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Pat McGrath Midnight Voyage Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Midnight Voyage

Pat McGrath Mini Eye Shadow Palette Midnight Voyage ($29.00 for oz.) is a new, limited edition mini palette–truly, quite small–that included six shades. Five of them were released previously across various palettes, while one is new; I found that the deepest matte did not have the same color/tone as the original iteration and classified it as “#2” for this reason. While the quality was there and consistent with the brand overall, the price point felt oddly high given how petite the palette was. I think if this was sold at $15 to $18, it would be more compelling.

Ingredients

Skinshow Divine Glow

Skinshow Divine Glow is a pale, peachy gold with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen.

  • Mostly opaque coverage
  • Smooth, slightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to pick up
  • Long-wearing (10 hours on average)

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

  • Too Faced Gingerdoodle (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Beamin’ (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Becca Moonstone (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Juicy Apple (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Milani Bella Chiffon (28) (P, $4.49) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Snow (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia A2 (Norvina Mini Vol. 1) (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • LORAC Unlocked (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (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

Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Tetrasodium Edta, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate. (+/ -): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Carmine (CI 75470).

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.

Entrapment

Entrapment is a medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque, buildable coverage
  • Finely-milled, velvety without being powdery
  • Blendable, easy to pick up
  • Long-wearing (10 hours on average)

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

  • Dose of Colors Stay Sassy (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Becca Ombre Rouge #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Parallel (LE, $12.00) is more muted, cooler (95% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Mea Culpa (PiP, $8.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • LORAC Redwood (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Frank (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Don’t Give a Fudge (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Bad Habit Interstellar (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Milani Umber the Sun (PiP, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Peppermint Mocha (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, 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.

Ingredients

Talc, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Silica. (+/ -): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

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.

Sunset Bronze

Sunset Bronze is a rich, deeper copper with warm, orange undertones and a smooth, metallic finish. This is–technically–the only new shade in the palette.

  • Opaque coverage
  • Smooth, almost cream-like feel
  • Blendable, easy to pick up
  • Long-wearing (10 hours on average)

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

  • NARS Fuel the Fire (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Cop a Pose (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Quicksand (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Strut ‘n Slay (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Icon Date Eyes #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • MAC Rose (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Bogart (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Easy Smokey Date (Prime) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Copperazi (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Born in LA (LE, $6.00) is darker (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, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Silica, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Glass Beads, Zinc Stearate, Tocopherol. (+/-): 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.

Xtreme Aubergine #2

Xtreme Aubergine #2 is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It appeared lighter and purpler compared to the original version I have.

  • Opaque coverage
  • Slightly firm but not stiff, light fallout
  • Needed extra time to blend out
  • Long-wearing (10 hours on average)

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

  • Dior Plum Tulle #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Glaminatrix Witching Hour (PiP, $7.30) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Brilliant Realm (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Tarte Still Life (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Wild Card (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Had to Be (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Last Caress (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Ciate Day Dream (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Xtreme Aubergine (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (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

Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Silica. (+/ -): Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

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.

Eleganza

Eleganza is a soft, plummy-brown with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish.

  • Opaque coverage
  • Smooth, almost cream-like feel
  • Blendable, easy to pick up
  • Long-wearing (10 hours on average)

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

  • Anastasia Rose Gold (Norvina) (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Pink Diamond (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Me Siento… Muy Excited (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Viseart Sterling (Amethyst #5) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Tinsel (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Mad Mod (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Prickly Pear (PiP, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes (Glitter) (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar).
  • LORAC Ametrine (LE, $19.00) is lighter, 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, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glass Beads, Zinc Stearate. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Carmine (CI 75470), 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.

Eleganza

LELimited Edition. $25.00.

Night Creature

Night Creature is a brighter, medium purple with warm, pink undertones and flecks of lavender and violet sparkle throughout. This shade, in its original release, felt a little drier and rougher compared to most of the brand’s shimmers, which was true in the version found in the palette (so it was consistent).

  • Opaque coverage
  • Slightly drier, chunkier feel
  • Blendable, light fallout
  • Long-wearing (10 hours on average)

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

  • Stila Violet Vixen (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Calypso (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • MAC Frizzyplum (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Viseart Calypso (GPV2 #15) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Viseart Bijoux Royal #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Don’t Quit (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Bow Down (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Forever Bewitching (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Amethyst (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop On the Rise (P, $4.50) 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.

Ingredients

Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Mica, Dimethicone, Behenyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, C20-24 Olefin, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide. (+/ -): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), 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.

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