Pat McGrath, a celebrity & designer runway make-up artist, has been teasing everyone with limited edition products because she has a full & entire make-up line releasing at the end of 2016. Her latest release were these Skin Fetish 003 highlighter kits, & I finally got my claws on the "Nude" kit, just in time for summer. This release is limited edition as well, & they're sold out online on both the Sephora website & Pat McGrath's website. There's also a highlighter in "Golden", & they both retail for a pretty penny of $72, but with tax included & everything, it was actually $78.40. I think the reason why that they're so expensive is because you get three items in a pack, & they're not sold individually, but I'm sure that if they were, each product alone might be a little cheaper, but Pat McGrath said that she wanted them all packaged together because they're all important tools that she uses on her clients back stage at every show, & she felt that she couldn't use one without using the others because each product plays an important role in achieving a dewy & flawless finish. All of the products in each of the highlighting kits have different textures, & mixing these different textures together - if done in the right way - will give you that effortless glow. The highlighters are also supposed to be an "online exclusive", but I went to the Sephora in Valley Fair mall in San Jose to pick up some stuff, & I didn't see any of them displayed anywhere, but I just asked them if they had them in stock anyway because fuck it. It didn't hurt to ask or try, & sure enough, these supposedly "online exclusive" highlighters were actually in the back, even though I was expecting a, "No. They're only sold online," answer. They said that they just don't display them or promote them, but if you ask them, they actually do have them. I picked this up, like, three days ago, & they said that they only had a little bit left, so if you're local, & if you wanna get them since they're sold out everywhere, then go to Valley Fair mall, & ask them.
Both the "Nude" & the "Golden" highlighters come in a pack / kit with a double-sided clear balm & cream highlighter stick, a powder, & a make-up brush, & it's packaged with either couture silver or couture gold sequins in them, depending on which one you buy or get. I got the "Nude" highlighter, but I'm gonna tell you guys a little bit about the "Golden" one in a little bit, too, because I swatched that highlighter kit in Sephora, too.
The brush is really whatever to me, but the powder's my favorite. I'm not too crazy about the double-sided clear balm & cream highlighter stick either, but I still use it. The clear balm smells hella good, kinda' like vanilla, & you can also use the clear balm over your eyes & put some of the powder over it & use it as an eye shadow. The powder's so fuckin' pretty though. It looks white, but when you glide your finger over it & swatch it, it's actually an iridescent pink, & you guys know that I have a love for all things holographic & iridescent. <3 <3 <3 When I put it on, I feel & look like a strawberry glazed donut & / or a rainbow fish. It's hella pigmented, but at the same time, it's actually really subtle, & not overwhelming. I love it.
The "Golden" one isn't really that different. It's just obviously more golden, but I didn't get it because it was just kinda' overwhelmingly too glow-y for me, & the powder's a lot more pigmented & glittery.
In the right photo above, I swatched all of the products in the higlighting kit. The first one's the iridescent powder, the second one's the clear balm, & the third one's the cream highlighter.
I hope you guys get both of the highlighting kits or the one that you guys want! & If not, then you can find dupes for these high-lighter kits at Looxi Beauty. The high-lighter dupe for the Pat McGrath high-lighter kit in "Nude" is the Looxi Beauty high-lighter in "Stripped", & the high-lighter dupe for the Pat McGrath high-lighter in "Golden" is the Looxi Beauty high-lighter in "Stiletto".
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