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Pat McGrath Unlimited Core | The Permanent Collection for Fall 2017

Pat McGrath Unlimited Core | The Permanent Collection for Fall 2017
Pat McGrath Permanent Collection for Fall 2017 | WWD

The Details

Obsession. Inspiration. Addiction. Those words became my guiding principles, my manifesto as I brought this brand to life over the past 25 years. I wanted to capture, in a triptych of exquisite palettes, 40 legendary lipsticks, a divine dozen eye liners, five fetish-worthy lip pencils and one magnificent mascara, all emblazoned with my Hallmarks of Excellence, The Power of Transformation, The Power of Beauty; The Power of Makeup. This is the golden age of makeup. #patmcgrathlabs Unlimited Edition is my Golden Revolution.

WWD has an exclusive interview and write-up with more details about the permanent collection (not behind a paywall).

9/16 on PatMcGrathLabs.com, 10/6 at Sephora

Mothership Eye Palette, $125.00 (New, Permanent)

3 palettes, each sold separately.

  • Subliminal: Ritual Rebellion
  • Sublime: Iconic Illumination
  • Subversive: Obsessive Opulence

MatteTrance Lipstick, $38.00 (New, Permanent)

9 shades.

LuxeTrance Lipstick, $38.00 (New, Permanent)

31 shades.

PermaGel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil, $25.00 (New, Permanent)

5 shades.

PermaGel Ultra Glide Lip Pencil, $25.00 (New, Permanent)

11 shades.

Dark Star Mascara, $28.00 (New, Permanent)

1 shade.

Chanel City Lights Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel City Lights Quad | Look Details

Chanel City Lights Quad | Look Details

City Lights

Chanel City Lights Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for fall that features three neutrals and a soft, pale pink. As much as I liked the idea of this, the shades did not mesh as well together as I expected based on past experience with Chanel’s quads. I can see it working well for someone who tends to use one or two shades but found the undertones to be a little competing instead of harmonious when using three or four shades together, personally (this subjective observations had no impact on rating). The quality of three shades was quite nice–pigmented, easy to use, long-wearing–while the light pink was rather sheer.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow City Lights
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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City Lights #1

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City Lights #2

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City Lights #3

Limited Edition
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B+

City Lights #4

Limited Edition
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Hourglass I’ve Been, One Time, When I’m With You Confession Lipsticks

01/06

Hourglass I've Been Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I've Been Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I've Been Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I've Been Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I've Been Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I've Been Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

I've Been

Hourglass I’ve Been Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a medium, plummy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The texture was lightweight, creamy without being slippery, and glided on with ease. This shade wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish.” It’s a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren’t quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there’s a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim–and that’s not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick I've Been
I've Been
I've Been
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Ciate Liquid Chrome & Glitter Flip Liquid Lipsticks for Fall 2017

Ciate Liquid Chrome & Glitter Flip Liquid Lipsticks
Ciate Liquid Chrome & Glitter Flip Liquid Lipsticks

The Details

Two new lip products launched from Ciate.

Now online

Liquid Chrome, $18.00 (New, Permanent)

Take lip color to new dimensions with Ciaté London’s Liquid Chrome. Color-shifting, shade-flipping duo chrome pigments have been added to high-shine gloss for attention-grabbing lips that are out of this world.

  • Luna Pink to gold shift
  • Eclipse Eggplant
  • Aurora Brown to green shift
  • Nova Copper to pink shift
  • Zodiac Violet
  • Venus Berry

Glitter Flip, $19.00 (New, Permanent)

Simply press lips together and watch as metallic matte liquid lipstick magically transforms into a no-mess, dazzling, multidimensional glitter lip—in a fraction of the time of a traditional glitter lip look. The stay-put formulation is non-drying and totally comfortable, and will last all night with no need for retouching.

  • Infamous Berry
  • Siren Teal
  • Iconic Black
  • Fortune Dark purple
  • Forbidden Dark red
  • Hollywood Red
  • Candy Light pink

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