Pat McGrath Elson, Obsessed, Full Panic MatteTrance Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick

Elson

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipsticks ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied beautifully–even, smooth, and flattering on the lips. The consistency was light-medium in thickness but still felt rather lightweight with a bit of creaminess as the lipstick warmed up against my lips. The color wore well for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was slightly drying after four hours of wear.

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” It’s a denser, firmer formula that takes a second to warm up against the lips, so the very first pull of the lipstick on the lips tugs slightly but then maneuvers smoothly across the lips without skipping or dragging. The lipstick was thicker on the lips, which ensured richer coverage and helped smooth out the texture of my lips but was less forgiving along the edges. For some of the deeper shades, I would recommend using a lip pencil or a lip brush to ensure crisper lines. For an hour or two, the majority of the shades had more of a satin finish that became more matte as the shine wore down. The wear was between four to eight hours and none felt hydrating over time for me; a few were non-drying while others were noticeably drying. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.14 oz. - $285.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” The consistency was smooth, velvety, and dense without being too firm for one-stroke, glide-on application (I found the original shades to be slightly firmer compared to more newly released shades). They had nearly opaque to opaque coverage in one layer and most were buildable.

They had a subtle sheen--more satin-to-cream in finish--that wore down to a natural matte finish within an hour or two of wear. The formula lasted between four and eight hours on me, and while most weren't drying, they aren't "supreme[ly" hydrating either. They are, however, comfortable to wear over a longer period of time and reapply well. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

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Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate Polybutene, Polyethylene Dicalcium Phosphate, Paraffin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid Synthetic Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil Stearic Acid, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Stearalkonium Hectorite Propylene Carbonate Nylon-12. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891) Mica, Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Red 6 (Cl 15850), Red 7 Lake (Cl 15850), Yellow 5 Lake C(L 19140) Yellow 6 Lake (Cl 15985), Red 28 Lake (Cl 45410), Red 30 Lake (Cl 73360), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

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01/06

Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipstick

Obsessed

Pat McGrath Obsessed MatteTrance Lipsticks ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a cream finish. It had intense, opaque color coverage with a creamy, smooth consistency that had some slip but seemed to “set” after a half hour and did not slide around. The texture was easy to work with, as it never dragged or tugged, but I did have a bit of color that pulled into my lip lines initially that I was able to smooth out (without it returning) after some of the shine went away. It stayed on well for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.14 oz. - $285.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” The consistency was smooth, velvety, and dense without being too firm for one-stroke, glide-on application (I found the original shades to be slightly firmer compared to more newly released shades). They had nearly opaque to opaque coverage in one layer and most were buildable.

They had a subtle sheen--more satin-to-cream in finish--that wore down to a natural matte finish within an hour or two of wear. The formula lasted between four and eight hours on me, and while most weren't drying, they aren't "supreme[ly" hydrating either. They are, however, comfortable to wear over a longer period of time and reapply well. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate Polybutene, Polyethylene Dicalcium Phosphate, Paraffin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid Synthetic Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil Stearic Acid, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Stearalkonium Hectorite Propylene Carbonate Nylon-12. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891) Mica, Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Red 6 (Cl 15850), Red 7 Lake (Cl 15850), Yellow 5 Lake C(L 19140) Yellow 6 Lake (Cl 15985), Red 28 Lake (Cl 45410), Red 30 Lake (Cl 73360), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

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01/06

Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipstick

Full Panic

Pat McGrath Full Panic MatteTrance Lipsticks ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark fuchsia with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that was creamy without being slippery. There was something about the texture, though, that did not sit as smoothly on my lips as other shades–it seemed to highlight imperfections with some color slipping into my lip lines as well. The lipstick wore well for five and a half hours, left a reddish stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.14 oz. - $285.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” The consistency was smooth, velvety, and dense without being too firm for one-stroke, glide-on application (I found the original shades to be slightly firmer compared to more newly released shades). They had nearly opaque to opaque coverage in one layer and most were buildable.

They had a subtle sheen--more satin-to-cream in finish--that wore down to a natural matte finish within an hour or two of wear. The formula lasted between four and eight hours on me, and while most weren't drying, they aren't "supreme[ly" hydrating either. They are, however, comfortable to wear over a longer period of time and reapply well. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate Polybutene, Polyethylene Dicalcium Phosphate, Paraffin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid Synthetic Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil Stearic Acid, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Stearalkonium Hectorite Propylene Carbonate Nylon-12. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891) Mica, Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Red 6 (Cl 15850), Red 7 Lake (Cl 15850), Yellow 5 Lake C(L 19140) Yellow 6 Lake (Cl 15985), Red 28 Lake (Cl 45410), Red 30 Lake (Cl 73360), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Make Up For Ever B302 Artist Face Color
  • Make Up For Ever B208 Artist Face Color
On eyes:
  • LORAC Unzipped Ocean Sunset Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Whirlpool Highliner

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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I’m not really a red person so the reason I want Elson is silly…. it’s my last name! 😆 But these are $52CAD which makes me die inside because I’m willing to spend that on a foundation….. but a lipstick?

If I didn’t already own what is likely far too many reds, I would so jump on Elson! What a STUNNING red!
Full Panic is also a beauty, but I think I’d much rather get MAC All Fired Up, I think?

Looking forward to my Obsessed to arrive from Sephora! Am planning to pair it with my Nars Timanfaya pencil.

Your makeup in these photos is just flawless and outstanding!! Which LM loose setting powder did you use — the Translucent or the Invisible? Will search to see if you’ve done a review and comparison of these.

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