Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 3)

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Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Burnished Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow

Burnished Honey

Pat McGrath Burnished Honey Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, medium copper-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was soft, velvety, and a little thinner compared to the brand’s other mattes, though it was blendable and applied evenly to bare skin. It stayed on well for nine hours on me 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

Burnished Honey

DCDiscontinued. $25.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Crimson Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow

Crimson Fire

Pat McGrath Crimson Fire Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The color payoff was opaque in one layer, and I felt like a little went a long way, so you could use less than you might expect. The texture was smooth, dense without being too firmly-pressed in the pan, and lightly creamy. The eyeshadow adhered evenly to my skin and diffused with little effort along the edges. It lasted nicely for nine and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

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, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Talc, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Crimson Fire

DCDiscontinued. $25.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows | Look Details
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows | Look Details
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Pale Fire EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pale Fire

Pat McGrath Pale Fire Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium, peachy base with cooler pink to peach shimmer paired with a metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that adhered well to my skin and blended out easily. It had a soft, lightly creamy texture that was a bit more loosely-pressed compared to most of the brand’s eyeshadows, but I didn’t have any issues with fallout. This shade wore well for nine hours on me before I noticed any fading. It was actually better than the version found in the Subversive La Vie En Rose palette.

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

Pale Fire

DCDiscontinued. $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 Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow

Rose Venus

Pat McGrath Rose Venus Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that blended out well along the edges. The texture was creamy, smooth, and dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan, so it picked up well with a brush and didn’t have fallout. It stayed on well for nine and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

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

Rose Venus

DCDiscontinued. $25.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper EYEdols Eyeshadow

Corrupt Copper

Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, medium copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented in a single layer, while it had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that adhered well to bare skin and blended out with little effort. This shade lasted well for nine and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

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

Corrupt Copper

DCDiscontinued. $25.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Deep Velvet EYEdols Eyeshadow

Deep Velvet

Pat McGrath Deep Velvet Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, blendable texture, though it was a smidgen powdery in the pan but proved to apply well without fallout (and still diffused easily). It had nearly opaque color payoff that stayed on well for nine and a half hours on me. It was consistent with the version found in the Subliminal Platinum Bronze palette.

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

Deep Velvet

DCDiscontinued. $25.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath
$25.00/0.04 oz.

96%

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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Because I’ve got a very real thing for this family of shades; I’ve got dupes for miles! However, I must say that the quality of Mother Pat’s e/s’s blows the rest away!

Yeah, same here- I love these kinds of shades and I have LOADS already, but I love this brand so much already and seeing these reviews, I know there’s no way I’m passing these up!

Pale Fire really is a phenomenal shadow – I’ve been able to use it in versatile and beautiful ways from the La Vie en Rose palette. However, it’s a much better bargain to go ahead and purchase the La Vie en Rose palette, which also includes another one of the single shadows, Purple Reign, which is in a category of quality unto itself. I hope more of the “special shadows” from the bigger palettes will be available as singles, which makes more sense for the buyer (I’m more likely splurge on a $55 palette to get a couple of fantastic shades, but $125 feels out of my reach).

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