Pat McGrath Omi & Elson MatteTrance Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

01/08

Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick

Omi

Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, which went on evenly and fluidly. It had a smooth, velvety consistency that was lightly creamy but not slippery on my lips, so it adhered well for longer wear. It stayed on well for just shy of the five-hour mark and was neither hydrating nor drying on me. It performed consistently with the regularly-packaged version.

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.14 oz. - $285.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” The consistency was smooth, velvety, and dense without being too firm for one-stroke, glide-on application (I found the original shades to be slightly firmer compared to more newly released shades). They had nearly opaque to opaque coverage in one layer and most were buildable.

They had a subtle sheen--more satin-to-cream in finish--that wore down to a natural matte finish within an hour or two of wear. The formula lasted between four and eight hours on me, and while most weren't drying, they aren't "supreme[ly" hydrating either. They are, however, comfortable to wear over a longer period of time and reapply well. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

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Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate Polybutene, Polyethylene Dicalcium Phosphate, Paraffin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid Synthetic Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil Stearic Acid, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Stearalkonium Hectorite Propylene Carbonate Nylon-12. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891) Mica, Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Red 6 (Cl 15850), Red 7 Lake (Cl 15850), Yellow 5 Lake C(L 19140) Yellow 6 Lake (Cl 15985), Red 28 Lake (Cl 45410), Red 30 Lake (Cl 73360), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

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01/08

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick

Elson

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, deep red with strong, cool undertones and a soft sheen. It had good color coverage in a single layer, but I could detect a hint of my lip freckle peeking through (indcating it wasn’t quite full coverage). The lipstick had a lightweight, lightly emollient consistency that felt more emollient than other shades that had a creamier, slightly heavier feel in comparison. For such a rich shade, it was easy to apply, even along the edges, and lasted for over six hours, left a stain behind, and did not feather or bleed along the edges of my lips. The formula felt neither drying nor hydrating on me. It was consistent when compared to the regularly-packaged version, though this seemed to be marginally more comfortable to wear.

Formula Overview

$40.00/0.14 oz. - $285.71 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” The consistency was smooth, velvety, and dense without being too firm for one-stroke, glide-on application (I found the original shades to be slightly firmer compared to more newly released shades). They had nearly opaque to opaque coverage in one layer and most were buildable.

They had a subtle sheen--more satin-to-cream in finish--that wore down to a natural matte finish within an hour or two of wear. The formula lasted between four and eight hours on me, and while most weren't drying, they aren't "supreme[ly" hydrating either. They are, however, comfortable to wear over a longer period of time and reapply well. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate Polybutene, Polyethylene Dicalcium Phosphate, Paraffin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid Synthetic Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil Stearic Acid, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Stearalkonium Hectorite Propylene Carbonate Nylon-12. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891) Mica, Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Red 6 (Cl 15850), Red 7 Lake (Cl 15850), Yellow 5 Lake C(L 19140) Yellow 6 Lake (Cl 15985), Red 28 Lake (Cl 45410), Red 30 Lake (Cl 73360), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Guerlain Electric Light Terracotta Copper Bronzing Powder
On eyes:
  • Pat McGrath Sublime Bronze Temptation Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Love Drug 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Is there anything different about this Omi other than the red packaging? I’m a little confused. (I’ve been eyeing this shade for a long time.)

Hi Seraphine,

Last sentence of the review for Omi: “It performed consistently with the regularly-packaged version.”

This is limited edition packaging but the shade is existing. I re-tested as this is the first time for the brand to do this, and at the price point, wanted to make sure it was consistent in quality as experience has taught me that is not always the case.

Out of all the specially packaged lipsticks, I do see myself getting a ton of milage on Omi! After all, one of its listed dupes is MAC Cosmo, which I wear to death. But I don’t really see them as close dupes at all. Cosmo being considerably lighter and glossier. Warmer, too. Omi it is!

Hi Shalonda,

Not sure which you’re referring to! Under Elson (the red shade), there is only one Fenty dupe listed – Ma’damn, which is red! Omi has two Fenty Beauty dupes, Uncuffed and Thicc. Uncuffed is the only Stunna Lip Paint listed on either shade’s dupe list… but it is not peach?

https://www.temptalia.com/makeup-dupe-list/pat-mcgrath-mattetrance-lipstick/omi/?brand=14340
https://www.temptalia.com/makeup-dupe-list/pat-mcgrath-mattetrance-lipstick/elson/?brand=14340

I also saw that when clicking on the “more dupes” link.

Elson is the one lipstick I really want, but I have close dupes and about 50 or so red lipstick. I want, but don’t need so for now I’ll pass.

So strange, it’s gone now 🙂
It was just like Shalonda said, there were a photo of a peachy lipstick and it said it was Fentys Stunna.
I went back a few times to recheck, so I know it was there, but now it gone. Sometime odd things happen.
I’m really glad you took the time test these limited edition lipsticks.

Now Ì’ll put a pink lipstick on and walk the dogs. 🙂

Christine, can I ask how similar/different is Elson from Forbidden Love? I’m trying to decide between these two n they look very similar to me..

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