Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick Review & Swatches

01/10

Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick

Electra

Pat McGrath Electra BlitzTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.13 oz.)
is a rich, fiery red with warm, gold and copper sparkle and micro-glitter. It can look redder or more orange depending on the light and how it plays with all of the sparkle/glitter. The lipstick was richly pigmented with nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and it built up to full coverage with just a bit more to top off certain areas. The consistency was lightly creamy, fairly smooth, but I could detect the texture from all the sparkle in it. When I pressed my lips together, I knew I was wearing a sparkly lip product, but it did not feel rough or uncomfortable to wear. It wore well for five and a half hours and left a pink-red stain behind, while the formula felt lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.13 oz. - $307.69 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "one-stroke colour" with "ultra-reflective pearls" paired with a "silky" and "creamy" texture that yields "multi-dimensional shine." The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with more medium to semi-opaque pigmentation that "full coverage," and the amount of shimmer/glitter also varied significantly from to shade. For example, Blitz Trance has a very glittery look on the lips, whereas Flesh Fatale had a subtle, sparkling finish. They had a lot of shine, though, with being wet in feel or all that glossy, which seemed to linger for longer than the average lipstick--the shine didn't immediately dull after taking a sip of something or talking for a few minutes.

The consistency was lightly creamy with moderate slip, but it didn't feel too thick or heavy, so the color didn't slide around on my lips and adhered evenly for the most part. Shades that were more glittery felt that way in the tube as I applied them to my lips with the glitter being less noticeable on my lips, though those who may be more sensitive to glitter may find it at least somewhat apparent--at the very least, this formulation is not disguising the texture of all that sparkly goodness. They were lightly to moderately hydrating, comfortable to wear, and lasted between three and five hours. I feel like the best way to sum these up as: they're sparkling and luminous with medium, buildable color payoff that lasts an average length of time. They did not have any scent or taste from what I could tell!

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Ingredients

Electra
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Permanent

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9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
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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Wow, what a stunning shade! And it looks beautiful on you. But it’s too warm for me and I don’t like sparkle texture, so it’s an easy pass. (Thank goodness! 😉 )

I wish I would have waited before I jumped on getting Rebel Red. These gold shimmer/sparkle reds work way better on me than Rebel Red, which turns pinkish on me. I think it’s just the contrast, though, and nothing at all wrong with the shade itself. Electra, though, is everything!

I don’t need a red sparkly lip. I don’t know anywhere that I would wear it that would make it worth the purchase price and I know that I have a hard time pulling off a red lip. But WOW that looks stunning!

What the heck….Electra is red?? It’s straight up orange on the PMG website, and is described as a copper. This is why I’m so grateful for you work Christine. Would’ve wasted $38+ on a beautiful but unwanted lipstick.

This is another gorgeous shade from PML. I don’t think it would suit me very well but it is gorgeous. I love the two BlitzTrance lips that I have so not surprised that this one had reviewed well also. It looks beautiful on you Christine. You have the perfect lips for lip swatches. They are full without being too full, if you know what I mean. I have a very small upper lip and have considered lip injections but afraid of looking ridiculous and also the discomfort. In general, I have a pretty high pain tolerance but on my lips, I don’t think so!! Anyway, between your skill at eye shadow, your perfect complexion and lips you certainly picked the right profession.

I haven’t had them, but they seem popular enough that they can’t be THAT painful! If it’s ever something you do consider more strongly, just be sure to find the right person who does a lot of subtle injections if that’s what you’re looking for. I’ve seen some who get them done and they don’t look ridiculous at all, but they do seem to get addictive for some!

This is so beautiful! I had heard somewhere that this shade was going to be exclusive to the PMG website. Do ypu happen to know if that’s the case? I don’t see it on Sephora, but that could just be a delay in getting the stock.

I have Electra and it looks coppery orange on me. This is my absolute favorite color from this collection. I received so many compliments and it looks different from anything else I own.

I ordered it and am waiting for it to be delivered. Got it with the sale. So psyched. This is a very unique shade and few of the dupes are close in shade to it.

Hi Christine,
I could not find the lipstick called Electra from Pat McGrath lipsticks.Is this a new one coming out or is the name different.
I would really love to buy it but no lipstick from this line has a name ,Electra.
Thank you
Tulin Varan

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