I am just getting home from my son’s wedding. And, I couldn’t wait to tell you how much I loved the new Pat McGrath Mothership Vi Midnight Sun Palette for eyes! First, Pat McGrath had me when I saw a the new holiday palette’s shades online. Furthermore, I knew I had to have this palette for my son’s wedding. In fact, the wedding was on Saturday. Also, the palette was available on the Pat McGrath Website for VIP’s a little bit earlier. Luckily, I was able to order the palette, and I spent extra to have it delivered 2 day air.
Moreover, I was leaving for New York on Friday Morning. Then, I was mortified when the Palette didn’t come on Thursday Morning. My heart was set on the new Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette for the wedding. Also, I couldn’t get the palette anywhere else. This is because Sephora wasn’t releasing the palette for another day or so. Finally, the palette arrived late in the afternoon on Thursday! One thing I did was take pictures of one of Pat’s tutorials, so I could show the wedding makeup artist exactly how I planned on wearing the palette’s shades.
I know what you are thinking! Of course I have the Mothership Subversive, Subliminal and Sublime palettes. Also, I have the Decadence, and Bronze Seduction Palettes. And, I could have used one of those palettes, or all of them, for the wedding. However, my dress was a specific shade of sapphire blue. Moreover, I specifically had fallen in love with three of the new Palette’s shades. I knew they would accent my dress. Furthermore I, the mother of the groom, wanted to look special!
One last thing, Pat McGrath is an expensive line. The reason she is so expensive is her line is pure luxury – from the packaging, to the formulas, including her color stories! Listen, all of the Mothership Palettes cost $125, including Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette! It is a splurge! Although, you really are spending your money on a work of art! So, if you want to splurge on a work of art, the Mothership VI Palette is now at Sephora, Selfridges, Bergdorf Goodman and on the Pat McGrath Labs Website.
Pat McGrath Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette Packaging
The packaging is as luxurious as the palette itself.
First, the outer box has incredible, surreal artwork. In addition, the outer box looks very important. This is because it appears to be an envelope. For example, to open the envelope, you first must unwind the outer string . Then, the outer envelope’s folds open up.
Inside, you’ll see the rectangular, black lacquered case. On the front of the case are four gold, what I call Pat McGrath’s hieroglyphics.
For example, the first gold stamp PM, means Pat McGrath. Then, the next stamp is and L which stands for London. Third, the stamp is a crown, which has something to do with Great Britain. Finally, the eye means eyeshadow palette.
Once opened, on one side ,the palette has a large beveled mirror. On the other side are ten eyeshadows in pans. The palette is weighty. Also, the palette is sturdy. It reminds me of a case for an expensive piece of jewelry. Last, the palette has a magnetic closure.
Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette For Eyes – Formula
Basically, the formula includes pigments blended with emollients. The result is the shades are the some of creamiest eyeshadows on the market today. Moreover, the shadows are so rich and buttery they practically glide on your eyes. They are easy to blend, and easy to layer.
Furthermore, the shadows last a long time! For example. the bridesmaids and the mother and mother in law (me) had our eyes done at noon. The wedding was over at midnight. However, the after party went on for about another three hours. And, the shadows stayed on, did not crease, and did not move!
Also, the ingredients include Rice Bran Extract, and Honey Extract. Both Extracts provide antioxidant properties as well as soothe your skin. Furthermore, the Honey Extract adds a look of radiance on your skin.
Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette Shades
Top From Left to Right the shades are Skinshow Moon Glow, Bronze Eclipse, and Vermillion Venom
Skinshow Moon Glow Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette
Skinshow Moon Glow, a platinum peach shade, has a luminous finish. First, use this platinum peach shade to highlight your brow bone. Then, put it on the inner corners of your eyes. Also, you can put the platinum peach shade on the center of your eyelids. In this way, the shade will make your eyes pop.
Bronze Eclipse Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette
Next, Bronze Eclipse, a bronze-taupe shade, has a sheen finish. To start, I would use this shade in the crease, as a transition color, and I would use it to line my lower lash line. Moreover, I would us it all over my eyelids.
