Product: Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Foundation
Claims: Liquid Foundation | Long-Wearing | Buildable | Sheer to Medium Coverage | Natural Finish
Size: 1.18 oz.
Shades: 36 Shades
Purchase: Sephora | Pat McGrath
Do you ever wonder why I do not get more Influenster VoxBoxes? This. This is why. I received the Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Foundation free from Influenster in exchange for my honest review last year. I photographed it, wear-tested it multiple times, started writing my review, and then POOF. I took a break and forgot to review… OMG, I did not receive this last year! I received it before we moved! It got put in a box of newer products that got misplaced during the move. Yes, I am why we cannot have nice things. To see my super late review check out the video below or just keep scrolling.
About the Pat McGrath Foundation
The full-size Pat McGrath Foundation is 1.18 oz. or 35 mL of product, comes in a frosted glass bottle, has a pump to dispense the product, comes in 36 shades, and retails for $68.00. The Pat McGrath Foundation can be purchased at Sephora and Pat McGrath’s website.
Pat McGrath claims that her foundation can be built from sheer coverage to medium coverage while staying weightless. She also claims that her foundation is self-setting and long-wearing. There are two technologies that make up the foundation, the Diamond Core Powder Technology, and the Vita-Serum Complex. The Diamond Core Powder Technology blurs and smooths imperfections by optically improving the skin’s texture. Lastly, the Vita-Serum Complex preserves the hydrolipidic film barrier of the skin which helps to fight wrinkles. It also activates the natural production of hyaluronic acid and ceramides in the skin which help to boost hydration. The ingredients for the Pat McGrath Foundation are:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Alcohol, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ipdi/Di-C12-13 Alkyl Tartrate/Bis-Hydroxyethoxypropyl Dimethicone Copolymer, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Chloride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Di-C12-13 Alkyl Tartrate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hexyl Laurate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Rubus Idaeus Leaf Cell Culture, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain / Peut Contenir / +/- : Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499)
Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Foundation Review
Where to start. Probably with coverage. The Pat McGrath Foundation is buildable. If you want a light, sheer layer of coverage then using a beauty sponge is the way to go. However, if you want to go full glam using a sponge will give you medium to almost full coverage. I found that this foundation did exactly what it claims to; it stayed weightless while layering, it did not look cakey after more than one layer, it set down to a natural/satin finish after a few minutes, and it lasted ALL day.
Which I guess brings me to my next thought, skin type. I do not know about you other dry skin peeps out there but when foundations on Sephora advertise for all skin types I usually do not believe it, Sephora tends to lie about that on the regular, just saying… However, the Pat McGrath Foundation was amazing on my parched, psoriasis skin. It did NOT cling to my dry skin patches (not even lying!), when it dried down my skin did not feel tight nor did it look any drier than when I had started, as I wore it throughout the day I actually noticed that my skin started looking better in it the longer I wore it, and it did not emphasize any of my lines or pores.
Oh, and I am in shade Light 2. Look I do not even want to talk about it okay.
Final Thoughts on the Pat McGrath Foundation
Honestly, I HATED this foundation when I first tried it. Everything I told you right above was the exact opposite of what happened the first time I wore it. However, unless I break out I always wear foundations multiple times before I review them. I change the application technique (brush vs. sponge), primer, setting powder, etc. Luckily I do this because I found that with a brush the Pat McGrath Foundation is AMAZING and honestly one of my favorite foundations. I got a sample of the Tatcha Liquid Silk Canvas Primer (read my friend Allison’s review of that here) and I cannot wait to try it with that.
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Lola Seicento says
Thank you for your honest assessment, Cassie! I was wondering about this formula, and it definitely sounds like it is a good fit for my skin. Like you, I do not buy the one size fits all approach to foundation, or for anything else, frankly!
It seems to be a go-to for Sephora description boxes though. Sooo many items are listed as “Normal, Dry, Combination”.
Looks decent. Glad you liked it in the end 😀
Me as well!
Claudia Materdomini says
This is a pretty steep price tag for me to buy for a foundation. I think the most I’ve spent is on the ilia skin tint, but I can understand why the luxury price tags are worth it at times. Sounds like a nice foundation. But id wait for a gift card to splurge on this one! LOL
If you want to pick it up the next time they have a Sephora Sale would be a great time.
It’s so hard to buy foundation online and one of my concerns is fragrance. Have you noticed a fragrance with this? I love her lipstick which isn’t fragranced.
Marcia, there is no fragrance in the ingredients and I could not detect a scent when I sniffed it. I went back and double-checked to be sure.
I seriously LOVE the way this foundation looks on your skin! And you’re right about Sephora lying, lol, they just have a blanket statement for everything haha!