I adore Pat McGrath eyeshadows, so when the Pat McGrath Bronze Borealis Celestial Odyssey Luxe Quad launched as part of the brand’s Pat McGrath Celestial Odyssey Holiday Collection for Christmas, I knew I had to get it, as well as the Deep Space Divinity Palette, and the Celestial Odyssey Palette too.
Pat McGrath Bronze Borealis Celestial Odyssey Luxe Quad
“Inspire inter-dimensional allure with this Limited Edition curated quartet of decadent supernova stunners in four finishes, including velvet matte, foiled metallic, sateen shimmer and a 24K duochrome sparkle. These luxuriously next-generation formulas glide on with a silky, even layer of sumptuously saturated colour that blends effortlessly. Discover an infinite array of intergalactic looks for elevated artistry.“
The Pat McGrath Bronze Borealis Celestial Odyssey Luxe Quad is $54 / £42, however the quads are currently on sale for just $32 / £25. Both of the holiday quads, have beautiful black plastic packaging, like all of the Pat McGrath eyeshadow quads, with a mirror inside the lid.
In this quad, you’re getting four eyeshadows, with a total combined weight of 4.4g / 0.15 oz, working out at 1.1g per eyeshadow.
These eyeshadows are slightly smaller than the shadows in the full-size Mothership Palettes (which are 1.32g each), but they’re still large eyeshadows compared to most luxury beauty brands.
Inside the Pat McGrath Bronze Borealis Celestial Odyssey Luxe Quad, you get four neutral eyeshadows, with a mix of three shimmers and one matte shade.
Pat McGrath describes the quad as having “pearl shimmer” and “metallic duochrome” finishes, but there are no duochrome shades in this palette, which is slightly disappointing.
Pat McGrath Bronze Borealis Celestial Odyssey Luxe Quad Swatches
Lunar Legend / Sienna Rose / Mink Dusk / Cyber Bronze
Just look how beautiful these swatches are?! There’s no doubt that the Pat McGrath Bronze Borealis Celestial Odyssey Luxe Quad is a stunning palette, with excellent quality. I’m just disappointed the quad doesn’t feature duochrome shades like it claims.
The shades all look a little flat, which is unlike Pat McGrath as a brand. Usually, their eyeshadows are so multidimensional and special, but this palette just doesn’t have any wow factor that all of their other palettes have.
If this was a NARS or Charlotte Tilbury palette, I’d be very happy with it, but it’s just very basic and underwhelming compared to every other Pat McGrath palette I’ve ever tried. I’m gutted there are no duochrome shades, as I feel like one special shade would have really elevated this quad.
At the discounted prices of $32 / £25, it’s a great price, and will be perfect for those that love a neutral eyeshadow look, as the shades last all day, and for a limited time, it’s available right now.
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