Pat McGrath Blitz Astral Quads are her new Holiday 2019 quads. Also, there are three eyeshadow quads and four lipsticks in this collection. As a result, I purchased two of the quads, and one lipstick. First, the description for the Iconic Illumination Quad, Incendiary metallics will set your eyes ablaze!” And, the shades include burnished bronze, gleaming golds, and a fiery Bordeaux shadow. Next, my favorite palette is a quad of luxe jewel tones. The Nocturnal Nirvana Quad’s flashes of color will “adorn your lids.” Therefore,, the shades in this palette are turquoise, a rich purple, a duo-chrome emerald, and a diamond sparkle. Also, the Nocturnal Nirvana Quad has the most electric hues. It’s party-ready for the holidays!
I didn’t purchase the Ritualistic Rose Quad. The reason is, it wasn’t yet available on the Sephora Website. Although, I might get it still. For one reason, the shades are flashes of golds, molten bronze and radiant roses.
You can find the Pat McGrath Blitz Astral Quads at Sephora and on Pat McGrath Labs.com. Also the Palettes cost $65. Yes, $65 dollars is a lot of money for 1 palette! However, there are several reasons why the palette is so expensive! First of all, the packaging is expensive because it is the same packaging as all of the Pat McGrath Mothership Palettes. Another reason these particular palettes cost so much money is Pat only uses her “Special Colors” in the Blitz Astral Quads.
What Are “Special Colors” in the Pat McGrath Blitz Astral Quads?
To begin with, if you are a fan of Pat McGrath’s Mothership Palettes, you’ll know this answer! At the end of each Mothership Palette, there are four incredibly “special” shades. In other words, these shades are different from the rest of the shades in the palette. One reason is, the these special shadows have a whole lot of more sparkle than the other shades. Furthermore, some of the special shades may have a duo-chrome finish. Also important to note, dupes are hard to find for the four special shades.
Yes, you might find the perfect color dupe. However, you aren’t going to find a dupe that has the same texture, and the same color payoff. Even more, these special shades don’t have a matte finish. Supposedly, it costs more money to make the special shades! Finally, in the Pat MCGrath Blitz Astral Quads, all of the shades are “special.”
The Pat McGrath Blitz Astral Quads Mothership Packaging
For one thing, the Blitz Astral Quads have the same packaging as Pat’s Mothership Palettes. First, the palette has a large outer envelop that houses the palette, inside. Also, you need to unwrap the red string, much as you would a legal-sized brief, to open the outer packaging.
Inside, is the luxe, heavy duty palette Mothership Palette.
Also the palette has Pat’s signature hieroglyphics on the cover of the case. The only difference is the size of the case. The Mothership Palettes are rectangular. Also, they are quite large.
The New Pat MCGrath Astral Blitz Palette is a square, about one-third of the size of the Mothership Palettes. Also, the palette has a lot less shadows inside. However, the palettes feels weighty. Moreover, the black lacquer case is so luxurious. In addition, the case has a magnetic closure. And, it includes a large mirror. Mirrors are my must have item that should appear in every palette. Don’t you think?
The Formula For the Pat McGrath Blitz Astral Quads
First, The Pat McGrath Blitz Astral Quad’s have a hybrid formula. As a result, the formula combines powder, cream, and fluid textures.
Also, the shadows are easy to pickup. In addition, the shades have opulent color payoff. And, the shades are iridescent and have a sparkling shine finish.
The Shades In the Pat McGrath Blitz Astral Quads Nocturnal Nirvana and Iconic Illumination
Nocturnal Nirvana Blitz Astral Quad
Incandescent Gold 003
First, Incandescent Gold 003, a golden shade, has a sparkling, glittery finish. First, if you want more intensity, use your finger to apply, pat and press it on your eyelids. Also, you an use a blending brush to get less intense results. Furthermore, you can use Incandescent Gold 003 to illuminate the inner corners of your eyes.
Second, Blitz Aquamarine, a blue-green shade, has a glittery, glistening finish. First, use Blitz Aquamarine ,with a damp angled brush, to line your lower lash lines. Furthermore, you can use Blitz Aquamarine all over your eye lids. To do this, press it on with your fingers.
Next, VR Emerald, an emerald shade, has a duo-chrome finish. First, use a blending brush, and brush VR Emerald in your crease. Also, press VR Emerald ,using your finger, on the centers of your eye lids. Moreover, if you w
Last, Blitz Purple, a deep purple shade with light purple reflects, has a glistening, finish. To begin with, I would use a damp, angled detail brush, and line my lower lash lines. Furthermore, to add more definition, use it in your crease, and the outer corners of your eyes.
Iconic Illumination Blitz Astral Quad
Astral Gold Allure
To begin with, Astral Gold, a white gold shade, has a glittering finish. First, you can use Astral Gold Allure to illuminate the inner corners of your eyes. In addition, use it to highlight your brow bone. Also, you might want to press it on, with your finger, to center of your eyelid to make your eyes pop.
Second, Blitz Bordeaux, a deep shade of burgundy, has a sparkling finish. I would use a blending brush, and swipe Blitz Bordeaux in my crease, and in the outer corners of my eyes. Also, use it, with a damp angled brush, and line your lower lash lines.
Bronzed Gold 003
Then, Bronzed Gold 003 , a bronzed gold shade, has a glistening finish. To start, you can press the pigment, all over your lids, with your fingers. Also, you could use Bronzed Gold 003 on the center of your eyelids to make your eyes pop. Then, with a small blending brush, blend the edges.
Last, Blitz Brown, a rich shade of chocolate brown, has a sparkling finish. First, use Blitz Brown as a crease shade. And, it can also be used on the outer corners of your eyes.Also, intensify your lash lines, lining your eyes with Blitz Brown on a damp angled brush. Next, using a small, detail brush, line your lower lash lines with Blitz Brown.
Last But Not Least Pat McGrath Blitz Astral Quads and MatteTrance 041 Guinevere Lipstick
I am such a Pat McGrath groupie. She is my Rockstar Makeup Artist! In fact, I just used her Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette for my son’s wedding. One of my most favorite Pat McGrath Shades are the ones she uses for her sparkling deep blue eye. Also, her Mothership Palettes are some of the finest Eyeshadow Palettes available to us. And, the new Pat McGrath Blitz Astral Quads are the newest configuration of Mothership packaging, and shades. This is the first time each and every shade in the Blitz Astral Quads are Pat McGrath Special Shades! You know the ones, you’ll always find four of these shades in the Mothership Palettes. Furthermore, Special Shades are the last 4 shades in the Mothership Palettes.SWATCHES
What a great Holiday gift this palette would make. If you are buying for the girl who loves gemstone shades, color, and party makeup, the Nocturnal Nirvana Palette (in the blue box) is going to steal any show! Although, for a more Incendiary Look, the Iconic Illumination Palette is perfect too! I love them both!
Finally, I purchased the lipstick that went with the Iconic Illumination Palette. It is one of Pat’s MatteTranceLipsticks, called Guinevere. It is the most gorgeous blood red shade, that has a matte velvet finish!
I would love to know what you think about these palettes! So, if you have a quick minute, please go down to the comment section below, and drop me a line.