all available now at Pat McGrath Labs. They retail for $30 each.

Pat McGrath glosses provided for review.

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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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