Pat McGrath Paradise Venus is a moderately warm-toned, dark copper with a matte finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $38.00 and contains 0.34 oz.
Pat McGrath Paradise Venus Divine BlushPat McGrath Paradise Venus Divine Blush ($38.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish-copper with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had more of a "natural matte" finish when applied and blended out, so it did not appear dry or flat but didn't have an overt sheen or visible shimmer on the skin.
The texture was soft, slightly powdery in the pan, but it was smooth, velvety, and substantial enough to sit beautifully on bare skin and blend out with little effort. It had semi-opaque color payoff in a single layer, which could be built up or sheered out, but you'll want to use a lighter hand or less-dense brush to get sheer coverage if desired (it was marketed as going from sheer to more pigmented, but it was really fairly pigmented to start with!). The color showed signs of fading after nine hours of wear on me.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Layerable. Luxurious. Legendary. Blush like an icon. Pat’s most requested launch ever, the instantly indispensable Divine Blush, creates a featherlight, long-wearing rush of couture colour in demi-matte and satin finishes. Ultra-fine powder pigments deliver sensuously soft, brilliantly blendable application. All nine shades build effortlessly from sheer to subversive, bare to bold to beyond, ensuring a wondrous wash of customisable colour tailored to every skin tone and type. Embossed with radiant roses and sublime sun rays, this new classic is the answer to the eternal question: Who Makes You Blush?.
Mica, Alumina, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylpropanediol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenylpropanol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850).
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