Pat McGrath Sunlit Seduction Mothership Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches


Sunlit Seduction

Pat McGrath Sunlit Seduction Mothership Eyeshadow Palette ($128.00 for 0.68 oz.) is a new, seemingly-permanent addition to the Mothership range. It features three matte eyeshadows along with three standard shimmers and four “special” shades. Those special shades are high-sparkle, flakier/shinier, and have a chunkier (but a very high impact finish) feel compared to past Blitz/Astral shades (that have been domed). They are the same type of formula as seen in the Moonlit Seduction palette.

I think the formula should have come out with its own naming convention(s) as they aren’t really like the Blitz/Astrals of the past, which isn’t a bad thing, but they are pretty dissimilar, so it would be better to set expectations that they are different! They are more prone to fallout and tend to be best applied with a dampened brush or paired with an adhesive spray/tacky base to minimize fallout, improve adhesion and evenness, and ensure longevity. The brand’s new eyeshadow primer did not really do a lot for me with respect to fallout or adhesion; it was the type of primer that worked well with most traditional eyeshadows but didn’t go the extra mile with respect to tackiness.

Subjectively, I had issues with the shades muddying on me; the three mattes ran together, while the shimmers didn’t offer a lot of differentiation so I think this palette is more suited for someone who does one or two shades at a time or will pair this with another palette.

Ingredients

Skintense Radiance

Skintense Radiance is a light, pinky-peach with warmer undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Lightly creamy, dense without being too thick
  • Picked up well and applied evenly on skin
  • Long-wearing (10 hours)

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

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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, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Myristate, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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
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Nude Rose

Nude Rose is a medium pink with moderate, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, velvety, lightly powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (9 hours)

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

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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, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Maltodextrin, Diisostearyl Malate, Hexyl Laurate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
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Nude Rose

PiPPermanent in Palette. $25.00.

Hypnotic Bronze

Hypnotic Bronze is a medium-dark bronze with warm, reddish undertones and a smooth, pearlescent finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Lightly creamy, dense without being too thick
  • Picked up well and applied evenly on skin
  • Long-wearing (10 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

$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, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Myristate, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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.

Pat McGrath Astral Pink Fetish EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Pink Fetish EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Pink Fetish EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Pink Fetish EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Pink Fetish EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Pink Fetish EYEdols Eyeshadow

Astral Pink Fetish

Astral Pink Fetish is a bright, cotton candy pink base with lighter, warmer gold and pink sparkle throughout that gave it a high-shine, metallic finish and moderate sparkle.

  • Opaque pigmentation pressed on but sheered out somewhat
  • Lightly emollient, somewhat more loosely-pressed
  • Had some fallout during application, best applied with a tacky base
  • Base color was long-wearing (10 hours) but had noticeable fallout after seven hours of wear

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

$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, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyethylene, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba, Hexylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmines (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
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Blitz Crimson Ecstasy

Blitz Crimson Ecstasy had more of a copper-tinged base packed with red, copper, and pinky-red sparkle. The sparkle seemed larger in size and chunkier, which resulted in it being particularly difficult to diffuse/blend out. Even when I tried using it as an eyeliner paired with a setting spray, it was rough-looking.

  • Mostly opaque pigmentation pressed on but sheered out somewhat
  • Lightly emollient, somewhat more loosely-pressed
  • Had some fallout during application, did not blend out/spread evenly, best applied with a tacky base
  • Base color was long-wearing (10 hours) but had noticeable fallout after seven hours of wear

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

$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, Polybutene, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Mica, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Polyethylene, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba, Tocopherol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), 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.

Xtreme Vermillion Dusk

Xtreme Vermillion Dusk is a reddish-burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It seemed thinner and a bit dry compared to most of the brand’s matte eyeshadows.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, lightly powdery with a bit of dryness
  • Applied evenly and blended out fairly well
  • Long-wearing (9 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

$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, Maltodextrin, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491), 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.

Copper Dawn

Copper Dawn

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Lightly creamy, slightly dense/thicker in feel, more loosely-pressed
  • Best used with a lighter hand or dampened brush
  • Long-wearing (10 hours)

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

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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, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Myristate, Hexylene Glycol, 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.

Sienna Mystique

Sienna Mystique is a dusty, medium-dark coral with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, velvety, lightly powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (9 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

$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, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Maltodextrin, Diisostearyl Malate, Hexyl Laurate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, 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.

Pat McGrath Astral Amethyst Allure EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Amethyst Allure EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Amethyst Allure EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Amethyst Allure EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Amethyst Allure EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Amethyst Allure EYEdols Eyeshadow

Astral Amethyst Allure

Astral Amethyst Allure

  • Mostly opaque pigmentation pressed on but sheered out somewhat
  • Lightly emollient, somewhat more loosely-pressed
  • Had some fallout during application, best applied with a tacky base
  • Base color was long-wearing (10 hours) but had noticeable fallout after seven hours of wear

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

$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, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyethylene, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Kaolin, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), 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.

Pat McGrath Astral Gilded Aura EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Gilded Aura EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Gilded Aura EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Gilded Aura EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Gilded Aura EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Astral Gilded Aura EYEdols Eyeshadow

Astral Gilded Aura

Astral Gilded Aura had more of a transparent base that was chocked full of copper, pink, and gold sparkle throughout. It had a shiny, almost wet-like finish with both finer and larger sparkles.

  • Mostly opaque pigmentation pressed on but sheered out somewhat
  • Lightly emollient, somewhat more loosely-pressed
  • Had some fallout during application, best applied with a tacky base
  • Base color was long-wearing (10 hours) but had noticeable fallout after seven hours of wear

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

$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.

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Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polybutene, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Silica, Mica, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Zinc Stearate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Polyethylene, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

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