Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 3)

Burnished Honey

Pat McGrath Burnished Honey Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, medium copper-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was soft, velvety, and a little thinner compared to the brand’s other mattes, though it was blendable and applied evenly to bare skin. It stayed on well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

LORAC Spice (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).Sydney Grace Sunset (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar).Make Up For Ever M738 Auburn (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Criss Cross (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Hooky (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Dose of Colors Wanderlust (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Break Up (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Revenge (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar).Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Smashbox In the Mood (PiP, ) 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 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

Crimson Fire

Pat McGrath Crimson Fire Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The color payoff was opaque in one layer, and I felt like a little went a long way, so you could use less than you might expect. The texture was smooth, dense without being too firmly-pressed in the pan, and lightly creamy. The eyeshadow adhered evenly to my skin and diffused with little effort along the edges. It lasted nicely for nine and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

Coloured Raine Noblewoman (PiP, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).Juvia’s Place Bororo (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Viseart Nuance #6 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Huda Beauty Turkish Delight (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Natasha Denona Purpure (147M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay Supersonic (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Huda Beauty Fling (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Tarte Revel (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, 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

Pale Fire

Pat McGrath Pale Fire Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium, peachy base with cooler pink to peach shimmer paired with a metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that adhered well to my skin and blended out easily. It had a soft, lightly creamy texture that was a bit more loosely-pressed compared to most of the brand’s eyeshadows, but I didn’t have any issues with fallout. This shade wore well for nine hours on me before I noticed any fading. It was actually better than the version found in the Subversive La Vie En Rose palette.

Urban Decay Fireball (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Milani Pink Sand (PiP, $5.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Hopeless Romantix (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #7 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).Colour Pop Ready or Yacht (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Anastasia Gem (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Kat Von D Smile Now (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Juvia’s Place Nubian #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Moonwake (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (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 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

Rose Venus

Pat McGrath Rose Venus Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that blended out well along the edges. The texture was creamy, smooth, and dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan, so it picked up well with a brush and didn’t have fallout. It stayed on well for nine and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 2) #11 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).Too Faced Wet Kisses (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay Zone (Shortcut) (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop The Twins (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Racks (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild My Glamour Squad #10 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Laura Mercier Star Ruby (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Colour Pop Hiney (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Urban Decay Night Fever (LE, $19.00) is 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

Corrupt Copper

Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, medium copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented in a single layer, while it had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that adhered well to bare skin and blended out with little effort. This shade lasted well for nine and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

Smashbox 10000 Likes (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).NARS Belle-Ile (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Ignite (PiP, $19.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Too Faced Werkshop (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).LORAC Illusion (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Minx #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).NARS L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #6 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (DC, $21.00) 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 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

Deep Velvet

Pat McGrath Deep Velvet Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, blendable texture, though it was a smidgen powdery in the pan but proved to apply well without fallout (and still diffused easily). It had nearly opaque color payoff that stayed on well for nine and a half hours on me. It was consistent with the version found in the Subliminal Platinum Bronze palette.

NARS Mojave #2 (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).Urban Decay Good as Gone (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).Colour Pop Teddy Bare (PiP, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).Colour Pop Bonfire (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar).Huda Beauty Smokey #8 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).LORAC Bark (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar).Coloured Raine Torch (LE, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar).Smashbox Java (P, ) is darker (90% similar).Pat McGrath Disobedient (PiP, $25.00) is brighter (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

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