Pat McGrath Adore & Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick

Amour

Pat McGrath Amour MatteTrance LipstickPat McGrath Amour MatteTrance Lipstick ($40.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brighter, medium coral that leaned slightly pink paired with a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had more slip and creaminess to it than most MatteTrance shades, and it felt that way, too, which resulted in a less-than-ideal application.

There was visible product that separated along my lip lines and a touch of streaking. The color coverage was opaque in one layer, while the color itself stayed on well for six and a half hours (but had a bit of additional settling over time) and felt non-drying. I’d recommend blotting gently, which helped to reduce some slip and improved the evenness/settling of color.

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

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.14 oz. - $285.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” The consistency was smooth, velvety, and dense without being too firm for one-stroke, glide-on application (I found the original shades to be slightly firmer compared to more newly released shades). They had nearly opaque to opaque coverage in one layer and most were buildable.

They had a subtle sheen--more satin-to-cream in finish--that wore down to a natural matte finish within an hour or two of wear. The formula lasted between four and eight hours on me, and while most weren't drying, they aren't "supreme[ly" hydrating either. They are, however, comfortable to wear over a longer period of time and reapply well. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Mica, Polybutene, Polyethylene, Dicalcium Phosphate, Paraffin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Synthetic Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla, Nylon-12, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba / Cire De Carnauba, Microcrystalline Wax / Cera Microcristallina / Cire Microcrystalline, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Benzyl Alcohol. May Contain / Peut Contenir / +/- : Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985

Amour

LELimited Edition. $40.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick

Divine Romance

Pat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance LipstickPat McGrath Divine Romance MatteTrance Lipstick ($40.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, brighter plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had intense color payoff in a single stroke, which adhered evenly and applied fluidly across my lips without dragging or tugging. The consistency was lightweight, creamy and smooth without being slippery. It wore well for seven hours, left a faint stain behind, and felt non-drying over time.

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

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.14 oz. - $285.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” The consistency was smooth, velvety, and dense without being too firm for one-stroke, glide-on application (I found the original shades to be slightly firmer compared to more newly released shades). They had nearly opaque to opaque coverage in one layer and most were buildable.

They had a subtle sheen--more satin-to-cream in finish--that wore down to a natural matte finish within an hour or two of wear. The formula lasted between four and eight hours on me, and while most weren't drying, they aren't "supreme[ly" hydrating either. They are, however, comfortable to wear over a longer period of time and reapply well. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Mica, Polybutene, Dicalcium Phosphate, Polyethylene, Paraffin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Synthetic Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla, Nylon-12, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba / Cire De Carnauba, Microcrystalline Wax / Cera Microcristallina / Cire Microcrystalline, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Benzyl Alcohol. May Contain / Peut Contenir / +/- : Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985).

Divine Romance

LELimited Edition. $40.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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95%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Man, am I bummed! My PML holiday order JUST arrived and only 1 of my 4 items was inside! Tracking said everything had been dispatched. I received only the megapalette. The highlighter, Amour lipstick and Fleur Fantasia quad were missing.

Going by comments on IG, I’m not the only person who’s experienced this. I’m getting really fed up with PML delivery (or lack thereof).

Amour would be a pretty shade for spring/summer! Even with having to blot it a bit, I’d wear it just for the color. But I never wear these lighter or medium coral shades during my more moody hued “winters”.

And Divine Romance is literally heavenly! It is perfect! The only catch is how alike it looks to PML Executive Realness. Don’t know that I need both? 🤔

My eyes must be failing me as I still see a different shade in the full bullet of Amour as compared to what it looks like in the swatches. I am not a coral shade lover so this is an easy pass. I am still drawn to Divine Rose and might cave and get it but I am still thinking about my purchases and trying not to just shop and buy as a remedy for boredom, in lockdown!

Divine Romance is absolutely gorgeous. If the mattetrance formula worked for me I would absolutely buy it, but after trying two of PMG mattetrance lipsticks and having issues with both, I’ll just get another MAC Craving when I’ve used up the one I’ve got.
I find it so annoying that this formula sort of crumbles on my lips and dries them out so much they feel like raisins, and look like that as well.

Has anyone else had this problem with these lipsticks, I wonder.

That was quick 🙂
Someone, I can’t remember who, talked so warmly about Craving that I had to get it, and now it’s one of my most used lipsticks.
The community here is so awesome, I think. I love reading all comments. I get inspired by everyone.
It’s also a wonderous little corner of brightness in a dark and sometimes confusing year.
Thank you for all the hard work, and for hosting us all here.

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