This post was beyond fun for me to come up with. One of my makeup idols is Pat McGrath, so when she came out with these insane METALMORPHOSIS 005 Kit’s, I was not only sold on purchasing one of them, but I knew I had to do an editorial look with it. I went back and forth on which shade to choose, and I finally went with Bronze. These stellar kits come with a silky cream pigment, a metallic pigment, a mixing liquid to liquefy the pigment, and a black dual-ended eyeliner. You will feel like a chemist in your own makeup chair!
The pigment itself looks like a baked eyeshadow, however, you can easily use a makeup brush to scoop up a small amount of powder from it as you need. By itself, it is incredibly pigmented, but if you really want to take it up a notch…
Take the mixing medium it comes with and any clean surface (I used the top of an eyeshadow container), and mix the pigment in. You can add more pigment for a thicker consistency or a more dramatic color.
As soon as I purchased the METALMORPHOSIS 005 Kit I knew I wanted to make it into a lipstick. It just screamed editorial makeup from a high-end fashion magazine. After mixing the pigment and the mixing medium together, I applied it straight to my lips and let it dry. It set fairly quickly, in less than 30 seconds, and I was left with the most spectacular, unique metallic lips ever.
I was shocked at how comfortable the METALMORPHOSIS 005 Kit feels on the lips. It’s actually far more comfortable than any other matte lipstick I’ve ever worn before. It also lasted for hours, even through eating, and it didn’t come off until I used a makeup remover that contained oil.
Bronze is everything I hoped it would be in terms of color. Pat McGrath has a true yellow gold in this collection as well as a true copper, and what I wanted was something in between the yellow and red tones. This is a very true bronze shade, warm and metallic, oozing pigmentation.
I applied the METALMORPHOSIS 005 Kit onto my eyelid, as well, flicking it out into a cat-eye. I applied false lashes to make the eyes stand out but left the rest of the eye bare. This pigment can literally be used for absolutely anything, from eyeshadow, to liner, to lipstick, to highlighter, to body paint. The point of the product is for you to use your imagination and get artistic with it.
This might not be something you wear to the office or even your family holiday party, but I think it’s fun for New Year’s Eve, or even just dressing up at your makeup mirror and taking some fun pictures. Editorial makeup that is a bit ballsy and abstract is always fun for me to do because it helps me get out of my makeup ruts.
As an aside, I was worried I wouldn’t like or want the Pat McGrath dual-ended eyeliner the kit comes with, but it turns out that it is fantastic. I’ve been using it every single day since I got the kit. One end is “bold” with a larger angled tip and one end is “precise” with a small, sharp tip. The tip is like a felt marker and it glides on super dark and smooth.
The Pat McGrath Metalmorphosis 005 Kits are available in Bronze, Gold, Copper, and Silver. You can purchase them online exclusively here, where each kit retails for $60.00USD. There is also a bundle set of all 4 shades that you can purchase online here. It’s common that these kits go out of stock and then become restocked again because they are so popular. If you see them out of stock, be sure to sign up for an in-stock notification via e-mail!
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