Pat McGrath Mothership Palette

After my last review of Pat McGrath, I was compelled to purchase another palette.  Why? To see if there is any difference in quality between the larger palettes and the tiny one.  I invested in the Pat McGrath Platinum Bronze Ambition palette at Sephora.  Regularly priced at $70CAD currently on sale for $35CAD. (Gotta love Sephora sales!)

Let me begin by saying this is a stunning palette.  Six gorgeous shades, large mirror, to die for packaging, it is sublime.  It is also very ho-hum.  plat3For all of the beautiful artwork on the outside, the inside is 5 shimmers and a matte shadow.  How many looks can you really create for daytime out of 5 shimmers and a matte?

Pros:

  • Beautiful quality
  • Limited Edition
  • Huge pan sizes
  • Large Mirror
  • A box that you will want to frame and put on the wall

Cons:

  • The shadow palette isn’t removable from the packaging so it can get quite dirty
  • 5 shimmers and one matte makes this palette less versatile than many on the market
  • Tends to be more of a ‘special occasion’ palette.  Which ruins any value or savings you would be getting.
  • You are allergic to Talc
  • You want a Vegan company

The shimmers in this palette are truly second to none. Soft and buttery they perform in a way that leaves me awestruck and wanting more.  The matte shade is beautiful and buildable, making an excellent base for shimmers to layer on over top.  It is really a steal of a deal.  However, as an average consumer going out in daylight and in a work environment, all shimmer all the time isn’t exactly appropriate.   That is where I had difficulties with this palette. It is not designed for toned down looks.  It is designed for bold, eye-catching looks, that give a suitable nod to the beauty of this creation.

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The pictures fail to do justice to the beauty of these shadows.  That said, in person, they look much more muted than they do in the photo.  If you don’t have these in your collection and have a hankering to add some Pat McGrath, now is the time to take advantage of the sale.  If you have similar shades, then give this one a pass.

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As described on the Sephora website:

What it is:
An indulgent palette of golden taupes, rich, powerful bronzes, and velvet-soaked plums, that leaves lids iced in a cool riot of glamour fatale.

What it does:
This rebellious collection of shades features extreme blendability and adherence for pure color intensity. The creamy, soft shadows ignite metallic, pearlized pigments and amplify color. Experience an emollient-like texture and sensorial feel that glides on with one-stroke, fully-pigmented, opaque color saturation and a polished, bright, multidimensional finish.

This set contains:
– 6 x Eyeshadows in Telepathic Taupe (glittering greige), Smoke And Mirrors (silky chocolate sheen), Deep Velvet (deep plum brown suede), Ritualistic (metallic mauve brown), Platinize (silky platinum), Sextrovert (metallic bronze)

Ingredients:

Telepathic Taupe: Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Silica, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Ritualistic: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Ptfe, Talc, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Smoke and Mirrors:Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Boron Nitride, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510).

Sextrovert: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Stearyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Behenate, Zinc Stearate, Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Octadecene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163).

Deep Velvet: Talc, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742).

Platinize: Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Boron Nitride, Ptfe, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Ethylene/acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742).

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