Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches


Divine Rose II

Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette ($125.00 for 0.47 oz.) is a new, 10-pan palette that features eight shimmery shades and two matte shades. All of the shades performed consistently with the brand’s past formulas; the domed shades, which are often called the “special” shades by fans have a denser, firmer feel but are blendable and easy to work with. The mattes were denser, more substantial, and very pigmented but both were even easier to work with than some past mattes. Skinshow Rose Opal was a little thicker in texture, which was one of very few “cons” across the palette.

Last I heard, while watching one of the brand’s Instagram lives, it was undetermined whether this palette was going to be permanent or not (Sephora will carry the black packaging and has that marked as limited edition). It’s still in stock while I’m writing this–the evening prior to it being published!–which shows that, hopefully, the brand has improved their inventory since last fall!

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Divine Rose II Looks

Pat McGrath Skinshow Rose Opal EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Skinshow Rose Opal EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Skinshow Rose Opal EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Skinshow Rose Opal EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Skinshow Rose Opal EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Skinshow Rose Opal EYEdols Eyeshadow

Skinshow Rose Opal

Skinshow Rose Opal has a soft, peachy gold base with iridescent, pink-to-violet shifting pearl. The texture was denser and a little thicker, which I found made it work better with flat, shader brushes rather than anything fluffy, as fluffier brushes didn’t distribute and smooth out the product as well. It had excellent pigmentation that did spread and blend well so long as I used the right brush. There was fading present after nine hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Tin Oxide, Dimethiconol, Tetrasodium Edta, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Pat McGrath Naked Blush EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Naked Blush EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Naked Blush EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Naked Blush EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Naked Blush EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Naked Blush EYEdols Eyeshadow

Naked Blush

Naked Blush is a dusty, medium coral with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out easily. It seemed to be a bit more pigmented when I applied it than the initial swatch, and it wasn’t prone to sheering out during application. The consistency was more velvety, dense and substantial without being so thick that it became difficult to apply or had heavy fallout. It lasted well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470).

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Pat McGrath Eleganza EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Eleganza EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Eleganza EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Eleganza EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Eleganza EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Eleganza EYEdols Eyeshadow

Eleganza

Eleganza is a bright, medium-dark mauve with warm, rosy undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. The texture was incredibly smooth and cream-like without being overly thick or too-densely pressed into the pan, so it picked up beautifully with a brush and had excellent adhesion.

It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, where a little went a long way, that blended out easily on bare skin. It stayed on beautifully for nine and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glass Beads, Zinc Stearate, Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Pat McGrath Bronze Rose 005 EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Bronze Rose 005 EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Bronze Rose 005 EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Bronze Rose 005 EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Bronze Rose 005 EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Bronze Rose 005 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Bronze Rose 005

Bronze Rose 005 is a muted, medium copper with warm, more orange undertones with faint pink and gold shimmer woven more seamlessly through the metallic finish. It seemed like it might be a shade that shifted, but I didn’t detect any myself.

The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. The texture was smooth to the touch and felt a little more baked, so it was firm without being too dense or difficult to pick up; it seemed slightly less yielding compared to most of the brand’s eyeshadows, though. It wore nicely for nine hours before fading slightly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Glycerin, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Carmine (Ci 75470).

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Pat McGrath Gold Lust 001 EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Gold Lust 001 EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Gold Lust 001 EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Gold Lust 001 EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Gold Lust 001 EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Gold Lust 001 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Gold Lust 001

Gold Lust 001 is a medium-dark gold with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was a bit more sparkly and less metallic than most of the brand’s golds, though by no means a drastic departure from the half dozen (or more) already released to-date.

The texture was smooth to the touch, slightly firmer and dense (so not powdery at all) but not stiff to work with, so the product picked up well with a dry brush and yielded full coverage in a single layer. This shade lasted well for 10 hours before fading a bit but had a smidgen of fallout over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tin Oxide, Chondrus Crispus, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Pat McGrath Xtreme Burgundy EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Xtreme Burgundy EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Xtreme Burgundy EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Xtreme Burgundy EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Xtreme Burgundy EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Xtreme Burgundy EYEdols Eyeshadow

Xtreme Burgundy

Xtreme Burgundy is a medium-dark burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color payoff that adhered evenly and blended out with ease on bare skin–I was actually surprised with how easily the edges diffused. The texture was soft, velvety, and more substantial with a smidgen of powderiness in the pan, but it wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout during application. The color showed signs of fading after 10 hours of wear on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Ptfe, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

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Pat McGrath Divine Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Divine Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Divine Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Divine Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Divine Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Divine Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow

Divine Dusk

Divine Dusk is a muted, medium plummy-brown with strong, warm undertones and flecks of cooler pink and gold sparkle over a more pearly finish. The consistency felt lightly creamy to the touch, dense but not too thick, and picked up well with a brush. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff that applied evenly and blended out without difficulty on my skin. It wore well for nine and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Pat McGrath Rose Seduction EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Seduction EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Seduction EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Seduction EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Seduction EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Seduction EYEdols Eyeshadow

Rose Seduction

Rose Seduction is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. The finish became more shimmery when applied and blended out. It had opaque color coverage in a single pass, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges.

The consistency was soft, lightly creamy but not too dense or too thick, and blendable. The color started to show signs of fading after 10 hours of wear, and while it was listed as a Pressed Pigment (aka not intended for the immediate eye area), it didn’t seem to stain my eye area. I had no trouble applying it with a blush or highlighter brush to use as a blush on face and had a similar wear time there.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Glass Beads, Zinc Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Carmine (Ci 75470).

VR Sextraterrestrial

VR Sextraterrestrial is a multi-chrome that shifted from warmer, mauvy-plum to warmer pink-copper to olive-green. Straight on, it looked rosier and pinker, and then at certain angles or under certain lighting situations, the greener edge was apparent. The greener edge sometimes look warmer, more olive and cooler, more forest green twinkles. It had a bright, metallic finish that applied with opaque coverage as as shiny and intense of a finish regardless of dry or wet application.

The shift was very noticeable in person; I didn’t have to contort my body to see it on myself, and it wasn’t something only onlookers could see! I could look at myself in the mirror and just tilt my head slightly and see the edge turn green or watch the green sparkles shift as a I moved. The eyeshadow applied evenly, blended out with ease, and lasted nicely for 10 hours before fading a bit.

FYI, multi-chromes are more popular with indie brands, like Fyrinnae and Sydney Grace (for brands I’ve covered). Check out /r/indiemakeupandmore if you want to explore the world of multichromes. They are often $10+ even from indie brands, but if this is the one and only shade calling your name, maybe it’s time to give an indie a shot 🙂

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dimethicone, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Alumina, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Citrate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Pat McGrath Astral Pink Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Pink Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Pink Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Pink Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Pink Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Pink Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Pink Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Pink Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow

Astral Pink Moon

Astral Pink Moon seemed to have a translucent base packed with peachy-gold shimmer and sparkle with larger flecks of pink and gold throughout. Per the brand, the shade is best applied with fingertips and built up as desired, which seemed to reflect its coverage; it was semi-sheer to medium, buildable applied with a dry brush and semi-opaque and buildable with a fingertip (or dampened brush).

The consistency was as smooth as you might expect for something that was more shimmer/sparkle–like I could tell it was a more sparkly shade, but it wasn’t particularly chunky or gritty in feel. It had slight fallout during application if applied with a dry brush. The color applied evenly when pressed and patted into place–whether using fingertips or a brush–with good dispersion of the sparkles when blended lightly. It wore well for nine hours with slight fallout over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Silica, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Alumina, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Citrate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470).



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