Pat McGrath Rose Decadence Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Rose Decadence

Pat McGrath Rose Decadence MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition six-pan palette that features two satin/matte eyeshadows and four shimmer eyeshadows. All six shades performed well; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing and consistent with the brand’s past releases. If you have most of the brand’s palettes, you may find that there’s too much overlap in this palette to justify purchasing.

I know I’m not alone in wondering when the brand will release a full range of cheek products (like single blushes and highlighters), so I also tried using this palette as a cheek palette for fun (it had no impact on ratings!). The two matte shades worked well, but three of the four shimmers (Pink Champagne being the exception) were a bit denser and didn’t work as well as a blush compared to an eyeshadow.

Rose Decadence

LELimited Edition. $65.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Pink Champagne

Pink Champagne is a light pink with moderate, warm undertones in the base and peachy-gold shimmer that had a subtle shift and a metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage paired with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too dense nor too firmly-pressed into the pan, so it was easy to pick up with a multitude of brushes. It wore well for nine hours before showing signs of wear.

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

Pink Champagne

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

Peach Dusk

Peach Dusk is a medium, pink-leaning coral with a satin sheen. The eyeshadow had excellent pigmentation in a single pass, which applied well to bare skin as the color went on evenly and diffused well along the edges. It had a soft, silky consistency that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. It stayed on well for nine and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Maltodextrin, Sorbic Acid, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Peach Dusk

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Fuchsia Flame

Fuchsia Flame is a brighter, medium plum with warmer, more coppery undertones and cooler, blue-to-violet shimmer and micro-sparkle. The texture was moderately dense, firmer but not stiff to work with, and picked up well with a dry brush but needed a moderate hand; I’d say it felt a bit thicker than some past shimmer shades the brand has released.

It had opaque color payoff that adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. This shade lasted nicely for nine hours before fading a bit.

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.

Ingredients

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742).

Fuchsia Flame

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Hedonistic Rose

Hedonistic Rose is a deep plum with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The texture was soft, silky-smooth, and finely-milled without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan, so it was easy to work with. It wore well for nine and a half hours before fading visibly.

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Dimethicone, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sorbic Acid, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Hedonistic Rose

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Scandalous

Scandalous is a deeper copper with warm, orange-brown undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was dense, slightly firmer and thicker compared to other shimmers (more comparable to Fuchsia Flame than Golden Honey). It had rich pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin by pressing/patting into place. The eyeshadow stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading noticeably.

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Scandalous

LELimited Edition. $25.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Golden Honey

Golden Honey is a medium gold with moderate, warm undertones paired with a metallic finish. It didn’t lean too yellow or too orange, so it was a more balanced gold, and had a slightly deeper, brownish base compared to other golds the brand has released (and there have been many). It had rich color coverage that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color.

The texture was lightly creamy, dense but not too stiff or too firmly-pressed into the pan. It lasted well for nine hours on me before fading a bit.

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000).

Golden Honey

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 Rose Decadence MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Rose Decadence MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Rose Decadence MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Rose Decadence MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Rose Decadence MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Rose Decadence MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette

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Pat McGrath Pink Champagne EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Pink Champagne EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Pink Champagne EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Pink Champagne EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Peach Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Peach Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Peach Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Fuchsia Flame EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Fuchsia Flame EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Fuchsia Flame EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Fuchsia Flame EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Hedonistic Rose EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Hedonistic Rose EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Hedonistic Rose EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Scandalous EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Scandalous EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Scandalous EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Golden Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Golden Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Golden Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow

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I like it but it feels like an overlap from the Divine Rose I & II. So while it’s LE I still don’t feel a need to run out and purchase it, even though I have almost all of her other 6-Pan palettes and all of the larger ones. I like that she’s gone to to this style of packaging instead of the trifold like previous ones. I’m really hoping Pat isn’t stuck on this theme like Charlotte Tilbury is with Pillow Talk. And for the love of God, please come out with some cheek products!

I wonder when they designed it, if they targeted those who did NOT purchase Divine Rose I or II or if it was designed more to complement them.

I’ve not been into eye shadow as blush in the past, because it always is too pigmented. I might try these though, they look beautiful. Thank you for showing the possibilities with this one!

I always love reading your reviews and usually don’t buy anything until I’ve read your opinion. Really liking the rose palettes but that price point! Which palette (between Divine Rose I, II, and Rose Decadence) do you think is best for someone who likes the general colour scheme but probably wouldn’t do heavier or darker looks?

I have both DR 1 and 2. If you want “soft and elegant” for daytime, 1 might be better. 2 is all about “fun with pink!”

Your preference might also depend on skin tone. DR2 would show up more beautifully on people with deeper/richer skin tones. (I’m NC25, and use DR1 as my go-to for daytime. I have to tread carefully with DR2, but I love it for evening looks. I’ve started using Rose Seduction as a blush and much prefer it on cheeks rather than eyes)

Even though I feel that it has a *similar* look to Divine Rose II, I also feel like this is different enough to own both. What I’m specifically loving is that this can easily work as a cheek palette, too. I may just get it!

Right now I am feeling pretty good that I decided to pass on this release. It is very pretty but seeing them swatched and seeing the eye look, I know I can dupe this many times over and so it was a good decision.

I think just about every brand in the past few years has released a couple of gold shades and lots of copper shades, so these two in the palette are easily duped.
The quality is definitely there in this palette, but I do believe that it is fairly similar to a lot of PMG’s recent offerings.
Your eye looks are inspiring, as always Christine.

Speaking of PML shadows as blush, I tried VR Sextraterrestrial (the purple-green duochrome) from her DR2 palette, and the result veered between alarming (massive cheek bruise) and hilarious (Vulcan).

I hadn’t realised the green would come out so dark and strongly when applied to a larger surface (cheekbones vs. eyelid)! Was thinking it would be more like the yellow-green highlight from Natasha Denona’s Citrus palette!

Had a good laugh (at the end of the day it’s just makeup) and wiped it off.

I haven’t bought a new palette in years but between this and many other positive reviews of the brand, the current Sephora sale, and wanting to order my annual Sephora free birthday gift online to avoid malls during covid, I chose this one. I love the urban decay naked 3 palette, and tend to wear pink eyeshadow lately, so this seemed the perfect time to try something related but a bit more bold.

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