I’ve been debating on trying out a Pat McGrath palette for a while now but couldn’t get past the expensive price tag. We all know that price doesn’t always equal quality but I’ve seen & heard people rave about this brand for years and when I saw they released the new Eye Ecstasy Eyeshadow Palettes at only $28, I knew it was time to go for it!
The Eye Ecstasy Palettes come in two shades Sublime (pictured) & Subversive and contain .035 oz per pan. If you’re someone (like me) who wants to try out her brand but don’t want to commit to $100+, this is a great place to start! The packaging kind of reminds me of what a lab sample would look like. It’s plastic and doesn’t contain a mirror. They probably could have stepped it up a little bit but I don’t really mind all that much because it’s more about how the product performs. However, albeit pretty, the thousand tiny sequins in the original packaging aren’t necessary at all.
The actual shadows are very pigmented. Like one swipe pigmented. While they perform well applied with a brush, I find that applying them directly with your fingertips works best. The two shades Sinful & Gold Nectar feel the creamiest and most dense while Sextrovert & Corruption are also metallic but don’t feel as creamy and smooth. Illicit is the only matte (with gold sparkle) that when used very lightly can work as a crease color.
For size comparison to the Natasha Denona Mini Nude. These shadows seem a lot more pigmented than ND but I think ND shadows last longer on my eyes. I’ve also noticed that I’ve been way more drawn to smaller palettes these last few months. They’re easier to store & travel with and aren’t overwhelming with color options.
Overall I am happy I finally got the chance to try out Pat McGrath eyeshadows at an affordable price and these may sway me to buy another palette.
Disclaimer ::: As always, my reviews are not paid and are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.