Pat mcgrath metallic eyeshadow

If there’s ever a time where all things metallic, sparkly and glittery are acceptable (if not mandatory), it’s Christmas.

And one of our favourite things to add a touch of glitz to? Our eyes.

Which is why we were thrilled to see makeup legend Pat McGrath has invented holographic metallic eyeshadow.

Pat, who launched her own beauty line Pat McGrath Labs earlier this year, has launched sell-out eye pigments, intense highlighters and showstopping lip kits, but her new Metamorphosis eyeshadows stopped us in our tracks.

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COPPER PLATED ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Conjure Metallic Mesmerization with #METALMORPHOSIS005 Kit: Copper by mixing the Pigment + Mehron Mixing Liquid ⚡️⚡️⚡️ AVAILABLE NOW on

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FOUR TIMES the FABULOSITY! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Play, paint and provoke ALCHEMICAL ALLURE using #METALMORPHOSIS005 Kit: Everything! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Available NOW on

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The makeup artist, who has graced the faces of every supermodel around and was named an MBE in 2013, took to Instagram to tease her latest launch – and boy, are the results intense.
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Heavy Metal Hedonism! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Major #SWATCHPORN using #METALMORPHOSIS005 in Gold! From Left to Right: Pigment + Mehron Mixing Liquid, Pigment, Cream ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #patmcgrathlabs005

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The Metamorphosis range will be available in silver, bronze, gold and copper.
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SILVER LININGS! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Mix up MAJOR metallic masterpieces using #METALMORPHOSIS005 Kit: Silver combined with Mehron Mixing Liquid for a DIVINE wet-to-dry-liner! From Left to Right: Pigment + Mehron Mixing Liquid, Pigment, and Cream ⚡️⚡️⚡️ AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 15, 2016 on

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Sadly, they are on the pricey side, with one eyeshadow shade and an eyeliner retailing at £48 and the whole kit (four eyeshadows, a dual-ended eyeliner and a mixing liquid) costing £132.

But fingers crossed, they appear under our tree come the 25th…

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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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A 9.4 Product 9.7 Pigmentation 9.5 Texture 9.5 Longevity 5 Application 96% Total

Pat McGrath Has $28 Eyeshadow Palettes Now & It’s GREAT News For Budget Beauty Lovers

Pat McGrath and her eponymous brand are the tip of everyone’s tongue lately. From launching a complexion range to creating her new Midnight Sun palette, the iconic makeup artist has had a lot of luxe releases in recent months. But now, Pat McGrath has $28 eyeshadow palettes, bringing her brand to a budget beauty consumer. If you’ve priced the brand’s eyeshadows before, you’ll know that the opportunity to snag McGrath’s formula for just $28 is reason to celebrate.

According to beauty Instagram account @TrendMood1, Pat McGrath’s new Eye Ecstasy: Eye Shadow Palette Mini launched at Sephora on Aug. 28. There are two new, affordable palettes that fans of McGraths work can choose from, but the best part is that both are only $28, a fraction of the cost of the brand’s other eyeshadow palettes.

Each palette features five metallic finish shades, so you will likely need to use a companion palette if you want a matte transition shade. However, given the $28 price tag the new minis offer a unique opportunity to experiment with McGrath’s formula before taking the plunge into purchasing one of her larger, $125 palettes.

While the palettes both retail for $28 and feature five shades, they do feature very different color stories. The Sublime palette offers fans a set of golden bronze hues, while the Subversive palette is perfect for lovers of bold jewel tones.

If you head to the Sephora website on your computer browser, you’ll find the palettes, but what you won’t find is an option to buy. The two new Pat McGarth palettes are Sephora app exclusives. If you want to shop the new affordable options form the makeup artist’s brand, you’ll need to download the Sephora app and purchase the palettes through your phone.

Sure, you may be thinking that $28 for a five-pan eyeshadow palette is still a lot of money when you break down the cost (it’s a little over $5 per shadow). However, there’s a reason why McGrath’s luxury makeup line carries the price tag that it does, and much of it has to do with the artist herself.

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McGrath’s career extends more than 20 years, and in that time, she’s created runway makeup looks for fashion houses such as Gucci, Versace, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, and countless others. It’s not just that you’ve seen her work on the runways, though, her brand has graced the faces of some of your favorite celebrities as well.

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Celebrity makeup artists utilized McGrath’s products most recently on the MTV VMAs red carpet. According to Instagram stories reposted to McGrath’s account, Missy Elliott’s stunning purple shadow look was courtesy of the brand, and Cardi B’s gorgeous winged liner was also thanks to a McGrath-created liner. If McGrath’s incredible resume and background weren’t enough to prove how splurge worthy her goods are, the use of her products on a red carpet might be. Did you see how gorgeous Missy and Cardi look?

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If you want to purchase Pat McGrath’s new mini eyeshadow palettes for just $28, the products are available now on the Sephora app. With a price this low, it’s the perfect time for budget shoppers to grab a little luxury for their collection.