Lipstick -PAT MCGRATH LABS -MatteTrance Lipstick in Flesh 3

on 12/9/2018 9:38:00 PM







Pros:
Very unique true matte finish in a bullet lipstick, which I love

Cons:
This color is very flattering on so many people, but it washes me out a bit and I'm not sure when I would wear it.

Overall: 4* - it's beautiful, it's pigmented, and it wears well. If you want a matte brick red, this is a very unique color. It is just not a color I turn to or particularly flatters me. I'm on the fence on if I would buy it again. I'd be willing to give it another try one day.


Palettes -PAT MCGRATH LABS -Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette - Bronze Seduction

on 12/7/2018 1:58:00 PM

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This was my first ever Pat McGrath purchase and let me say, this is my favourite eye shadow formula of all time. I used to be all about the mattes for my hooded eyes, but because of this formula, i've suddenly been converted to the complete opposite end of that spectrum. Don't get me wrong, her mattes are still excellent... great pigmentation but still blendable, but I wouldn't say they're as heads and tails better than other formulas on the market like her shimmer/glitters are. I could go either way between Natasha Denona's creamy mattes and pat's, but her other formulas, amazing and it's no contest with ND in my opinion.

Of her full sized palettes, this colour story speaks to me the most. I did end up purchasing additional palettes after this one, including sublime and 2 mthrshp palettes, but this is still my favourite. I can't even describe how great the formula is, i dont experience a lot of fall out at all, though i usually use my fingers for the non-matte shades, but you still get this extra dimensional, multi-faceted goodness without the mess. I don't even know how to describe you, you just need to see it yourself.

Would I recommend? Abso-freaking-lutely... if you can afford it. I had a $100CAD GC to Sephora before I could bring myself to actually dish out $170CAD on an eyeshadow palette... and I haven't purchased any Pat McGrath product without a discount at sephora to date, but let me tell you, I don't need to try any other shimmer/glitter formula ever for rest of my life and I would be content.

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Palettes -PAT MCGRATH LABS -Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette - Bronze Seduction

on 12/3/2018 7:06:00 PM

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First, if there was a way to give this palette twice the rating for its packaging - of course we all would. Right down to the beveled mirror on the inside, this shadow is housed in the most luxurious casing imaginable. Absolutely. Gorgeous. Now, on to the shadows... which are unique and beautiful - certainly nothing like what one finds anywhere else (including Denona, Huda or ABA) on the make up market. That said, this palette may not be for everyone. A mixture of some matte shadows and lots of shimmer/glittery duo tone shades - this eyeshadow masterpiece requires expertise and an occasion. If you don’t like glitter, some of the shades won’t be to your liking. The pigmentation is crazy and so if you want a fast effortless look with these, and you don’t have an experienced hand you could have problems. I am “of an age” and some of the glitter/shimmer doesn’t work on me like it would on a younger gal. But ... these colors are literally iridescent and one of a kind ... if you are an eyeshadow junkie like I am you will be compelled to own this. There is no question that I want it in my collection - the question is: how many of her palettes can I afford?

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Lips -PAT MCGRATH LABS -Matte Trance Lipstick

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Matte Trance lipstick is probably the best matte lipstick out there. The formula feels great on the lips, the color layers well and is long wearing for a lipstick.
My first lipstick was Vendetta and it is a very beautiful dark red. From that, my collection now includes the shades in her holiday collection. The nudes are beautiful as well as the pinks. Again, I do recommend the use of a lip liner and an exfoliated lip because it will enhance flakes on the lips, but I found that the the formula still glides on the lips. Another thing I love about this lipstick is the packaging it comes in. It is heavy, magnetic and the lips are super cute. Overall, this was a good purchase for me and I highly recommend this lipstick.


Lipstick -PAT MCGRATH LABS -LuxeTrance Lipstick - Valletta

on 11/22/2018 1:33:00 AM

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Here is a swatch of Pat McGrath LuxeTrance in Valletta, described as a “neutral peach”

Pros:
Silky smooth applications
Unique pale peach nude color

Cons:
Like with all peach lipsticks, it may not work with your skintone

Overall: 4.5* great application and formula, though it can be a tricky color to wear, it is quite flattering


Lipstick -PAT MCGRATH LABS -MatteTrance Lipstick (Limited Edition) - Full Panic

on 11/18/2018 5:52:00 PM

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Pros:
Incredible pigmentation
It's has a beautiful true matte texture

Cons:
Dry texture

Overall:
4* - this is pretty flattering on me for such a bright shade, but it's the kind of shade I'd like some gloss to. The formulation overall is nice but can be dry.


