Queue the excitement! Pat McGrath has announced a new collection. There’s a whole boat load of new ultra rosy products landing just in time for Valentine’s Day. I’m a sucker for pink eyeshadow, so I want everything in this collection. With that said, the Pat McGrath name comes with an exorbitant price-tag, so I’m going to to try my best to resist temptation. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of the Divine Rose Luxe Quad.
First and foremost, the shades in this palette are beautiful! The shades included in the palette are Pink Mystique (light pink with a shimmering gold finish), Temptation (muted matte magenta), Earthly Delight (mid-tone cool-brown matte), Forbidden Fruit (rich pink bronze metallic). The four shadows are all very pink. These type of shades are straight up my alley, but if you’re not into pink eye makeup this palette won’t be for you.
Pink Mystique is calling me – that shade is stunning! The peach pink shift looks amazing just in swatch photos. At first, I thought this shade was super unique. Then, I looked through my collection and I do have a few shades similar to Pink Mystique. Specifically, Maui from my Ace Beaute Scarlet Dusk palette and Crisp from my Too Faced Pumpkin Spice palette. The other shimmer Forbidden Fruit looks lovely as well. I can’t think of many dupes I own for a shade like this. It’s so hard to tell from photos only, but Forbidden Fruit does look quite unique. There is a similar shade in my Ace Beaute Scarlet Dusk palette called Aurora, but Aurora does look darker than Forbidden Fruit.
I definitely have dupes for the two mattes in this collection Temptation and Earthly Delight. I own similar shades in the two palettes I previously mentioned and others. I have several similar shades to Temptation throughout my collection. I don’t have as many matte pinks as bright as Earthly Delight looks, but I do have shades like that.
In addition, some folks might have very similar Pat McGrath shadows. This quad is inspired by the larger Mothership VII Divine Rose palette. I don’t personally own any of the larger Pat McGrath palettes, but if you do there’s likely some dupes already within other Pat McGrath palettes you may own.
Alright, let’s be real. I like the shades in this palette, but it’s the next level packaging that’s truly catching my attention. The packaging is so beautiful – I wish they sold the box separately. The photo of the pink rose with little shiny diamonds is just perfect! I want this palette almost just to have it. I own one other Pat McGrath palette and my favourite thing about the palette is the packaging. I wish I wasn’t someone who bought products because of packaging, but I am what I am.
My biggest hesitation with this palette is the price tag. The Eternal Eden quad retails at $58.00USD/$77.00CAD. If this palette was cheaper I would buy it, but that price is hefty! I understand Pat McGrath is a luxury brand with fancy packaging, but I feel a little silly spending so much money on four shadows. The palette contains 0.06 oz/ 1.72 g of product per pan. That adds up to each shadow costing $14.50/$19.25CAD each. For reference, an Anastasia Beverly Hills single shadow costs $12.00USD/$16.00CAD for 1.67 grams for product.
Keeping price in mind, Natasha Denona is releasing a mini Love palette on January 28th, 2021 at Sephora. The mini love palette has five shades and retails for $25.00USD/$33.00CAD. There’s a massive difference in price between the two palettes. If you’re new to pinks or don’t have a lot of money to splurge on makeup. I think it would be better to go with the Natasha Denona. Also, there’s currently a very similar Pat McGrath palette on sale at Sephora now. The Mothership Rose Decadence palette contains six shades and is currently on sale for #32.50USD/$52.00CAD. In comparison to the Eternal Eden quad there are much cheaper options even within the Pat McGrath brand.
|Beautiful shadows||Shadows are easy to dupe if you own other pink palettes|
|Stunning Packaging||High price tag|
|All pink (pro for me)||all pink (achieving a variety of looks will be difficult)|
|–||Similar colour story to other Pat McGrath palettes|
|–||Palette with similar shades are being released for a cheaper price|
When I really think about it, I have similar shades to the shadows in this palette. I own a lot of pink palettes, so I have shadows of almost every variation of pink. I don’t need another pink palette, but it’s so pretty!
Logically, I shouldn’t buy this – the Cons outweigh the Pros. I will likely be skipping this palette. I wear a lot of pink eyeshadow, but it’s so expensive to buy shades I already have in fancier packaging. The Divine Rose Luxe Quad: Eternal Eden will be available on February 5th, 2021, at Sephora. Let me know what you think of the Eternal Eden quad.
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