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Pat McGrath Celestial Odyssey Mega MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Celestial Odyssey

Pat McGrath Celestial Odyssey Mega MTHRSHP Eyeshadow PalettePat McGrath Celestial Odyssey Mega MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette ($78.00 for 0.684 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette for the holiday season. There are 18 shades–four matte eyeshadows and 14 shimmer eyeshadows–that include a few previously-released shades but the majority are new shades. The eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with and had minimal fallout with nine to 10-hour wear. It felt like the quality I’d expect from the brand with very little to complain about.

If the color story is up your alley, it’s a fantastic deal for Pat McGrath’s eyeshadow formula!

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Saturn Sunset

Saturn Sunset is a medium, reddish-plum with a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, somewhat powdery texture, though it was blendable and easier to work. I’d recommend using a lighter-hand and building up to avoid light fallout otherwise. This shade lasted well for nine hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Chanel Noir Supreme #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Devilish (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Mixer (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Endless Party (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Sip Sip (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Imago (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Ciate Bijou (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop How Rouge (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Shortcut (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Fly By Night (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, 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.

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Rose Venus

Rose Venus is a medium copper with warm, more orange undertones and a metallic finish. The consistency was incredibly smooth, almost cream-like as it was finely-milled, not at all powdery but still readily picked up with a dry brush. It was richly pigmented and stayed on well for nine and a half hours before fading a bit.

This shade was previously released as an eyeshadow single.

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

  • Viseart Saturn (GPV2 #11) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Amarcord (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Dior Shimmer Red Copper (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (Enhance) (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Hiney (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Lust in Time (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • ColourPop The Twins (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Viseart Pirouette (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Rose Quartz (Daytime) (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, 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.

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Gold Galaxy

Gold Galaxy is a deeper, yellowy gold with subtle, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin without fallout. The texture was moderately dense, more loosely-pressed compared to most of the brand’s metallics but not messy to use. It stayed on well for nine hours before fading slightly.

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

  • Rare Beauty Gutsy (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Gold Standard (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Fyrinnae Luxury (P, $7.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Queen B (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Superstar (DC, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Makeup by Mario Gold (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Pleather Python (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Karat Cake (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Grand Daddy (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar).
  • MAC Very Frisky (LE, ) is 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.

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Pat McGrath Noir Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Noir Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Noir Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Noir Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Noir Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Noir Moon EYEdols Eyeshadow

Noir Moon

Noir Moon is a rich, inky black base with multi-colored pearl throughout–predominantly teal, emerald green, and violet. The consistency was incredibly smooth and almost cream-like, which helped the eyeshadow adhere well to bare skin and retain all that pretty shimmer and not just dissipate when blended. It had opaque color payoff that lasted well for nine hours before showing signs of fading.

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

  • NARS Smash It Up (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Tarte Steel the Show (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Full Metal Black (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Dior Black Bow #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Illuminaughty (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Terra Moons Darkside (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Dior Black Night #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Revival (DC, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Black Metal (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, 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.

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Pat McGrath Bronze Nova EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Bronze Nova EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Bronze Nova EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Bronze Nova EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Bronze Nova EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Bronze Nova EYEdols Eyeshadow

Bronze Nova

Bronze Nova is a light, golden bronze with strong, warm undertones and fine flecks of pink and gold micro-sparkle over a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation paired with a cream-like texture that looked chunkier in the pan than it turned out to be in practice, as it really smoothed out when applied to bare skin. It wore nicely for nine hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Kevyn Aucoin Charge (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • KKW Beauty Glam (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • NARS Love Train (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Da Coco (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Rustler (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • MAC Monaco-co (Enchanted Forest) (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Gorgina (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Winterfell (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Dear Diary (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled (Seduce Glow Prime) (LE, ) is less shimmery (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.

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Nocturne

Nocturne is a darker brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that was easily built up to full coverage. The texture was soft, smooth, and velvety with a slightly thinner feel that didn’t impede application at all. This shade lasted well for nine hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
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  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Rose in the Air #7 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop That’s Neat (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Vespa (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • LORAC Ash Brown (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Fudge (DC, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop No Bounds (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Rust (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Cheens (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Rust (Define) (PiP, ) is lighter, 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.

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Galactic Glow

Galactic Glow is a light, golden beige with strong, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The eyeshadow was intensely pigmented where a little went a long way. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense but not too thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan, which made it easy to pick up with an assortment of brushes. It stayed on well for nine hours before showing signs of fading.

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

  • Tarte Escape (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Monroe (220M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Luna (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Laurel (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Float (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Inglot J305 Ivory (LE, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Satin Corset (281) (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Champagne Toast (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Skinshow Moon Glow (PiP, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Skinshow Nude Xtasy (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (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.

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Sunrose Amber

Sunrose Amber is a light-medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, blendable texture that had a smidgen of powderiness in the pan but wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout during application. This shade lasted well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • Charlotte Tilbury Happy Glow (Smoke) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Ginger (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Date Eyes (Prime) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Midnight Run (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay New Riff (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Viseart Platane (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Too Faced For the Graham (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Pip (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Maple Syrup (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Khaki Haze #9 (PiP, ) is 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.

Lotus Luxe

Lotus Luxe is a medium red with warmer undertones and fine gold and pink micro-sparkle. It had opaque color coverage that applied well to bare skin. The texture felt slightly firmer initially, but it softened immediately after the first use, and then it seemed lightly creamy and very blendable. It wore nicely for nine hours before fading visibly.

This shade was previously released in a palette.

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

  • MAC Firewerk the Room (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Nocturne (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Blitz Flame (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • UOMA Beauty Nzinga (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Ladylike (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Tarte Fire Dancer (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Delightful Spark (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop I Own You (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dream Eyes (Enhance) (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Raspberry Beret (LE, $19.00) 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.

