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Pat McGrath Celestial Divinity Mega MTHRSHP Palette Review & Swatches

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Celestial Divinity

Pat McGrath Celestial Divinity Mega MTHRSHP Eyeshadow PalettePat McGrath Celestial Divinity Mega MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette ($78.00 for 0.684 oz.) is a new, limited edition mega-sized palette with 18 shades that are about the size of a dime and are most comparable in size to last year’s Eye Ecstasy palettes. A typical full-sized eyeshadow is around 0.05 oz., and each of the eyeshadows in the palette is 0.038 oz., so there’s plenty of product. They are about half the size or less than the brand’s regular MTHRSHPs and original Mothership palettes. The individual pans are large enough that there are no issues getting a variety of eye brushes into each shade.

12 of the eyeshadows–the two left-most columns and two right-most columns–are shades from the Star Wars MTHRSHP palettes released last year, which were very quick to sell out and one of the more frustrating Pat McGrath launches to-date. I’m exceedingly happy to see the brand bring them back in some form–I love that people who missed out will be able to get the shades if that was what appealed to them. I’d rather more people enjoy it than less; those who paid more or put in more time for the original release have already had the benefit of using those palettes for almost a year now.

The quality of the palette was fantastic–there were no duds and only a couple of shades with anything really “negative” to mention–but almost every shade was intensely pigmented, had good adhesion, blended out readily, and had good wear. Lunar Champagne was the “weakest” to me, as it was chunkier and more loosely-pressed, so it applied better with a fingertip or a dampened brush to minimize fallout.

The quality, texture, and colors were very consistent with the past releases of the shades, too, which is always nice to see. I know that my biggest concern with this palette and its price point (I had guessed closer to $125 to compete with Natasha Denona’s 28-pan midi from last year) and whether there’d be a drop in quality, but I’m thrilled to report that it was extremely consistent (more so than a lot of brands, actually!).

I think the palette is one of the less cohesive color stories released by the brand, which is part of what makes pre-made palettes more compelling to purchase. It’s more of a complementary palette than a standalone as it is dominated by shimmer–only three shades are matte–but would work well paired with your favorite matte eyeshadows.

Like a lot of holiday releases, this seems geared toward getting new customers or passerbys of the brand–someone who pays attention but doesn’t usually end up purchasing. The packaging should feel “better” than the Eye Ecstasy packaging, and I didn’t find it particularly cheap or different than a typical cardboard palette. The magnetic closure felt stronger than average, and I imagine this is why the eyeshadows are positioned closer to the lid as well.

Of course, the packaging is a massive departure from the original Mothership packaging, but it is significantly cheaper, too… everything I’ve heard and learned from the industry is that packaging is often the excessive cost of a product. If you’re big on packaging, then you might be disappointed, but if you’re all about the actual product inside, the palette is consistent with the brand’s formula across various palettes and releases and well-worth consideration if you enjoy the formula (and don’t have the shades yet) or have always wanted to try the brand.

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Pat McGrath Saturnalia EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Saturnalia EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Saturnalia EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Saturnalia EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Saturnalia EYEdols Eyeshadow

Saturnalia

Saturnalia is a brighter, medium-dark red with warmer undertones and flecks of pink and gold micro-sparkle over a softer sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without issue. The texture was slightly firmer and denser in the pan compared to other shades in the palette but not in a way that made it hard to pick up or to use–and I’d say the lower-level shimmer shades tend to be a bit firmer relative to the more metallic shades in general. It lasted well for 10 hours before fading a bit.

