Here we are, with another one of our Pat McGrath Labs makeup reviews. The Mothership Subliminal Dark Star eye shadow palette, is just one of three mini palettes that were recently released. They also repackaged nine existing lipsticks, to match the three eye palette colors. All these products are part of their bigger Opulence collection.
I grabbed the blue and pink mini eye palettes and two lipstick shades, but this blog is dedicated to Dark Star, the blue one palette, and the 1995 matching lipstick. The third palette is red, with three accompanying lipsticks.
When the first social media pictures were released, I was instantly drawn to the colors. This eye palette just looked moody, in the best possible way. It also looked to be a palette that could be both dressed up and down, comfortably.
There are some beautiful dark shades in this 6 pan eye shadow palette, including a sultry deep aubergine shimmer, along with the extremely pigmented gray and black matte eye shadow. They speak to the moodiness that drew me to the palette.
Amongst the dark shades, is the most beautiful pop of color in blue. I’ll be honest, the blue shadow had me, at first glance. As it turns out, although it photographs as almost a cobalt blue, it’s actually a blue/purple, in person. It’s a vibrant shimmer that can change a look, depending on how you use it. For some reason, it reminds me of blue jeans. My goal is to work that bold color into a very casual look.
There are also two gold shimmers that complete the palette. What is an eye shadow palette without a gold eye shadow, or two? As with all Pat McGrath eye shadow palettes, big and small, the quality is well above average. The shadows blend like a dream, and the pigmentation is to die for. I sometimes forget that a little goes a long way, and all her palettes are super pigmented eyeshadow palettes. A gentle swipe over any given pan gives you lots of color payoff. There is also very little fallout from a PMGL eye shadow. So, for those of us that like to leave our eyes for later in our makeup routine, we don’t have to worry about correcting anything major.
My first look with this Dark Star eye shadow palette was a fun and dramatic one. Pat McGrath always inspires me to think outside the box, and have fun.
As for the Mattetrance lipstick, they are the best! PMGL lipsticks are like nothing I own, or have felt on my lips. They feel like suede, going on, and once on, you forget you’re wearing anything. 1995 lipstick is a beautiful nude color. I’m of the mind that you can never have too many nudes. It comes in the signature Pat McGrath lipstick case, but this time in a beautiful blue color. When you want to keep the attention on your eyes, beautiful nude lipstick shades do just the trick.
I have yet to be let down by Pat McGrath makeup. The Dark Star eye shadow palette and 1995 lipstick are no exception. I’m so excited to see this brand continue to grow.
One of the beautiful things about these Pat McGrath Labs mini palettes is they are a much more affordable palette to her bigger ones. So, it opens up her stellar makeup to a wider audience. If you’ve ever wanted to try PMGL eye shadows, I’d suggest jumping in first with one of her mini palettes. Currently, there are six in all. Jump in and try out one of her palettes, you won’t regret it!
New Pat McGrath Dark Star Palette and 1995 Lipstick