The Best & Worst of Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipsticks | 2020

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Here’s an updated look at how well the Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipsticks ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) have performed with the newest additions to the line-up that I just finished reviewing!

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” The consistency was smooth, velvety, and dense without being too firm for one-stroke, glide-on application (I found the original shades to be slightly firmer compared to more newly released shades). They had nearly opaque to opaque coverage in one layer and most were buildable.

They had a subtle sheen–more satin-to-cream in finish–that wore down to a natural matte finish within an hour or two of wear. The formula lasted between four and eight hours on me, and while most weren’t drying, they aren’t “supreme[ly” hydrating either. They are, however, comfortable to wear over a longer period of time and reapply well. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

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Helene Avatar

I have one of these, but it seems I have misplaced it, I don’t remember the name, but it is a pink one, very pretty, probably Full Panic.
I want Elson and Full Blooded.
I find the formula comfortable to wear and it lasts a long time.

MakeupB Avatar

I am trying to decide between the same 3 Nancy! šŸ™‚ I have already picked up Elsinore for my red shade. I wish Pat McGrath was sold in a store near me so I could swatch them on my skintone.

Alex Avatar

The range of colors is really impressed considering Pat McGrath keeps the quality very consistent.
Would you say FemmeBot or Realness on the Luxetrance line is a suitable natural lip color for your complexion Christine? Iā€™m asking because I have a similar skintone but a cooler undertone. Thanks for reading <3

Cotts Avatar

Love love these! Thanks Christine for your great and timely reviews. I have 3 of these and they have been surprisingly great! I have always been a MAC lippie addict, but because of your reviews of Elson and Major Red I decided to explore this new brand and as a result I’ve bought these 2 as well as Vendetta, Major Red being my favorite. It’s well worth the 38 USD splurge!!

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