Today we have another Pat McGrath launch that I was very excited for. I picked the 005 kit up from for $72cad in the shade Copper.

It a four-piece set which includes a silky cream pigment, a metallic pigment, a mixing liquid to liquefy pigment, and a black dual-ended eyeliner.

Pat McGrath Metalmorphosis 005 on NC45 dark skin
From top to bottom: Cream, powder, powder layered over cream
Mehron Mixing Liquid w/Copper Powder

The price is steep so I had to say that, “I needed it for the blog.” If I’m being honest I wanted it because I’ve been extremely impressed by her lip kits and I loved the artistic images and inspo she’s shared on Instagram. I ended up with Copper because the Silver and Gold kits were so bright as to not be wearable for me, and I already have a ton of ‘bronze’ shadows.


The cream Copper shadow has a great sparkle to it which you can see in the below. On the eyes it’s very pretty in an almost sheer or wet way. It’s also so soft/smooth – I’ve never used another product with a texture like this.

Similar to the Copper powder: 

I thought Touch In Sol’s Metallist Liquid Foil in Margaret or MAC Mythology would have been a good dupe but they were both much more sparkly and pink. I also hate the Touch In Sol product for the fallout – it’s awful trying to do the rest of your face.


This was the dark horse of the kit. I was not expecting to like it as much as I do. I love winged eyeliner and on a good day I can get at least one eye to look fairly decent after 10-15 minutes.

I’ve used gel liner, pencil and liquid and I currently own KVD Tattoo Liner, Stila Stay All Day Liner and Sephora brand’s liquid liner. But for some reason the idea of a ‘marker’ liner was absurd to me. I thought it would be too big and too clunky – but it’s size, in my opinion, is what makes it easiest to work with.

PAT McGRATH LABS Black Dual-Ended Marker

Because they’re not flexible it’s super easy to do two or three strokes with the ‘bold’ side and be done. You can then go in with the ‘precise’ end to get really close to the lash line. It was also easy to clean up with water and a q-tip, so it really did feel like using a washable marker. I also think it’s a good depth of black.


Here are some of the videos Pat shared which I liked.


In this first picture I used the cream with the powder on top and the dual ended marker to create the wing.

Dual ended graphic marker & the Copper powder layered over the cream

Wear Time: I used Too Faced’s shadow insurance underneath, as per usual. No creasing or fading from 1:30pm – 11pm. There was a little bit of fall out – no where near Touch In Sol though.

Also on my face:
– L’Oreal Infallible foundation in 111
– NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel
– Laura Mercier transluscent powder
– BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
– Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Deep 4
– ABH Powder Contour Kit in Tan to Deep
– Stila Huge Mascara
– Ardell lashes 110
– ABH Brow Wiz in Dark Brown


Mehron Mixing Liquid with the Copper Powder.


The liquid and powder mix exaggerated the lines on my lid, similar to the Touch in Sol Metallist Foil. I didn’t use a primer for this one but I’d definitely recommend you do – and maybe even a shadow base so your skin doesn’t peek through.

Also on my face:
– Nothing lol.


Shade: I’m really happy with the shade I chose. I think i’ll definitely get a lot of daily wear from the cream, even though I do have some similar products in my collection.

Packaging: I still think the sequins are wasteful but it’s her signature. I also think most people will find the shadow packaging cheap. It’s simple and plastic but I think it reflects Pat’s background in professional makeup artistry. The mirror in the cream shadow is completely useless though. It’s way too small to be able to get a good look at anything.


  • If you’ve liked Pat’s past products and enjoy collecting, I think you’ll be satisfied with this kit.
  • If you’re looking to fill a void in your collection and need a silver, gold, copper or bronze shadow, I think you’ll enjoy this kit.
  • If you think you have a colour dupe and don’t really care for collecting, I’d stay away.

I hope this was useful!