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Pat McGrath Celestial Nirvana Mega MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Celestial Nirvana Mega MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches


Celestial Nirvana

Pat McGrath Celestial Nirvana Mega MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette ($82.00 for 0.79 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday eyeshadow palette that included 18 shades across a mix of mattes and shimmers. It had the most matte/shimmer balance of all the mega palettes the brand has released. It is a more colorful palette, though the shimmers ran on the neutral side, and likely would be most versatile when paired with other eyeshadow palettes. The quality was fairly good across the board with no real duds but a few shades that could have been better.

Ingredients

Nightfall

Nightfall is a deep brown with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, finely-milled, not too powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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

  • Natasha Denona Aspiration (440CM) (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Facet (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Bed of Roses #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • LORAC Cable Knit (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Jouer Mahogany (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sephora Maca (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Red 7 (CI 15850), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Cosmic Champagne

Cosmic Champagne is a bright, pale pinky-peach with subtle, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Lightly creamy, moderately-dense feel
  • Blendable and picked up evenly with brush
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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

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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Hexylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Phenoxyethanol . (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Nocturnal Navy

Nocturnal Navy is a rich, inky navy blue with strong, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, finely-milled, not too powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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

  • By Beauty Bay Twilight (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Viseart Penombre (Cobalt Blue) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Viseart Afloat (1) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia D4 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Lunar Lavender

Lunar Lavender is a pale lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen.

  • Mostly opaque pigmentation
  • Lightly creamy, moderately-dense feel
  • Blendable and picked up evenly with brush
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

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

  • KVD Beauty Twinkle (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Viseart Coy #11 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sugarpill Supernova (PiP, $13.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Chanel Au Fil des Fleurs #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar).
  • Giorgio Armani Blue Reflection (32) (DC, $39.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop The Crab (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Brilliant (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Dior Pink Vibration #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop So Shy (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Filigree (P, $5.50) is more shimmery, darker, 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.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Auburn Allure

Auburn Allure is a rich, deeper red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, finely-milled, not too powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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

  • KVD Beauty Bloodmilk (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Gaston (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Love Sick (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Stay Golden (P, $4.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar).
  • Viseart Groseille (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Plum What May (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty O Mercy (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M847 Burgundy (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Missbehave (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Tarte Mod (PiP, ) is 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.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Maltodextrin, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Hexyl Laurate, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Golden Angelica

Golden Angelica is a light-medium gold with moderate, warm yellowish undertones and a frosted finish.

  • Medium, somewhat buildable coverage
  • Slightly thinner, somewhat dry in feel
  • Applied evenly but had light fallout
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Bronze Infatuation

Bronze Infatuation is a light-medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Soft, slightly drier texture with light fallout
  • Blendable and picked up evenly with brush
  • Long-wearing (9 hours with slight fallout)

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

  • NABLA Cosmetics Cedar Wood (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Phytosurgence Defiant Dahlia (LE, $17.07) is cooler (95% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #6 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Moon Rock (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Glam Dark (407KS) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Stila Grace (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • LORAC Rose Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Viseart Bourbon (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Choco Excess (297) (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Cherish (LE, $6.00) 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 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.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Talc, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Isododecane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyethylene, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba / CI re De Carnauba, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Desert Divinity

Desert Divinity is a light-medium taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Smooth, finely-milled, lightly powdery feel
  • Blendable and easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

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

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.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexylene Glycol, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 (CI 15850).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Eternal Amour

Eternal Amour is a medium-dark pink with strong, warm undertones and an incredibly, high-shine metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, lightly creamy, more loosely-pressed
  • Blendable and picked up evenly with brush
  • Long-wearing (9 hours with slight fallout)

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

  • Sydney Grace Today and Forever (LE, $6.25) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Estrella (She’s Got Solstice) (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Warm & Fuzzy (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Dior Fusion (764) (P, $29.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Climbing Rose (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Candygram (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Doves n’ Roses (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop She Grown (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Juvia’s Place Zulu #7 (LE, ) is darker, 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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polycylopentadiene, Isododecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyethylene, Tin Oxide, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba / CI re De Carnauba, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Fabulosity

Fabulosity is a medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a semi-matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Slightly firmer, thinner feel
  • Fairly blendable and easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

