Pat McGrath Sublime Eye Ecstasy Mini Eyeshadow Palette is a new, five-pan eyeshadow palette with four metallic shades and one semi-matte shade (matte with fine shimmer/micro-sparkle). All five shades have been released previously, so those who have a lot of the brand’s past palette releases, this may be redundant. For those who have always wanted to try the formula but have held back due to the price point, it’s an excellent way to enjoy it. It’s a fantastic palette from a quality perspective, and I’m glad that the price point will make Pat McGrath more accessible to some.
Sinful is a bright, light gold with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer–enough that with a heavier hand, it was opaque. The texture was smooth, dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan, and felt creamy to the touch. The eyeshadow applied evenly to bare skin without falling out and blended out easily along the edges. It wore well for 10 hours on me before creasing noticeably.
Pat McGrath Illicit EYEdols Eyeshadow
Illicit is a deep brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had very fine shimmer strewn throughout, and there was enough of it to keep it from appearing totally matte applied. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin and diffused out well along the edges. The consistency was soft, slightly dusty in the pan but not prone to fallout or sheering out during application. It lasted well for nine and a half hours on me before fading a bit.
Gold Nectar is a bright, golden copper with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was soft, lightly creamy, and felt like silk to the touch. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The edges were easy to blend out without losing intensity on the lid. This shade stayed on nicely for 10 hours before creasing slightly.
Corruption is a medium-dark plum with warmer undertones and a shift that goes from pinkish-violet to copper to subtle green at the very edge and in the undertone. It actually left a slight bluish-teal stain behind when swatched (though I didn’t notice a stain from wearing it). It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan. The version in this palette was more yielding from the very first use compared to the original release. It wore well for ten hours on me before fading noticeably.
Pat McGrath Sextrovert EYEdols Eyeshadow
Sextrovert is a medium bronze with warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. The pigmentation was opaque in one stroke, while the consistency was smooth, creamy, and not too firmly nor too loosely pressed in the pan. I had no trouble picking up the product with a dry brush and applying it for an even lay down of color that looked “melted” after a couple of minutes. It lasted nicely for ten hours on me before creasing slightly.