Pat McGrath Interstellar Icon Celestial Divinity Luxe Eyeshadow Quad Evaluation & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Golden Polaris EYEdols Eyeshadow

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Pat McGrath Interstellar Icon Celestial Divinity Luxe Eyeshadow QuadPat McGrath Interstellar Icon Celestial Divinity Luxe Eyeshadow Quad ($58.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that includes a sparkling peachy-gold with shift, sparkling navy blue with shift, pearly burgundy, and sparkling, bronzy-taupe. All four shades had a fair amount of sheen to them with Blue Blood being the least shimmery but still fairly reflective. All four shades had nearly opaque to opaque pigmentation, good longevity, and were easy to apply and to blend out, though there was light fallout working with Hypnotique.

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Pat McGrath Golden Polaris EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Golden Polaris EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Golden Polaris EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Golden Polaris EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Golden Polaris EYEdols Eyeshadow

Golden Polaris

Golden Polaris is a darker, peachy gold base with flecks of pink and gold sparkle throughout a more metallic finish. There was a stronger shift where it appeared more copper and the pink and gold sparkle came through more noticeably. The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly creamy but not as dense or as firmly-pressed in the pan as is typical for the brand.

It felt almost like a cross between the brand’s traditional shimmer shades and the Astral shades. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, while it was blendable and wasn’t prone to fallout. This shade lasted nicely for nine and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Natasha Denona Zone (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Just a Kiss (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Collision (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Khaki Haze #1 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Estrella (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Gold Glitch (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Angel Dust (LE, ) is lighter, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar).
  • Ciate Vaycay (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar).
  • Bobbi Brown Incandescent (LE, $38.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (80% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Glorious (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, 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

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Mica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Sorbic Acid, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470).

Pat McGrath Hypnotique EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Hypnotique EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Hypnotique EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Hypnotique EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Hypnotique EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Hypnotique EYEdols Eyeshadow

Hypnotique

Hypnotique is a medium, navy blue with strong, cool–almost violet–undertones and a sparkling, high-shine finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation applied dry as well as wet; I did not find one was better than the other for coverage but dampened application yielded less fallout during application and a smoother layer of product.

The texture was lightly emollient, almost wet to the touch, with good slip, so a lot of the sparkles applied and adhered to bare skin, though there was still a bit of fallout if I used a dry brush. It wore well for 10 hours with very little fallout over time.

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

  • Anastasia Mediterranean (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Blueberry Fizz (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Iris Eyes (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Blitz Violet Orchid (PiP, $25.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • NARS Oscura (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Anastasia Blue Flash (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Persona Independent (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Stilazzi Genesis (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Ultraviolet (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • NYX Blue Jeans (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, brighter (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

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

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Blue Blood

Blue Blood is a deep burgundy with warmer, brownish undertones and a shiny, metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was easy to pick up and to apply to bare skin.

This shade has been previously released, so it is not a new shade, but the color and quality were consistent with past releases. It stayed on beautifully for 10 hours before fading slightly.

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

  • Pat McGrath Metropolis (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Smashbox Rock Stars (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Drama (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Chocolate Raspberry (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Nuts N Dates (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Blitz Glitz (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever I834 Grape (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Hot Mesh (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • Dior Black Night #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Dior Golden Shock #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, 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

Mica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Talc, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499, Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Pat McGrath Divine Dahlia EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Divine Dahlia EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Divine Dahlia EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Divine Dahlia EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Divine Dahlia EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Divine Dahlia EYEdols Eyeshadow

Divine Dahlia

Divine Dahlia is a very rich taupe with warmer, brown undertones and finer and larger sparkles that read greenish-gold and pink. The intense, metallic finish was sparkling, shiny, and rich. The consistency was soft, smooth, and creamy with full pigmentation achieved dry as well as wet. It lasted well for 10 hours before showing signs of fading.

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

  • Too Faced SaveThemAll (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Epsilon (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Dirt Bag (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Dior Reflection (684) (P, $29.50) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Nude Awakening #8 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (85% similar).
  • LORAC Kitty Kat (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Ember (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty On the Runway (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, 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

Mica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499, Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470).

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