Pat McGrath Dark Galaxy MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that has come and gone, and based on what the brand has said, I wouldn’t expect this palette to be re-released. Smoked Amethyst is a repromote, while the other shades are new. CosmiK and Odyssey are the most interesting shades in the palette, while the others are more dupable in my eyes.
The palette performed well with most shades having mostly opaque to opaque coverage, nine-hour wear, and were blendable and easy to work with. I felt that the quality was consistent with past eyeshadows released by the brand.
CosmiK is a light-medium, peachy copper base with flecks of cooler pink-to-violet shifting sparkle. It had good color coverage but had to be built up, applied with a fingertip or applied with a dampened brush to get to full opacity–the base pigment seemed more translucent. The texture felt dense without being overly thick that it became difficult to pick up, so it remained easy to apply and use overall. It stayed on nicely for nine and a half hours before creasing faintly.
Pat McGrath Venomous Void EYEdols Eyeshadow
Venomous Void is a medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was finely-milled, velvety, and more substantial so I didn’t experience fallout, but there was a touch of kick up in the pan when I worked with the color. It lasted well for nine hours on me before fading visibly.
Saturnalia is a medium-dark red with strong, warm orange undertones and a pearly sheen paired with flecks of pink and gold micro-sparkle. It had opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges without losing its intensity. The texture was dense without being too firmly pressed into the pan or too thick in texture, so it still sat well on my skin. It wore well for 10 hours before fading noticeably.
Smoked Amethyst is a blackened purple base with flecks of fine, purple and red pearl throughout. The texture was lightly creamy, dense but not too firmly pressed into the pan, so it wasn’t stiff to work with and still picked up well with a brush. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation in a single pass, which applied evenly and blended out without issue. It stayed on well for 10 hours before showing signs of wear.
Odysseyis a dirty plum base with warmer, brown undertones with a lavender to copper shift paired with a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was blendable and adhered evenly to bare skin. This shade lasted nicely for 10 hours before creasing slightly.
Pat McGrath Bronze Nebula EYEdols Eyeshadow
Bronze Nebula is a medium copper with warm, brown undertones and a metallic sheen with faint micro-sparkle throughout. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that felt firmer to the touch but was more yielding after a single use. It wore well for nine and a half hours before fading a bit, but there was a touch of fallout over time.