One of my favorite makeup artists is Pat McGrath, so naturally I’ve been drawn to pretty much everything she launches in her line. Every new release and collection seems so thought-out and unique, so everything I've tried has been a welcome addition to my routine. Lately I've been trying to step up my eye makeup game and wanting to stray a bit from my usual super neutral looks, so the new MTHRSHP Subversive La Vie En Rose Palette and Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner landed on my doorstep at just the right time.
I've only recently become familiar with the eyeshadow palette formula - my sister just got me the Subliminal Platinum Bronze Palette for my birthday. The quality I fell in love with last month in that palette has remained consistent in this newest palette for spring.
The La Vie en Rose Palette houses such a beautiful array of shades, from a brilliant gold, to a royal purple, to a bright magenta pink. It was a little intimidating at first, but I've quickly fallen in love with the bright rosy looks I can create with it. I've started falling into the habit of thinking a palette needs to have a warm matte brown "transition shade" in order to be usable, but this palette has totally thrown that idea out of my mind. I actually love buffing the pink shade into the crease to start out a look, and the shimmery shades look beautiful in the crease as well - they become more of a satin finish as you blend them, so they work perfectly anywhere on the eyes. The shades included are Euphoria (pink plum frost), Paranormal (deep plum suede), Purple Reign (royal purple sheen), Gold Nectar (gold metallic), Rose Risque (bright pink sheen), and Pale Fire (peachy-pink duochrome).
Like I said above, the quality is top-notch. These are pigments, so they don't feel quite as "buttery" and soft as other eyeshadows, but they perform beautifully on the eyes. They have just the right amount of pigmentation - enough to show up right away, but also easy to build for more intensity. They're also quite blendable - they certainly make me look more skilled at eyeshadow than I really am. The shadows are incredibly long-lasting as well, even on my usually creasy eyelids. Not only do they stay put without creasing, but they also don't fade or lose their brilliance throughout the day. Even without a primer, there's no creasing, and they blend effortlessly.
As for the liner, that's a win as well. I'm not always the biggest liquid liner fan, but this one has been easy enough for me to use and is starting to convert me. I usually have the most luck with the brush-tip pens, but this felt tip is so flexible that it is just as easy to control and manipulate. I can get such a smooth, even line even with my shaky hands. It's incredibly black and long-lasting, so it's perfect for adding a bit of drama to any look.
Have you tried any products from Pat McGrath Labs? What's your favorite?
La Vie en Rose Palette & Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner have been sent to me for this review, but all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.