Vermillion Venom Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette
Third, Vermillion Venom, a burnished crimson shade, has a matte finish. To begin with, this burnished crimson shade is one of the three shades I fell in love with. So, it was one of the shades I had to have for my wedding eye. I wore this shade above my crease shade, to transition my eye. Although, with other looks, I would use this shade to line my lower lash lines. Also, it makes a gorgeous crease shade. Also. use Vermillion Venom on the outer corners of your eyes, or the outer third of your eyelids. One of my favorite shades in the palette!!!!!
From the Bottom Row, Left to Right are Xtreme Dusk, Taboo, and Wicked Envy
Xtreme Dusk Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette
To start with, Xtreme Dusk, aa charcoal brown shade, has a matte finish. For my wedding look, I used this shade in my crease. Also, I used it in the outer corners of my eyes. Last, I used Xtreme Dusk to line my lower lash lines. (Also, I used a tiny bit to color in my brows.)
Taboo Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette
Next, Taboo, a brown ochre, has a matte finish. Also, another shade I used in my wedding look. First, I went over the Xtreme Dusk shade with Taboo, so I could smooth out the corners. Also, I put more in the crease. And, I went over my lash lines with Taboo.
Wicked Envy Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette
Third, Wicked Envy, a moss green shade, has a shimmering finish. I was excited to see this shade in the palette. On reason is, you’ll be seeing a lot of these greens in the months to come. Two different people at the wedding wore dresses in this deep shade of green. You’d think it wouldn’t be pretty, but take my word for it, the dresses looked stunning. I would love to wear this shade all over my eyelids. Also, it would make a good crease shade. I’d even use it in the outer corners to smoke it out. And, use it to line your lower lash lines.
The last Four Shades are the Real Party Shades, they are Blood Moon, Jubilee, Blitz Violet Orchid. and Astral Solstice
Top row From Left to Right starting at fourth shade
Blood Moon is a copper-rose shade that has a metallic finish. The Blood Moon shade is the third shade I had to have for my wedding look. First, I wore it on the inside third of my eye lids. However, you could wear this copper-rose shade all over your lids. Also, use it in your crease. Above all, you can use Blood Moon as a topper over another eyeshadow.
First, Jubilee, an antique gold shade, has a glittery finish. Jubilee was another shade I used for my wedding eye looks. I put it in the inner corners of my eyes. Although, you could also use it to highlight your brow bones. And, if you forget your face highlighter, use it to highlight your cheek bones!
Bottom Row Left to Right Starting at Fourth Shade from Left
Blitz Violet Orchid
Finally, Blitz Violet Orchid, a periwinkle-violet shade, has a shimmering finish. Above all, this was the one shade I had to use for my wedding eye. I looked in all of my other Mothership Palettes. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a dupe!!!! First of all, this is a gorgeous shade. It has some blue in it. I wore Blitz Violet Orchid all over the eyelids’ from the middle to the outer corners.
It is Gorgeous! My eyes looked amazing. In fact, to make the shade look more intense, we sprayed the brush with finishing spray. In this way, the damp brush made the shadow damp, so the shade looked more metallic, and it became the focal point of the eye. Also, you could wear the shade all over your lids. Try putting Xtreme Dusk on the lids first, and then apply the Blitz Violet Orchid on top! In this way, the color becomes almost smoky.
Last, Astral Solstice, a platinum shade, has a glittery finish. I love glitter everywhere. First, I would wear it all over my eyelids. Also, I would use Astral Solstice as a topper over another eyeshadow. Use it as a highlighter. Also, with your fingers, dab it on the center of your eyes to make them pop. Also, you can use this as a face highlighter if you are going to a club.
Pat McGrath Mothership VI Midnight Sun Palette For Eyes Last But Not Least………..
First, Midnight Sun is the perfect eyeshadow palette for the fall season. Second, the palette works well with every one of PM’s Mothership Palettes (I to V). Finally, I never has so many compliments than I did on Wedding Day! Everyone loved my eyes! If you haven’t tried at least one of the Mothership Palettes, now is the time to look them over. Honestly, I love them all. Pat MCGrath is my Rock Star! (Sorry Brian May!)
Talk to me about this palette, any of the Pat McGrath Palettes, or about whatever you want! In the comments below!