A Review: Pat McGrath Labs Mothership II Eyeshadow Palette – Sublime

I feeling really excited right now.  I mean, I can’t help it.  I can’t wait to tell you my thoughts about the Pat McGrath Mothership II Eyeshadow Palette – Sublime.  Let’s get into it!

Let’s start talking about the packaging, shall we?  It is the definition of luxury.  It is sturdy and heavy, with a gorgeous black and gold design.  Opening this up was such a “WOW” moment!

The colors are like nothing I’ve tried before.  They are truly unique.  The green really caught my eye when I was trying to figure out which of the three to purchase.  It comes with 10 shades, which have a mix of metallic, shimmers, and mattes.

I purchased this palette for $125 from Sephora and it is made in Italy.

Top Row Swatch (L-R - Skinshow Glow, Copper toned, Iconic, Bronze 005, VR Nectar)
Top Row Swatch (L-R – Skinshow Glow, Copper toned, Iconic, Bronze 005, VR Nectar)

Skinshow Glow – Beautiful creamy white/beige with shimmer, great highlight shade!

Copper Toned – Looks less copper in the pan, but swatches just like the name!  Smooth and very pigmented (as are all the shades), this is a staple in the palette!

Iconic – Looks darker in the palette and was pleasantly surprised that this has turned out to be the PERFECT transition shade in the crease.  Beyond pleased!

Bronze 005 – Metallic glitter warm bronze shade that does NOT disappoint.  Use a little or a lot – it’s really your choice and you cannot go wrong!

VR Nectar – A peachy, pearl bronze with a metallic glitter finish.  So pretty!

Second Row Swatch (L-R - Xtreme Black, Dark, Rose Dark, Blitz Emerald, Astral Ghost Orchid)
Second Row Swatch (L-R – Xtreme Black, Dark, Rose Dark, Blitz Emerald, Astral Ghost Orchid)

Xtreme Black – Very pigmented and creamy black. Blends like a dream and is great to use as a liner.

Dark – Matte, pigmented, no fall-out = dream eyeshadow!!!

Rose Dark – Gorgeous purple with a hint of gold sheen, but not too much!  This shade is packed so well that you cannot even tell that there was a shimmer to it until you swatch it!

Blitz Emerald – Emerald green glitter packed shade with a bit of black undertone. Absolutely stunning! I have used it as a liner and loved it!

Astra Ghost Orchid – You would think that this would be a boring everyday shade that you could probably find in ANY palette out there.  I am here to tell you no, no, no, not true!  This white, metallic glitter with a pink/pearl sheen provides the perfect highlight or topper to any look!


Overall rating for this palette? A++

It’s my favorite palette, worth every penny, and I would love to have them all!  I am extremely impressed with Pat McGrath’s palette and its performance.  You can tell that a lot of time and effort went into this palette and I am glad that she was able to share it with us!

Have you picked one up?  What are your thoughts?

Wishing you all the bright fireflies,

Jennifer

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