Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

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!

Divine Rose II

LELimited Edition. $125.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total
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Divine Rose II Looks




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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
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).

Skinshow Rose Opal

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
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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).

Naked Blush

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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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
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).

Eleganza

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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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
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).

Bronze Rose 005

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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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
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).

Gold Lust 001

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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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).

Xtreme Burgundy

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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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
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).

Divine Dusk

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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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
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).

Rose Seduction

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath VR Sextraterrestrial EYEdols Eyeshadow

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).

VR Sextraterrestrial

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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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
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).

Astral Pink Moon

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Whoa, momma! Thank you for getting this in-depth review up so fast. I am so happy to hear that the palette is up to par with her other palettes and that some of the most anticipated shades like VR Sextraterrestrial and Rose Seduction were the highest performing shades. I am so excited for my palette to arrive and I can’t wait to give your looks a try!

I think this and the previous pink palette have been her most cohesive palettes she’s released. The color schemes are not for me, but I can appreciate how well they were put together.

Also, that Sextraterrestrial shadow looks very similar (if not exact) to a topshop eyeshadow I picked up a couple of years ago for maybe $10 or less. For anyone who focused in on only that one shade.

I’ve been refreshing the site waiting for this review! Nice to see that the tri chrome got such a good review and that the shift actually shows on the eye. I went for Divine I instead of II, but this review has me questioning my choices.

Hi from Greece and Happy first day of June! I think Topshop duochrome / chameleon eyeshadows are the colors: U-turn, Wax & Wane, Shuffle the cards. Also indie brands have similar colors and also Inglot like 84 pigment. Hope that helps

Thank you for posting this review so fast Christine. I’m happy that I purchased it and I can’t wait to try some of your eye looks they are outstanding!

So it seems the great quality’s still here, thanks God for the price!
I also like the colour story better than Divine Rose 1 (because of the dusty cool mattes in that one) with the exception of the hot pink (I never wear these), the VR shade (I don’t like my duochromes to shift green) and even that yellow gold which I already have multiple dupes of.
Conclusion: no buy this time!

I’m happy to see that this palette continues the great quality of her Mothership palettes, and especially the star of the show Sextraterrestial! I saw somewhere that Clionadh Cosmetics Forge is a possible dupe for that. I do wish she would remove some of her common gold shades and abundance of warm and orange and red based shades and get more creative with other tones. Overall, it is a pretty palette, and I love the outer packaging.

Yes! Clionadh multichromes are amazing! I get mesmerized by all the color shifts in just one of thier shadows. It’s ran by 2 sisters and the shadows are all handpressed. They really are things of beauty!

I know what you mean, there’s so many pretty colors! I ended up studying the info on finishes (they have some amazing info in their Insta stories) and ordered some!
Thanks to the covid shut down and associated shipping delays, so far all I have are the “Rainbow set of 6” bundle of Jewelled multichromes, which are:
Gothic – Shifts from violet-pink-red-orange-gold.
Kiln – Shifts from burgundy-red-orange-gold.
Forge – Shifts from rose-orange-gold-lime-teal.
Patina – Shifts from gold-lime-emerald-turquoise.
Anneal – Shifts from emerald-turquoise-blue-indigo-violet.
Spire – Shifts from royal blue-violet-red-orange.
All are beautiful!! I tried to capture all the shifts in color in photo, but it’s so hard to do!
My order that hopefully comes soon is the Vibrant multichrome bundle, Pastel multichrome quad and the single Opulent. (I know, I’m sure my answer was a real big help! Lol)

I can confirm that Clionadh Forge looks pretty close! From Christine’s swatches, it just looks like Sextratterestrial leans a bit more purple!

Tis a thing of beauty. Epic beauty, at that. With excellent performance, to boot. Everything about it is screaming “buy me!”. And I do want to, but; where to store it? How often would I realistically use it? And when will I get out of my funk and begin doing really fun, interesting looks again? So many questions!

That VR Sextraterrestrial (talk about a name that is both cringe-worthy and a b*tch to type) really is magical beyond belief. I won’t be getting this – all the hype, all the colours in that I’d never wear (mainly Rose Seduction) or have dupes up the Wazoo for, but, oh – that one shade!

Well I signed up for notifications using 2 email addresses and got nothing. Checked my junk email too. And now it’s sold out. Thanks Pat. I got all other notifications, why not this one? Sigh.

Christine I’m in Canada, and I wanted the one in pink packaging. But both are sold out on the Canadian site. 🙁 I just got the email notification at 8:30 pm ET. A bit late.

Michelle, I got the email notification at 8:30 EST but none of us could actually buy the palette until 9:00 EST. Then it sold out in 10 minutes. It’s not much consolation but you got the email with the early access code at the correct time but I don’t know how early the access actually was!

I just checked. As of 10:21 EST, it is sold out. But Sephora will be selling it soon, too.
Thanks for the review. SO glad I bought this!

