Pat McGrath x Bridgerton Love at First Blush Cheek Trio Review & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio

Love at First Blush

Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio ($52.00 for 0.37 oz.) includes two powder blushes and one powder highlighter; all shades have been released previously with both blushes available individually if preferred. They performed consistently with the past versions I’ve tried with marginal color difference, though I did notice that Venus Nectar seemed a little warmer and darker.

One thing to keep in mind is that the blushes were rather pigmented, instead of buildable as marketed, so the ratings reflect that misalignment–if you prefer more pigmented blushes (or don’t mind them), you can bump the rating up in your head!

Ingredients

Love at First Blush

LELimited Edition. $52.00.
A-
A-
9.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Cherish Divine Blush

Cherish

Cherish is a bright, medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It did not have distinctive shimmer but looked not-quite-matte once applied and blended out on my skin. It had opaque color coverage with a smooth, finely-milled texture that was easy to blend out. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.34 oz. - $111.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "featherlight, long-wearing" that "build effortlessly from sheer to subversive." The blushes are available in two finishes--demi-matte and satin pearl--and range from more muted to more vivid in color. The biggest "downfall" of the formula was that it was rather pigmented than buildable, so one could use a lighter hand to get more buildable coverage, but I found I had to use a light to moderate hand to ensure I didn't over-apply each shade.

The consistency was smooth, silky, and lightly creamy to the touch; it was a touch powdery in the pan but had more slip than most powder blushes on the market, but it was definitely a powder-based formula. The product applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation, as it diffused well along the edges without picking up base products.

The satin pearl finish was luminous but not overtly shimmery, so it did not emphasize my skin's natural texture. They wore around nine hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Alumina, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylpropanediol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenylpropanol, Kaolin, Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Cherish

PPermanent. $38.00.
A-
A-
9.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Nymphette Divine Blush

Nymphette

Nymphette is a medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and lighter, contrasting peachy-gold shimmer throughout. It had opaque color payoff paired with a smooth, blendable texture that was finely-milled without being powdery. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of wear.

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

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.34 oz. - $111.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "featherlight, long-wearing" that "build effortlessly from sheer to subversive." The blushes are available in two finishes--demi-matte and satin pearl--and range from more muted to more vivid in color. The biggest "downfall" of the formula was that it was rather pigmented than buildable, so one could use a lighter hand to get more buildable coverage, but I found I had to use a light to moderate hand to ensure I didn't over-apply each shade.

The consistency was smooth, silky, and lightly creamy to the touch; it was a touch powdery in the pan but had more slip than most powder blushes on the market, but it was definitely a powder-based formula. The product applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation, as it diffused well along the edges without picking up base products.

The satin pearl finish was luminous but not overtly shimmery, so it did not emphasize my skin's natural texture. They wore around nine hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethiconol Stearate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Diisostearyl Malate, Hexylene Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Nymphette

PPermanent. $38.00.
A-
A-
9.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Pat McGrath Venus Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter
Pat McGrath Venus Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter
Pat McGrath Venus Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter
Pat McGrath Venus Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter
Pat McGrath Venus Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter
Pat McGrath Venus Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter
Pat McGrath Venus Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter
Pat McGrath Venus Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter
Pat McGrath Venus Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter
Pat McGrath Venus Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter
Pat McGrath Venus Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter
Pat McGrath Venus Nectar Divine Glow Highlighter

Venus Nectar

Venus Nectar is a darker, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. The highlighter had rich pigmentation in a single layer with a silky-smooth, almost emollient, texture that was lightweight, thin, and not at all powdery. It seemed to “melt” on my skin as I applied and blended it out. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

$48.00/0.16 oz. - $300.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have an "ultra-reflective finish" and "silken feel" to give a "high intensity glow." The texture felt more emollient, almost wet to the touch, though it was distinctively a powder-based formula in practice.

It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage with a very thin, lightweight texture that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. The finish was "high intensity" but didn't emphasize my skin's natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Glow Highlighter swatches.

Venus Nectar

LELimited Edition. $48.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Deborah S. Avatar

I have been trying to stay away from blush palettes as I find I haven’t been reaching for the ones that I have and I don’t like them for traveling. It is great that you can buy these individually. I like both blush shades but the highlighter is way too dark for me and that is another reason to stay away from palettes.

clidre Avatar

I like the idea, instead. I hate the packaging of the singles, so I was waiting for an alternative packaging to buy those shades. I think they are well curated and they fits the theme. Moreover I’m glad they’re smaller for a cheaper price.

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