If I had to choose my favourite eyeshadow formula, I think it would have to be Pat McGrath, as it’s just stunning, especially the shimmers and multichromes.
I picked up the Pat McGrath Divine Rose Luxe Quad Eternal Eden Palette in one of their site wide sales, and considering it only launched in February, I didn’t expect it to be discounted so soon, but it was the perfect opportunity to give it a try, as it’d been on my wishlist ever since it launched.
“Discover a captivating quartet of rose-inspired shades featuring mattes and shimmers that create a blooming bouquet of elegant eyes.
Succumb to these seductively soft, blendable shadow formulations set in brand-new powerhouse pinks inspired by the spirit of the global smash Mothership VIII: Divine Rose II Eye Palette. Bloom like an icon in provocative pigments conjured to create divinely dimensional looks.”
There’s no denying the Pat McGrath products are expensive, and until I tried them myself, I didn’t think the prices were worth it. The packaging on everything is very luxe, and you’re paying a premium for that packaging, but the formulas are amazing as well as the packaging.
Still now, I never pay full price for any of their products, as they always have a discount on launch day (if you’re a subscriber to their mailing list), and they frequently have 20-30% discount sales, which I tend to take advantage of.
The Pat McGrath Divine Rose Luxe Quad: Eternal Eden Palette was inspired by the brand’s iconic, bestselling palette; Mothership VIII: Divine Rose II, which launched back in May 2020.
This palette is £55 / $58, and contains four powder shadows within a luxurious, black lacquered effect compact, with a mirror inside the lid. The outer box is even beautiful, but the shadows inside are even more beautiful.
£55 is expensive for an eyeshadow quad, but you’re getting four x 1.72g eyeshadows, so they’re substantially larger pans than the likes of Urban Decay, NARS, MAC and Makeup Geek, so you are getting a lot of eyeshadow for your money.
The Pat McGrath Divine Rose Luxe Quad: Eternal Eden Palette looked like the perfect rosy eyeshadow quad, with two matte shades, and two metallic shades, and I knew I didn’t have anything similar in my collection, especially with the same finishes.
Pat McGrath Divine Rose Luxe Quad: Eternal Eden Palette Swatches
- Pink Mystique (Light Pink with a Shimmering Gold Flash)
- Temptation (Muted Matte Magenta)
- Forbidden Fruit (Rich Pink Bronze Metallic)
- Earthly Delight (Mid-tone Cool Brown Matte)
One of the reasons I love Pat McGrath Labs eyeshadows so much, is how multidimensional they are. Even mattes aren’t just flat mattes, and I feel like these Pat McGrath Divine Rose Luxe Quad: Eternal Eden swatches do a good job at showing you how very beautiful the four shades are.
Pink Mystique is a soft pink, but it has a vivid gold duochrome shift which is noticeable in different lights, whereas Forbidden Fruit is an incredible foil, which feels like it’s a cream as it’s so smooth, and it’s one of my favourite Pat McGrath shadows I’ve ever tried, and I love the palette so much.