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Thursday 8 February 2018

REVIEW: Pat McGrath Labs Mothership II Sublime Palette

Pat McGrath Mothership II Sublime Eyeshadow Palette Review

If you read my 'What I Got For Christmas' post, then you will know that I was lucky enough to receive four eyeshadow palettes! I reviewed Natasha Denona Lila Palette here and today I want to share my thoughts with you on the other pricey palette I received: Pat McGrath LABS Mothership II Eyeshadow Palette Sublime (what a ridiculously long name!).

Pat McGrath Mothership II Sublime Eyeshadow Palette Review

This palette is priced at $125 and it contains 10 shadows - makes Natasha Denona 15 pan palettes almost seem reasonable!! The packaging is sturdy and heavy - the heaviest of any palette I've ever owned. I love the glossy black finish and the simple gold logo. Inside the lid is a bevelled mirror, which I've never seen in a palette before and is a nice touch. 

Pat McGrath Mothership II Sublime Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
All shadows are completely unedited.

Remember when I said that the shade selection in Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette wasn't very cohesive? Well that really isn't the case with this palette! There are 10 shadows in a mixture of matte, shimmer and non-chunky glittery finishes. There isn't one dud in here - all are pigmented and apply effortlessly - there is some fallout with some of the more glittery shades but nothing a little bit of Fix + on the brush doesn't solve.

On the top row, from left to right, the shades are:

Skinshow Glow: Pale pink shimmer, buttery soft and very easy to apply.

Copper Toned: Stunning rose gold/copper - pigmented, smooth and soft. Easy to apply and blend.

Iconic: Medium brown/bronze/gold hybrid - silky soft, smooth and pigmented,

Bronze 005: Orange toned copper glitter - very pigmented, looks like it has a chunky texture but it's actually soft and very easy to apply.

VR Nectar: Soft peachy-pink metallic. Some fall out in the pan but not on the face - my preference is to apply with my finger.

On the bottom row, from left to right, the shades are:

Xtreme Black: Intense, matte black. Pigmented, soft and easy to work with.

Dark: Cool-toned deep brown with a hint of red, matte. Soft and smooth to touch, easy to apply.

Rose Dusk: Red-toned mauve sheen. Smooth, soft, pigmented and easy to apply.

Blitz Emerald: Emerald green metallic with a black base. Pigmented but can be intensified by using a dampened brush. Feels slightly powdery in the pan but applies smoothly and easily.

Astral Ghost Orchid: White with pinky/purple sparkle. Feels a bit chunky in the pan but applies well - my preference is to use my finger and wear as a shadow topper.

The standard of the shadows in this palette is on a par with Natasha Denona (with a price tag to match) - so easy to work with and there are no duds. I think that anybody, whether they are experienced in applying makeup or a newbie, could use this and create beautiful looks.

There is no doubting that this is an expensive palette at $125 so I would recommend keeping your eye out for the twice yearly Sephora sale, where you can save 20% - it will still be expensive but at least there would be a saving (this was a Christmas gift an the person who bought it for me told me they made the saving this way). I really hope that she releases individual shadows, or possibly quads to make the brand more accessible.

This is definitely one of my favourite ever palettes - if you like the look of it but there is no way that you would spend that much money on eyeshadow, then take a look at the new Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette, which has some similar shades but is a lot less expensive. I have a review of that palette coming soon!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this palette and the shade selection? Have you tried any Pat McGrath makeup?

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