Pat McGrath Electric Lotus & Temptress Divinyl Lip Shines Reviews & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine

Electric Lotus

Pat McGrath Electric Lotus Divinyl Lip Shine ($36.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had medium to semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which didn’t build up too much more than semi-opaque.

The texture felt lightweight, smooth, and had enough slip to glide on comfortably, but it had a glossier finish to my eye than it actually felt on my lips. The color went on evenly for the most part, but the formula could have been more forgiving of minor imperfections in lip texture. It wore well for four hours and felt hydrating over time.

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

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.08 oz. - $450.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to offer "mirror-esque" shine with "rich color" that has a lot of "hydration." It's part of the brand's Lip Fetish range, which is a lip balm-based formula, but these appear to be the higher coverage offering within the various finishes available. They have a smooth, balm-like feel--light glide but not overly slippery, lightweight, and comfortable to apply and to wear.

The texture felt smooth and warmed up against my lips, which gave it a bit more slip, but the formula looked glossier than it actually felt with respect to slip, so it didn't end up being a high-maintenance formula--I didn't experience feathering/bleeding personally.

The weakness is in the wear time, which is three to four hours on most shades, and they don't have strong staining abilities (at least not based on the existing shade range). Otherwise, they offered semi-opaque to opaque coverage that applied evenly, smoothly, but it wasn't the most forgiving of imperfections. I always exfoliate my lips prior to doing lip swatches, but there were still a few shades that clung more noticeably to imperfections, though not all shades did so.

The formula felt moderately hydrating, though I don't find it as hydrating top tier lip balm formulations. They have a light, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divinyl Lip Shine swatches.

Ingredients

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polybutene, Triisostearin, Peg-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Mica, Ozokerite, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance/Parfum, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Nut Extract, Triolein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tin Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May Contain / Peut Contenir / +/- : Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

Electric Lotus

PPermanent. $36.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine

Temptress

Pat McGrath Temptress Divinyl Lip Shine ($36.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep, red-coral with fine, multi-colored pearl strewn throughout. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and glided on readily without feeling too slippery during application.

It had nearly opaque pigmentation that adhered evenly to my lips and was forgiving of minor imperfections in lip texture. This shade lasted nicely for four and a half hours and felt moisturizing while worn.

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

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.08 oz. - $450.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to offer "mirror-esque" shine with "rich color" that has a lot of "hydration." It's part of the brand's Lip Fetish range, which is a lip balm-based formula, but these appear to be the higher coverage offering within the various finishes available. They have a smooth, balm-like feel--light glide but not overly slippery, lightweight, and comfortable to apply and to wear.

The texture felt smooth and warmed up against my lips, which gave it a bit more slip, but the formula looked glossier than it actually felt with respect to slip, so it didn't end up being a high-maintenance formula--I didn't experience feathering/bleeding personally.

The weakness is in the wear time, which is three to four hours on most shades, and they don't have strong staining abilities (at least not based on the existing shade range). Otherwise, they offered semi-opaque to opaque coverage that applied evenly, smoothly, but it wasn't the most forgiving of imperfections. I always exfoliate my lips prior to doing lip swatches, but there were still a few shades that clung more noticeably to imperfections, though not all shades did so.

The formula felt moderately hydrating, though I don't find it as hydrating top tier lip balm formulations. They have a light, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divinyl Lip Shine swatches.

Ingredients

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polybutene, Triisostearin, Peg-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Mica, Ozokerite, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance/Parfum, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Nut Extract, Triolein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tin Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate. May Contain / Peut Contenir / +/- : Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

Temptress

PPermanent. $36.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Divinyl Lip Shine
Pat McGrath
$36.00/0.08 oz.

88%

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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Love both, but would actually get a ton of use from Temptress! Well, once we can go mask-free safely, that is. It is such a daytime/anytime soft red to my eye. The finish on it gives it a candy apple look, too!

Uhh, Temptress is gorgeous. I would definitely wear that shade even though I don’t usually wear warm toned reds. It would be lovely for fall.

Temptress is a lovely coral shade – but then I noticed on the dupe list that the Revlon Ravish Me Red, was very similar, with an identical rating, but at a quarter of the price. Thank goodness for the Dupe List!

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