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

  • Natasha Denona Claret (274M) (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Kevyn Aucoin Heat (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Delightful Spark (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Our Secret (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Viseart Clove (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Viseart Nuance #6 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • UOMA Beauty Barranquilla (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Phlox (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Sizzle (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Dragon Bite (148DC) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Talc, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Bronze Nebula

Bronze Nebula is a medium-dark copper with strong, warm reddish-bronze undertones and a golden shimmer that gave it a soft, metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was soft and yielding without being powdery or too loosely-pressed in the pan. I actually felt the texture was improved over the Star Wars’ release of it. This shade wore well for 10 hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Huda Beauty Frazzled (PiP, ) is more shimmery, more muted (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • MAC Jingle Ball Bronze (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Bohemian (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • MAC Golden (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Desert (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Bronzed to Perfection (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Suspicion #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Celestial Eyes (Pop) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay HBIC (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Silica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Copper Powder (Ci 77400).

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Major Mahogany

Major Mahogany is a deeper, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, very lightly powdery but was blendable and had enough substance for it to deliver opaque coverage that didn’t sheer out too readily or lose its intensity when applied and blended out. It stayed on nicely for 10 hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Too Faced Warm and Cozy (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Cute Alert (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Pasha (219CM) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Nude Medium #6 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Dior Matte Brick (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Milani Heat is On (PiP, $5.99) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Shots Fired (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Bougie Babe (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Dimethicone, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sorbic Acid, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499, Ci 77492), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

Pat McGrath Lunar Champagne EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Lunar Champagne EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Lunar Champagne EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Lunar Champagne EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Lunar Champagne EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Lunar Champagne EYEdols Eyeshadow

Lunar Champagne

Lunar Champagne is a light gold with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a slightly drier, more loosely-pressed texture, so there was light fallout when I worked with it using a dry brush. With a fingertip or a dampened brush, fallout wasn’t a concern, and the coverage did ramp up to nearly opaque. It lasted well for 10 hours but had a touch of fallout over time.

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

  • Colour Pop Okay (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Astral Gold Allure (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • NARS Dirty Talk (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Winterfell (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Collision (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Ray (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Dearest (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tarte Top Yacht (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Suz (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Carmine (Ci 75470).

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Pat McGrath Violet Void EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Violet Void EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Violet Void EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Violet Void EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Violet Void EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Violet Void EYEdols Eyeshadow

Violet Void

Violet Void is a deep, violet purple with cooler undertones and more of a blackened base with lighter, brighter shimmer and micro-sparkle. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff that adhered well to bare skin and blended out easily. The texture was soft, smooth, and dense without being too firmly-pressed into the pan; it seemed a touch more yielding and better compared to the original release. It wore nicely for 10 hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • MAC Vio-lit (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Cross Faded (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Anemone (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Stila Vivid Amethyst (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Enchanted (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Shady Bitch (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Amethyst (141M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Deep Purple (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Interstellar (LE, $25.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Blue Dahlia (181DC) (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Silicate, Talc, Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sorbic Acid, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Quercetin, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Gold Standard

Gold Standard is a bright, medium gold with moderate, warm undertones and an intense, metallic finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation achieved in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being overly thick. It stayed on well for 10 hours before showing signs of fading.

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

  • Pat McGrath Enraptured (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Stay Gold (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Rose (LE, $6.99) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Chocolate Gold (LE, $16.00) (90% similar).
  • Juvia’s Place Nubia (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar).
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (DC, $14.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Gold Lust 001 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Pleather Python (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Deep Desire (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492).

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Venomous Void

Venomous Void is a medium, reddish-plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that was buildable to opaque coverage with less than a full, second layer. The consistency was soft, a smidgen powdery in the pan, but it adhered evenly and blended out well. This shade lasted nicely for nine and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Coloured Raine Ladyship (DC, $6.99) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Figgy Pudding (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Confident Eyes (Smoke) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Sephora Talisman (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Love Bite (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Up in the Air (LE, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Paranormal (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Going Steady (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Raisin (182CM) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Pat McGrath Odyssey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Odyssey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Odyssey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Odyssey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Odyssey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Odyssey EYEdols Eyeshadow

Odyssey

Odyssey has a medium, warmer plum base with a sparkling finish that shifted subtly from lavender to copper with contrasting shimmer. It had opaque color coverage paired with a soft, smooth consistency that felt slightly more loosely-pressed compared to some metallics in the palette so it needed to be used with slightly less pressure to avoid fallout. This shade wore well for 10 hours before creasing faintly.

