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Pat McGrath Labs: A Legendary Guide to Makeup

By Carly Cochrane - 8 months ago | Updated
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As the Mother of makeup and one of the world’s most influential makeup artists, it’s only right that Pat McGrath put her name to some products.

Pouring her talent, knowledge and experience into fool-proof formulas, Pat McGrath Labs is a makeup collection that has changed the game once and for all. From cult-status eyeshadow palettes to glitzy packaging and a shade range that complements all skin tones, this Queen has hit the nail on the head by offering a little something to suit every makeup fanatic.

Picking a new item (or two, or three or four) to add to your collection isn’t going to be easy, but our guide to the best Pat McGrath Labs products should help you out. Keep scrolling to find out more.


Pat McGrath Eyeshadow Palettes

When Pat McGrath's eyeshadow palettes entered the beauty scene, the world went wild. From the Mothership collection to the Blitz Astral Quads, an eyeshadow palette by Pat McGrath is considered serious hot property.

Love, energy and power are packed into every palette, as the pressed powders boast intense pigment and are made with the highest quality ingredients. Whether you're a golden goddess or a drama queen, the selection of matte, shimmer, glitter and metallic shades within these palettes provide show-stopping results, each and every time.

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership VII Divine Rose Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership VII Divine Rose Eyeshadow Palette

If you love a pink and purple eye look with a touch of opalescent shimmer, then this is the ultimate palette for you.

The Mothership VII Divine Rose Eyeshadow Palette reigns supreme. Home to 10 floral-inspired cream-powder pigments, it's the most sought-after selection of spring-summer shades.

Not only does the palette offer romantic rich pink hues and dazzling glitters, it supplies intense color payoff and a crease-proof, sweat-resistant, long-wearing formula. That means you can flutter those lids and flaunt show-stopping looks, for longer.

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Pat McGrath Labs Mothership VI Midnight Sun Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership VI Midnight Sun Eyeshadow Palette

Take your eye looks to a new dimension with the Mothership VI Midnight Sun Eyeshadow Palette.

Boasting not one, not two but 10 out-of-this-world eyeshadows, this palette captures the beauty of all things celestial. Indulge in coppers and bronzes, burnt oranges or vivacious violets, and give your lids a sultry sun-soaked finish. Or, experiment with the selection of creamy matte and high-shine shimmer finishes, all of which ensure that you can effortlessly achieve a multidimensional effect.

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Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction Eyeshadow Palette

Dress up your lids with the colors featured in this Mothership palette and watch your eyes become the center of attention.

The Mothership V Bronze Seduction Eyeshadow Palette was made to make hearts swoon. Featuring 10 warm and deep shades, it supplies all that you need to achieve a seriously sultry look. Dabble in the earthy matte tones or make peepers pop with the holographic metallics. Shadows can even be layered for a truly hypnotizing finish, which is totally crease-proof, fade-proof and transfer-resistant, may we add.

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Pat McGrath Lipstick

A lick of Pat McGrath lipstick is the only way to complete a makeup look. Serving up every shade under the rainbow, in cream, matte, glitter and high-shine finishes, Pat McGrath Labs has a lipstick to suit every mood, style, personality and occasion.

Indulge in the romantic colors that the cult-favorite MatteTrance collection has to offer or dial up the glam with BlitzTrance – a best-selling range that leaves lips dazzling. From the luxury formulas to the captivating packaging, these lipsticks take your pout from zero to one hundred in an instant.

Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick

Pucker up ladies and gents, as Pat McGrath Labs introduce the MatteTrance lipstick; an indulgent matte lipstick that promises to deliver high-pigment color without drying out lips.

It's an award-winner for a reason. Other than its extensive range or romantic shades, this lipstick lays down a seriously impressive veil of color with just one single-swipe. The smudge-proof, waterproof, food-proof and kiss-proof formula is super creamy, meaning it effortlessly glides along lips before drying to a lightweight, comfortable matte finish that lasts all day.

Whether you decide to finish your makeup look off with a nearly-there nude or a pretty pink lippy, your pout will undoubtedly speak volumes.

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Pat McGrath Labs BlitzTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Labs BlitzTrance Lipstick

Unleash your inner diva and amp up the glam with the BlitzTrance lipstick. Giving you the confidence to strut, sashay and shimmy from the office to the dance floor, this lipstick is a must-have for your collection.

Supercharged with provocative pigments and ultra-reflective pearls, just one swipe of BlitzTrance is enough to make your pout the star of the show. Of course, in true Pat McGrath style, the formula is incredibly lavish and laces lips with a tonne of skin-loving ingredients as well as intense color.

Discover a variety of super sophisticated shades, including everything from pinky-beige to blushed peach, classic red and glitzy gold.

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Pat McGrath Labs LUST Lip Gloss

Pat McGrath Labs LUST Lip Gloss

So, it's not quite a lipstick but it still deserves a shoutout. The LUST Lip Gloss is your fast pass to a poppin' pout.

This expert formula combines shine and color together so that you can lace lips with a three-dimensional luster. Indulge in pearly pinks, fiery reds, barely-there nudes and opalescent shimmers. Every gloss can be worn alone or layered on top of your favorite Pat McGrath lipstick to give it the ultimate shine. Made with a non-sticky texture and infused with a heavenly scent, the LUST Lip Gloss leaves lips totally irresistible.

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Pat McGrath Face Makeup

The Mother has launched a collection of face makeup products that work in synergy to effortlessly enhance your natural complexion. From skin-perfecting primer to the cult-status Pat McGrath foundation, this range is your fast track to a flawless canvas.

Every formula is carefully created with cutting-edge ingredients so that you can showcase your glossiest, healthiest, most radiant complexion yet. Whether you prefer a sheer, natural finish or a matte, full coverage, this beauty queen provides all the tools you need.

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation

The Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation will have you falling in love with your skin in ways you could never imagine. A forever best-seller, this iconic foundation gives your complexion an Insta-worthy, airbrushed finish.

Effortlessly building from a sheer veil to a flawless full coverage, arriving in 36 diverse and universal shades, plus catering to all skin types, this formula truly covers all areas. The skin-perfecting satin finish stays put all day long, thanks to an integral self-setting complex, meaning you can flaunt a fresh face from A.M to P.M.

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Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer

It's the perfect partner to the Skin Fetish foundation and the best when it comes to brightening and perfecting skin.

Pat McGrath's cult-favorite concealer is all you need to cover imperfections, conceal breakouts and illuminate the high points of your face. Boasting a full coverage, creamy formula that doesn't cake or crease, it instantly perfects skin and laces it with a natural radiance.

Available in over 30 diverse shades, with all undertones accounted for, it's super easy to find your true match.

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Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo

Pat McGrath brings runway-radiance to your makeup bag with the Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo.

That's right, you can flaunt a supermodel-like glow with a quick dab of this award-winning highlighter stick. On one end you'll find the highlighting cream formula. Infused with light-reflecting pigments, it's ace when it comes to creating a face-illuminating effect. On the opposing end, you can indulge in the transparent balm, which utilizes an aloe, argan oil and hyaluronic acid blend in order to give skin a dewy, wet-look.

Each highlighter can be used alone or combined together. Whatever your style, rest assured that you'll be rocking both a fresh face and a lit-from-within glow.

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Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.

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