Lipstick -PAT MCGRATH LABS -MatteTrance Lipstick - Antidote

on 11/17/2018 4:20:00 PM

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Pros:
Pretty velvety matte texture

Cons:
Pretty, but I don't think I'm going to wear this color often
Brings out dryness in your lips

Overall
4* - good formulation, I'm just not that into this color in a matte


Lipstick -PAT MCGRATH LABS -MatteTrance Lipstick - 1995

on 11/17/2018 3:39:00 PM

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Pros:
Love the texture, it's a nice matte. Please note it's not as flat of a matte that many liquid lipsticks are.
A flattering neutral shade, which I have a hard time finding

Cons:
Like most matte lipsticks, shows any dryness you have in your lips

Overall:
4.5* - I like the color and texture. I think it looks best when applied lightly or it brings out the flaws in your lips too much

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Eye Shadow -PAT MCGRATH LABS -MTHRSHP Subversive Metalmorphosis Eyeshadow Palette

on 11/12/2018 12:57:00 PM

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There's always so much hype surrounding new makeup releases, and this time I fell for it since I always love metallic eyeshadow looks. The PAT MCGRATH LABS MTHRSHP Subversive Metalmorphosis Eyeshadow Palette had a lot of hype surrounding it, and there are pluses and minuses to this palette. I must add that I find the packaging super annoying because it keeps shutting when you are using it, and it makes it difficult to stack with other palettes. Some of the shadows are very easy to work with and metallic. The darkest shadow is a little patchy and isn't as metallic as the other shades. If you like to use a light color on your brow bone you're going to need another palette. These shadows are okay, but they didn't wow me. I wouldn't repurchase these because I just wasn't as wowed as I thought I would be. My video review with swatches can be seen here:



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Eye Shadow -PAT MCGRATH LABS -Mothership Subliminal I Eye Shadow Palette

on 11/6/2018 1:06:00 AM

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These are the World's best eyeshadow palettes. Period.

Used to be Natasha Denona, but not until Pat came along. Ah, I just wish these were not so expensive, but even then - they are worth every penny (in case you don't mind splurging on a luxurious palette that actually delivers).

Subliminal I is my recent purchase. I have started with Pat's smaller (6-pan) palettes, but to me bigger palettes make more sense purely because they offer these unique, duochrome-glittery pigments that smaller palettes don't have. These shift on the eye so beautifully and are best applied with fingers. Subliminal I is a neutral-cool toned palette and it is hands down the best palette of its kind on the market today. The gold, the blue and both pigments on the right-hand side make this product so special. You can create a plethora of looks with this palette alone: stick to the left-hand side during the day, pop one of the last four colours during the night and really - there are no limits! Layer duochromes over Xtreme Black and, again, you will get a whole new colour. These shades mix so well together!

I have unedited swatches in a separate review here, for those of you interested in this or other PMG LABS palettes (https://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2018/11/04/MOTHERSHIP-Eyeshadow-Palettes-By-Pat-McGrath-LABS-Review). Hope it helps!


Palettes -PAT MCGRATH LABS -Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette - Bronze Seduction

on 11/6/2018 12:53:00 AM

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When it comes back in stock - DO NOT EVEN SLEEP ON IT!

This must be the brand's best palette yet. I have seen/tried nearly every single palette that Pat has (including mini palettes), but Bronze Seduction is just absolutely gorgeous. I am not sure why I did not invest in it sooner - it is worth every penny. There is a nice mix of mattes, satin/metallics and pressed glittery pigments here. Two are duochromes, which you won't be able to dupe. Then you have a day-time appropriate beige with shimmer, which is more on a subtle side and of course the most beautiful shade in the palette (to me that is) Rose Gold 005. It has so much sparkle, I am absolutely intrigued by how Pat managed to press this glitter into the palette. It is absolutely foiled and delicious. Then you also have your deep warm tones and shade called Xtreme Aubergine, which is a wonderful alternative to black. And of course the most stunning of them all - VR Fire Opal. Fire indeed! This shade shifts from green to gold to blue to purple to pink - ah! Witchcraft at its finest.

I am hoping that Pat brings it back asap, because the hype is real and this is literally the best holiday (gift) investment in my book. Now, of course most of the glittery shades require a glue or tacky base for the pigment to stick to. There might be a minor glitter fallout during application (never during the day), so probably it is best to do your eye makeup first if you want to use one of them. Mattes do not have kick-up/fallout. I do recommend applying shimmers/glitters with your fingers. You will not even need to wet any of these shadows, they're so rich in colour!

