Pat McGrath Bronze Ecstasy Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Bronze Ecstasy

Pat McGrath Bronze Ecstasy 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition neutral-leaning color story that included two semi-matte shades paired with three very shimmery shades. The formula was creamier across the board with the mattes having a smoother, more velvety texture (less like a traditional matte), and the shimmers being very cream-like and a touch thicker, though I had great wear, pigmentation, and experienced good application with all the shades.

Ingredients

Starlit Champagne

Starlit Champagne is a very light and bright, peachy copper with an intense, sparkling metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, emollient consistency, almost cream-like
  • Picked up well dry or dampened brush; applied evenly without fallout
  • Long-wearing (10 hours before fading visibly)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Merlot Mystique

Merlot Mystique is a darker plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, velvety texture; finely-milled without being powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out with little effort
  • Long-wearing (10 hours before fading visibly)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Viseart Fleur (PiP, ).
  • LORAC Violet Gray (LE, $19.00).
  • Ciate Flirt (LE, ).
  • Melt Cosmetics Last Caress (PiP, ).
  • Zoeva MT100 (PiP, ).
  • MAC Ribbon Realness (LE, $17.00).
  • MAC Shady Santa (P, $17.00).
  • ColourPop Tang (P, $6.00).
  • Huda Beauty Amethyst #4 (LE, ).
  • Viseart Grenache (PiP, ).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Honey Nectar

Honey Nectar is a light copper with moderate, warm orange-leaning undertones paired with a highly-reflective, metallic finish.

  • Nearly opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, emollient consistency, almost cream-like
  • Picked up well dry or dampened brush; applied evenly without fallout
  • Long-wearing (10 hours before fading visibly)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Sydney Grace Star Struck (P, $8.00).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Crème Brulee (PiP, ).
  • Sydney Grace Versailles (LE, $6.25).
  • MAC Café Tinto (LE, $17.00).
  • LORAC Rose Gold (LE, $19.00).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyes are Forever Love Eyes Enhance (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Coco Crush (LE, $4.50).
  • MAC Beam Time (P, $22.00).
  • Too Faced Push-up (2018) (PiP, $16.00).
  • Lisa Eldridge Ritual (P, $16.00).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Twilight Taupe

Twilight Taupe is a medium-dark taupe-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones paired with a matte finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, velvety texture; finely-milled without being powdery
  • Applied evenly and blended out with little effort
  • Long-wearing (10 hours before fading visibly)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Anastasia Mercury (DC, $12.00).
  • Persona Maverick (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Stoned (PiP, $4.50).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty O Snap (610) (LE, $29.00).
  • MAC Concrete (P, $17.00).
  • NARS Belladonna (DC, $25.00).
  • MAC Mystery (DC, $17.00).
  • Too Faced Sexspresso (PiP, $16.00).
  • Too Faced Smoked Sea Salt (LE, $16.00).
  • MAC Drama in the Snow (LE, $17.00).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

Enchanted Bronze

Enchanted Bronze is a cooler-toned, blackened-brown base with flecks of warmer, bronze sparkle throughout.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, emollient consistency, almost cream-like
  • Picked up well dry or dampened brush; applied evenly without fallout
  • Long-wearing (10 hours before fading visibly)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.04 oz. – $625.00 Per Ounce

Pat McGrath’s eyeshadows are, generally, supposed to be “super-saturated” with “creamy, soft textures” and “extreme blendability and adherence without creasing.” A lot of how well they perform (and to some degree, how they are supposed to be applied and marketed) depends on the type of shades, but by and large, the eyeshadows perform very much as they are described.

The brand released single eyeshadows in March 2019, and the shades have been consistent in quality, look, and feel. They are not removable, unfortunately, so one would have to depot like any other single eyeshadow–I tried using tweezers and lifting on several shades to no avail. The lids are held closed by a weak magnet, so I’m not sure they’re as secure as most single eyeshadow compacts in my stash–I wish it really locked in, but there’s definitely a magnet that pulls the lid down if it’s within 2mm of the base.

The mattes are velvety, blendable, and dense without being thick or too heavy, and they have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation where a little can go a long way with some of the deeper and richer hues. The satin and pearl finishes are smooth, lightly creamy, and firmer but not dense or thick with good pigmentation, blendability, and easy application. The more metallic finishes tend to be softer, creamy, and smooth with a bit more denseness and no powderiness. The sparkly/glittery shades are often designed to be applied wet for richer coverage or intensity, which has largely been my experience. Most of the shades last between eight and nine hours.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow swatches.

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