Pat McGrath Gold Allure & Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Glosses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss

Gold Allure

Pat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip GlossPat McGrath Gold Allure LUST Lip Gloss ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a clear base with silver and yellow gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer coverage in the form of shimmer, which dispersed evenly on my lips. The gloss had a smooth, lightweight texture that was easy to apply to my lips, and it didn’t gather noticeably in my lip lines. The biggest downside was the wear time–two and a half hours–but it was hydrating.

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

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.15 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "multidimensional shine" with a "non-sticky texture" that "nourishes" with "exceptional adherence." The opacity ranges from "opaque to transparent." The color coverage really does vary quite a bit, but most of the shades I've tried are sheer to medium in coverage--the brand could be clearer on which shades are opaque.

The consistency has a smooth, lightweight texture that wasn't tacky and was comfortable to wear. For the most part, they didn't seem to sink into my lip lines, which can be a pitfall of gloss. I didn't find the wear time to be better than average--three to four hours--but the formula was moderately hydrating. There was a subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste when worn.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath LUST Lip Gloss swatches.

Ingredients

Gold Allure

PPermanent. $30.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss

Aphrodisiac

Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip GlossPat McGrath Aphrodisiac LUST Lip Gloss ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied without streaking but sat in my lip lines from the get-go. The consistency was smooth, easy to spread, and very comfortable to wear, at least. It wore well for four hours on me and was moisturizing over time.

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

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.15 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "multidimensional shine" with a "non-sticky texture" that "nourishes" with "exceptional adherence." The opacity ranges from "opaque to transparent." The color coverage really does vary quite a bit, but most of the shades I've tried are sheer to medium in coverage--the brand could be clearer on which shades are opaque.

The consistency has a smooth, lightweight texture that wasn't tacky and was comfortable to wear. For the most part, they didn't seem to sink into my lip lines, which can be a pitfall of gloss. I didn't find the wear time to be better than average--three to four hours--but the formula was moderately hydrating. There was a subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste when worn.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath LUST Lip Gloss swatches.

Ingredients

Aphrodisiac

PPermanent. $30.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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LUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath
$30.00/0.15 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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Well darn Gold Allure rated high enough to justify my purchasing it. Because I LOVE these glosses – and I’m not even a gloss girl.

Omg! Christine your eye makeup with the gold lip gloss is gorgeous!!!! Best ever. The lip gloss on camera looks basic, and not worth the $$, but I will definitely check it out as I love, love a sparkly lip gloss!

Aphrodisiac could work for me provided I use a lip pencil and apply a thin coat of MAC Prep & Prime Lips first. I do like this shade a lot for a nice, pinky nude lip. Tbh, though, I could just wear my MAC Cosmo lipstick for this effect and save $28!

I was so excited for this collection and I’m so underwhelmed and am happy I didn’t purchase any of them. I find the colourpop glosses have a better color payoff and they feel incredible on and their price point can’t be beat.

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