Pat McGrath Midnight Sun Mothership Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Midnight Sun

Pat McGrath Midnight Sun Mothership Eyeshadow Palette is new, permanent palette that features 10 shades across a myriad of finishes. There are three matte finishes, while the rest of the shades are shimmers with four (on the right side) being the more sparkly, dome-shaped variety. The mattes were very pigmented, silky, and blendable, while most of the shimmers were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with. I did have a bit of fallout with some of the more sparkly shades, and one of the sparkling shades was sheerer unless used with a wet brush.

Pat McGrath Skinshow Moon Glow EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Skinshow Moon Glow EYEdols EyeshadowPat McGrath Skinshow Moon Glow EYEdols Eyeshadow

Skinshow Moon Glow

Skinshow Moon Glow is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a bright, pearly sheen. It had very fine shimmer throughout, but it was quite brightening when applied. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, which applied evenly and blended out beautifully. This shade stayed on nicely for 10 hours on me before fading a bit.

Pat McGrath Bronze Eclipse EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Bronze Eclipse EYEdols EyeshadowPat McGrath Bronze Eclipse EYEdols Eyeshadow

Bronze Eclipse

Bronze Eclipse is a golden bronze with warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented where a little went a very long way. The texture was smooth to the touch, creamy without being heavy, and it “melted” when applied to my skin for a very flattering, shiny finish that was smoothing as well. It wore well for 10 hours before creasing very faintly on me.

Pat McGrath Vermillion Venom EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Vermillion Venom EYEdols EyeshadowPat McGrath Vermillion Venom EYEdols Eyeshadow

Vermillion Venom

Vermillion Venom is a rich, reddish burgundy with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. The consistency felt velvety, slightly denser and more substantial, and there was a bit of fallout if I wasn’t careful to tap off excess prior to applying. There were signs of fading after 10 hours of wear.

Blood Moon 005

Blood Moon 005 is a rich, medium-dark copper with strong,w arm orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had good pigmentation applied dry but applied more smoothly and had fully opaque coverage when applied with a dampened brush or a fingertip. The texture felt drier, more sparkly to the touch, though it applied smoothly when I pressed and gently patted it into place. There was light fallout when I worked with it dry, but I didn’t have issues with continuous fallout during the 10 hours it lasted for.

Jubilee

Jubilee is a light-medium gold with muted, warm yellow undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage applied dry as well as wet, though the dampened application yielded a slightly smoother finish and didn’t have any fallout (dry application had light fallout if I wasn’t careful). The texture felt smooth to the touch, wasn’t powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan, and the edges blended out well. It stayed on nicely for 10 hours before creasing noticeably.

Pat McGrath Xtreme Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Xtreme Dusk EYEdols EyeshadowPat McGrath Xtreme Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow

Xtreme Dusk

Xtreme Dusk is a deep taupe with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation when applied to my lid and crease in a single layer, while the texture was soft, silky, and blendable without being too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan. This shade lasted well for nine and a half hours before fading slightly.

Pat McGrath Taboo EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Taboo EYEdols EyeshadowPat McGrath Taboo EYEdols Eyeshadow

Taboo

Taboo is a light-medium brown with warmer, slightly yellower undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was nearly opaque in a single layer, and it was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top. The texture was silky, smooth, and substantial without being too heavy or too powdery, so it blended out easily but retained its intensity and coverage. It lasted well for nine and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

Pat McGrath Wicked Envy EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Wicked Envy EYEdols EyeshadowPat McGrath Wicked Envy EYEdols Eyeshadow

Wicked Envy

Wicked Envy is a muted, medium-dark olive green with subtle, warmer undertones and a pearly sheen with faint sparkle throughout. The texture felt more cream-like with a thicker, denser consistency that took a heavier hand or a flat, synthetic brush to pick up well. It applied better with a fingertip, as the warmth of my fingertip did a better job dispersing the product on my lid than a dry brush, but it was workable with a dry brush and more improved with a wet brush. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for 10 hours before creasing a touch on me, and I didn’t notice any fallout over time.

Blitz Violet Orchid

Blitz Violet Orchid is a light-medium purple with cooler undertones and flecks of blue and violet iridescent sparkle and micro-shimmer. Per the brand, it can be used with a dampened brush for greater intensity, which was accurate; it had mostly opaque coverage applied dry, but it was much brighter, richer, and had more of a metallic finish and full opacity when applied with a wet brush. The consistency was smooth, almost cream-like; it felt more emollient and almost squishy compared to most of the brand’s more dome-shaped formulas. The color applied well to bare skin and stayed on nicely for 10 hours before creasing faintly on me.

Astral Solstice

Astral Solstice is a bright, golden beige that was primarily made up of shimmer and sparkle rather than a base color, as it was more transparent when applied dry. When applied with a dampened brush, it had opaque color payoff and more metallic finish. This shade is recommended to be applied with fingertips, and when done so, it had more medium coverage that added a lot of sparkle and faint shine.

There was light fallout when applied with a dry brush, none with a wet brush, and minimal with a fingertip (dry). The texture felt surprisingly smooth despite how much sparkle and shimmer was in it, and it sat well on my skin with good adhesion through the nine hours it lasted for–there was only a touch of fallout over time. The swatch of this shade, as shown by the brand, was opaque, and while pigmentation was definitely more true medium coverage with fingertip (as recommended), it wasn’t opaque either.

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