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

  • NABLA Cosmetics Hidden Place (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Major Win (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Mr. Sandman (P, $4.50) is brighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Humoresque (LE, $18.00) is brighter (85% similar).
  • Touch in Sol Holo Mulberry (5) (P, $18.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Strange Love (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Colour Pop Late Bloomer (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Polyglyceryl-10, Pentaisostearate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499, Ci 77491).

Odyssey

LELimited Edition. $25.00.

Pat McGrath Fuchsia Shock EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Fuchsia Shock EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Fuchsia Shock EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Fuchsia Shock EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Fuchsia Shock EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Fuchsia Shock EYEdols Eyeshadow

Fuchsia Shock

Fuchsia Shock is a medium-dark berry with strong, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had intense pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture was dense without being too stiff or difficult to pick up, and it applied evenly to bare skin. It functioned almost as a “semi-matte” as it had a lot less shine compared to other metallics in the palette. It stayed on well for 10 hours before showing signs of fading.

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

  • Sydney Grace Winter Berry (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Amethyst #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Sweet Ruby (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Amulet (P, $5.25) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Viseart Interstellar (GPV2 #25) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Pink Fury (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Pink #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #23 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Colour Pop Ivy League (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

Pat McGrath Megabyte EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Megabyte EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Megabyte EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Megabyte EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Megabyte EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Megabyte EYEdols Eyeshadow

Megabyte

Megabyte is a light-medium, olive green with moderate, warm undertones and warmer, golden shimmer and micro-sparkle throughout a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had rich color coverage that adhered well to bare skin and blended out with ease. The consistency was dense (but not thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan) with a creamy feel. It lasted well for 10 hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Clionadh Rune (P, $5.25) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Joker (P, $7.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Olive U (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Emerald #8 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Kat Von D Immaculate (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop EBB (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Gold Earth (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel (2020) #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Yukon (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Commission (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Talc, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Sorbic Acid, Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499, Ci 77491, Ci 77492).

Bronze

Bronze is a medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The consistency was soft, smooth, lightly creamy, and dense but not overly thick or difficult to pick up. It wore nicely for 10 hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Smashbox 10000 Likes (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (PiP, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Tarte Sunset (PiP, ) (95% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #13 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Glitter Donut (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Tarte Beach Bae (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Viseart Burnt Gold (Siren #4) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Friendspiration (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400).

Bronze

LELimited Edition. $25.00.

Pat McGrath Electron EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Electron EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Electron EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Electron EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Electron EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Electron EYEdols Eyeshadow

Electron

Electron is a brighter, reddened-plum base with an intense, pink-to-violet shift that had a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage paired with a lightly creamy, moderately dense consistency that wasn’t overly slippery or too thick, so it picked up well with a dry brush and blended out well. This shade stayed on well for 10 hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Stila Sea Siren (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Metalhead (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Twilight (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Totally Worth It (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Stila Sunset Cove (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • NYX Volatile (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar).
  • Juvia’s Place Faso (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • LORAC Dream Girl #6 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Kaja Mystical (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silica, Mica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Pat McGrath CosmiK EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath CosmiK EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath CosmiK EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath CosmiK EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath CosmiK EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath CosmiK EYEdols Eyeshadow

CosmiK

CosmiK has a warmer, peachy-copper base with an intense duochrome that shifted from pink-to-violet with a shiny, metallic finish. The texture was smooth, soft, and lightly creamy with good substance so that all of the shimmer and micro-sparkles stayed together and actually adhered to bare skin. I actually felt the texture had more slip and held together better in this follow-up than the original release. It had opaque color coverage that lasted well for 10 hours before fading a bit.

