Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 1)

Enraptured

Pat McGrath Enraptured Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a rich, molten gold with warm, golden undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, while the texture was soft, lightly creamy, and smooth to the touch, though it is so easy to blend out and so pigmented that a little goes a long way–I highly recommend using a bit less than you’d think to use normally! The eyeshadow applied beautifully to bare skin and lasted well for nine and a half hours on me. It was consistent with version from the Subliminal Dark Star palette.

Too Faced Chocolate Gold (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Pat McGrath Gold Standard (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar).Too Faced Warm and Toasty (LE, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (95% similar).Bad Habit Grand Plie (PiP, ) (90% similar).Colour Pop Two Birds (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Natasha Denona Oro (PiP, $29.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar).MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Urban Decay Glory (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar).bareMinerals Hoopla (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 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.

Ingredients

Celestial

Pat McGrath Celestial Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a soft, golden beige with a sparkling finish. The texture was drier, which also felt a bit firm/stiff, and I needed to push more firmly against the surface to get good pigmentation out of the shade. It seemed harder to get some of the sparkles to translate onto my skin as a result. The eyeshadow blended out easily once on my skin and stayed on well for nine hours. The single version was a bit drier, less cream-like compared to the version in the Sublime Bronze Temptation palette.

Tom Ford Beauty Leopard Sun #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d’Ambre #2 (Eye Color) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).Anastasia Primavera (PiP, $12.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).Colour Pop Sailor (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Chanel Lueurs Ambrees #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Stila Starlight (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).NARS Tropical Express #2 (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).MAC Kitties (PiP, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).MAC Sunstoned (LE, $17.00) (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 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.

Ingredients

Sextrovert

Pat McGrath Sextrovert Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a soft bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that felt dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin, blended easily along the edges, and stayed on well for nine and a half hours on me. It was consistent with the version from the Subliminal Platinum Bronze palette.

Pat McGrath Bronze Struck (PiP, $25.00) is darker (95% similar).Gucci Beauty Oxydus (P, $37.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Urban Decay Influence (Lightbeam) (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).Too Faced Caramelized (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).Urban Decay Distilled (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Make Up For Ever ME658 Golden Brown (DC, $21.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar).Burberry Gold #2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).Urban Decay Smog (P, $19.00) is more muted (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 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.

Ingredients

Telepathic Taupe

Pat McGrath Telepathic Taupe Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, medium bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The color coverage was opaque in one layer, while the texture was smooth to the touch, creamy without being too dense or too thick on my lid. The color went on evenly, maintained its intensity but was still blendable along the edges. It wore nicely for just over nine hours on me before fading a bit. It was consistent with the version from the Subliminal Platinum Bronze palette.

Guerlain Electric Look #10 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).Fenty Beauty Ice Dunes (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).bareMinerals Stay Golden (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Colour Pop Blaze (PiP, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Urban Decay Smog (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Sephora Jump Into the Mud (340) (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).YSL Avant Garde #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #7 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Maybelline Bold Gold (P, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Rush Hour (LE, $7.00) 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 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.

Ingredients

Divine Mink

Pat McGrath Divine Mink Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep, charcoal gray with cool undertones and a metallic finish. It had an incredibly creamy, smooth consistency that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. It had intense pigmentation–where a little went a long way–that stayed on well for almost 10 hours before fading on me. It was consistent with the version found in the Decadence palette.

Urban Decay Drift (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar).Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar).Tarina Tarantino Lovely #3 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Urban Decay Afterhours (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Tory Burch Beauty Stone Cold (P, ) is lighter (90% similar).Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).MAC Light of the Silvery Moon (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Knight Divine (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Bobbi Brown Silver (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).Stila Vivid Labradorite (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (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 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.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Stearyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Behenate, Zinc Stearate, Honey Extract, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Octadecene, Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water, Talc, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Carmine (Ci 75470).

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