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Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Review and Swatches

December 5, 2016

Over the weekend, I finally had a chance to play with my Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Everything Kit.

Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Everything Kit review

Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Everything Kit


Like McGrath’s prior launches, the Metalmorphosis 005 Everything Kit comes in a non-resealable plastic bag stuffed with sequins.

Pigment is a pressed gel pigment that comes in a black compact with a clear lid. You get 0.14 oz/3.96 g of product with each, which is slightly more than M·A·C Pressed Pigment. The colors are Gold 001 (repromote from McGrath’s first launch), Silver 005, Bronze 005 and Copper 005. All of them were highly wearable, although Bronze and Copper were very similar, with Copper being just a tinge darker and warmer. Compared to the Skin Fetish 003 pigments, the pigments were more metallic with a grittier texture. I got quite a bit of fallout when swatching them so I would definitely recommend using a primer or a cream underneath and applying in a patting motion.

Cream is a metallic cream that comes in a black compact with a mirror on the inside. Each cream contains 0.14 oz/3.96 g of product, just a little more than M·A·C Cream Colour Base. Again, you have the same 4 shades, Gold 001, Silver 005, Bronze 005 and Copper 005. The creams applied with a lovely, buttery texture and decent, buildable pigmentation. Plus they set very nicely and did not crease the slightest, even without a primer underneath.

Dual-Ended Marker in Black is a chubby liquid eyeliner with two ends – a pointed tip for razor-sharp lines and innovative looks and an angled tip for bold, graphic glamour. You get a total of 0.11 oz/0.3 g of product with both ends combined, which is more than most liquid eyeliners I have used, including NARS Eyeliner Stylo, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner and Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner. The semi-wet formula glided on easily with intense color and took a little longer to dry. But once it set, it stayed on pretty well, though it was not water-proof.

Mehron Mixing Liquid is a mixing medium that can be used to thin liquid makeup or mixed with powders and pigments to create an intense, water-resistant finish. You only get 0.5 oz/14.7 ml of product, which is roughly 1/10th of the regular size ($10.50), but it is still plenty enough. The mixing liquid worked beautifully with the pigments, instantly turning them into liquid metals.

Overall, I LOVED every single product in the Metalmorphosis 005 Everything Kit – it’s possibly McGrath’s best launch just yet!

Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Pigments review

Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Pigments in Silver 005, Gold 001, Copper 005 and Bronze 005


Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Creams review

Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Creams in Gold 001, Bronze 005, Copper 005 and Silver 005


Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Black Dual-Ended Marker and Mehron Mixing Liquid

Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Black Dual-Ended Marker and Mehron Mixing Liquid


Pat McGrath Labs Silver 001 Pigment

Pat McGrath Labs Silver 005 Pigment


Pat McGrath Labs Gold 001 Pigment

Pat McGrath Labs Gold 001 Pigment


Pat McGrath Labs Bronze 005 Pigment

Pat McGrath Labs Bronze 005 Pigment


Pat McGrath Labs Copper 005 Cream

Pat McGrath Labs Copper 005 Pigment


Pat McGrath Labs Silver 001 Pigment

Pat McGrath Labs Silver 005 Cream


Pat McGrath Labs Gold 001 Cream

Pat McGrath Labs Gold 001 Cream


Pat McGrath Labs Bronze 005 Cream

Pat McGrath Labs Bronze 005 Cream


Pat McGrath Labs Copper 005 Cream

Pat McGrath Labs Copper 005 Cream


Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Black Dual-Ended Marker

Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Black Dual-Ended Marker


Mehron Mixing Liquid

Mehron Mixing Liquid


Swatches of Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Pigments

Swatches of Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Pigments in Gold 001, Silver 005, Bronze 005 and Copper 005


Swatches of Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Creams

Swatches of Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Creams in Gold 001, Silver 005, Bronze 005 and Copper 005


Swatches of Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Dual-Ended Marker in Black

Swatches of Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Dual-Ended Marker in Black


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Wearing Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Cream in Gold as a base, topped with Pigment in Gold 001 and Dual-Ended Marker in Black



Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Everything Kit is available at Sephora.com and select Sephora stores for $165. The products are also available separately as individual kits at $60 or you can purchase the Dual-Ended Marker in Black for just $24. But if you have your eyes on at least 3 of the pigments, you might as well bite the bullet and splurge on the Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Everything Kit.

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