I have unedited swatches and makeup demo in a separate review here, for those of you interested (https://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2018/11/04/MOTHERSHIP-Eyeshadow-Palettes-By-Pat-McGrath-LABS-Review) hope it helps you guys!

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Lip Treatments -PAT MCGRATH LABS -Lip Fetish Lip Balm

on 10/28/2018 10:01:00 PM

This is for the color Cherry. The packaging is beautiful. The balm itself is very moisturizing & the pigmentation is good. The color leans more pink red than orange red.I think I’m more impressed with the packaging than the inside though. I do love pulling out the bullet to use.
Not sure I like as much as my Yves Saint Laurent “stick in oil”.

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Palettes -PAT MCGRATH LABS -Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette - Bronze Seduction

on 10/22/2018 3:50:00 PM

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What can I say? I am down with calling Pat McGrath "mother". I bought the first three Mothership palettes, skipped Decadence, and bought two of the small 6-pan palettes. Thus, I have drank the Kool-aid. This is one of my favorite Mothership palettes. I especially like this one and the blue one (Subliminal). If you don't enjoy applying eyeshadow with your finger or if you aren't a fan of glittery textures, you might not enjoy this palette as much as me. If the price horrifies you, you should probably skip it as well. At the end of the day, it's just an eyeshadow palette. A darn fine eyeshadow palette, but an eyeshadow palette.

There are a lot of different textures in this palette. I really enjoy the textures and the way that this palette can be used to create quite a few different looks (even a neutral look can be done, but that's not where this palette excels). Colors like Blitz Flame (metallic red) and Rose Gold 005 (shimmery, glittery rose gold) stand out as faves for me. I love any of the PML shadows that start with "VR", and VR Fire Opal is gorgeous. I use Entrapment as a transition shade; it's solid, but not changing my world. I was happy to see Xtreme Aubergine as the darkest shadow, instead of black again (though the matte black in the other Mothership palettes is bomb). Astral Luna Gold has very little pigment in the base and is basically little gold glitters (more pronounced as actually glitter than the special shades in the other Mothership palettes if you ask me). I wore a look from this palette that featured Rose Gold 005 on the lid, Blitz Flame on my lower lash line, and Xtreme Aubergine in the crease with Entrapment as transition and Skinshow Divine Glow lightly on the brow bone; I ran into a friend I hadn't seen for awhile, and she exclaimed over and over at how good my eyeshadow looked. It really is something special.

The packaging is beautiful and heavy with a beveled mirror. Pat actually put the name of the palette on this one! (on the bottom, but I'll take it) The names of the shadows are on an insert. I cut the insert down so that I can place it inside the palettes to keep it.

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Palettes -PAT MCGRATH LABS -Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette - Bronze Seduction

on 10/19/2018 4:53:00 PM

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This was my first ever Pat McGrath product so other than what I’ve read in reviews I wasn’t sure what the eyeshadows were really like and when I first swatched them on my arm I have to say I was disappointed because they seemed quite chalky and patchy. That was until I used them on my eyes, I have never used such beautiful eyeshadows that blend so effortlessly. Considering how they swatched I didn’t think for one minute they would be any better on the eyes, how wrong was I?! The dark shadows are so easy at blending out and creating a smokey eye with this palette is literally like child’s play. The duochrome shadows are stunning. They do come off very glittery but considering how well this palette performs that’s a minor detail. Pat McGrath has created a beauty in this palette and I can only imagine how good her other ones are too. How it’s taken me this long to jump on the PM train I don’t know but I’m hooked. The packaging feels so expensive and luxurious that you can tell it’s high end. The colour theme in this palette is spot on and it really is exciting to experiment with this palette. I just can’t wait for her next collection to arrive. If anyone is still debating whether it’s worth spending that much on a PM palette, trust me it’s worth every penny and more and you can see that within the quality of these shadows. She is probably the only one truly killing it in the makeup game right now. I 1000% recommend this palette.

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Eye Shadow -PAT MCGRATH LABS -MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette

on 10/7/2018 5:16:00 PM

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I bought the Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette and I love it. It's a palette full of warm shades of browns, bronzes, coppers and golds that are mostly shimmery but can easily be worn during the day and long into the night and would never clash with any shade of lipstick at all.

I recommend this palette for anyone who has warm undertones in their skin but I can see this eyeshadow palette looking suitable on a number of different skin tones either way.


Fashion Fair Butterscotch, Black Opal Truly Topaz, Nars Malaga

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