The time has finally come - we have gotten hold of some products from one of the most sought after luxury makeup brands, Pat McGrath Labs. We all know that the foundation of beautiful makeup is high-performing skincare, so we also picked up some products from beauty insiders’ favourite, Paula’s Choice.

Pat McGrath has long been one of the UK’s most influential and revered makeup artists. So, the industry expected big things from Pat McGrath Labs, and they certainly delivered. With products endorsed by fellow artists and beauty influencers, Pat McGrath Labs is one of the hottest brands in luxury beauty today.

We tried several products from the astro-magical collection, including the soft eyeshadow palette Blitz Astral Quad in Nocturnal Nirvana, the Mini Mattetrance Lipstick Trio in Skin Snow, and the brand’s best-selling lip balm Mini Lip Fetish Lip Balm Trio.

Paula’s Choice is known for its high-performing but affordable range of skincare products. The product we have been most excited to try is Shine Stopper, which as you can imagine is designed to control shine. Shine Stopper can keep oily skin free of shine for up to six hours while at the same time, minimising the appearance of visible pores. We also tried the brand’s Hyaluronic Acid Booster, known for its ability to plump fine lines and wrinkles, visibly improving skin smoothness. With promises like this, we couldn’t wait to give it a try. However, could these promises be too good to be true? Let us spill all.

Cher's Thought

Blitz Astral Quad

While many new eyeshadow palettes promise high pigmentation, I find that sometimes they can be far too much for everyday wear. This soft eyeshadow palette offers unique but wearable shades with a luxurious finish.

Mini Mattetrance Lipstick Trio

This trio is excellent value for money, as you get three of the brand’s best selling lipsticks for the price of one. I found the formula of these lipsticks to wrap comfortably on my lips, and although it is matte, it has a lovely velvety finish.

Mini Lip Fetish Lip Balm Trio

This product completely surpassed my expectations. Highly pigmented and perfect for lips that aren’t conditioned, where you are looking to wear a matte lipstick. The packaging is stunning too, perfect to carry everywhere.

Hyaluronic Acid Booster

I was fully expecting just another serum, but after applying the product three times a day after just 24hrs, I saw and felt results. My usually very dry skin felt fully hydrated. Even after I washed my face later in the day, my skin retained its soft and moisturised feeling. I would highly recommend this product to anyone with dry skin, or those going through a seasonal dry phase. This will take your hydration routine to the next level!

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