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Pat McGrath Blushes are an artwork just by the look of them alone. The packaging is as chic as always, the embossing of the pans is impressive and the quality of the blushes? Out of this world! But why would you pay $39 for a blush that some brands sell way cheaper? Isn’t it a waste of money?
If you’re not entirely sure if you need a Pat McGrath Labs Blush, or if you don’t know yet which shade to pick up – I’m more than happy to help you! In this post, you’ll…
Did this make you curious? Then please keep on reading to find out everything you want to know!
- Not powdery at all
- Stunning embossing
- Flawless, airbrushed finish
- Not too pigmented, mistake-proof powders
Oh, how I love Pat McGrath Labs! Their packaging is always so pretty, as well as the products themselves. However, the embossing of the Pat McGrath Blushes stole my heart and is probably my favorite ever so far. Knowing that Pat’s products are always top-notch (I mean, it’s the least we can expect for that price, lol) and I’m a total blush hoarder, I had to collect as many as possible.
I don’t want to spoil the whole review already, but I think you may have guessed that I like them because I own 7 of them – and paid for them with my own money, so no PR samples – if so, you’ve guessed correctly. I initially ordered 4 of them, but after testing and trying, I added three more shades.
I think my blush collection will last me till the day I die but I’m happy with these beauties in my collection. Let’s dive into this Pat McGrath blushes review, where I share exactly why I love them, swatches, and more
What Are The Pat McGrath Blushes
This is how Pat McGrath Labs explains the blushes: Layerable. Luxurious. Legendary. Blush like an icon. Pat’s most requested launch ever, the instantly indispensable Divine Blush, creates a featherlight, long-wearing rush of couture color in demi-matte and satin finishes. Ultra-fine powder pigments deliver a sensuously soft, brilliantly blendable application. All nine shades build effortlessly from sheer to subversive, bare to bold to beyond, ensuring a wondrous wash of customizable color tailored to every skin tone and type.
The whole range of Pat McGrath’s Skin Fetish Divine Blushes consists of 9 shades, I got 7 of them. I only didn’t purchase Paradise Venus (Terracotta Demi-Matte) and Electric Bloom (Vivid Coral Demi-Matte) because I knew these weren’t going to look well on my light skin. The shades and the color descriptions of the shades I own are the following:
- Fleurtatious is a Soft Beige Pink Demi-Matte
- Nude Venus is a Peachy Pink With Golden Pearl
- Desert Orchid is a Bronze Rose With Golden Pearl
- Nymphette is a Soft Pink With Golden Pearl
- Divine Rose is a Cool Mauve Rose Demi-Matte
- Cherish is a Neutral Pink Demi-Matte
- Lovestruck is a Berry Pink Demi-Matte
How To Use
Sweep over foundation for rich saturation or after powder for a softly diffused look. Works well to set cream blushes too.
Things To Know
All the shades retail for $39 each, the shades come in a Demi-Matte or Satin Pearl finish, containing 0.34 Oz/9.7 G and are free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES. When it comes to animal testing, Pat McGrath Labs is in a grey area. On their website, it’s stated that they’re not testing their products or ingredients on animals, but I believe they sell/ship their products in/to China (where it is required by law to test on animals). On CrueltyFreeKitty (the website I always double-check before stating if a brand is cruelty-free or not) is also stated that Pat McGrath Labs is not cruelty-free. If buying cruelty-free is important to you, I would recommend not purchasing from the brand.
Where To Buy
Pat McGrath Labs, as well as the Pat McGrath blushes, is available at Sephora.com and their own website. If you would like to read more Pat McGrath Labs reviews on other products, make sure to check out all the posts here.
Pat McGrath Blushes Swatches & Review
The Pat McGrath blushes are absolutely stunning in the pan, the colors look absolutely amazing and I love how some of them have a very subtle pearl in them and others are semi-matte. The formula is very smooth when you touch it with your finger, it’s easy to pick up pigment with your brush and I don’t really notice any kickback in the pan. I have to say that I’m tapping my brush very softly into the pan because I don’t want to ruin the embossing so this might be one of the reasons I don’t have any kickback or fallout.
What I like about these Pat McGrath blushes is that they’re softly pigmented – enough pigment to see some color payoff but you won’t end up applying too much with one swipe. This makes them very foolproof which is very nice. You can easily build up the pigment if you want more color payoff. It’s also nice for people with light skin, like me, because we can wear the brighter shades too without looking like a clown immediately. (Mind you, I’ve built up the pigment in the swatches below so it’s easier to see the color. However, you can easily apply less and look amazing so no worries).
Another thing that I really like about these, is that it almost looks as if it has an instant blurring effect because my skin always looks flawless if I wear any of them. They just sit on the skin beautifully, almost as if it isn’t even there. It’s not powdery looking at all, doesn’t accentuate any pores or impurities (it blurs them in my opinion) and it’s so lightweight you don’t feel like you have anything on. On top of that, the blushes all are long-wearing and didn’t fade on me even though I wore them all day.
I truly think that all colors are so so so stunning too. I love how Fleurtatious, Nude Venus, and Divine Rose are more daily, very wearable shades – they give you just that extra flush of color, but it looks super natural. Desert Orchid, Nymphette, Cherish, and Lovestruck add more color to the cheeks but still not too much. I would wear them to work too but I get that for some people these are more like ‘going out’ type of blushes. I love how Nude Venus, Desert Orchid, and Nymphette have the most stunning soft pearl in them to give the cheeks a little glow too!
By the way, I had to be very light-handed with Lovestruck though. At the time I’m writing this, I gifted it to my mom because her skin tone is a tiny bit darker than mine so I thought it would suit her better (and it does, it looks amazing on her!). Thank God I’m still living with my parents so I can still use it too if I want to hahaha. 🙂
Picking my favorite blush out of these stunning Pat McGrath blushes is so hard but I think I reach for Divine Rose and Nymphette the most. I also like to mix and match multiple of them together for a custom blush shade.
I truly, absolutely, extremely adore these Pat McGrath blushes and she did SUCH a good job. I think these will forever be one of my favorite blushes ever! The formula is pigmented, but not too much. It applies like a dream, with a very flawless finish every time I use them. I literally can’t get enough of these blushes.
|PRODUCT NAME||Skin Fetish Divine Blush|
|PRODUCT BRAND||Pat McGrath Labs|
|WEIGHT||0.34 Oz/9.7 G|
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Have you already tried one of these Pat McGrath blushes? If so, what are your thoughts on them? Please share them in the comments. If you haven’t, please share your favorite shade out of them all in the comments. 🙂