Pat McGrath Venus in Furs is a very warm-toned, dark mauve with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $40.00 and contains 0.14 oz.
Pat McGrath Venus in Furs MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark, rosy mauve with warm undertones and a satin finish. The lipstick yielded opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which applied evenly across my lips and never tugged or dragged. The consistency was lightweight, velvety, and creamy enough to be comfortable to apply but not so slippery that it was hard to wear. I found the color adhered evenly and did not emphasize my lip lines as some mattes are prone to doing. It wore well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
MatteTrance™ is a richly pigmented lipstick with a sensually creamy, powerful pigment that evokes screen siren glamour with every application. Each shade is presented like a jewel in a black-lacquered couture case fashioned with a sensually surrealist golden lip that’s destined to be a cult-status collectable. Get entrancing color that satisfies with supreme hydration and opulent matte opacity. Flaunt this richly pigmented formulation, cloaking lips in a lightweight veil of rich color. It’s infused with optical diffusers that blur the appearance of imperfections, combined with a blend of polymers to provide flexibility and adherence. An advanced formulation of spherical particles ensure a creamy soft texture for the smoothest film of color. Each shade is enmeshed in a powder film combined with saturated pigment for lightweight opaque coverage. This lipstick lays down a high impact with a strong finish.