Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio Review & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio
Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio
Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio
Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio
Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio
Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio
Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio
Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio
Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio
Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio
Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio
Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio

Bronze Opulence

Pat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss TrioPat McGrath Bronze Opulence Mini Lip Gloss Trio ($25.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features three, miniature-sized glosses; two are existing and one is a new shade in a new gloss formula (“Lust Lacquer”). The existing shades were consistent with the full-sized shades I reviewed previously. The new shade and its formula are comfortable to wear, but it wasn’t as pigmented as described and didn’t apply as evenly as I would expect. I also think the tackiness and thickness of the new formula will not be everyone’s favorite.

Bronze Opulence

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Pale Fire Nectar LUST Lip Gloss

Pale Fire Nectar

Pale Fire Nectar has a more translucent base (at best, peach-tinted) with flecks of with pink and violet sparkle paired with a high-shine, glossy finish. It had sheer coverage, and it was part of the set of glosses intended to be more “translucent” (the range goes up to opaque, but I definitely think the brand could do a better job of describing this). The gloss spread evenly across my lips and had a lightweight, smooth consistency that wasn’t too thick or too thin. It lasted well for three hours and was moisturizing over time.

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

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.15 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "multidimensional shine" with a "non-sticky texture" that "nourishes" with "exceptional adherence." The opacity ranges from "opaque to transparent." The color coverage really does vary quite a bit, but most of the shades I've tried are sheer to medium in coverage--the brand could be clearer on which shades are opaque.

The consistency has a smooth, lightweight texture that wasn't tacky and was comfortable to wear. For the most part, they didn't seem to sink into my lip lines, which can be a pitfall of gloss. I didn't find the wear time to be better than average--three to four hours--but the formula was moderately hydrating. There was a subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste when worn.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath LUST Lip Gloss swatches.

Ingredients

Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isostearyl Isostearate, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Silica, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ethyl Vanillin, Tin Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 6 (Ci 15850).

Pale Fire Nectar

PPermanent. $30.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Flesh 6 LUST Lip Gloss

Flesh 6

Flesh 6 is a muted, medium-dark copper-red with warm undertones and a shiny, cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. The texture was smooth, spreadable, and comfortable to wear without being heavy or tacky, though there was a smidgen of product in my deeper lip lines–not enough to be noticeable in person, though. It wore well for four and a half hours and felt hydrating while worn.

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

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.15 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "multidimensional shine" with a "non-sticky texture" that "nourishes" with "exceptional adherence." The opacity ranges from "opaque to transparent." The color coverage really does vary quite a bit, but most of the shades I've tried are sheer to medium in coverage--the brand could be clearer on which shades are opaque.

The consistency has a smooth, lightweight texture that wasn't tacky and was comfortable to wear. For the most part, they didn't seem to sink into my lip lines, which can be a pitfall of gloss. I didn't find the wear time to be better than average--three to four hours--but the formula was moderately hydrating. There was a subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste when worn.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath LUST Lip Gloss swatches.

Ingredients

Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isostearyl Isostearate, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ethyl Vanillin, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tocopherol, Silica. May Contain / Peut Contenir / +/- : Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

Flesh 6

PPermanent. $30.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer
Pat McGrath Lunar Bronze Lust Lacquer

Lunar Bronze

Lunar Bronze is a medium-dark, coppery red base packed full of multi-colored shimmer and pearl. IT was dominated by copper and ruby shimmer with bits of gold and violet that came through at times. The formula was light-medium in weight and thicker with a fair amount of tackiness, which helped keep in place better than most glosses but might not be comfortable for those who dislike tackiness in their gloss.

It had semi-opaque color coverage (and it was intended to have “high pigmentation”) that could have applied more evenly; I felt like it had so much shimmer and shininess that the unevenness wasn’t as noticeable in person, though. The gloss stayed on well for six hours and was moisturizing over time.

Ingredients

Polybutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Polyglyceryl-10 Decaoleate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Mica, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcrystalline, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyurethane-79, Benzyl Benzoate, Flavor /Aroma, Silica, Tin Oxide, Sodium Saccharin, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Lunar Bronze

PPermanent.
B
B
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
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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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Liking it, but I’m holding out for the red set. As for the newer formula used, I don’t understand why she felt that this was a good idea when even MAC has gone with a less tacky formula in the past couple years. Strange choice on her part!

I love lunar bronze. I have all of Mother’s glosses and a bunch of others, including Fenty, Hourglass, Marc Jacobs, Chanel – high and low. Lunar Bronze is one of my favorites. I don’t mind the tackiness at all. It’s opaque original and beautiful.
Along with PFN which is freaking gorgeous, this is a terrific trio and it complements Golden Opulence extremely well.
I just hope she releases lunar bronze as a full size.

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