Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter Review & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter
Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter

Lunar Nude

Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter ($60.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a medium, golden peach with warmer undertones and fine micro-sparkle that flashed blue and violet at times (though not a true duochrome). The powder highlighter had a smooth, lightly metallic sheen that delivered more shine than overt shimmer/sparkle on skin, so it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture.

The formula is a gel-powder hybrid, so it has a denser, almost firmer feel to it, but it was lightweight, blendable, and “melted” as it was buffed onto my skin. If you’re unfamiliar with this type of formula, you’ll want to use a denser brush or a heavier hand if you tend to be lighter-handed. The brand described it as having an “opalescent sheen” that could be “layer[ed] for custom intensity.”

The pigmentation was more opaque, but it was easy to blend out for a sheerer effect, and the level of luminosity was definitely buildable as it was more luminous in one layer and more metallic with a second layer. It wore well for nine hours before fading visibly on my skin.

Ingredients

Lunar Nude

LELimited Edition. $60.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Not a colour for me and really, really expensive (I shudder to think what it will cost in Canada) but it is soooo stunning to look at. I sure hope she doesn’t come out with a light, pale pink one…I’d be in real trouble then.

Ooh! I am so happy to see that this scored an A+! (My wallet has different opinions)
This is something that I have been looking at as a probable buy ever since I first saw it. I did watch Alicia’s review of it on her NC42 skintone, and she mentioned that if one has warmer toned skin, this one runs rather cool and icy? I would call my own neutral, but a firm medium.

So tempted to pick this one up. I might consider it on a sale. Her highlighter from last year looks a bit grayish on my skin, and so this peachy undertone might work better for general use.

This is a beauty!
It wouldn’t be right for my colouring, golden, peachy tones are far too warm for me.
I love how it looks against the black of the packaging, a lovely little work of art. I’m not going to buy it just to open it and look at it at times, no. Wallet is safe. πŸ™‚
Now if PmG did this in a silvery white I’d be in trouble.

Oh shit. No silicones. Be still my heart! It’s frickin’ gorgeous and I’d buy it for the pan design alone, even though it’s definitely too dark to be a highlighter on my skin.

Will Pat McGrath Lunar Nude Sublime Skin Highlighter work on fairs/neutral skin tone? Would it be too dark? Thanks for your help and your great reviews.

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