Pat McGrath Nude Allure Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Nude Allure

Pat McGrath Nude Allure 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday palette that includes four intensely shimmery shades and one matte hue. This color story is a mix of rosier neutral hues, and all five shades performed well: incredibly pigmented, smooth, and blendable with excellent longevity.

Ingredients

Nude Allure

LELimited Edition. $36.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Pat McGrath Mercurial Rose EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Mercurial Rose EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Mercurial Rose EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Mercurial Rose EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Mercurial Rose EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Mercurial Rose EYEdols Eyeshadow

Mercurial Rose

Mercurial Rose is a light-medium, pin-peach with moderate, warm undertones and a shiny, metallic finish.

  • Mostly opaque pigmentation
  • Creamy, smooth, moderately dense but not thick
  • Easy to pick up with dry brush, applied evenly, blendable
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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.

Mercurial Rose

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Pat McGrath Mahogany Angel EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Mahogany Angel EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Mahogany Angel EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Mahogany Angel EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Mahogany Angel EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Mahogany Angel EYEdols Eyeshadow

Mahogany Angel

Mahogany Angel is a deeper, plummy-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish.

  • Nearly opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Finely-milled, smooth, blendable but not powdery
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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.

Mahogany Angel

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Pat McGrath Coral Kiss EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Coral Kiss EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Coral Kiss EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Coral Kiss EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Coral Kiss EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Coral Kiss EYEdols Eyeshadow

Coral Kiss

Coral Kiss is a light-medium red with warmer, more orange undertones and flecks of fine red and gold pearl throughout.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Creamy, smooth, loosely-pressed
  • Easy to pick up with dry brush, applied evenly, blendable
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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.

Coral Kiss

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Pat McGrath Plum Eclipse EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Plum Eclipse EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Plum Eclipse EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Plum Eclipse EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Plum Eclipse EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Plum Eclipse EYEdols Eyeshadow

Plum Eclipse

Plum Eclipse is a medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Creamy, smooth, moderately dense but not thick
  • Easy to pick up with dry brush, applied evenly, blendable
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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.

Plum Eclipse

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Pat McGrath Naked Bronze EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Naked Bronze EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Naked Bronze EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Naked Bronze EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Naked Bronze EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Naked Bronze EYEdols Eyeshadow

Naked Bronze

Naked Bronze is a rich, medium-dark bronze with warm, reddish undertones and an intense, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Creamy, smooth, moderately dense but not thick
  • Easy to pick up with dry brush, applied evenly, blendable
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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.

Naked Bronze

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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Kimberly Avatar

I purchased the companion palette to this, Bronze Bliss and it’s lovely even though one of the shades is black and I’m so looking forward to the day that cosmetic lines hopefully stop putting black in their palettes. But, the other 4 shades are m the palette are gorgeous. I’d decided to skip this Nude Allure palette as I feel like the colors in it are already in other PML Motherships or Eyedols and are very close to the ones in Nude Allure. . But, these swatches are beautiful so we’ll see. I have to say that while I didn’t think her eyeshadows could be any better, the “new formula” of the shadows in Bronze Bliss (and found in Nude Allure as well) are downright incredible. Great color payoff, minimal fallout and smooth as buttah. As always, thank you, Christine. 🥰

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