Though the Pat Mcgrath Labs Gold 001 is no longer available – it was a limited edition run of 1000 pieces that sold out very quickly – I thought I’d do a quick write up on it anyway as it’s a taster from the larger range that will launch next year.
From the time my order of Gold 001 was confirmed until I opened the packet, I was considering keeping it all sealed up as a future collectable. Already, there’s a couple listed on eBay for several times the original price and it will probably be worth a pretty penny in years to come.
However, I was overcome by temptation and, thankfully, I don’t regret getting stuck into it as it really is rather special. The bag was fit to burst with gold sequins and inside was a spatula, mixing liquid, a pot to mix in and a pot of gold pigment.
I think the spatula and mixing pot is more for the pro MUA’s who want to mix up a significant quantity. The packaging for the gold pigment is actually rather cheap and plasticy but the pigment inside is quite magical.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an item of makeup so sparkly, light reflective and jewel-like. When you swish a brush over it the pick up isn’t that great and you only get a fine smattering of sparkle. The colour is a lot more intense when you swipe a finger over it. And when you add the tiniest drop of mixing liquid the pigment instantly softens to a paste that creates the purest, metallic gold foil effect you’re ever likely to see.
This is little pot of gold really is a makeup lover’s dream and I look forward to seeing what’s next for Pat Mcgrath Labs.