Friday, August 2, 2019

In Review: The Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Foundation, New Hourglass Scattered Light Shades and Final Recommendations for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Pat McGrath skin fetish foundation swatches
Introducing the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation in Light/Medium 14
Happy August to you, friends. From the moment I heard that Pat McGrath would be launching foundation, I eagerly awaited its arrival. Her product are gorgeously executed and consistently exquisite! 

Today, after testing the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation in Light/Medium 14 for a full week, I am excited to share my findings along with a closeup of fresh shades of the *Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow and newly formulated*Hourglass Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil as well as my final recommendations for the soon-to-be-over (prices go up on 8/5!) Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as my mini Nordstrom Sale guide and the Bottom Line...

Pat McGrath skin fetish foundation swatches
Light Medium 14...my perfect match in the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation
COLOR: I went into Sephora to color match myself in the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation and found Light Medium 14 to be a spot on option as Medium 15 and Medium 16 (other close options) oxidized too dark and peachy on my skin after a few minutes. Light Medium 14 is a balanced medium beige with soft olive undertones and those in the NC25-27 range will likely find great success with it. 

TEXTURE: The foundation is extremely light and liquid in texture. It feels weightless and comfortable on the skin and seems to let my skin "breathe," even in a warm and humid environment. It is fragrance free and has played very well with my sensitive canvas (no irritations/reactions whatsoever!) and the fluid formula seems to suspend over skin, blurring fine lines and discoloration I the process. 

COVERAGE: The formula boasts buildable coverage and I apt to agree with this claim. One pump gives me sheer coverage and two effortlessly builds to a seamless medium coverage that still possesses a natural skin finish that takes on a satin effect as the day goes on. Truly my skin looks better in this foundation after a few hours of wear...it's fresh, multidimensional and radiant without spiraling into oily territory. 

LASTING POWER: I am floored by the longevity of wear of this foundation. Each day that I wear it, I never reach the point of needing a touch up! I even tested it at my brother's wedding last week (see pics HERE and HERE) and it wore flawlessly in extreme heat (a wildly sunny rose garden for the ceremony) and humidity (100% committed to the dance floor where sweating was inevitable) for 12+ hours. 

OVERALL: I am every bit as pleased with the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation as I anticipated being! It performs beautifully for hours on end--even in sunny, warm and humid weather--and makes skin look its absolute best. At $68, it's pricy, but my experience with it thus far compels me to deem it an absolutely worthy pursuit and investment. I am confident that I'll  be wearing it nonstop for the rest of the summer! 

Hourglass eye product heaven. 
I have used the Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow (initially reviewed HERE) constantly since its launch last year and am over the moon that new shades in this formula were recently launched. Nothing gives the luminous and nearly wet effect quite as well as these eyeshadows and their lasting power is commendable. Fresh to the lineup include the silvery rose Ray, warm bronzy gold Burnish, duo chrome khaki Vivid and rich berry rose Rapture...all four shades are breathtakingly beautiful and wearable and I have been reaching for Burnish (worn along side Rapture in the images at the end of this post) daily since receiving it. 

Boasting a diminutive tip that mimics the fine strokes of a brow hair, the newly released *Hourglass Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil is another brilliant brainchild of Hourglass. Retractable and pigmented with incredible lasting power, this pencil is excellent for taking brows to the next level while still looking completely natural. Soft Brunette (swatched below) is my best match. 

Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The full look. 
// THE FULL LOOK //

Pat McGrath skin fetish foundation swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Length and volume via the *GrandeDRAMA Mascara
The universally-flattering *Au Naturale High Lustre Lip Gloss in Slip
The following images reflect all products in action in natural sunlight...


Eye look courtesy of the *Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Burnish and Rapture, *Hourglass Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette, *Hourglass Lash Curler and two coats of the*GrandeDRAMA Mascara.
Sunlit skin featuring Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation in Light/Medium 14

Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Chiffon Dress: I ordered this on Amazon and cannot believe that this glorious dress is under $26. I am am wearing a medium and it's a perfect fit with plenty of movement and flow. It's an utter steal that looks and feels much more expensive! 
  • Birkenstock Arizona Icy Metallic Slide in Stone Green: I haven't owned a pair of Birkenstocks in years but was so transfixed by the gorgeous luminous green of this particular pair that I took the leap. As is the case with most Birkenstocks, they require about two days to break in and fully form to your foot but once they do, it's like walking on clouds and now I cannot stop wearing them. I am between a 7 and 7 1/2 and picked up a 37...they fit perfectly. 

A closeup of the Birkenstock Arizona Icy Metallic Slide in Stone Green

The Birkenstock Arizona Icy Metallic Slide in Stone Green are truly an exquisite color and, once broken in, feel like heaven on the feet. 

Finally, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost over...prices will go up on August 5th so just in case you're ready to shop one more time (or even for the first time), my original shopping guide can be found HERE, with a follow up HERE and I just compiled a mini list of the most versatile pieces in style and beauty that I'm loving and using that are still in stock


--Shop the Sale--


Last look. 
--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this look at the divine Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Foundation and gorgeous new shades of the *Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow and *Hourglass Arch Brow Micro Sculpting Pencil as well as my final recommendations for the final days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell!

Good things ahead, including a fresh video and a host of new products procurements...cannot wait to share.

xx and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor 

 **Thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post. PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

1 comment:

  1. Love the dress, I noticed on the link it is tied on the side, does it lay right tied in the middle?

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