Loaded with pigment and staying powder, let’s discuss why the Pat McGrath Huetopian Dream is my favorite and most-worn eyeshadow palette.
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Dame Pat McGrath released an eyeshadow palette so great I didn’t think she’d be able to top herself. But, I was wrong. She absolutely did!
I know. It’s hard to believe the Pat McGrath Huetopian Dream eyeshadow palette could top Divine Rose II but miraculously – and much to my delight – it does.
Perhaps it’s because purple is my favorite color and I’m a complete sucker whenever a purple-esque palette finds its way into my life. Or perhaps it’s because this palette includes such a wonderful mix of everyday neutrals as well as more lively shades that are fun splashed across your lids in the daytime or for a night out (assuming anyone goes out anymore).
Keep reading below for a closer look at the Pat McGrath Huetopian Dream — which is a terrific option for summer garden parties and weddings!
Pat McGrath Huetopian Dream Eyeshadow Palette
Tucked inside the Pat McGrath Huetopian Dream palette are 10 richly pigmented shades in a variety of finishes, including Pat’s signature triochrome formula.
- SKINSHOW NUDE XTASY: Shimmery Champagne
- SECRET EDEN: Matte Dusty Rose
- BRONZE DESIRE: Gleaming Metallic Bronze
- BRONZE SOLARIS 005: Metallic Gold
- ASTRAL VENUSIAN ORCHID: Duochrome Sparkly Soft Pink
- XTREME PLUM NOIR: Matte Burgundy
- COSMIC BLOOM: Metallic Blush Pink
- SHOCKWAVE: Matte Barbie Pink
- BLITZ SEXTREME: Triochrome Bronze with Pink and Purple Undertones
- ASTRAL AMETHYST MOON: Duochrome Purple
SHOP THE PALETTE
After a Closer Look, Let’s Talk Colors!
Pat McGrath and her talented team really know how to craft a well-rounded palette with a beautiful color story.
The Huetopian Dream palette in particular features a cheery mix of pink and purple tones that are beautifully romantic. We also receive a fantastic bronze and while I realize bronze shadows are a dime a dozen, I always appreciate their inclusion as I find myself gravitating towards them on a weekly basis. They also pair with other colors so nicely!
Pigmentation and Application
The Pat McGrath Huetopian Dream palette also includes that same fantastic eyeshadow formula we’ve come to love – and expect – from PML over the years.
In addition to the intensive pigment, I’m always blown away by how well Pat’s shadows deposit color on the lid. They apply so beautifully with the slightest touch of hand! Where other shadows might require layer after layer, Pat’s achieve a bold look so easily.
Long-Lasting Formula That Holds Up in High Heat and Humidity
Fortunately the weather seems to be cooling off but for a solid 3 weeks I was wearing my Pat McGrath Huetopian Dream eyeshadows in sweltering 90º weather with extreme humidity. I’m talking the type of weather where you’re practically melting like the Wicked Witch of the West opposite a pale of water after only a couple minutes outdoors.
The longevity of the shadows makes this palette a go-to favorite whenever I have a long day ahead or an outdoor summer event.
It’s nothing short of miraculous how well the Huetopian Dream eyeshadows hold up. They’re virtually bullet-proof. I feel as though I could walk through fire or go for a mile-long swim with my eye makeup hanging tough.
What I’m Bringing for Life on a Deserted Island
I’m officially declaring myself a ride-or-die super fan of Pat McGrath’s eyeshadow formula fanatic. My makeup collection includes a variety of great brands and I’m always happy to discover new ones, but the quality of Pat’s products tend to rise above the rest.
And not that I aspire to ever live on a deserted island, but if forced — it would be Pat McGrath eyeshadows finding their way into my suitcase. And to take that even further, if limited to only one it would be the Huetopian Dream palette riding steady with me into the sunset.
Pat McGrath ItensifEYES Artistry Wand
Alongside her new Huetopian Dream palette, Pat McGrath launched an Artistry Wand that can intensify the appearance of any eyeshadow. My curious mind simply had to put this pen to the test!
What I found was that while the wand does add some intensity to your eyeshadow, it’s not such a dramatic difference that has me reaching for the pen again and again. The shellac like consistency does also crease. That’s not necessarily a deal breaker as you can avoid applying in the natural creases of your eye but it’s definitely something to be aware of.
Final Verdict: You can skip this one
Pat McGrath Huetopian Dream Rundown
- Extreme pigmentation
- Suited for all skintones
- Shades that deposit color and blend beautifully
- Great variation of neutral and colorful shades
- Nice mix of matte, metallic, duo and triochrome finishes
- Super long-lasting formula that holds up in heat and humidity
- Available from both Pat McGrath and Sephora
- Luxurious packaging
- Shades are similar to the Divine Rose II palette so if you have that one, this one could be somewhat duplicative. If you’re a purple fan, though, this one you’ll love!
- Pricier than your average palette at $128
Overall Grade: A+
A! A! A! We’ve seen some great releases from Pat McGrath through the years but somehow she keeps leveling up her A-game.
The Huetopian Dream palette is slated to once again be my most-worn eyeshadow palette of the summer because of it’s beautiful and versatile color story as well as it’s extreme longevity on the eyes – which is much appreciated in heat and humidity.
If you’re entirely new to Pat McGrath eyeshadows, this is really the perfect introductory palette to her brand. The formulation of the shadows is *chef’s kiss* and the shadows work beautifully on all skintones.
SHOP THE PALETTE
Thank you for reading!
If you’re interested in learning about more new makeup, be sure to checkout my recent review on Valentino’s new foundation.
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