I KNEW that by buying the Pat McGrath Bronze Temptation Eyeshadow Palette I would be unleashing my madness for Pat McGrath eyeshadows. Maybe two months ago I couldn’t take it anymore and ended up buying the Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette….
…. because, you know, I need more neutral and bronzey tones.
what is it
The Pat McGrath Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette is said to be an “illuminating palette with a soiree of fiery coppers, illicit charcoals, sensual golds, and carnal champagnes”.
Revel in this collection of iconic shades that feature extreme blendability and adherence for pure color intensity. The creamy, soft shadows ignite metallic, pearlized pigments and amplify color. Experience an emollient-like texture and sensorial feel that glides on with one-stroke, fully-pigmented, opaque color saturation and a polished, bright, multidimensional finish.
You’ll receive 6 x Eyeshadows in Gilt Trip (champagne golden sheen), Copperized (vivid copper glitz), Throwing Shade (terra cotta velvet), Illicit (charcoal brown sheen), Bronze Struck (warm bronze metallic) and Gold Rush (glistening gold shine).
You already know I love it…. but why?
I love Sublime Bronze Ambition because the shades are so saturated, so easy to work with and so intense, even without being worn wet. I’m able to create dark eye looks, intense smokey eyes, gilded day looks…. there is a lot of range in a palette that appears to be dupable.
Honestly I couldn’t sit here and say that I don’t have eyeshadows in my collection that are the exact same as these ones (these are the shades I always tend to gravitate towards). BUT I don’t have them together all in one place (that I can think of) and to that fact having them placed all together like this gives me the drive to go a little bit more out of the box using the neutral metallics.
Packaging-wise Pat McGrath is one that is hard to top. While the casing is cardboard it’s still solid. It folds up in a unique way that I’ve never seen from brands and also includes a full-sized mirror opposite the shadows.
I also love the insert with the names atop the shadows. I’m one to usually throw out that plastic cover but the shadow names written in gold just makes it so complete.
As for what Pat McGrath products I’m dying to try out next?
Definitely looking into getting her FetishEyes Mascara, Subliminal Platinum Bronze Eyeshadow Palette and the Lip Fetish Lip Balm in Passion Flower or Love Supreme (because I have Blow Up and I LOVE the formula).
The Pat McGrath Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette is swatched below dry and on bare skin (no primers):
get the look
Urban Decay Primer Potion // MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly // Pat McGrath Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette: Throwing Shade (transition & under lower lash line), Bronze Struck (lid color, used dry), Illicit (outer-V area, used dry), Gilt Trip (inner corner, used dry) // NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette: Taunt (all over from lash line to brow then again to blend transition shade) // Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown (top liner) // MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner in Groundbreaker (bottom liner)// MILK Kush Mascara