“WARNING: UltraViolet Blue pigment can cause a temporary staining of the skin.”
We have not come across any eyeshadows with a warning label, until the legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath‘s Dark Star 006 UltraViolet Blue.
Then again, so many things about this set of eyeshadows are different.
1) The packaging: With the holographic bag and sequins as stuffing, it is a visual feast from the get-go. Perhaps this is eyeshadow the aliens would wear?
2) The pigment: The star of this set is obviously the UltraViolet Blue shadow. This is pure metallic sparkling blue pigment. Full-on colour in one swipe with finger or brush. Use with eye makeup primer to prevent staining of the skin, says the instructions.
The others; Astral White, Mercury and Dark Matter pigments, do not disappoint. These sparkly metallic colours come through easily. We have never seen a darker black eyeshadow 👌🏻. Buildable and blendable. The lighter colours are beautiful as highlights or all over the lids. And all with minimal fallout, so it does not get messy during application.
The Black Smudgeliner eye kohl is creamy with a deep ink-iness.
3) The size of the pots: Each is a generous 3.7g to 4g; and considering how pigmented they are so a little bit goes a long way, it’s alot of eyeshadow.
4) The eye gloss: This iridescent balm is an interesting addition to the mix; it lets you add a beauty-editorial dimension to real-life make-up.
If you love to experiment with make-up, Pat McGrath Labs is for you.
With 7 items in the bag for the ultimate smokey eye; this is one value-for-money buy.
Available on Net-A-Porter.