Pat McGrath Venomistress & Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Glosses Reviews & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss

Venomistress

Pat McGrath Venomistress OpuLUST Lip Gloss ($30.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with cooler undertones and fine plum and violet shimmer and sparkle. It had medium to semi-opaque coverage in a single layer, which could have applied a bit more evenly.

The texture was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to spread out across my lips as the shimmer dispersed fairly well. There was a smidgen of product that sank into my deepest lip line but didn’t seem apparent when I looked for it in person (just in the close-up photo). It wore nicely for five hours and was hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.15 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "seamlessly glide" onto lips with "multidimensional sparkle with a smooth, non-sticky finish" that has a "shimmering, move-resistant glasslike finish" and "otherworldly opacity." The pigmentation varied from semi-sheer to mostly opaque depending on the shade, and "otherworldly opacity" combined with the brand's promotional images and swatches all points in the direction of "pigmented'," and I think there are at least a couple of shades that were designed as sheerer on purpose but lack any description suggesting they were different than other shades in the range.

The texture was smooth, mostly non-sticky, and comfortable to wear with a plush, cream-gel feel, so it was more substantial but not heavy to wear at all. Each shade packed a very high-shine, ultra-metallic look that never felt gritty or textured from all of the included sparkle/shimmer. I had very light to subtle settling into my lip lines with a few shades, though not enough to be noticeable in person. They wore between four and five hours on average, and the formula was hydrating to wear. I didn't find that there was much in the way of shimmer/sparkle migration over time (beyond my lips). The formula had a sweet, creme brulee scent to me but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath OpuLUST Lip Gloss swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl Stearate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Silica, Triisostearyl Citrate, Mica, Benzyl Benzoate, Flavor/Aroma, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Saccharin, Benzyl Alcohol, Vitex Agnus-Castus Extract, Limonene. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499, Ci 77492), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200).

Venomistress

PPermanent. $30.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss
Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss

Glowing Garnet

Pat McGrath Glowing Garnet OpuLUST Lip Gloss ($30.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, molten red with warm undertones and multi-colored sparkle and finer red shimmer pearl. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips.

The gloss had a lightweight texture that wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it was spreadable but plush and smooth, which ensured I didn’t feel any of the shimmers/sparkles when I pressed my lips together. The color stayed on well for five and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.15 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "seamlessly glide" onto lips with "multidimensional sparkle with a smooth, non-sticky finish" that has a "shimmering, move-resistant glasslike finish" and "otherworldly opacity." The pigmentation varied from semi-sheer to mostly opaque depending on the shade, and "otherworldly opacity" combined with the brand's promotional images and swatches all points in the direction of "pigmented'," and I think there are at least a couple of shades that were designed as sheerer on purpose but lack any description suggesting they were different than other shades in the range.

The texture was smooth, mostly non-sticky, and comfortable to wear with a plush, cream-gel feel, so it was more substantial but not heavy to wear at all. Each shade packed a very high-shine, ultra-metallic look that never felt gritty or textured from all of the included sparkle/shimmer. I had very light to subtle settling into my lip lines with a few shades, though not enough to be noticeable in person. They wore between four and five hours on average, and the formula was hydrating to wear. I didn't find that there was much in the way of shimmer/sparkle migration over time (beyond my lips). The formula had a sweet, creme brulee scent to me but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath OpuLUST Lip Gloss swatches.

Glowing Garnet

PPermanent. $30.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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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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These two, though! Both are gorgeous. I’m expecting my package with Glowing Garnet today. Can hardly wait to use it in a look! It really IS a molton red. Very toasty and fiery!

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