Real Girl Review - Pat McGrath Labs : Lust 004

Real Girl Review - Pat McGrath Labs : Lust 004

British Unicorn Punk Kid Makeup Goddess, Pat McGrath, recently released a lip kit and it is EVERYTHING. But is it realistic for those of us not currently tromping down the NYFW runways? Keep reading for my real girl review of the Lust 004 Bloodwine kit.

The Bloodwine kit in all it's glittery glory.

First things first, the packaging is unreal. The Bloodwine kit comes in a shiny pink parcel stuffed to the brim with equally shiny pink sequins. I'm a sucker for all things shimmery, sparkly, and glittery. Pat just gets me, okay? My kit came with two lipsticks, a clear vinyl gloss, micro fine glitter, and gold pigment.

 Swatches without flash. 

Swatches without flash. 

The pigmentation in these babies is unreal. They're creamy, not even remotely patchy, and have a finish that reads somewhere between satin and matte. The two shades in the Bloodwine kit are appropriately named Blood 1 and Blood 2. Both have blue undertones that make your teeth look super white.

The micro fine glitter is gorgeous with flecks of purple and blue that show up in the right lighting. The vinyl gloss is supposed to be applied on top of the glitter to finish the look. I think patting it on works better than smearing to avoid the glitter lifting off. 

The gold pigment is like actual liquid gold when mixed with the vinyl gloss. I like it best when used to highlight the cupid's bow and I can see it having several other uses beyond that.

Real Girl Tip: For a swoon-worthy selfie, use flash or stand in direct sunlight when you're wearing the micro fine glitter. 

 Swatches with flash. See what I mean? Most natural lighting isn't going to pick up those orange and blue reflects in there.

Swatches with flash. See what I mean? Most natural lighting isn't going to pick up those orange and blue reflects in there.

Long story short, I'm beyond stoked I got it. I'm not Bella Hadid and the glitter definitely reads as costume-y on me--so maybe I'll save it for Halloween. The lipsticks on the other hand I will be using non-stop the minute that first leaf hits the ground this fall. They are pure, vampy goodness. I hope more are released as singles (I get the feeling they might be) so that I can get my paws on the full set. Pat McGrath nailed it with the formula and I hope everyone that wants to gets a chance to play around with these.

 Dexter says boys can be glamorous too and I happen to agree. 

Dexter says boys can be glamorous too and I happen to agree. 

How to pull off a vampy fall lip.

How to pull off a vampy fall lip.