If you’re a fan of luxury makeup, chances are you’ve been drooling over celebrity makeup artist, Pat McGrath’s edgy and expensive collection. The Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Concealer is the latest addition to her curated line of innovative makeup.
The Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Concealer is the newest item in her Skin Fetish line of complexion products. The concealer retails for $32 and contains 0.16 oz of product. It comes packaged in a glass tube with a doe foot applicator.
Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Concealer Review
The consistency of the Sublime Perfection Concealer is pretty much what you’d expect from a standard doe foot concealer. It’s a thick liquid, very similar to the texture of Tarte‘s Shape Tape or e.l.f. ‘s Camo Concealer and it seems to thicken as it blends out.
It spreads easily but dries very quickly, so you need to work fast when applying it. I dabbed it on my under eye and used a damp Beauty Blender Blusher sponge to blend it out. If you were to use a brush, I think you may run into issues with tugging at your delicate under eye skin or end up with an uneven blend, due to how fast the concealer sets.
It didn’t seem to provide any additional moisture to my skin but it also didn’t feel like it was drying it out.
Pat McGrath Labs describes the Sublime Perfection Concealer as “lightweight” and “full coverage”. While it does provide a good amount of coverage for a liquid concealer, I don’t know that I’d describe it as “full”. It could’t completely mask my under-eye circles and I would probably pair it with a corrector for future use.
The brand claims the concealer has a “natural, radiant-matte” finish and for me, this was the deciding factor in determining whether or not I liked the product.
When swatched on my hand the concealer immediately dries to a straight up matte finish. I compared it with the Too Faced Born This Way Sculpting Concealer, the Hourglass Vanish Concealer, and the e.l.f. Camo Concealer and all three had a more natural, satin finish to them. Even the e.l.f. concealer, which I consider to be pretty matte, gave off a slight sheen, while the Pat McGrath looked completely flat.
The reason I’m not sold on the Sublime Perfection Concealer is because of the way it looked on my under eye area. I can’t say that it caked up or looked super heavy, but the way it dried down seemed to slightly emphasize texture and fine lines.
It definitely wore better than Shape Tape (which I find too heavy and crepey looking) but I feel like the moisture that I get from the Hourglass Vanish or Too Face Born This Way is more forgiving of fine lines and ends up looking more natural that the Sublime Perfection does.
Another issue I noticed is the concealer oxidizing, especially when swatched, the color deepens and warms up to a slightly more orangey tone. It still managed to work for me, but it’s something to consider when choosing your shade.
It’s by no means a bad concealer, it can do the job and it doesn’t really look terrible on the skin. I just expected more from Pat McGrath Labs, especially because they make a lot of claims regarding the technology behind their products and because their line is so limited. For me it’s just kind of average in terms of coverage and the way it wears; not awful, but certainly not spectacular or ground breaking compared to other products on the market.
The Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Concealer is available in 36 shades. There’s a good range of colors in terms of depth, with several options on both the fairest and deepest ends of the spectrum. I also appreciate that the brand provides a description of the undertone along with each shade name so there’s some guidance when choosing the correct one.
On a personal note, I liked that Pat McGrath Labs included older models in their promotional photos, I think it’s nice to see a brand market to women of all ages.
Cruelty Free and Vegan Status
The Pat McGrath Labs website states that they do not test their products or ingredients on animals and their products are not sold in China where animal testing is required by law. The brand does not confirm whether or not their raw material suppliers test the ingredients on animals.
Pat McGrath products are not Vegan.
Where to Buy the Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Concealer
Sephora – Free shipping on orders over $50 and free returns.
Pat McGrath Labs – Free shipping and free returns. International shipping available.
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All in all the Sublime Perfection Concealer kind of missed the mark for me. It does the job but not as well as other products in my collection. If you’re looking for a higher coverage liquid concealer with a matte finish and you don’t struggle with under-eye texture you may like this product. If you’re looking for a more natural finish and additional hydration from your concealer I’d recommend Hourglass Vanish or Too Faced Born This Way over Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection.
Offers a fair amount of coverage
Wears well throughout the day
Extensive shade range
Dry finish can emphasize skin’s texture
Not enough coverage to fully mask dark under eye circles
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