Pat McGrath Major Red & Strange LuxeTrance Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick

Major Red

Pat McGrath Major Red LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque pigmentation that drenched the lips in a single layer–I don’t even think a full layer would be needed as it was so pigmented. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and dense enough to fill in lip lines yet managed to feel lighter weight and comfortable on the lips. The color was still going strong after 10 hours of wear–the only difference was the shine had worn away by that point–but that was after latte, water, and two meals. More incredibly, my lips felt hydrated after all that continuous wear. It just might be one of my new favorite reds.

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

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.14 oz. - $285.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "intense color payoff" with "comfort" and "rich hydration" that has a "satiny sheen." Of the shades I've tried, they are richly pigmented, long-wearing, incredibly comfortable to wear from start to finish, hydrating, and generally flattering on the lips.

The texture was smooth, velvety, and creamy enough to glide across the lips with ease but never felt slippery or too clingy. Most shades performed exceptionally well, and while pricey, they at least lived up to a lot of the claims. There was no discernible scent or taste.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipstick swatches.

Major Red

DCDiscontinued. $40.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick

Strange

Pat McGrath Strange LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single stroke, which applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. It had a lightly emollient, creamy texture that wasn’t too slippery nor was it too firm in the tube, so it never dragged but didn’t feather or slide around when worn. It wore well for over eight hours on me and was moisturizing while worn.

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

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.14 oz. - $285.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "intense color payoff" with "comfort" and "rich hydration" that has a "satiny sheen." Of the shades I've tried, they are richly pigmented, long-wearing, incredibly comfortable to wear from start to finish, hydrating, and generally flattering on the lips.

The texture was smooth, velvety, and creamy enough to glide across the lips with ease but never felt slippery or too clingy. Most shades performed exceptionally well, and while pricey, they at least lived up to a lot of the claims. There was no discernible scent or taste.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipstick swatches.

Strange

DCDiscontinued. $40.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Makeup Look
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On eyes:
  • Too Faced Boss Lady Palette

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Christine Avatar

I don’t know – I haven’t tried enough to say, and while they’re lovely, I prefer a more luminous lipstick overall (more shine, more pearl), so I’m not sure if they’d ever really be my #1 but we’ll see. Bite’s lipsticks are also not my favorite – Guerlain Rouge Gs are.

kjh Avatar

Well, it had better be Major Red, if I spring at all, as Narsdkredho syndrome strikes again. 5 dupes for Strange. Even this queen of rationalization cannot justify that! Kind of overcovered.

Wednesday Avatar

So glad this review is looking promising for the formula. I have a shipment on the way. I’ve been so freaking good lately and then I saw all these really interesting ‘brown’ lipsticks with neutral and cool undertones and I totes lost it. I don’t even like brown lipstick, but I had this gut feeling if the temperature is right, they will work and look very on point this fall. Fingers, toes, eyes, crossed.

Jane Avatar

I had no intention of purchasing Pat’s hippies until this! All I can say is wow!!!! What uniform coverage and pigmentation. I hope other colors have the same payoff because I’m not a red lippie person.

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