Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo Review & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo

Divine Rose II

Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Divine Blush Duo ($44.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes two shades of pink; one lighter and warmer contrasted against a brighter and cooler-toned take. Together, they blended to create a rich, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, very subtle satin sheen.

  • Opaque coverage (supposed to be buildable)
  • Finely-milled, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, picked up evenly with a brush
  • Long-wearing (8-9 hours is typical)

Ingredients

Divine Rose II

LELimited Edition. $44.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Left) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Left) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Left) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Left) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Left) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Left) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Left) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Left) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Left) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Left) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Left) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Left) Divine Blush

Divine Rose II (Left)

Divine Rose II (Left) is a brighter, medium pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish.

  • Medium, buildable coverage (supposed to be buildable)
  • Finely-milled, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, picked up evenly with a brush
  • Long-wearing (8-9 hours is typical)

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

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.34 oz. - $111.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "featherlight, long-wearing" that "build effortlessly from sheer to subversive." The blushes are available in two finishes--demi-matte and satin pearl--and range from more muted to more vivid in color. The biggest "downfall" of the formula was that it was rather pigmented than buildable, so one could use a lighter hand to get more buildable coverage, but I found I had to use a light to moderate hand to ensure I didn't over-apply each shade.

The consistency was smooth, silky, and lightly creamy to the touch; it was a touch powdery in the pan but had more slip than most powder blushes on the market, but it was definitely a powder-based formula. The product applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation, as it diffused well along the edges without picking up base products.

The satin pearl finish was luminous but not overtly shimmery, so it did not emphasize my skin's natural texture. They wore around nine hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Blush swatches.

Ingredients

MICA, ALUMINA, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, PHENYLPROPANOL. (+/-) IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), RED 7 (CI 15850), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Divine Rose II (Left)

LELimited Edition. $38.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) Divine Blush

Divine Rose II (Right)

Divine Rose II (Right) is a vivid pop of medium-dark pink with cooler undertones and a barely-there lavender sheen.

  • Opaque coverage (supposed to be buildable)
  • Finely-milled, smooth without being powdery
  • Blendable, picked up evenly with a brush
  • Long-wearing (8-9 hours is typical)

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

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.34 oz. - $111.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "featherlight, long-wearing" that "build effortlessly from sheer to subversive." The blushes are available in two finishes--demi-matte and satin pearl--and range from more muted to more vivid in color. The biggest "downfall" of the formula was that it was rather pigmented than buildable, so one could use a lighter hand to get more buildable coverage, but I found I had to use a light to moderate hand to ensure I didn't over-apply each shade.

The consistency was smooth, silky, and lightly creamy to the touch; it was a touch powdery in the pan but had more slip than most powder blushes on the market, but it was definitely a powder-based formula. The product applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation, as it diffused well along the edges without picking up base products.

The satin pearl finish was luminous but not overtly shimmery, so it did not emphasize my skin's natural texture. They wore around nine hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Blush swatches.

Ingredients

TALC, MICA, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONOL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, TIN OXIDE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE. (+/-) TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDE (77491), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Divine Rose II (Right)

LELimited Edition. $38.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Genevieve Avatar

It has taken me awhile, but I have finally figured out these blushes – one side is warm toned and the other cool toned. I noticed that yesterday and now looking at this set I can see the tonal differences as well.
Hmmm. I just wonder how that would work on a variety of skintones – I guess the difference between the two shades is fairly minimal. The shades all look quite vivid, I think you would have to use a very light hand.

Jamie Avatar

Am I crazy in thinking there used to be a section that showed what other makeup you’re wearing in review photos? And/or am I blind in that I can’t find it anymore? So often (like this one) I find myself thinking, “oooh, what lipstick is that?” 😂

brendacr1 Avatar

I was torn between this one and the Night Bloom which I ended up purchasing. I struggle when I can’t swatch in store to the point that I would usually purchase both but the price of these in CAD! I have other things on my shopping list (gas, food, lottery tickets…)

Anita Avatar

Thanks for the review — I noticed all the new duo blushes are in the B and B+ range while the original Divine blushes are scored A’s. If someone were starting their blush collection off with none of these, would you recommend building from the original set opposed to the duos? Trying to decide between Cherish / Divine Rose vs Divine Rose II. Also between Aphrodite Amour vs. Nymphette. Or Paradise Glow vs Desert Orchid/Paradise Venus. I see the color differences but wondering about the quality, texture, etc. Advice?

Christine Avatar

These seem more pigmented (overall), which is definitely leading to a slightly lower rating than typical, I’d say, and a little more powdery perhaps. If neither of those are deal-breakers, I still like the duos!

I don’t think Divine Rose II is that interesting since the two shades don’t contrast much, so I feel like you’d just end up using both together more often. Nymphette has more shimmer and is warmer overall, so I’d say that makes more sense mostly if you prefer slightly more glow to the end result (it’s not high shimmer). I think Paradise Glow is a good pick over getting the two Desert Orchid/Paradise Venus shades.

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