The MOTHERload of Most Extreme Opulence | 25 Color Stories for Pat McGrath

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It’s Pat McGrath’s birthday and what better way to celebrate than to do the most over-the-top thing possible: create color stories from any and every palette the brand has released. As always, I highly recommend using color stories as inspiration for your next look using products you already own (try layering two shades together to get closer, too!).

Also, Divine Rose II will be restocked tomorrow at 9AM EST on Pat McGrath’s website — get 10% off with code BLOOM10!

About This Series

Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.

You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!

Create a Color Story

Feeling inspired? Share your own color story using this palette or create a color story from scratch.

Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Gold Nectar, Lotus Luxe, Synthetica, Xtreme Aubergine

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Blitz Violet Orchid, Astral Solstice, Blitz Brown, Xtreme Mahogany

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Blitz Aquamarine, VR Fire Opal, Blitz Purple, Paranormal

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Blitz Violet Orchid, Sterling, VR Emerald, Beyond Bronze 003

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

VR Sextraterrestrial, Sinful, Wicked Envy, Vermillion Venom

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Astral Gold Allure, VR Emerald, Bronze Struck, Deep Shade

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Astral Gold Allure, Antique Gold 002, Enraptured, Gigabyte

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Astral Rose Orchid, Rose Quartz 005, Smoked Amethyst, Xtreme Black

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Blue Blood, Gigabyte, Blitz Bordeaux, Disobedient

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Pale Fire, Electron, Synthetica, Velouria

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Enraptured, Blitz Flame, Blitz Purple, Xtreme Aubergine

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Astral White, Blitz Aquamarine, Purple Reign, Blitz Amethyst

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

VR Fire Opal, Metallurgy, Night Creature, Paradiso

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Gilty Pleasure, Ritualistic, Lazarus, Dark

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Pale Fire, Skinshow Moon Glow, Blitz Brown, Velouria

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

VR Fire Opal, VR Nectar, VR Violet, VR Sextraterrestrial

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Rose Quartz 005, Rose Gold 005, Bronze 005, Blood Moon 005

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Astral Rose Orchid, Rose Venus, Rose Quartz 005, Xtreme Aubergine

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Blitz Purple, Pale Gold 002, Lapis Luxury, Dark Matter

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Synthetica, Divine Mink, Blitz Blue, Substance

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Crimson Fire, Rose Seduction, Purple Reign, Xtreme Black

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Blitz Violet Orchid, Astral White, Synthetica, Blitz Purple

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Divine Mink, Sinful, Blood Moon 005, Vermillion Venom

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Crimson Fire, Bronze Gold 003, Wicked Envy, Xtreme Mahogany

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Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows

Galactic Gold, Antique Gold 002, Refined Gold 002, Gold Standard

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Thanks Christine, that’s amazing. During lockdown I’ve really enjoyed using your colour stories, definitely trying to get out of my comfort zone!

Wow Christine!!! Your color curations are incomparable and I love seeing your take on creating combinations with these palettes that it is sometimes hard to see looks with! Of the looks you compiled, do you have one that you like the most?

From this round, definitely #11… galaxy vibes, which I adore. Followed by #9 (more space-like but make it earthy) and #13 (I love green/purple together).

They are all so beautiful! I like her cleaner, less muted colours so I love #10 for a soft ethereal type of look especially with Electron which I wish was made permanent. I love #20 because the taupe, gray and blue / violet make me think of a darker version of Subliminal (I would love to see a follow up to Subliminal) and then #22 is also perfect because her blurples are so cool.

I actually saved all the combinations before I went to bed last night. This popped up in my email just as I was closing my computer and I couldn’t resist peaking at it. Now to spend a play day with my eyes, can’t wait!

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