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Thursday, 27 August 2020

Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quad in Iconic Illumination & Astral Lip Fetish Balm in VR Pink Astral : Swatches & Review

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Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quad in Iconic Illumination & Astral Lip Fetish Balm in VR Pink Astral.
The Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quad in Iconic Illumination retails for $65US and $86CAN for a Total Net Weight 4 x 0.05 oz/ 1.5 g eyeshadow product in each palette.

The Pat McGrath Labs Astral Lip Fetish Balm in VR Pink Astral retails for $36US and $48CAN for 0.10 oz / 3 g product in each palette. This formula has been rebranded with new packaging, name and a slight formula update but it is the same product as before. ;)

I did place an order for these with the Pat McGrath Labs website for 50% off these items.

Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quad in Iconic Illumination & Astral Lip Fetish Balm in VR Pink Astral packaging front.
Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quad in Iconic Illumination & Astral Lip Fetish Balm in VR Pink Astral packaging back/inside & ingredients.
Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quad in Iconic Illumination packaging and palette lid.
Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quad in Iconic Illumination palette back.
Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quad in Iconic Illumination in Astral Gold Allure, Blitz Bordeaux, Blitz Brown, & Bronze Gold 003.
Pat McGrath Labs Astral Lip Fetish Balm in VR Pink Astral.
Pat McGrath Labs Astral Lip Fetish Balm in VR Pink Astral.
Pat McGrath Labs Astral Lip Fetish Balm in VR Pink Astral, lipstick label.
Ingredients:
Astral Gold Allure:
Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glycerin, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Mica, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Carrageenan, 1,2-Hexanediol, Silica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

Blitz Bordeaux:
Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Glycerin, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carrageenan, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Xanthan Gum, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Blitz Brown:
Mica, Myristyl Trisiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Glycerin, Trehalose, Isododecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Citric Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Bronzed Gold 003:
Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Carrageenan, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Xanthan Gum, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000).

Astral Lip Fetish Balm:
Original formula ~
Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Dicalcium Phosphate, Silica, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Ethyl Vanillin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Carmine (Ci 75470)

New Formula ~Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax / Cera Microcristallina / Cire Microcrystalline, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Mica, Ethyl Vanillin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Bht, Tin Oxide, May Contain / Peut Contenir / +/-: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410).
Product:
The Metallic/Shimmer shades do pack a punch regarding pigmentation, and the texture is buttery which allows you to sheer out nicely as needed but also intense enough to last on the skin. Astral Gold Allure is very sheer as it has no base shade but is pack full of fine shimmer/glitter.

The High Shimmer/Glitter shades are the stunners in this Blitz Astral Quad in Iconic Illumination. They contain the ingredients of Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, and Alumina which creates the mineral Glitter looks to the shadows. These need more love in terms of a primer to get them to last on your eye all day but it's worth it.

The Pat McGrath Labs Astral Lip Fetish Balm in VR Pink Astral  is a high shimmer lip balm/gloss with a tone of mics based glitter that i very comfortable to wear. it lightly hydrating but nothing special in the balm department. 

Colours:
Ritualistic Rose:
Antique Gold 002 is a light aged warm gold with a high shimmer glitter finish. This shade is sheer but can be built up over a primer.
Rose Quartz 005 is a pale pink with a high gold shimmer glitter finish. This shade is sheer but can be built up over a primer.
Astral Rose Orchid is a warm wine with a shimmer glitter finish.
Beyond Bronze 003 is a deep warm bronze brown with a shimmer finish.

Colours:
Iconic Illumination ~
Astral Gold Allure is a white pearl with a high shimmer glitter finish. This shade is sheer but can be built up over a primer.
Blitz Bordeaux is a deep rust red with a shimmer finish.
Blitz Brown is a blackened bronze brown with a shimmer finish.
Bronze Gold 003 is a rich warm bronze/copper with a shimmer finish.

Astral Lip Fetish Balm ~
VR Pink Astral is a vivid coral with blue Iridescence shimmer suspending in a sheer pink balm base.

Wear: I get close to 8-9 hours of wear without a base for the matte and shimmer shades. The high shimmer glitter shades wear about 6-7 outs without a primer. With primer all day. ;) 

Packaging: 
The Blitz Astral Quad palette is a reflective black plastic box with gold mirror finish metal inlay panels and a magnetic closure. There is a bevelled mirror in the lid and the palette has a fair bit of weight to it for the "Lux" feel. You are definitely paying more for the packaging here for sure.

The palette is housed in a cardstock box that closes like a tie off folder which does give the palette a little bit of padding.

Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quad in Iconic Illumination in
Astral Gold Allure, Blitz Bordeaux, Blitz Brown, & Bronze Gold 003.
Daylight swatches: Astral Gold Allure, Blitz Bordeaux, Blitz Brown, & Bronze Gold 003.
Flash swatches: Astral Gold Allure, Blitz Bordeaux, Blitz Brown, & Bronze Gold 003.
Daylight & Flash swatches: Astral Lip Fetish Balm in VR Pink Astral.
On the Lips
Astral Lip Fetish Balm in VR Pink Astral.
Compare
Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quad in Iconic Illumination VS
Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette in Bronze Seduction, Mothership VII Eyeshadow Palette in Divine Rose I, &Mothership VIII Eyeshadow Palette in Divine Rose II
Daylight swatches: Iconic Illumination Astral Gold Allure, Divine Rose I Astral Solstice,
Divine Rose II 
Astral Pink Moon, Iconic Illumination Blitz Bordeaux, Bronze Seduction Blitz Flame, Iconic Illumination Blitz Brown, Divine Rose I Sable Bronze, Iconic Illumination Bronze Gold 003, Divine Rose Bronze Rosé 005.
Flash swatches: Iconic Illumination Astral Gold Allure, Divine Rose I Astral Solstice,
Divine Rose II Astral Pink Moon, Iconic Illumination Blitz Bordeaux, Bronze Seduction Blitz Flame,
Iconic Illumination Blitz Brown, Divine Rose I Sable Bronze, Iconic Illumination Bronze Gold 003, Divine Rose Bronze Rosé 005.
Iconic Illumination Astral Gold Allure is warmer compared to Divine Rose I Astral Solstice, and paler compared to Divine Rose II Astral Pink Moon.
Iconic Illumination Blitz Bordeaux is way deeper compared to Bronze Seduction Blitz Flame.
Iconic Illumination Blitz Brown is deeper compared to Divine Rose I Sable Bronze.
Iconic Illumination Bronze Gold 003 is lighter compared to Divine Rose Bronze Rosé 005.

Verdict:
This Iconic Illumination palette has A+ eyeshadow shades in terms of performance. The shimmers are excellent and this one caught my eye in terms of the harder to find in a pressed pan formula on the market at the moment with the high shimmer/glitter eyeshadows. Out of the 2019 3-holiday palette which one interested me the least because the shades withing the  Pat McGrath Labs other palettes were similar. But at Half off for clearance, I couldn't resist a more travel-friendly version other than the larger mothership palettes.

The Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Lip Fetish Balm in VR Pink Astral is just soo much fun, but realistically even for $25CAN on sale is still a steep price for a glitter lip balm/gloss. I just personally like the shade and went for it. ;)

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