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Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Palette Review & Swatches


Divine Rose

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Palette ($125.00 for 0.47 oz.) is a new, surprise release from the brand that debuted exclusively on Selfridges’ app for a hot minute (hour, probably) and then launched at Sephora Australia.  It is now (11/15, 9AM ET) available in the US on Pat McGrath’s website for early access using code ROSE10, and you can also use code ROSE10 at checkout for 10% off (while supplies last).

All of the shades had semi-opaque or better pigmentation with soft, blendable textures with eight to 10 hour wear, and in general, they were consistent with past experiences with the brand’s eyeshadows and palettes.

There are three shades within the palette that have previously been released: Skinshow Nude is from the Subliminal palette, Rose Dusk is from the Sublime palette, and Astral Solstice is from the Midnight Sun palette.

Iridescent Pink 003 is very similar to the Iridescent Pink 003 in the Sublime Skin Highlighter formula but felt a bit different overall; the version in the palette is slightly more powdery with less of a plush feel compared to the highlighter, and the eyeshadow seems to read more sparkly/shimmery applied, but the two are very, very comparable in color and finish.


Skinshow Nude

Skinshow Nude is a soft, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without issue. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and smooth to the touch. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading a bit. I didn’t notice any differences between this version and the one in the Subliminal palette.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. - $625.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Velouria

Velouria is a muted, medium-dark mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was finely-milled, silky-smooth, and a smidgen powdery in the pan, though it applied evenly and maintained its opaque coverage, so it wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily. The eyeshadow blended out well along the edges and seemed to darken slightly while appearing a bit warmer-toned as well. It stayed on well for nine hours before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. - $625.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Sable Bronze

Sable Bronze is a light, golden bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product that was easy to blend out. The consistency was smooth, creamy without becoming too thick or too densely pressed into the pan. It wore beautifully for nine and a half hours before fading visibly.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. - $625.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Refined Gold 002

Refined Gold 002 is a medium gold with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation applied dry and opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush. The texture was smooth, firmer in the pan, but it wasn’t too dense or too stiff, so it picked up well with a brush but didn’t have any powderiness in the pan. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin and lasted well for nine and a half hours before fading noticeably.

While this is a new shade, it doesn’t seem so new because it’s very, very similar to other gold shades released within the brand previously.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. - $625.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Iridescent Pink 003

Iridescent Pink 003 is a pale, pinkish-white base that shifted between brighter pink and cooler lavender. The effect was mostly the shift, rather than any lighter base that came through. The consistency was more powdery but almost in a clumpy way, which made it harder to apply evenly to my skin as some of the product bunched up on itself. It applied better with a dampened brush or a fingertip, as those helped to minimize the powdery effect. It had opaque coverage that sheered out a bit when initially applied. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. - $625.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Xtreme Mahogany

Xtreme Mahogany is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and velvety without being too dense that it became difficult to blend out. There was a touch of powderiness the pan, but it applied with opaque coverage that blended out well along the edges but didn’t lose its intensity. This shade wore well for nine hours on me before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. - $625.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Love Lace

Love Lace is a medium-dark taupe with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented to the point where a little went a long a way. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and dense without being heavy or overly thick, so it applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin without emphasizing lid texture. It lasted nicely for 10 hours before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. - $625.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Rose Dusk

Rose Dusk is a medium, rosy plum with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff in a single layer, which went on evenly and blended out easily along the edges. The consistency felt smooth to the touch, soft without being too densely-pressed into the pan, it was a bit less cream-like (but not in a positive or a negative way) than a shade like Love Lace. It stayed on well for nine hours before fading a bit.

The version in this palette seemed slightly cooler-toned on the top, but the base was just as warm toned, so applied and blended out in practice, I didn’t notice any actual differences in color or undertone. The texture of the shade included in this palette seemed slightly more finely-milled and seemed to adhere even better.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. - $625.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

VR Rose Venus

VR Rose Venus is a bright, medium-dark pink base with a strong, gold to orange shift that dominated. On the lid, when I looked at myself, it read mostly gold to orange-gold but was very slightly pinkish along the outer curvature at a given angle. Swatched on the arm, the shift was strong, dynamic, and seemed really stunning, but the effect was so much harder to see (even for someone looking at me, as I asked!) on the lid.

It had rich pigmentation that was the same regardless of dry or wet application. The texture was fairly smooth–seemed ever-so-slightly textured from the amount of shimmer in it–without any powderiness. It was slightly denser, so it worked best with moderately dense brushes. This shade wore well for nine and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. - $625.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Astral Solstice

Astral Solstice is a light, golden beige with warmer undertones and a sparkling, wet-looking finish. It had medium to medium, buildable coverage applied dry with a brush and semi-opaque with a fingertip (the latter being as recommended), and it nearly opaque pigmentation applied with a dampened brush.

The version in this palette performed better than the one I have in Midnight Sun; the version in Divine Rose has a smoother, more emollient base and yielded better coverage and was easier to work with. It lasted well for nine hours with light fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. - $625.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose | Look Details

Pat McGrath Divine Rose | Look Details

Pat McGrath Divine Rose | Look Details

Pat McGrath Divine Rose | Look Details

Pat McGrath Divine Rose | Look Details

Pat McGrath Divine Rose | Look Details

Pat McGrath Skinshow Nude EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Skinshow Nude EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Velouria EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Velouria EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Sable Bronze EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Sable Bronze EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Refined Gold 002 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Refined Gold 002 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Refined Gold 002 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Iridescent Pink 003 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Iridescent Pink 003 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Iridescent Pink 003 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Xtreme Mahogany EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Xtreme Mahogany EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Love Lace EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Love Lace EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Rose Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Rose Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath VR Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath VR Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath VR Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Astral Solstice EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Astral Solstice EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Astral Solstice EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Divine Rose | Look Details

Pat McGrath Divine Rose | Look Details

Pat McGrath Divine Rose | Look Details

Pat McGrath Divine Rose | Look Details

Pat McGrath Divine Rose | Look Details

Pat McGrath Divine Rose | Look Details

Pat McGrath Skinshow Nude EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Skinshow Nude EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Velouria EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Velouria EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Sable Bronze EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Sable Bronze EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Refined Gold 002 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Refined Gold 002 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Refined Gold 002 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Iridescent Pink 003 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Iridescent Pink 003 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Iridescent Pink 003 EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Xtreme Mahogany EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Xtreme Mahogany EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Love Lace EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Love Lace EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Rose Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Rose Dusk EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath VR Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath VR Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath VR Rose Venus EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Astral Solstice EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Astral Solstice EYEdols Eyeshadow

Pat McGrath Astral Solstice EYEdols Eyeshadow