Pat McGrath Rose Decadence MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette is a new, limited edition six-pan palette that features two satin/matte eyeshadows and four shimmer eyeshadows. All six shades performed well; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing and consistent with the brand’s past releases. If you have most of the brand’s palettes, you may find that there’s too much overlap in this palette to justify purchasing.
I know I’m not alone in wondering when the brand will release a full range of cheek products (like single blushes and highlighters), so I also tried using this palette as a cheek palette for fun (it had no impact on ratings!). The two matte shades worked well, but three of the four shimmers (Pink Champagne being the exception) were a bit denser and didn’t work as well as a blush compared to an eyeshadow.
Pink Champagne is a light pink with moderate, warm undertones in the base and peachy-gold shimmer that had a subtle shift and a metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage paired with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too dense nor too firmly-pressed into the pan, so it was easy to pick up with a multitude of brushes. It wore well for nine hours before showing signs of wear.
Pat McGrath Peach Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow
Peach Dusk is a medium, pink-leaning coral with a satin sheen. The eyeshadow had excellent pigmentation in a single pass, which applied well to bare skin as the color went on evenly and diffused well along the edges. It had a soft, silky consistency that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. It stayed on well for nine and a half hours before fading noticeably.
Fuchsia Flame is a brighter, medium plum with warmer, more coppery undertones and cooler, blue-to-violet shimmer and micro-sparkle. The texture was moderately dense, firmer but not stiff to work with, and picked up well with a dry brush but needed a moderate hand; I’d say it felt a bit thicker than some past shimmer shades the brand has released.
It had opaque color payoff that adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. This shade lasted nicely for nine hours before fading a bit.
Pat McGrath Hedonistic Rose EYEdols Eyeshadow
Hedonistic Rose is a deep plum with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The texture was soft, silky-smooth, and finely-milled without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan, so it was easy to work with. It wore well for nine and a half hours before fading visibly.
Pat McGrath Scandalous EYEdols Eyeshadow
Scandalous is a deeper copper with warm, orange-brown undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was dense, slightly firmer and thicker compared to other shimmers (more comparable to Fuchsia Flame than Golden Honey). It had rich pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin by pressing/patting into place. The eyeshadow stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading noticeably.
Pat McGrath Golden Honey EYEdols Eyeshadow
Golden Honey is a medium gold with moderate, warm undertones paired with a metallic finish. It didn’t lean too yellow or too orange, so it was a more balanced gold, and had a slightly deeper, brownish base compared to other golds the brand has released (and there have been many). It had rich color coverage that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color.
The texture was lightly creamy, dense but not too stiff or too firmly-pressed into the pan. It lasted well for nine hours on me before fading a bit.