Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation – Primer & Powder

Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & Powder
Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & Powder
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Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & PowderFrom the moment I saw Pat McGrath Labs was releasing their first foundation, I couldn’t contain my excitement.  Not only did she release her Sublime Perfect Foundation, but she released the Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Primer, and the Sublime Perfection Setting Powder.  These three products make up the backstage system that whips model’s faces into shape.  With our Breezy Tee black XL Satin Head Scarf on my head, I dug in.

Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation – Primer & Powder

Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Primer

Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & PowderThis makeup primer is the first step in achieving the PMGL sublime perfection face.  It is said to be where skincare meets makeup.  The formula includes hyaluronic acid, which helps keeps the skin hydrated and sets the skin up for the foundation.  It’s also supposed to fill in the lines of wrinkles, which is something women with mature skin should appreciate.  Although I have mature skin, I don’t have wrinkles, so I can’t speak to those claims.

Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & PowderIt is a really nice primer, with a pleasant smell.  It gives the skin a nice, subtle, glow.  It works really well with the Sublime Perfect Foundation, and I found the foundation never felt drying, on top of this primer.  It is a good primer, but if you had to splurge on one product from the system, I’d say you could just as easily use another primer, at a cheaper price point, that will give you the same performance.

*** Packaging:  The one thing that would absolutely keep me from repurchasing this primer is the packaging.  Pat McGrath Labs is a luxury brand, with luxury prices, and this primer came in the cheapest plastic bottle, with the label coming off, they could find.  My husband thinks that was not the intended package, but they had a release date they had to stick with, and we got the cheap packaging.  Whatever the reason, it is inexcusable that they stuck to their luxury pricing, and offered us a primer in dollar store packaging. Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & Powder I’ve gotten drug store products with better packaging.  So, that was a complete and utter letdown, and it would certainly keep me from repurchasing.  If we choose to shop your luxury brand, as consumers, we expect for you to live up to the luxury end of that deal, and the packaging for the primer did not.

Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation – Primer & Powder

Sublime Perfection Foundation Medium 18

Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & PowderThis weightless, liquid foundation comes in 36 shades.  According to Pat, 36 is the magic number, in the industry, for most women.  It’s had a great range of shades and is such a good foundation for dark skin.  It is said to feel like a serum on the skin.  It has a medium build.  I absolutely adore this foundation’s finish.  It looks like a second skin.  A point of contention, for many people, is that this foundation has alcohol in it.  It is in fact the fourth ingredient, so if you have sensitive skin, it may be problematic.  It works beautifully on my mature skin.  Leaving me with a polished, natural, finish.  And, the foundation color match is probably the truest of all my foundations.Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & Powder  If you want to splurge, you can even use the foundation as an under eye concealer.  It is a very thin liquid, but it still managed to give my dark spots decent coverage, which usually only happens with full coverage foundation. Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & Powder  The foundation is the easy standout of this release.  It might be the best high end foundation I’ve tried.  I’m that impressed with the performance.

***Packaging:  The packaging is complete luxury makeup packaging.  The foundation is housed in a frosted, glad bottle, with the signature black and gold PMGL colors.  It’s weighted and feels substantial in the hand.  It’s the complete opposite of the primer packaging.

Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation – Primer & Powder

Sublime Perfection Setting Powder Medium 3

Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & PowderThis setting powder come in five shades, one to correspond with the five foundation categories.  It is said to have a barely there fells, that will visibly blur fine lines and imperfections.

I can attest that it is very lightweight, and does not feel like anything is on the face.  I saw little blurring on my forehead, but it didn’t make a huge difference, in terms of fine lines.  It did, however, set the makeup well, in the places I put it.  It is a nice powder that does a nice job.  The biggest issue with this powder is its size.Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & Powder  You get a pretty anaemic 5 grams of product.  For the price, you’re not getting very much at all.  Compared to other powders, that do an amazing job, you’re getting more than double the product, for a cheaper price.  So, while the Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Setting Powder is perfectly nice, in terms of what you get for your money, in terms of size and results, I don’t know that this is necessary.

Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & PowderPackaging:  The setting powder comes in simple packaging.  My only bone of contention is there is no guard on the powder, leaving powder to fly everywhere.  I like more control with loose powders, so that was a little disappointing.  I expect more attention to details, with luxury products.Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & Powder

This was an exciting launch, but the focus should fully be on the Sublime Perfection Foundation.  While the primer and setting powder get the job done, you can certainly use products you already know and love, and save a few bucks.  I can’t recommend the foundation highly enough, if you’re okay with the ingredients.  I love it, and will absolutely be repurchasing in the future.Pat McGrath Labs NEW Foundation - Primer & Powder

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