I missed out on the limited edition pink packaging for this very same reason! It’s never happened before to me either with all of her releases that I’ve been a part of. So now I’m silenting throwing a fit and haven’t ordered it at all just because of the pink packaging being sold out. Lol!

Hi there, international orders of the LE packaging were cancelled as they took longer to process than US orders regardless of the time of the order. Bit frustrating as my cancellation was after 6 hours though I think I’ve managed to get the black. In the future I won’t participate in the Limited edition launches (just too much US demand!) but stick to her restocks or permanent launches. Her eyeshadows (and lipsticks) are of the few where I know they will show up on my skin tone so I will always buy her products. Plus she’s from the UK!

So happy this got a review on par with what we had all hoped! Thank you Christine for getting it out so quickly! I managed to snag one at 9:07 EST, I’ll only be easy in my mind when I get a shipping confirmation…

Here’s something driving me crazy! Is it possible that the shade CORRUPTION from the 6 pan SUBLIME BRONZE TEMPTATION is a possible dupe for Sextraterrestrial?????

I came searching in the comments to see if anyone else noticed this – that Sextraterrestial shade is pink on the palette and green on the mirror. Total mind f*** when I first looked at the picture, couldn’t put my finger on what was “wrong”.
If that isn’t duochrome proof I don’t know what is.

Yay! I kept refreshing and waiting for your review! I’m not surprised this palette got such high ratings (cause Pat’s formula is awesome) but I’m so happy it got extra good ratings! I can’t wait for mine to come in the mail! I got it with the pink packaging!

Me too, Christine. I’m not getting too crazy yet because there was a note on the confirmation page saying shipping would be delayed 5-7 days etc…

Really – 5 to 7 days?! I didnt get that and I received an Order confirmation, order cancellation and order received notifications on Friday. I did go a bit crazy on her website!

Well, an update re that message – it said 5-7 days but I got a shipping confirmation yesterday for the palette. However, no word yet on the lip bundle I had bought a few minutes after purchasing the palette!

Thanks for the quick review. I love the multiple looks you’ve given us, i.e. day, night. The looks themselves are beautiful too.

It is certainly an excellent palette, quite cohesive in its colour story and the shades are all highly pigmented. But to me, it still looks like a rendition of her past Divine Rose palette. I just hope that all who want it can get it without any fuss.
Beautiful eye looks Christine.

This feels like a huge waste of $ to me. The one cool shade is the only reason to buy it if you already have other Mothership palettes. If they sold that as a single, I’d be all over it. Otherwise, I think the palette is kind of ugly. I regret buying the first Divine Rose as the textures have such a crazy variety and learning curve and I’m just over glitter at this point. So few people can truly wear hot pink and yellow gold. I don’t get the appeal here.

I’m commenting here with the hope that others can read and learn from my bad experience.
I was really excited for this launch, I was ready on time with the code. I got the email 30 minutes before launch and logged in and the site said that items can be added to the cart at 9 am EST.
Come 9 am EST, I added the Divine Rose 2 in the LE pink packaging to my cart. I also added the opulust mini gloss kit and added the discount code. The code did not work. This was about 2 minutes in. I tried a few times and then thought I’ll go ahead without the code. I hit PayPal checkout and then I get a message that there’s an error with one of the products in my cart and that I need to check my cart. I was worried that the palette may have gone out of stock, but that was not the case at that point in time. 6 minutes in, I’m back again with everything in my cart, code is still not working, I tried to checkout via PayPal, get that error message about the cart, so now I’m annoyed.
I thought ok, forget the pink packaging, let me just get it in the standard black packaging, so I go back, adjust cart and this time I went for a direct debit option from my bank account using a payment method called iDeal that works in the Netherlands ( which is where I’m ordering from)
My order went through, I got an email and thought that was it. This was at the 15 minute mark.
Fast forward 6 hours, there’s a horrible email in my inbox saying ” I am truly sorry but due to an overwhelming response, your order failed to process in our system as the item went out of stock prior to payment capture. ”
I’m like what?
Now I went back to the website and I see that the duos in the pink packaging and the DR2 in the pink packaging are sold out, but the black one is still available to purchase.
So why did they cancel my order?!
I thought okay, let me just order again.
So I made a second order with the palette and the glosses. I tried the code, it worked. PayPal checkout did not work, so I used iDeal again.
Now I get the refund email, but they have only refunded me for the palette, not the glosses 🤦🏻‍♀️
Meanwhile in all this chaos, they had also edited the order history on my account, they deleted the order history of May 29th and there are two orders on May 30th – one with only the lip gloss kit and the second one has both the palette and the lip gloss kit.
Bear in mind that as an international customer, I’ve to prepay taxes and duties on my order.
When I wrote to them to just refund the first order in it’s entirety, they’re refusing to do it. They gave me a €3 refund on the glosses as a gesture of goodwill. I’m sorry, but that’s not going to cut it.
After some back and forth on email, they’re telling me to send the glosses back when I get them for a refund.
What they’ve conveniently ignored is that I’ll have to pay return shipping from the Netherlands to the US. That itself will be equal to the cost of the glosses in the first place. Besides I will not be refunded the taxes that have been collected.
Can you guys understand how bitter I’m feeling now. Like this brand does not care. Customer service is horrible for something that costs this much.
Just look at how this experience has been.
Are her eyeshadows worth this much of anger and frustration?