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

  • ColourPop Little Stinker (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, more muted (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Digital Bean (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).
  • By Beauty Bay Flapper (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Terra Moons Orchid (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • By Beauty Bay Dandy (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Seeing Stars (P, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Gummy Bears (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sugarpill Undone (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Bora (424CP) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Woot Woot (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (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.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hexylene Glycol, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Ultramarines (CI 77007), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 (CI 15850).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Heavenly Bronze

Heavenly Bronze is a rich, molten copper with strong, warm undertones and a shiny, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Lightly creamy, moderately-dense feel
  • Blendable and picked up evenly with brush
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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

  • Makeup by Mario Bronze (PiP, ) (100% similar).
  • Devinah Cosmetics Foil (PiP, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Phytosurgence Sun Stress (P, $17.07) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Bronzed to Perfection (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Viseart Hannah (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Smokey #6 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Tarte Simmer (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona True Bronze (314K) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Tarte Jewel (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Devinah Cosmetics Stratify (PiP, $5.00) is warmer (95% 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.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Myristate, Methylpropanediol, C10-18 Triglycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenylpropanol, Tin Oxide. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Flame Fatale

Flame Fatale is a bright, deeper coral with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, finely-milled, not too powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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

  • Juvia’s Place Kogi (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Making Moves (P, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • MAC A Little Tamed (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • NARS Danger Girl (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Anastasia C3 (Norvina Mini Vol. 3) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Anastasia E4 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Glaminatrix Watermelon (P, $7.30) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Shockwave (PiP, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Wish List (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Juvia’s Place Sokoto (P, ) 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 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.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491. CI 77492), Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Altered State

Altered State is a medium-dark green with cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable coverage
  • Smooth, blendable but lightly powdery
  • Applied evenly and was easy to use but had slight fallout
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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

  • Morphe Jada (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Anastasia B3 (Norvina Mini Vol. 2) (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Morphe Parade (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia E3 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Sublime Reverie (PiP, $6.25) is cooler (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Meltdown (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop 1946 (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar).

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.

Ingredients

Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Gilty Opulence

Gilty Opulence is a medium-dark, aged gold with moderate, warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Lightly creamy, moderately-dense feel
  • Blendable and picked up evenly with brush
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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

  • Pat McGrath Antique Gold 002 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Refined Gold 002 (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Colors of the Wind (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Chanel Codes Elegants #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop The Lion (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Aurum (PiP, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The One (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Jubilee (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Orium (251DC) (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Incandescent Gold 003 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (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.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Violet Vixen

Violet Vixen is a brighter, medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones.

  • Semi-opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, slightly thinner with a bit of stiffness initially
  • Applied evenly and blended out fairly well
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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

  • Make Up For Ever M924 Purple (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Majestic (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Outrageously (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Iffy (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Anastasia C2 (Norvina Mini Vol. 1) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Madison (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Eclipse (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Electric Purple (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Bougie (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Ace Beaute Eve (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker, 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.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Aquarian Dream

Aquarian Dream is a light, bright sky blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish.

  • Semi-opaque pigmentation
  • Denser, thicker feel
  • Applied thickly, prone to emphasizing skin texture, harder to blend
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

  • Make Up For Ever D206 Celestial Blue (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Clionadh Aqua Vitae (P, $5.25) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Climb Time (LE, $4.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • Glaminatrix Arctic (P, $8.04) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • JD Glow Bora Bora (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Clionadh Snowdrift (P, $5.25) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sugarpill Cloud 9 (PiP, $13.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #25 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Viseart Boheme Dream #8 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Ciel (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Myristate, Methylpropanediol, C10-18 Triglycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tin Oxide, Phenylpropanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Venusian Peony

Venusian Peony is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, finely-milled, not too powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

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

  • ColourPop Lovecraft (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Anastasia E1 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Glaminatrix Fate (P, $7.30) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Sherbet (LE, $4.50) is darker (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Sandy Claws (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Temptation (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Terra Moons Palm Reader (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sugarpill Melody (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Uggghhh (LE, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Pink #1 (LE, ) is 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.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Starlit Copper

Starlit Copper is a deep copper with moderate, warm orange undertones and a metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Lightly creamy, moderately-dense feel
  • Blendable and picked up evenly with brush
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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

  • ColourPop Pitter Patter (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Easy Smokey Date (Prime) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Enhance) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Gal (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Anastasia C3 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Phoenix Awakens (PiP, $6.25) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Ciate Gilded (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Ambitious (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Rose Gold (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • LORAC Mojave (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (95% 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.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Hexylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Carmine (CI 75470).

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