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Pat McGrath Sextrology & Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick

Sextrology

Pat McGrath Sextrology LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation–just shy of full coverage–with a creamy, lightweight texture that slid across the lips without tugging and applied even, smooth coverage. This shade had a bit more slip compared to others that I tried, and it was one of the “weaker” shades but by no means a weak lipstick. It wore well for five hours and had a touch of color that had sunk into my deeper lip lines after four hours of wear. The formula was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.14 oz. - $271.43 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.

Sextrology
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/08

Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick
Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick

Beautiful Creature

Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature LuxeTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that felt more like crushed velvet going on as it was dense but not heavy at all. The color applied evenly, adhered well, and lasted for almost eight hours while being hydrating.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.14 oz. - $271.43 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.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Too Faced Will You Merry Me
  • Too Faced #blessed
On eyes:
  • Too Faced Boss Lady Palette

Product Availability

Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipstick $38.00/0.14 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Oh my gosh this color looks divine! Reminds me of Elf’s Ravishing Rose which I’ve been trying to find a better formulation of. Steep on the price but would be a lovely treat 😉

I am sooo hoping these do better on my lips. I had a weird super flaking almost allergic like reaction to the trio set I purchased so I am hoping the cream ones will not dry my lips out like the others. I mean it was bad yall, I looked like I was a snake shedding skin lol.

It’s probably idiosyncratic, which makes it much harder to figure out. Nothing Pat is up on Cosdna, but i’m Certain she would never use a known problem ingredient. I doubt it is up on EWG, either. I have a problem with nudestix, which I can’t figure out, balling and stinging. Maybe if the other formula works for you…and I hope so, as I know how psyched you were by a Pat collection…you can get to the issue via process of elimination. Really sorry the trio didn’t work for you.

I was so bummed about the trio. I really really really was excited about it. I love the design and look of everything if only I could wear it. I’m so hoping it was just a fluke with the mattes.

Uh oh, I think I need to own Beautiful Creature. I don’t have anything on its dupe list, nor do I own anything by Pat McGrath.

Can this brand only be purchased online? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it in a store.

Nice!! Today I am wearing Lavish.. (medium dark rosy brown) just got back from a rugged trail hike with the dogs and my lips are still going.. put lipstick on 5 hours ago. They aren’t perfect, I would touch up were I heading back out, but there is still plenty of colour..

Double trouble here. I just fell head first for both shades. WOW. These just have such an incredibly rich, yet un-heavy look to them!
Of course, at this price point, I checked the full dupe list. Saw that I do own TF Pink Chocolate and CP Faded. They’re in the same family as Beautiful Creature, but considerably lighter, so I believe it will be perfectly fine for me to get Beautiful Creature. As for Sextrology, I know it’s one I’ll have to try on. Did see Maybelline Blushing Bud as a possible dupe. I have that one and it is just strange looking against my skin. Sextrology seems to be a more flattering of a shade, I believe!

It depends on the brand, the price point, the size of the line, etc. I do not purchase based on what I like or what I would wear – if I cannot afford to buy all shades, then I typically choose a variety in depth, undertone, and/or finish and try to think about what shades may be more popular or interesting for readers to see (e.g. when Louboutin came out with lipsticks, the signature red would be reviewed by tons of people – no need to get that shade), depending on the range.

Wow, both of these shades are just beautiful 🙂 I’m impressed with the consistently good reviews on Pat McGrath products, so I guess I’m going to have to purchase some of them! Resistance is futile 😉

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