Lipstick -Pat McGrath Labs -Lust MatteTrance in Elson

on 2/15/2018 7:11:00 AM

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I picked up this lipstick in a set through Sephora. It came with Elson and Omi in red packaging. The color of Elson is a beautiful blue based red. To me, this is a candy apple red. I tend to prefer yellow based reds because it suits my skin tone better but I did find that I was able to wear this shade even with my fair skin tone. The pigmentation on this lipstick is outstanding. It just glides on and is completely opaque. I didn't have any patchy areas. It does transfer so be careful. I like to blot after I apply lipstick. The texture felt smooth and it was comfortable to wear. It didn't dry my lips out. Without eating or drinking, it lasted a few hours before I needed to reapply. The packaging is beautiful. It comes in a sleek tube, mine was red because of the set but usually it's black and there is a pair of gold lips on the front. I'm impressed with the Pat McGrath lipsticks so far. I think she did a wonderful job. I was so disappointed in her highlighter sets and eye shadows but the lipsticks are the real star of the line.

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Lipstick -Pat McGrath Labs -Lust MatteTrance in Elson

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This was a "new mom" gift to my from a friend who wanted me to have a Moody posting lipstick to put on and feel good. WOW! I told her she nailed it and I'm calling this "Million Dollar Red" because the color just lights up my face and makes me feel like a million bucks. This is a beautiful, rich red with the depth and richness of an intense burgundy, but the warmth and wearability of a good brick red. It works for day into night and depending on how you prep your lips, you will hardly need to reapply from the former to the latter. The packaging is the most luxurious I own: reminiscent of a Dali creation. The matte formula is amazingly comfortable and didn't dry out my lips a bit- even in 12degree f Midwest winter weather. I am a red lipstick collector and this is my new favorite. If you have a neutral or gold-undertoned complexion, Elson will rock your world!

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Eyeliner -Pat McGrath Labs -PermaGel ultra glide eyepencil

on 1/29/2018 11:15:00 PM

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It sadly transferred and smudged all over my eyelids and underneath them. This wasn't even on my waterline, just on my lids. It was not long lasting unfortunately. Will have to return this.


Lipstick -Pat McGrath Labs -LuxeTrance Lipstick (all)

on 1/8/2018 7:26:00 PM

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I've never experienced lipstick like this before, which dang well better be true because this is the most expensive lipstick I've ever bought. Purchased in Sextrology and Beautiful Creature. I will definitely repurchase Beautiful Creature. Sextrology might be a better summer color for me, it isn't doing much for my winter skin. I'll try it if my part of the world ever thaws.

Pros:

-Gorgeous. Beautiful Creature applies perfectly (dark color but no lip liner needed) and looks amazing. Worth the price for how awesome it looks. Seriously, apply this and gape at the gorgeousness.
-Smells like air. Like straight-up nothing. I prefer this to even the lovely scent of a MAC lipstick. Good for migraine sufferers.
-The tube feels weighty and expensive.
-The packaging it came in, holy cow. I keep the packaging and use it as a lipstick carrier. Solid, useful packaging. Is anybody else doing that? Serious question. If you know of other companies that do this, message me, because I will check them out.
-no bleeding or feathering, but I never experience bleeding or feathering with lipstick.
-Not just a lipstick, it is an experience. Don't know how else to explain it.

Cons:

-Wicked Expensive (but worth it)
-Doesn't stain so it wears poorly, also needs to be reapplied a lot (one lipstick off for that)
-The lips are cheesy (but I don't care)

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Lips -Pat McGrath Labs -Matte Trance Lipstick

on 1/8/2018 6:42:00 AM

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Although you don't need every single shade from this range, I am convinced there is at least one lipstick here for everyone.

Pat has worked with so many brands before, you can tell she's mastered her formulas, because these matte lipsticks are exactly what they claim to be: pigmented, long-lasting, user-friendly, lightweight, opaque. Some shades are a touch drier than others, but if you love a traditional bullet-lipstick, these are totally up your alley.

I only bought her bright red shades, because these are the colours I wear often. Elson must be my number one favourite; you can see swatches and other product details in a separate review here (http://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2018/01/07/Worlds-Best-Matte-Lipsticks-Feat-Pat-McGrath) but if you were looking for ONE - this is it. It is going to look perfect on every single person.

