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Pat McGrath Bronze Bliss Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Bronze Bliss

Pat McGrath Bronze Bliss 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday palette that includes four intensely shimmery shades and one matte hue. This color story is a mix of warmer, golden neutral hues contrasted with a cooler gray matte. All five shades performed well: incredibly pigmented, smooth, and blendable with excellent longevity.

Ingredients

Nude Moon

Nude Moon is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and flecks of pink and gold sparkle throughout.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Creamy, smooth, moderately dense but not thick
  • Easy to pick up with dry brush, applied evenly, blendable
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Falling Up (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • NARS Amanecer (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Angel Fire (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Wayne Goss Imperial Topaz #6 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Alchemy (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Kaja Champagne Cream (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Walk of No Shame #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Pep Talk (DC, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Viseart Poeme (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (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 brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

La Vie en Noir

La Vie en Noir is a dark gray with cooler undertones and a matte finish.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Finely-milled, smooth, blendable but not powdery
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Bad Habit Siren (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace To the Nines (LE, $5.25) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Jouer Slate (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Chanel Douceur et Serenite #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Viseart Thunder (2) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Chanel Noir Supreme #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • LORAC Our Guest (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Anastasia Claudia (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% 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 brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Lunar Luxury

Lunar Luxury is a medium-dark, aged gold with subtle, warm undertones and an intense, shiny metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Creamy, smooth, moderately dense but not thick
  • Easy to pick up with dry brush, applied evenly, blendable
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • JD Glow White Gold (P, $7.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Wanderlust (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Icy Frap (P, $7.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Hairspray (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Auric Ego (Powder) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Terra Moons Caesium (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Palladium (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Hellshire (PiP, $6.25) is darker (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Ristretto (PiP, $6.25) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Give Me Glow 90s (PiP, $7.00) is darker, warmer (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 brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Bronzed Mink

Bronzed Mink is a rich, chocolate brown with subtle, warm red undertones and lighter, bronzy gold sparkle over a metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Creamy, smooth, moderately dense but not thick
  • Easy to pick up with dry brush, applied evenly, blendable
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Free Reign (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Thunderbird (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Iced Coffee (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Bronze (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Ember (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tarte Magic (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Colosseum (LE, $6.25) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Ember (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Smokey #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Cinder (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (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 brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Bronze Illusion

Bronze Illusion is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and lighter, coppery gold shimmer that gave it a metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Creamy, smooth, moderately dense but not thick
  • Easy to pick up with dry brush, applied evenly, blendable
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Natasha Denona Sienna (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Persona Resilient (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Girls Bite (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Sunglow (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Hot Stuff (P, $6.25) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Synergy (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Good Cookie (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Copper Stone (188M) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Teak (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Kosas Blaze (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter (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 brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

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