No, they aren’t. I would not jump through hoops like that to purchase any makeup. That is ridiculous! One of the reasons why I will never buy her brand…that and the prices. I have heard so many stories of people getting screwed that it’s just not worth the time or the frustration. Not to mention the money you are out. That’s a shame. Makeup is supposed to fun and to have something to look forward to getting…not something that you should be fighting over.

Customer service is now advising me to refuse the delivery when it reaches me. I should monitor the return and when it reaches their warehouse, I should let them know….and THEN they will refund the cost of the gloss kit 😟 How do I trust them though? They can very easily say I refused delivery and deduct the shipping cost that they deem reasonable. So many things can go wrong.
Why even ship anything to me in the first place? They can just cancel and refund. They can see that I’ve already ordered the gloss kit a second time.
It’s sooooo petty of them!
I’m just so irritated with the whole thing. I see videos on YouTube where everyone who got the palette in PR is raving about the multichrome shadow and praising Pat McGrath’s artistry, but all that sparkle has turned out to be fool’s gold in my eyes 😒.
Luxury branding does not stop at the price. I don’t know if she will ever realise that. They’ve had enough opportunity to get their act together.
I mean they were hyping the LE pink packaged DR2 on instagram when it had already sold out in the VIP entry phase of the launch. That’s so cruel to the ones who got into the website at 10am EST to see that the party was already over.

This is awful! I heard similar horror stories from international customers. Something screwed up was going on with that subset of processing, but as it was on their end, they should be willing to make things right for customers. But it doesn’t look like they care much.

I completely appreciate how you captured this palette on photo — that pink duochrome showed as a green shift on the reflection of the mirror. Love.

Friends, if you want a dupe for the trichrome shade but do not want to shell out 125$, JD Glow has a 16 dollar pressed pigment in a similar shade and 4 other awesome trichromes. IIRC you can order all of em for like 70 bucks, and you’re supporting a small, black-owned business.

🙂

Hi Christine have been reading about some people online expressing concern with the glass beads in eyeshadows. I saw two of the shades in this palette have them and wondering what your thoughts are about them especially from the safety perspective?

Any foreign body can cause irritation to the eye – that means ANYTHING!! – could be sand, dust, mica, cotton swab, etc. You can scratch your eye by rubbing it too vigorously!

CIR has a study on borosilicate glasses: https://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/Borosi092012rep.pdf

This article refers to glass beads as soluble borosilicate glasses: https://www.britglass.org.uk/news-comment/micro-bead-ban-opportunity-harness-advantages-glass-beads-and-powders

Specific ingredients containing glass beads: https://cosmetics.specialchem.com/inci/glass-beads
And this article refers back to Prizmalite’s infosheet and refers to them as glass microspheres: https://www.cospheric.com/glass_microspheres_cosmetics_personal_care.htm
Data sheet: http://prizmalite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/PD-P2011SL-cosmetics.pdf

The two from Prizmalite that are used in cosmetics have a top size of 20 microns and 36 microns. Per this brand (which might be the major source, since I didn’t see other brands show up), they list that there’s an average diameter between 3 and 6 microns and 8 to 12 microns, respectively, for the two microspheres they offer for cosmetics. https://prizmalite.com/main/prizmalite-applications/cosmetics-personal-care/

As I wrote here: https://www.temptalia.com/cosmetic-grade-glitter/

Micron size varies from product to product; synthetic fluorphlogopite, which is used heavily in eyeshadow, can be anywhere from 10 to 150 microns. Calcium aluminum borosilicate can run from 20 to 200 microns.

Thanks Christine! Definitely looking forward to the extra reading and understanding this a bit better. If glass beads are essentially the same as sodium borosilicate, I wonder what the differences are in production that results in them being listed as distinct? I was looking through your older posts and fell in love with the Nabla Soul Blooming palette and was looking into purchasing Dreamy 2 which has glass beads listed for some shadows but in other shades, they refer to borosilicates. Perhaps the beads themselves have more ingredients? I wish that the safety of cosmetic ingredients was more clearly discussed with more data available for consumers. Thank you for all that you are doing to raise awareness about this! I know you had discussed glitter at length in your amazing piece – do you treat or interact with products with glass beads differently / have any cautions about them other than what you posted?

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