Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Palette Review
Pat McGrath Labs Mothership VIII: Divine Rose II Palette Review and Mini Tutorials
I finally own my very first Pat McGrath palette! Yay! I’ve been wanting to try out these products for months. With so much hype surrounding them and with how stunning the pictures look it’s been hard to resist. But, the expensive price tag was always too much for me to justify. My mother bought me the Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Palette for Christmas which was totally unexpected, but I was so happy! I couldn’t wait to dive straight in and start playing with it. As always with my reviews, I’ve included 3 mini tutorials at the end so you can all get an idea of the types of looks you can create with this beautiful palette.
About the Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Palette
- 10 shades
- 2 matte shades
- 8 shimmer shades
Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Shades
- Skinshow Rose Opal – Incandescent Champagne with Opalescent Shift
- Naked Blush – Mid-Tone Coral Matte
- Eleganza – Chromatic Plum Pink
- Bronze Rosé 005 – Metallic Copper Rose
- Gold Lust 001 – Glistening Antiqued Gold
- Xtreme Burgundy – Deepened Burgundy Matte
- Divine Dusk – Luminous Rose Bronze
- Rose Seduction – Vivid Magenta Satin
- VR Sextraterrestrial – Fuschia, Golden Peach and Chartreuse Triochrome
- Astral Pink Moon – Glittering Peach Champagne
Why is this palette so expensive you ask? It’s not just because of the beautiful, high-quality shades, but the ultra-luxurious packaging too! Hailed all over social media as the ‘queen of packaging’ it’s not hard to see why. The outer case is covered in incredible pink/rose gold coloured artwork that’s totally mesmerising.
And, when you open the box the palette is lying snugly inside. The palette itself is a sleek, black rectangular box with the Pat McGrath logo embossed in gold on the front. Upon opening the palette you’ll see a large mirror, 10 stunning shades and an insert card which has all of the shade names on it. It was a real treat opening every section up and then finally seeing all the glorious, warm-toned shades!
It should come as no surprise that this palette is pretty heavy and bulky so not the most practical if you’re travelling with it. But, this isn’t really a palette I would just have in my bag for on-the-go anyway. It’s way too special!
Obviously, I was really excited to dive in and start playing with it. But I was also a little nervous too! This is the most expensive palette I own now and I didn’t want to mess anything up or ruin the shades haha. The shade I was most excited to try was the triochrome. It’s so unlike anything else I have. As you can see in the pictures, in the pan it looks pink in one light, but in the mirror and the swatches, where the light is a little different it looks green. I think this is so cool and unique and can see myself using this shade a lot!
All the shades swatched beautifully and I discovered that you only need a teeny tiny amount for full pigmentation. The mattes seemed quite powdery, similar to ABH but not as bad, so I had to be careful when picking these shades up with my brush. The shimmer shades were all incredibly smooth and buttery and easy to use. The true gold shade absolutely blew my mind. I honestly can’t describe just how pretty they are!
3 Mini Tutorials
I’ve created 3 different looks using this palette, and had a lot of fun doing so, that I can’t wait to share with you all!
For the first look, I used Naked Blush as my transition shade and then used Xtreme Burgundy on my outer corner and to blend into the crease. Then, for the centre of the lid, I used Gold Lust 001.
For the second look, I first used Xtreme Burgundy again for the outer corners of my eyes. I then used Rose Seduction in the centre of the lid and highlighted the inner corners using Astral Pink Moon.
For the third and final look, I used just one shade, VR Sextraterrestrial, the triochrome. I wanted to see what it would be like on its own and I wasn’t disappointed! I added some winged liner to it and loved how it turned out.
Final Thoughts on the Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Palette
I’d say my first experience of a Pat McGrath palette was a complete success! I experienced a little bit of fallout with the darker matte shades but that didn’t really bother me as it was easy to wipe away with a powder brush. The eyeshadow really held up all day long, even the swatches on my arm took a day to wash off fully. The shades all blended together wonderfully and I had so much fun playing around with it. I think it’s such a perfect palette for the upcoming spring/summer months too with how warm toned it is.
With the gorgeous packaging, buttery, high-quality, ultra-pigmented formula and unique shades, I personally think it is worth the price. And I totally get the hype surrounding these products. I have since bought anther Pat McGrath palette, the Celestial Divinity palette, so the very expensive obsession has already begun haha. Of course, there will be a review on that palette within the next month so keep your eyes peeled!
I hope you all enjoyed this post! Do you own the Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Palette or any other of her products? I’d love to know your thoughts on them.