The Pat McGrath Mothership IV Decadence Palette ($125) is a limited edition palette that I just happened to grab on a re-stock! I am so happy to announce that this is my very first Pat McGrath eyeshadow palette purchase.
Let me start off by saying that this palette is literally, a work of art and you will definitely get what you pay for. The first thing that caught my eye was the attention to detail on the packaging.
The eyeshadow palette comes nestled in a high quality cardboard, crown imprinted box. The imagery is unbelievable. As I removed the protective tie, it was like Christmas morning. The box opens in a butterfly fashion, revealing the golden palette inside.
There is quite a bit of weight to this palette, so you know it’s not cheap. The gold packaging is simply stunning and does provide a layer of decadence when experiencing this palette.
There are 10 eyeshadows in this palette and there are no mattes. All of the shades are consistently pigmented and buttery. The hybrid powder-cream formula performs beautifully. I was absolutely speechless when swatching them.
The shades include:
- Gold standard – glistening yellow rich gold
- Inferno – radiant metallic copper
- Blue Blood – deep frosted vermillion
- Sinful – platinum gold
- Underworld – deep metallic matte cerulean
- Sterling – luminous polished silver
- Lapis Luxury – frosted multidimensional turquoise
- Divine Mink – frosted grey-brown sheen
- Hedonistic – fiery crimson
- Enigma – glittering grey-beige
There is no need for a primer to push pigment or keep the product in place. These shades can stand on their own and don’t need no help! Nine of the shades are metallic and one is satin. The only one that seemed a bit dry was the Underworld shade.
I must admit, I was intimidated by all the metallics because I was afraid of not being able to create looks or make this an everyday palette, but there is nothing every day about this palette. Like I said before, you’re buying art – makeup art.
While you can definitely wear a few looks exclusively from this palette, I think the beauty of this is that you can pull in other eyeshadows to complete a look and yet have maybe one or two shades from the Pat McGrath Mothership IV Decadence palette as your signature shades.