Um, so, wow. Following the release of Pat McGrath’s limited edition gold pigment (I know a couple of my readers bought it so would love your feedback please!), she’s upped the ante with the Pat McGrath Phantom 002 Set containing 8 pieces. Four pigments in gold, copper, fuschia and blue, a black eyegloss, a black caviar gel liner and two brushes; a flat brush and a blender.
These are very adventurous shades, that’s for sure, but once you’ve seen the eye looks that can be created, they’re ridiculously covetable.
See what I mean? You can see the other eye looks and buy it (there are only 1,200 sets) HERE. The Pat McGrath Phantom 002 Set is $240. Yikes. But, wow.
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The coppery/burgundy shade looks phenomenal but the others are too directional for me. Beautiful though.
The eye looks are lovely, and I would love to get hold of that blender brush. Emm… But let’s be real, no way I am spending this type of money on anything.
I ordered this. Dreading the exorbitant import tax I’m about to face, but from the instagram videos, they’re too good to lose.
Wow, this looks beautiful!
Sold out on the website!
That’s a shame.. but units were limited to 1.2K x
I’m thinking that these admittedly gorgeous looks could be recreated with shadows that are more reasonably priced, and in fact, I’m going to look into doing just that. The trick here is to have McGrath’s skill in terms of application and blending, and that is something that you cannot buy.
I’ve about had it with Pat McGrath (and other “celebrity” or — ahem — “cult” — purveyors of beauty) and their hype, extortionate pricing, and planned scarcity.
I have nothing against high end cosmetics per se, Lord knows I buy enough of them, but I hate it when I feel that a brand takes me for a fool and doesn’t mind if I know it.
I agree. There’s one large corporation in particular that I am die hard fan of, but the pricing!
In McGrath’s defense, she’s doing indie size, but commercial quality and production. That cannot come cheap.
I managed to get Gold 001 and reviewed it here:
How much did you enjoy cutting open the packaging?!
I have both the 001 and 002 sets (yes, insane am I). I thought that the four pigments in 002 would be tough to pull off but in reality, they can be quite wearable. The black eye gloss/cream is really gorgeous and reminds me a bit of the Tom Ford for Estee Lauder product from years ago. The brushes appear to be Hakuhodo based on the three ring ferrule; I have one from Hakuhodo similar to the McGrath blender (the Hakuhodo is a tiny bit “shorter’) but the pointed crease brush is a perfect, narrow size I do not already have. The eye pencil is also really really lovely. Though she says the gold shade in this is different from the 001 gold, they seem nearly identical to me. Having said that, it’s a spectacular gold. (I had crushed a bit of the 001 into the Mehron liquid to make a cream and it was really beyond.) I have only tried the blue pigment layered over the black, with a bit of the copper shade in the crease and it was gorgeous – very wearable.