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Pat McGrath Nude Allure Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Nude Allure

Pat McGrath Nude Allure 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 rosier neutral hues, and all five shades performed well: incredibly pigmented, smooth, and blendable with excellent longevity.

Ingredients

Mercurial Rose

Mercurial Rose is a light-medium, pin-peach with moderate, warm undertones and a shiny, metallic finish.

  • Mostly 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).

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

  • MAC Eggplant Blend #1 (LE, ).
  • Chanel Quartz Rose (26) (P, $36.00).
  • Natasha Denona Pixie (304M) (PiP, $29.00).
  • Urban Decay Dust (PiP, $19.00).
  • Cover FX Celestial (P, $28.00).
  • Laura Mercier Kiss From a Rose (P, $29.00).
  • ColourPop Lifted (P, $5.00).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Overexposed (PiP, ).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Flock Party #2 (LE, ).

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.

Mahogany Angel

Mahogany Angel is a deeper, plummy-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish.

  • Nearly 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).

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

  • Morphe Spice (PiP, ).
  • Give Me Glow Chili (P, $7.00).
  • Melt Cosmetics Rust (PiP, ).
  • Urban Decay He Devil (PiP, $19.00).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Storm Dust (PiP, ).
  • Giorgio Armani #10 #4 (P, ).
  • ColourPop Honor Roll (LE, $6.00).
  • Too Faced Cocoa Chili (PiP, $16.00).
  • Morphe So Warm (PiP, ).
  • Coloured Raine Duchess (PiP, $6.99).

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.

Coral Kiss

Coral Kiss is a light-medium red with warmer, more orange undertones and flecks of fine red and gold pearl throughout.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Creamy, smooth, loosely-pressed
  • 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).

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

  • ColourPop Bellini (LE, $7.00).
  • Tarte Sparkling Punch (LE, ).
  • MAC Kyoto Kitty (LE, $17.00).
  • ColourPop No Flocks (LE, $4.50).
  • Bad Habit Nutcracker (PiP, ).
  • Tarte Hippocritical (LE, ).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse #4 (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Throwback (LE, $4.50).
  • MAC Midnight Stunner (LE, ).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Mesmerising Maroon #3 (LE, ).

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.

Plum Eclipse

Plum Eclipse is a medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen.

  • 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).

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

  • Give Me Glow Flirty (P, $7.00).
  • Chanel Tisse Camelia #1 (PiP, ).
  • Coloured Raine Rose Gold (LE, $6.99).
  • ColourPop Off the Grid (PiP, $6.00).
  • Pat McGrath Rose Quartz 005 (LE, $25.00).
  • NARS Holly Hock (DC, $25.00).
  • Natasha Denona Vintage (49M) (DC, $29.00).
  • Dose of Colors My Jam (P, $20.00).
  • MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00).
  • Viseart Chant (PiP, ).

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.

Naked Bronze

Naked Bronze is a rich, medium-dark bronze with warm, reddish undertones and an intense, 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).

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

  • ColourPop Boxer (P, $4.50).
  • ColourPop On the Rocks (LE, $6.00).
  • Urban Decay Bass (LE, ).
  • NARS Fez (DC, $25.00).
  • Pat McGrath Bronze Eclipse (LE, $25.00).
  • Too Faced Gangsta (LE, $16.00).
  • Tarte Whiskey (LE, $14.00).
  • MAC Sable Riche (LE, $17.00).
  • ColourPop Deep Dive (LE, $6.00).
  • Cle de Peau Baby Universe #4 (PiP, ).

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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