Real Talk: What We Really Think of Pat McGrath's Foundation Launch
If you say Pat McGrath isn’t the queen of makeup I say: YOU’RE LYING. If there is anyone that can proclaim themselves the queen of the beat its Mama Pat as I affectionately call her. When her line first launched she dazzled us, literally, with lipstick and eye shadows that blew us away. Then we got highlights which are beyond anything you have tried before. Now, we are getting foundations. I’ve been waiting for this day since the product was announced so let’s take a super deep dive.
Firstly, I already knew that this foundation was going to put a dent in my pockets. Like a big dent. It’s ringing in at $68 a pop folks ($74 with tax here in NYC). Was I shocked? Yes. I mean I did expect it to be pricey, $50 ish or so, but not $70 pricey. But I digress because you get what you pay for right? The packaging? Astounding, opulent, luxurious. Everything and more you would expect from Pat McGrath. It’s so nice, I want to keep the box it came in because it makes my beauty cabinet look so luxe.
Now the formula. It truly pains me to say this: This is not worth $70. I read up about the product before and I immediately was taken aback when I read it was “light to medium coverage.” Come again? For $70, this better the best coverage I’ve ever seen and make my skin PERFECT. I also read that it is to be applied with the fingers instead of a brush. I immediately was getting overpriced bb cream vibes and my excitement was dying. So now for the wear. I’m wearing the product as I type this, looking in my small desk mirror at work. I look no different than I do on any other day. T zone still slightly oily. Imperfections visible.
I wanted to like this product so much, I really did. But the price for the wear and coverage of this product is too much to ignore. What can I compare this too? My Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream. If you are oily, stay away. If you are expecting the extraness that we have gotten from all of the other Pat McGrath launches, stay away. I did not try the primer or setting powder that was also released with the foundation because they were just priced way too high for my budget. Take it from a girl that can do full glam and a no makeup makeup look in one day, this is one you can skip.
Cover image via Allure