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Lipstick -Pat McGrath Labs -LuxeTrance Lipstick (all)

on 12/22/2017 3:59:00 AM

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This is hands down the best lipstick I’ve ever worn. I’ve never been more impressed with a lipstick! It’s so pigmented and comfortable and I swear it’s hydrating. It lasts for hours before my lips get dry & it’s still there when they do! Right now I only have Madame Greige, it’s the most beautiful mauve ever.
It’s been compared to Bite’s Cava but Cava is much lighter & more drying. I have backups of Madame Greige on my list. The only negative is the price point. $38 for a lipstick bullet is pricey. Try to catch it on a sale but it’s worth it if you can’t.

* also, the shades appear WAYYYY darker on Sephora’s site than they are irl. Pat ships fast from her site so if you aren’t committed to your points or trying to make rouge, it’s worth ordering from her site when she has sales.

Best lipstick 💄 everrrrrr!!!

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Eyeliner -Pat McGrath Labs -PermaGel ultra glide eyepencil

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Pros: Very soft, no tugging on the eye. Very pigmented.

Cons: Does not stay put on my waterline. It definately transfers to the lower waterline and migrates to the inner corner.

I purchased this to use in my waterline, but my cheap Essence liners do a much better job staying put in my waterline. The Pat Mcgrath does stay put on the upper and lower lid but it is hard to get a detailed line due to the softness.

At $25 each, I won't return but I also won't repurchase.


Lipstick -Pat McGrath Labs -LuxeTrance Lipstick (all)

on 11/30/2017 7:26:00 PM

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Sadly, disappointed in this extremely pricey product. I ordered Natural Unnatural as an absurdly expensive birthday present thinking it was the perfect shade (it is, initially) and that it would last all day.

Nope!

When first applied, the shade is a magnificent brown-red with slightly plummy undertones that looks fabulous with my dark hair and super pale skin. It looks smooth at first, but quickly looks dry and stains red in dryer areas. So in an hour, I had intense orangey red patches in the middle of my lips, but none on the outside and the inner portion. I just can't make this work.

For the price, I expected way better. The lipliner is absolutely bizarre and collects in pigment clumps. With or without primer, it just doesn't apply. Maybe I have a bad batch? I'll return to my favourite Pixi lipliner at a fraction of the cost.

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Eyeliner -Pat McGrath Labs -PermaGel ultra glide eyepencil

on 11/14/2017 12:14:00 AM

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This eyepencil is let's say, a holy grail, it's all what the name suggest: it don't budge at all once you draw the line it stays there from morning to night, it glides like magic and it's a very true black, amazing pigmentation. I tried it on my upperlid and it stayed there forever, even when I slightly touch it after it set it didn't transfer at all. I didn't try my waterline. It's removed easily with any facial wash or makeup remover. An excellent product ! It comes in a beautiful package with a sharpener.


Lips -Pat McGrath Labs -Matte Trance Lipstick

on 11/10/2017 12:05:00 AM

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I tried the deep burgundy shade. It changed color on me in an uneven way...parts of my lip were bright red after not even an hour. It didn't wear very well and was patchy and drying. It looked like a Revlon matte lipstick I remember trying from back in the day (80s or 90s) when they started with the whole Colorstay thing. At the same time, I found it smearing off everywhere including on my face and on my teeth. I hate to be the sole dissenter here because I know she has a following, but I just didnt like this at all. I wouldn't like it at any price, but at $38 it's a definite no way for me.

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Lipstick -Pat McGrath Labs -LuxeTrance Lipstick (all)

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I bought two of these based on hype- Realness and Madame Greige. I like the colors, and I like the formula, but the hype is lost on me. It's just lipstick. My favorite lipstick formula right now is the Hourglass Confession lipstick formula, which is an awful shame because for the amount of product you get in the tube, it's robbery. Had these LuxeTrance lipsticks compared in formula, I would buy way too many of them! Madame Greige is actually going back to Sephora because on my lips, it's nearly identical to Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick in Thistle, a formula I highly prefer. I'd call the LuxeTrance lipsticks a satin to demi-matte finish, more matte than I was expecting, honestly, though I've yet to try the MatteTrance formula to compare. Realness is a keeper for me, based on color alone. It's a gorgeous MLBB type shade. Warmer than my favorite MLBB, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk, it's not quite a rosewood shade, it's lighter and less red, it's actually a pink brown shade that I don't currently have a dupe for, which is funny considering that's the largest chunk of my 400+ lipstick collection. I haven't decided if I want to try more of the McGrath lipsticks or not. I know I'm uninterested in more from the Luxetrance line unless a color just knocks my socks off. Maybe once the MatteTrance colors are back in stock, I'll pick one up to compare and I'll understand the hype THEN. But for now, my preferences on formula still go to Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass Confession, Estee Lauder Pure Envy Sculpting, Bite Amuse Bouche, MAC Satin (and some of their mattes- not Retro matte, though!) and Urban Decay Vice.

