Pat McGrath Previewed Her New Eye Palettes Backstage And They Are Everything

Joely Walker

From ELLE UK

When the fashion world's most influential make-up artist, Pat McGrath launches a new product from her eponymous line of sell-out creations you can guarantee you're in for something amazing.

But even Pat might have surpassed herself with arguably her most exciting launch to date, which she announced earlier in August and properly previewed for the first time backstage at the Coach SS18 show during New York Fashion Week.

Years in the making and part of a new core collection that will feature 61 permanent products, Pat McGrath Labs' three Mothership Eye Palettes are literally the mother of all eyeshadow offerings and they'll up your make-up game invariably.

This we know for a fact, as our Beauty Editor was amongst the lucky few who got a spontaneous Pat-Over (that's a Pat McGrath makeover) backstage. A first in all her 6 years doing the backstage reporting circuit (she's never washing her face again).

Here's the 5 things you need to know about Pat McGrath's life changing eyeshadow palettes.

SHADES

Each of the three palettes, Sublime, Subliminal and Subversive house ten different shades in a combination of seven different finishes ranging from matte to iridescent. Obviously there's some mega glitter in there (this is Pat we're talking about) and for us, these are the standout formulas worth buying the palette for alone. Just look at Anna Sui's SS18 show, where Pat used a combination of Astral Ghost Orchid from the Sublime palette and Astral White and Pale Gold 002 from Subliminal for a pretty and grown-up take on glitter.

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PACKAGING

When you're forking out for an incredible palette ($125 to be exact) you deserve some dressing table fodder to show for it. And you get it. They feel expensive; weighty, slick and considered. A personal favourite is the caution, 'shade throwing and eye ecstasy may result with prolonged use.'

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THE TIP

Before the shadow, Pat applied a light coat of oil-free moisturiser to make 'the perfect base'. Or, to amp up the intensity she recommended applying some Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour cream first, before loading on the shadow over the top.

THE CONCEPT

'Make-up should be about play, and this is exactly what these palettes are all about. Play, experiment and explore', said Pat. And that's precisely what you'll want to do as soon as you get your hands on one…

SAVE THE DATE

… which you can do on the 28th of September, when they go on sale in Sephora and on patmcgrath.com with worldwide shipping.

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