Today I’m continuing my blush review series with a look at newness from Pat McGrath. She launched a balm blush called the Divine Blush Legendary Glow Colour Balm ($29 each), a new Luxe Eyeshadow Quad called Passion Fleur ($62) and a Highlighter Balm Duo in Xtreme Cyber Lotus ($58).
I have four of the balms plus the quad that I tested to review. You can find them now at Sephora and Pat McGrath Labs.
Divine Blush Legendary Glow Colour Balm
There are six shades of the Divine Blush Legendary Glow Colour Balm. I was sent 3 to test and purchased an additional shade to try. These are glowy balmy twist up sticks that give a soft wash of color with a dewy glass like finish. I’m usually not a fan of balmy dewy cheek products. They’re often too glossy in finish, have a sticky feel and rarely last long especially in humid weather.
- Paradise Peony is a beautiful soft peachy pink
- Divine Rose is a soft rose pink
- Peach Lotus is a soft peach
- Forbidden Fleur is a berry plum
After testing these I have to say that I don’t think they’re for me but they are exactly as described so I feel like I can’t give these a bad review. They’re hydrating and dewy and perform just like you’d expect a balm to. Colors sheer out once blended and give you that radiant fresh glow. Unfortunately on me it’s too glossy and glass like. Texture is on the thicker side which makes them adhere to the skin and stay put much longer than expected. However my hair gets stuck constantly on the cheeks.
On the lips they’re lovely but I prefer her other lip balm formulas for the lips instead. You can see them applied in action below. For skintone reference I’m wearing the Skin Fetish Foundation in Light Medium 14 (reviewed here). It’s still one of my favorite foundation formulas for a classic medium coverage finish.
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Colors are absolutely beautiful and very wearable. The finish is just not for me, even if I layer a powder blush on top.
Luxe Eyeshadow Quad in Passion Fleur
I ordered the Luxe Eyeshadow Quad in Passion Fleur and absolutely love it. I am not a fan of purples on me but the matte eggplant is really pretty and very wearable as a liner or crease color. I think the other shimmers in the palette are just breathtakingly beautiful. They are very sparkly but they’re not glitters. Lasting power is excellent and the shades layer beautifully together. A solid thumbs up and I kinda like that it’s not the traditional bronzey or peachy eye palette you usually see for summer (even though I live for those kinds of shades).
I do think if you’re a fan of dewy cheek products (I know a lot of you are) that you will really enjoy the balms for Pat McGrath. I can see myself maybe wearing one layered with powder for a nice evening out if I want to look fresh and glowy. But for everyday they just aren’t my cup of tea.