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Pat McGrath Celestial Odyssey Mega MTHRSHP Eyeshadow Palette Evaluation & 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).
  • Sydney Grace Darcy (Light) (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Resident Rep (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Spree (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Sand Haze #3 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Darcy (Deep) (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Pretty Cruel (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #10 (LE, ) is more shimmery, 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.

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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).
  • Makeup Geek Cheers (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Gingersnap (PiP, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Azalea (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild My Glamour Squad #10 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Ruby #3 (LE, ) is lighter (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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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).

  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Pleather Python (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Karat Cake (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • 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).
  • Natasha Denona Gold (137CP) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Grand Daddy (LE, ) is 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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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).

  • Dior Black Bow #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • 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 Night #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Gun Metal (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Illuminaughty (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Terra Moons Darkside (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Black Onyx (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Revival (DC, $8.00) 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.

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

  • Urban Decay Rustler (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • 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).
  • Anastasia Yacht (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Persona Goddess (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Brav-O (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% 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).

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

  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Rose in the Air #7 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • LORAC Ash Brown (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop That’s Neat (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Vespa (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop No Bounds (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Anastasia Fudge (DC, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Whiskey (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Kaja Brown Sugar (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Big Brooch (LE, $4.50) 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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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).
  • 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).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Luna (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Laurel (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Feather (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Skinshow Moon Glow (PiP, $25.00) is 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).

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

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

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:
Formula Overview
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  • Sydney Grace Ladylike (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • 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).
  • Urban Decay Floored (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Mauve #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Rapture (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Desire (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Juvia’s Place Calabar (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, 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.

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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).
  • Viseart Lunar Eclipse (GPV2 #5) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Wanna Piece of Me (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Dior Tutu #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Girls, Girls! (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Glow (P, $7.75) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% 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).
  • Sugarpill Dream State (PiP, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Canele (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:
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for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Side Chick (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).
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  • 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).
  • ColourPop Flowerboy (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Intense (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Flamingo Dream (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Viseart Liaison (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Bloom (LE, $12.00) is darker, 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.

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:
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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).
  • Giorgio Armani Stellar (5) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
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  • NABLA Cosmetics Magic Moment (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Laura Mercier Kiss From a Rose (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Acolyte (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Blanc (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (85% 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).

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).

  • 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).
  • Bobbi Brown Tiki (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
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  • Too Faced Peanut Butter Cup (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • MAC Woodwinked (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Gold Nectar (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Laura Mercier Envoutante (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Desire (PiP, ) is more shimmery, more muted (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).
  • Bad Habit Relic (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop One by One (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% 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).

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).
  • Viseart Boheme Dream #10 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Watt (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Ice Blue (143CP) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Deep Teal (19M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • L’Oreal Teal Couture (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Superzoom (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Urban Decay Amp (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (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.

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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).

  • Pat McGrath Bronze Nebula (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • 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).
  • Urban Decay Red Keep (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Crackle (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
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  • MAC Rose (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Diva (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Suspicion #3 (PiP, ) 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.

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

  • Give Me Glow 90s (PiP, $7.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Guerlain Shalimar (Bottom) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Vanilla Bean (DC, $8.00) is warmer (90% 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).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Espresso (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Glam (330M) (PiP, $29.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Terra Moons Caesium (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Tarte Shake Down (LE, $14.00) is less 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).

  • ColourPop Facile (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath VR Emerald (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Sweetsop (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Mistletoe (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% 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).
  • Dior Night Bird #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Escape (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Fyrinnae Deinonychus (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, 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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