Product Review | Pat McGrath Labs Mothership II Sublime Eyeshadow Palette

Product Review | Pat McGrath Labs Mothership II Sublime Eyeshadow Palette ($125, Pat McGrath and Sephora website)

Product Details (from Sephora's website): A wardrobe of textures and dazzling hues that come together in a couture color palette presented in a luxe, lacquered case.

This curated collection of richly pigmented, velvety hues features vivid jewel tones, classic neutrals, and high-impact fashion shades that glide on smoothly to highlight, line, and define eyes for unlimited looks. The hybrid cream-infused powder formulations release infinitely smooth and extremely blendable pigments for seamless color transitions with unprecedented buildability. The perfect balance of gorgeous finishes and intense shades structure, design, and define eyes with crystalline pearl flashes and thrilling color effects. Beam beyond the spectrum and paint with light to accentuate and highlight the natural beauty of the face. Ten richly pigmented hues include fiery coppers, poetic pinks, polymorphic jewels, brilliant bronze and iconic matte neutrals.

This palette contains:
- 10 x Eyeshadows in Skinshow Glow (champagne pink pearl), Copper Toned (soft reddish brown), Iconic (neutral bronze gold), Rose Dusk (soft reddish mauve), Dark (rich warm brown), Xtreme Black (ultimate black), Bronze 005 (metallic warm brown), Astral Ghost Orchid (white iridescent with pink), VR Nectar (peachy pink with gold pearl), Blitz Emerald (blackened green with lilac pearl)

Review:  This is my fourth Pat McGrath eyeshadow palette, but it is only second large palette.  I mentioned on my Instagram a few weeks back that I prefer the formula of the larger palette instead of the six pan palette.  After trying out the Mothership V large palette last fall, I was hooked.  I treated myself to this Mothership II Sublime palette a few weeks ago and never looked back.  I know it comes with a hefty price, hence the reason I am very careful on which eyeshadow palette brands I purchase from.

The shimmers on this palette are phenomenal.  They blend so easily and they are soft and creamy to the touch.  They apply seamlessly on the eyelids and have great wear-time.  The mattes are also soft and buttery smooth.  They blend easily and are not patchy when applied on the eyelids or crease area. There are a two shades on this palette that I would consider a shadow topper instead of a true shimmer.  That does not bother me at all since the rest of the shimmers are stunning.  There is a slight fall out or kick up as these shadows are not hard-pressed.  Many will say this palette does not have a transition shade, and that is correct.  But keep in mind, this is a Pat McGrath Palette.  Pat McGrath is not worried about transition shades.  If you browse her Instagram page, her tutorials are very editorial and artistic that transition shades are not needed.  Just use your bronzer as a transition shade if you really need one.

As always, I will not recommend that you run and out and get this palette due to its hefty price tag.  However, if you are like me who has a more curated eyeshadow palettes and enjoys these type of formulas, then I suggest you either pick one up during the Sephora VIB Sale or during Pat McGrath's Black Friday Sale.