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

  • MAC Tutu Good (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Moonwake (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Hopeless Romantix (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Earthshine (P, $4.50) is brighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Pretty Baby #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath VR Violet (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Awakening (PiP, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Flying Circus (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Fireball (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Sephora Unicorn Dust (361) (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

CosmiK

LELimited Edition. $25.00.

Smoked Amethyst

Smoked Amethyst has a blackened, slightly purplish base with flecks of finer purple and red pearl that gave it a low-level, pearly sheen. It had rich color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that was dense and substantial without being overly firm or thick. I’m always impressed by how well the shimmers bind with the less-shimmery base and isn’t prone to fallout. It wore beautifully for 10 hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Tarte Graphic (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Glee (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Sparkling Moment (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Adi (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Starless Night (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Purple Dust (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar).
  • LORAC Licorice (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Black Matter (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Dance Party (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Talc, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Pat McGrath Dragonfly EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Dragonfly EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Dragonfly EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Dragonfly EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Dragonfly EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Dragonfly EYEdols Eyeshadow

Dragonfly

Dragonfly is a rich, reddish-brown base with an intense, duochrome shift from green-to-gold paired with a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had excellent pigmentation in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The consistency was soft, smooth, and creamy without being too dense or too firmly-pressed into the pan. It stayed on well for 10 hours before showing signs of fading.

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

  • Sydney Grace Red Chameleon (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Girly (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Sassy (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone #8 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Kat Von D On the Road (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Havoc (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Buxom No Faux (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Orion (105DC) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Starry Night (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Scarab (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Venusian Orchid

Venusian Orchid is a medium pink with moderate, warmer undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, silky, and blendable but was a smidgen dusty in the pan (though didn’t seem prone to fallout or sheering out too readily). It had good color payoff that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. There were signs of fading present after nine and a half hours.

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

  • Viseart Cotton Candy (GPV1 #18) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Sugarpill Glory (PiP, $13.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Valentine (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Remission (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Off Balance (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M860 Powdery Pink (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Smashbox Candy (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M806 Antique Pink (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Secret Santa (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Maltodextrin, Poloxamer 338, Alumina, Silica, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499, Ci 77492), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Pat McGrath Galactic Gold EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Galactic Gold EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Galactic Gold EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Galactic Gold EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Galactic Gold EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Galactic Gold EYEdols Eyeshadow

Galactic Gold

Galactic Gold is a lighter gold with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish with a very subtle, greenish-shift or tinge at certain angles. It functioned to make it appear not-as-warm-toned as other golds in the palette, and the green came out to play more visibly when paired with cooler/greener shades. The texture was soft, slightly loosely-pressed compared to other metallics, but it adhered well when pressed and patted into place. It wore nicely for 10 hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Anastasia Inspire (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Suz (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • NARS Let It Whip (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay House Targaryen (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath After Glow (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Day Eyes (Prime) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • Chanel Gemme Doree (844) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Morning Star (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Astral Pink Moon (LE, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tarte Moonlit (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentaisostearate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tin Oxide, Sorbic Acid, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470).

Pat McGrath Corruption EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corruption EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corruption EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corruption EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corruption EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Corruption EYEdols Eyeshadow

Corruption

Corruption has a deeper, plummy base with a shift from brighter, pinky-plum to copper to dirty green. It almost looked like a multichrome to me at times as there was a more distinctive shift between plum-copper-green but the green tinge was quite subtle. The texture was smooth, moderately dense, and slightly more firmly-pressed compared to some of the other metallics, but it was easy to pick up with a dry brush and great adhesion. The opaque coverage stayed on well for 10 hours before fading a bit.

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

  • Melt Cosmetics Morning After (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever Beam (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Amnesia (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Amethyst #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Extragalactic (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Damson (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Queen Mother (PiP, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Moon Lit (LE, $7.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Be Kind (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Shockwave (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silica, Mica, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Boron Nitride, Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).



Source: Temptalia, Author: Christine

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