Pat McGrath Rebel Red & Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick Reviews & Swatches

01/09

Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick

Rebel Red

Pat McGrath Rebel Red BlitzTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, pinky-red with cool undertones and a sparkling, shiny finish. It had a mix of brighter, fuchsia sparkle and more tone-on-tone ruby red sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, though it seemed a little splotchy along my lower inner lip area. The consistency was as smooth as I’d expect for a glittery lipstick, but I could feel some of the sparkle/glitter in it as I applied as well as when I wore the color. What was most impressive with the formula was how shiny it was and how long that shine stayed on for as often the shine wears down, but it was both sparkling and shiny with a “wet” look, despite not being slippery on. It wore well for almost six hours, barely left a reddish stain behind, and was moisturizing while worn.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.13 oz. - $292.31 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "one-stroke colour" with "ultra-reflective pearls" paired with a "silky" and "creamy" texture that yields "multi-dimensional shine." The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with more medium to semi-opaque pigmentation that "full coverage," and the amount of shimmer/glitter also varied significantly from to shade. For example, Blitz Trance has a very glittery look on the lips, whereas Flesh Fatale had a subtle, sparkling finish. They had a lot of shine, though, with being wet in feel or all that glossy, which seemed to linger for longer than the average lipstick--the shine didn't immediately dull after taking a sip of something or talking for a few minutes.

The consistency was lightly creamy with moderate slip, but it didn't feel too thick or heavy, so the color didn't slide around on my lips and adhered evenly for the most part. Shades that were more glittery felt that way in the tube as I applied them to my lips with the glitter being less noticeable on my lips, though those who may be more sensitive to glitter may find it at least somewhat apparent--at the very least, this formulation is not disguising the texture of all that sparkly goodness. They were lightly to moderately hydrating, comfortable to wear, and lasted between three and five hours. I feel like the best way to sum these up as: they're sparkling and luminous with medium, buildable color payoff that lasts an average length of time. They did not have any scent or taste from what I could tell!

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Ingredients


01/09

Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick

Flesh Fatale

Pat McGrath Flesh Fatale BlitzTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a muted, reddish-copper with warm undertones and gold and pink pearl and larger sparkle. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that glided across my lips fluidly without tugging. I wouldn’t describe it as “full coverage,” and the formula has enough creaminess to it that over-applying can result in product getting into lip lines. This shade had noticeable shimmer and sparkle, but it wasn’t the most sparkly shade in the range (which may or may not be your cup of tea). I found it had lots of shine that was visibly apparent for hours (including through drinking a cup of tea) and only started to wear down at the four-hour mark (and it lasted for about five hours on me). The formula felt comfortable and was hydrating to wear.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.13 oz. - $292.31 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "one-stroke colour" with "ultra-reflective pearls" paired with a "silky" and "creamy" texture that yields "multi-dimensional shine." The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with more medium to semi-opaque pigmentation that "full coverage," and the amount of shimmer/glitter also varied significantly from to shade. For example, Blitz Trance has a very glittery look on the lips, whereas Flesh Fatale had a subtle, sparkling finish. They had a lot of shine, though, with being wet in feel or all that glossy, which seemed to linger for longer than the average lipstick--the shine didn't immediately dull after taking a sip of something or talking for a few minutes.

The consistency was lightly creamy with moderate slip, but it didn't feel too thick or heavy, so the color didn't slide around on my lips and adhered evenly for the most part. Shades that were more glittery felt that way in the tube as I applied them to my lips with the glitter being less noticeable on my lips, though those who may be more sensitive to glitter may find it at least somewhat apparent--at the very least, this formulation is not disguising the texture of all that sparkly goodness. They were lightly to moderately hydrating, comfortable to wear, and lasted between three and five hours. I feel like the best way to sum these up as: they're sparkling and luminous with medium, buildable color payoff that lasts an average length of time. They did not have any scent or taste from what I could tell!

Browse all of our Pat McGrath BlitzTrance Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

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Pat McGrath BlitzTrance Lipstick $38.00/0.13 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Pat McGrath Sublime Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio
On eyes:
  • Pat McGrath Subversive Metalmorphosis Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Grapevine Highlighter

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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And now I’m relieved that Flesh Fatale won’t be my cup of tea upon further inspection. I do *not* need to spend more money this holiday season on makeup.

Thanks for the reviews!

Both, and obviously how much glitter/sparkle remained was also tied to 1) how much was in the respective shade (not all shades are the same), and 2) whether one did a lot of eating/drinking etc.

Uh oh. Both landed solidly and squarely on my redonkulously lengthy WL.
Since they’re supposed to be on Sephora’s site Friday (?), I may just have to nab these two w/ the 20%!

Well, in a moment of weakness I purchased the whole set, I couldn’t just pick one or two colours. I can’t resist Pat. It hasn’t shipped yet, so I’m patiently waiting to adorn my lips with sparkles.

It is so much less sparkly on the lips than in the tube. It has the most sparkly fine sparkles in it. So stunning. I don’t usually wear red though if only this is in a peachy or pink nude I will not be able to resist buying one… There must be one in the collection, right?

I picked up 2 of these and am patiently waiting for them to arrive. I got Rebel Red and Club Kiss. I love how these look on and while I am not a fan of glittery lipsticks I loved the colour of these so much that I had to try them. I am hoping that I love them!!

They’re nice, but I don’t think they are as special/revolutionary/innovative relative to the rest of the PMG line. There’s just something missing to make them ooh la la to me. The longevity out of the shine was the big “wow factor” to me but I don’t know if that justifies the price.

A bit, but I’d say thicker, more emollient in a way – like 70% Sheer Colour Lip Balm and 30% LuxeTrance if I had to combine two formulas she has.

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