Oh, my flipping goodness, Pat’s Gold 001 is here. This is the first product created by make up deity Pat McGrath that she has marketed under her own name. Ms McGrath is the brains behind the beauty brands under P&G brands, like Dolce and Gabbana and Gucci. Brands that I have used and love, so when the rumours turned out to be true and Ms McGrath was putting out products under her own name I had to get involved. I think that in reality they are meant for make up artists but as an enthusiast who loves Ms McGrath’s work I had to step in and make a purchase. Her first launch was a multidimensional multi use gold product that it probably best described as a pressed pigment … but that kinda isn’t what it is.
Packaged in a bag full of gold sequins, Pat’s Gold 001 was sold with a steel spatula (which is designed to shatter the gold pigment into smaller particles) so that you can add it to the Mehron mixing medium that was also supplied with the gold pigment. You mix the pigment with the mixing medium in the small plastic pot that is also supplied. I have not really used any of the accessories that come with this product. I had a bottle of Illamasqua sealing gel that was open and I have been using that when I want to foil the product. The product is so pigmented that I simply put a drop of the mixing medium in the lid of the pigment, pick up product on a brush and mix it in the lid.
This is bright gold. Gold on steroids, gold in four dimensions and it is slightly hypnotic. As many eye shadow palettes and eye shadows as I own, I don’t have ANYTHING even close to this colour in my significant make stash. When you use it dry on the skin it just sparkles and twinkles. This is not a subtle product. If you blend it out, it is like fairy dust on the skin. Edward Cullen in daylight, eat your heart out. You could stay in the shadows and you will still glow using this product. Remember the Goldfinger women from James Bond? This product will do that to you. The gold is warm, it is not scary, and in my opinion it is really wearable – start light and build it up.
My brightest highlighter is probably NARS Albatross. However, Pat’s Gold 001 is way more yellow. I like to add a super gentle dusting with an eye shadow brush over my Becca Moonstone highlight to just give me more oomph. Just a bit of fairy dust but it really makes the skin pop an when the light hits it – it is all over. Stunning. I have tried to use this directly onto the skin as highlighter but my non-MUA skills left me looking like a glitter ball. I really liked the effect, but it really was too much for a trip to the petrol station.
As Body Glitter
Wooooooo yes. Over the festive season in my gladrags and on a couple of days just because, I mixed a bit of Pat’s Gold 001 with my body oil and I glooooowed. For me, body glitter is not an everyday but come the summer or candle light dinner, I am going to be there with the glitter. Word of warning – if your skin is dry this product will just make it look drier. Make sure whoever body part you choose to apply this too is well moisturised or douse yourself in a make up spray to make the glow even glowier.
Foiled. AMAZING. I have done it as a line on it’s own or when I want to get fancy I use a gel liner In black or blue or whatever colour and then use Pat’s Gold 001 dry over the top.
If, you ever think that your eyeshadow is lacking a bit of oomph. If, as I often do you start with a matte brown and then think nahhhhh. Pat’s Gold is the answer. The tiniest amount will take you from zero to hero. It is not there there is multi coloured glitter in the product, rather that the glitter that is in the product reflects a multitude of colours. It is so pretty.
Ms McGrath released Phantom 002 just before Christmas which was a set of four pigments, fuchsia, blue, copper and gold pigment, with a black eye gloss, black gel liner and two brushes. I didn’t indulge but I’m regretting it. Keep a look out on social media for more releases from Ms McGrath – you know they are going to be epic!