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Lipstick -Pat McGrath Labs -Lust MatteTrance in Elson

on 11/7/2017 7:21:00 PM

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I love Pat McGrath Labs Lust MatteTrance in Elson. I find Elson to be a true red or close enough to one. It looks amazing on me but I already love red lipstick anyway and always have.

Those lipsticks are pricey mostly because of the heavy, good quality and very pretty packaging but at least the formula appears to last about 90 to 95% on the lips WITHOUT any lip liner on after eating a lot of pasta and a small salad with oily vinaigrette on it. The formula also feels quite comfortable on my lips for a matte formula and also feels very lightweight. Pat McGrath Labs Lust MatteTrance have no scent and no flavor.

I bought the Colour Blitz trio so I have Obsessed and Full Panic as well. I also have McMenamy. I keep trying to buy the lovely medium reddish brown color called Flesh 3 but it's always sold out everywhere.

I have also recently bought three of the Lust LuxeTrance lipsticks.

I will keep buying the Pat McGrath Labs Lust MatteTrance lipsticks until kingdom come. I am OBSESSED indeed!

I wear Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Seychelles.

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Lips -Pat McGrath Labs -Matte Trance Lipstick

on 11/7/2017 7:01:00 PM

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I love the Lust MatteTrance lipsticks by Pat McGrath Labs. I have four of the colors but I want a fifth color called Flesh 3 which Pat McGrath Labs and Sephora are both always sold out of.

I love it. I find the formula to be quite long wearing even after eating oily foods and definitely after drinking. Those lipsticks feel comfortable on the lips for matte lipsticks, they feel very lightweight on my lips and have no scent or flavor. I wear them without lip liners. The packaging is very pretty and of amazing quality.



I wear Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Seychelles

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Highlighters -Pat McGrath Labs -Skin Fetish 003 (all shades)

on 11/4/2017 5:39:00 AM

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I bought both of the highlighter sets when they were released on Sephora. I've tried multiple times to get these highlighters to work for me and I can't do it. I original saw these highlighters in person when I went to a Miss Fame makeup class in Los Angeles. He had them before the release date and had passed around the pressed highlighters and I fell in love. They looked so cool. The pink shade had a gorgeous halographic sheen to it. Of course, I didn't swatch it, it wasn't mine, so I went by how it looked in the pan. The sets came with a brush, highlighter, and a double ended highlighter stick. One end of the stick is just clear gloss that you can layer the pressed highlighter over. The other end had a cream highlighter. I'm super pale and these didn't even show up on me. The brush is cheap and I couldn't use it to apply highlighter. The bristles are too loose and it didn't pick up product. The packaging overall is cheap, for the price, I would have rather had less products that were good than a bunch of subpar items I never use. Everything came in a bag filled with sequins. It's a cool concept but it just made a mess and I tried to keep the sequins and repurpose them but I never did. I ended up throwing them out after about a year. It irritates me that none of these products worked for me. I don't mind spending money if the products deliver. I'm surprised by the good amount of reviews. I guess I just couldn't get them to work for me and I've tried for a long time.

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Eyes -Pat McGrath Labs -Dark Star 006

on 11/4/2017 5:29:00 AM

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This is the second kit I've bought from the Pat McGrath line. I am a huge fan of her as a makeup artist and I was so excited when she came out with her own makeup line. I find this set to be cheaply made and way overpriced. I didn't like the brown shadow, it was patchy on me and didn't blend well. I'm pale and I could barely get this to show up on my eyes. I layered it over the black eye shadow and it looked muddy. I applied the brown shadow wet and it looked even worse and I was unable to blend it out. The eye gloss just makes everything crease on me. The black eye pencil is a chubby stick formula so you can't get a precise top line with it. I used it as a base for the eye shadow and it didn't work. The highlight color was pretty but it blended down to nothing. I even used it over MAC paint pot as a primer. I don't think I'll ever buy anything else from her line. This is the second purchase where I was disappointed.

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