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Lunar Haze

Lunar Haze is a very light, silvery mauve with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and moderately dense without being too thick. It yielded full pigmentation that stayed on well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • JD Glow Good Gawd (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
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  • Too Faced Wanna Piece of Me (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Dior Tutu #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
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  • ColourPop Sunflare (LE, $4.50) is warmer (80% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever 104 Blue White (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Winter Garden (P, $6.00) is warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop On a Wing (LE, $4.50) is less 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.

Electrique

Electrique is a medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was very finely-milled with a touch of powderiness present only in the pan. It lasted nicely for nine hours before fading visibly.

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

  • ColourPop Flowerboy (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Intense (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Side Chick (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Nothing Personal (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Love (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Rare Beauty Nearly Rose (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Board Walk (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Floral Coral (P, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Nude Rich #5 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Glaminatrix Darling (P, $7.30) is brighter (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.

Pat McGrath Heavenly Body EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Heavenly Body EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Heavenly Body EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Heavenly Body EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Heavenly Body EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Heavenly Body EYEdols Eyeshadow

Heavenly Body

Heavenly Body is a medium pink with warmer undertones and flecks of cooler pink and gold sparkle over a shiny, metallic finish. The eyeshadow had a more loosely-pressed feel, but it was still moderately emollient with a good amount of binder and some thickness, which helped this sparkly shade apply well to bare skin and retain its coverage without having much fallout. It wore well for nine hours with very little fallouts over time.

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

  • Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyes are Forever Confident Eyes Prime (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Supernova (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Laura Mercier Bed of Roses (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Smashbox Rose Rocked (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • YSL Paris #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • NARS Earthshine (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Mesmerising Maroon #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Giorgio Armani Stellar (5) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Fire Rose (Prime) (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Magic Moment (PiP, ) is less shimmery, 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.

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Bronze Eclipse

Bronze Eclipse is a rich bronze with moderate, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented where a little went a long way, while the texture was smooth, dense without being too thick, and blendable. It stayed on well for nine and a half hours before fading visibly on me.

This shade was previously released in a palette.

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

  • Bobbi Brown Tiki (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Tequila Nite (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Peanut Butter Cup (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Brav-O (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • JD Glow Deep Bronze (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Dior Copper #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Woodwinked (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Flock Party #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • LORAC Uncensored (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (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.

Solar Flare

Solar Flare is a very light orange with moderate, warm undertones and lighter, peachy-gold shimmer that gave it a pearly finish. It had a smooth, lightly emollient consistency that was thinner than most of the brand’s shimmers, but it still had opaque pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

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

  • ColourPop Don’t Leaf (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Palo Santo (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop To Be Young and Beautiful Again (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Sphinx (P, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Caramel Brown #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Side2Side (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Dior Mirage #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Dior Mirage #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Bad Habit Sky’s the Limit (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Bad Habit Relic (PiP, ) is more 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.

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Nirvana

Nirvana is a deep blue-teal with cool undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation where a little went a long way. The consistency was moderately dense, creamy, and smooth to the touch without being too firmly-pressed into the pan. It showed signs of fading after nine hours of wear.

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

  • MAC Emerald Cut (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Azure Sun (Cream Color) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Autumn Breeze (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Watt (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Viseart Boheme Dream #10 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Superzoom (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Urban Decay Amp (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar).
  • The Estee Edit Wavy (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • MAC Blue Karma (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Ice Blue (143CP) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, 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.

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Nirvana

LELimited Edition. $25.00.

Corrupt Copper

Corrupt Copper is a rich, molten copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a pearl-like sheen. It had opaque color payoff paired with a smooth, moderately dense consistency that was slightly firm but not difficult to pick up–just needed a firmer hand than some other shades, relatively. It lasted nicely for nine and a half hours before fading a bit.

This shade was previously released as an eyeshadow single.

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

  • Urban Decay Pull Over! (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Smashbox 10000 Likes (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Half Baked (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Bronze Nebula (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Red Keep (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Caramel Brown #7 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Muze (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Jingle Ball Bronze (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Sugarpill Penelope (P, $13.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Bad Habit Ao (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (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.

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Palladium

Palladium is a darker, pewter gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It’s a dirtier gold, which is less “gold” traditionally because it lacks that really yellow/orange warmth of most golds. The texture was moderately dense, smooth, and blendable without being overly thick. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly and stayed on well for nine hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Give Me Glow 90s (PiP, $7.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Metallurgy (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Ristretto (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Jouer Skinny Dip (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Guerlain Shalimar (Bottom) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Vanilla Bean (DC, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Wanderlust (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • NARS Kauai I (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Tarte Broach (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Glamorous (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, 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.

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Pat McGrath Citrine Envy EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Citrine Envy EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Citrine Envy EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Citrine Envy EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Citrine Envy EYEdols Eyeshadow
Pat McGrath Citrine Envy EYEdols Eyeshadow

Citrine Envy

Citrine Envy is a bright, medium grass green with lighter, warmer gold sparkle over a shiny, metallic finish. It had a chunkier consistency compared to most shades in the palette, so there was light fallout when working with it dry. It had opaque color coverage with a lightly emollient texture, which helped the product apply evenly and refrain from having additional fallout during the nine hours it wore for.

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

  • Sydney Grace Sweetsop (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Facile (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath VR Emerald (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Mistletoe (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Escape (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Fyrinnae Deinonychus (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Mean Green (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Juvia’s Place Egypt (P, ) is darker (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Fallen Splendor (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Make It Rain (P, $7.00) is darker (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.

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