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Pat McGrath Divine Rose Divine Blush + Glow Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Divine Rose Divine Blush + Glow Cheek Palette Review & Swatches


Divine Rose

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Celestial Nirvana Cheek Palette ($62.00 for 0.7 oz.) is a new, limited edition cheek palette that contains four blushes (two from the permanent range) and one highlighter. The blushes were more pigmented than marketed, which is something I’ve encountered with the brand’s blush range, in general, so those who don’t mind more pigmentation can bump up the rating a bit in their minds. The two blushes that are from the permanent range were more consistent in color than the other holiday palette’s repromotes were.

Ingredients

Desert Orchid II

Desert Orchid II is a light-medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish.

  • Medium, buildable pigmentation (more as marketed)
  • Smooth, finely-milled, slightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.34 oz. – $111.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “featherlight, long-wearing” that “build effortlessly from sheer to subversive.” The blushes are available in two finishes–demi-matte and satin pearl–and range from more muted to more vivid in color. The biggest “downfall” of the formula was that it was rather pigmented than buildable, so one could use a lighter hand to get more buildable coverage, but I found I had to use a light to moderate hand to ensure I didn’t over-apply each shade.

The consistency was smooth, silky, and lightly creamy to the touch; it was a touch powdery in the pan but had more slip than most powder blushes on the market, but it was definitely a powder-based formula. The product applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation, as it diffused well along the edges without picking up base products.

The satin pearl finish was luminous but not overtly shimmery, so it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. They wore around nine hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Blush swatches.

Peony Rose

Peony Rose is a vivid, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation (not sheer/buildable without very light hand)
  • Smooth, finely-milled, not too powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Makeup by Mario Poppy Pink (P, $24.00).
  • Pat McGrath Divine Rose II (Right) (LE, $38.00).
  • Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00).
  • Give Me Glow There Goes Rose (P, $14.00).
  • Kevyn Aucoin Grapevine #2 (PiP, ).
  • Pat McGrath Lovestruck (Amber Allure) (LE, $38.00).
  • Pat McGrath Cherish (P, $38.00).
  • Huda Beauty Charming Cherry (04) (P, $21.00).
  • ColourPop Seed U Later (P, $12.00).
  • ColourPop Tuned In (P, $8.00).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.34 oz. – $111.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “featherlight, long-wearing” that “build effortlessly from sheer to subversive.” The blushes are available in two finishes–demi-matte and satin pearl–and range from more muted to more vivid in color. The biggest “downfall” of the formula was that it was rather pigmented than buildable, so one could use a lighter hand to get more buildable coverage, but I found I had to use a light to moderate hand to ensure I didn’t over-apply each shade.

The consistency was smooth, silky, and lightly creamy to the touch; it was a touch powdery in the pan but had more slip than most powder blushes on the market, but it was definitely a powder-based formula. The product applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation, as it diffused well along the edges without picking up base products.

The satin pearl finish was luminous but not overtly shimmery, so it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. They wore around nine hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Blush swatches.

Divine Rose

Divine Rose is a light-medium pink with muted, warm undertones and a satin finish. It was a touch lighter and more powdery than the permanent version.

  • Medium, buildable pigmentation (more as marketed)
  • Smooth, finely-milled, slightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

  • Chanel Quintessence (440) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Coast to Coast (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Giorgio Armani Cool Mauve (50) (P, $38.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Essence Befitting (P, $2.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Buxom Havana (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente (Blush) (LE, $60.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Birthday Suit (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Time Stops (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • LORAC Caribbean (LE, $23.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.34 oz. – $111.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “featherlight, long-wearing” that “build effortlessly from sheer to subversive.” The blushes are available in two finishes–demi-matte and satin pearl–and range from more muted to more vivid in color. The biggest “downfall” of the formula was that it was rather pigmented than buildable, so one could use a lighter hand to get more buildable coverage, but I found I had to use a light to moderate hand to ensure I didn’t over-apply each shade.

The consistency was smooth, silky, and lightly creamy to the touch; it was a touch powdery in the pan but had more slip than most powder blushes on the market, but it was definitely a powder-based formula. The product applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation, as it diffused well along the edges without picking up base products.

The satin pearl finish was luminous but not overtly shimmery, so it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. They wore around nine hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethiconol Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Hexylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, 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.

Electric Bloom

Electric Bloom is a brighter, medium-dark coral with moderate, warm undertones that leaned slightly pink paired with a satin finish. It was a touch pinker than the original version I have.

  • Medium, buildable pigmentation (more as marketed)
  • Smooth, finely-milled, not too powdery powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

  • ColourPop Aloha Honey (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Playoffs (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • NARS Crave (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Viseart Coral #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Winter 2018 (Blush) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Ooh She’s Blushing (LE, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar).
  • Zoeva CR010 (P, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Flush (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • LORAC Technicolor (PiP, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever B316 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.34 oz. – $111.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “featherlight, long-wearing” that “build effortlessly from sheer to subversive.” The blushes are available in two finishes–demi-matte and satin pearl–and range from more muted to more vivid in color. The biggest “downfall” of the formula was that it was rather pigmented than buildable, so one could use a lighter hand to get more buildable coverage, but I found I had to use a light to moderate hand to ensure I didn’t over-apply each shade.

The consistency was smooth, silky, and lightly creamy to the touch; it was a touch powdery in the pan but had more slip than most powder blushes on the market, but it was definitely a powder-based formula. The product applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation, as it diffused well along the edges without picking up base products.

The satin pearl finish was luminous but not overtly shimmery, so it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. They wore around nine hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylpropanediol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenylpropanol, 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.

Nude Nectar

Nude Nectar is a light-medium peach with warmer, slightly more orange undertones and cooler, pink and peach shimmer that gave it a metallic sheen applied to skin.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, lightly creamy texture, not powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well without emphasizing skin texture
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Pretty Vulgar Glow Up (P, $32.00).
  • Natasha Denona Light Rose (PiP, ).
  • Pat McGrath Golden Nectar (P, $48.00).
  • Dior #001 (DC, $56.00).
  • ColourPop Beach Party (LE, $10.00).
  • Hourglass Absolute Strobe Light (LE, ).
  • Pat McGrath Lunar Nude (LE, $60.00).
  • ColourPop Lantern Fest (LE, $10.00).
  • ColourPop Happy Thoughts (LE, $8.00).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE, ).

Formula Overview

$48.00/0.17 oz. – $282.35 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have an “ultra-reflective finish” and “silken feel” to give a “high intensity glow.” The texture felt more emollient, almost wet to the touch, though it was distinctively a powder-based formula in practice.

It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage with a very thin, lightweight texture that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. The finish was “high intensity” but didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Glow Highlighter swatches.