Pat McGrath Voyeuristic Vixen Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

by Jeremy


Voyeuristic Vixen

Pat McGrath Voyeuristic Vixen Venus in Fleurs Luxe QuadPat McGrath Voyeuristic Vixen Venus in Fleurs Luxe Quad ($58.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that included three shimmery shades and one matte. Rose Nectar Fire was a surprise–it was far more dimensional (almost appeared to be a multichrome to my eye!) than it appeared in the pan. All four shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing and consistent with the brand’s past releases.

Ingredients

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Moonlight Liaison

Moonlight Liaison is a very light, peachy-pink with strong, warm undertones and a high-shine, metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly-pressed into the pan. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin and blended out with ease. This shade showed signs of fading after nine hours of wear.

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.

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Rose Fire Nectar

Rose Nectar Fire seemed to have a slightly transparent base chocked full of dimensional shimmer that shifted from darker, reddish-copper to brighter golden copper to greenish-gold. It had a high-shine, sparkling finish. The texture was emollient, which ensured the product had good adhesion to bare skin but had a flakier consistency so there was still some fallout when blended out. It was slightly too slippery and could be pushed around readily, so it was better applied with a fingertip and carefully blended along the edges. It had mostly opaque color coverage that stayed on well for nine hours with some fallout over time.

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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After Dusk

After Dusk is a deep, reddish-copper with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It seemed to warm to be a burgundy, too red to be a true copper, but it was too vivid to be a brown! The texture was incredibly silky and smooth–the most finely-milled and silkiest matte shade from the brand I’ve tried. It had full color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. It lasted well for nine hours before fading slightly.

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.

Twilight Bronze

Twilight Bronze is a light, golden taupe with warmer shimmer and metallic shine. The base color was slightly rosier, depending on the lighting, but it was warmer overall. The texture was smooth, moderately dense, and almost cream-like as it held together well and had excellent adhesion to bare skin. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer and wore well for nine and a half hours before creasing faintly.

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.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!



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