I was highly anticipating the release of the new Pat McGrath Skin Fetish 003 highlighting system and was waiting for the email to hit my inbox with the release. Guys..this crashed their website and took me almost the ENTIRE day to get it. It’s a hot item! Sephora also released it to their VIB and VIB Rouge members a few days ago and it sold out already. I believe it will be sold to the general public on the 10th of May through sephora, but all their preliminary stock is sold out. I ordered the color golden because that is all that was left on the day it was released where it quickly sold out.
Here are my thoughts: It’s pretty bombastic. Like. This is the highlighter of highlighters, but at a pretty penny. As you can see, it comes with a duo fibre brush, which is made in Japan and of excellent quality. That alone makes it worth the buy. It is an excellent brush for highlighting and works better than anything I own at the moment for perfect placement of product.
As far as the formula is concerned, there is a balm stick that has a highlighter on one side and a clear balm on the other side (which I have swatched on the far left above). The clear balm is actually really beautiful on its own to be honest and I would recommend this for day time wear. The highlighter balm on the other end is a gorgeous golden color that does have a pretty distinct shimmer to it (that is the swatch on the far right). The middle swatch on my arm above is the powder highlighter, which packs a serious punch. As you can see in the sunlight, it has a lot of dimension to it and does have distinct sparkles in it that you can see in the light mixed with the pearlescent shimmer it gives off. I mean, you can literally turn yourself into a straight disco ball if you want, but the cool thing is is that it is all up to you as to how much glow you want. In the above pictures, I started with the highlighter balm, topped with the powder highlighter and a final touch of the clear balm. I really love the golden glow it is giving me!
If you want to get in the know about the next release of this product, Sign up here for an email from sephora on their next release of it. This is limited edition, which is why it is causing such a frenzy!!