I'm a self-proclaimed matte lipstick enthusiast. It's safe to say that I'm more than devoted. But Pat McGrath Labs just converted me to a gloss girl—and I'm not mad at it. I walked into the Sunken Living Room, a coveted red-velvet room with the most luxurious couch that sinks into the floor, located at Spring Studios, a hot spot in New York City, with no idea what to expect. All I knew was whatever the new launch was had to be good because it was dreamed up by the mother of makeup herself, and Ms. McGrath never disappoints.
She announced her latest labor of love: Lust, a collection of 14 luxurious lip glosses. She passed around the tray of glosses decked out in her signature black-and-gold packaging for editors to swatch and play with.
The collection features an array of pinks, reds, peaches, and nudes along with transparent shimmery shades to layer to your liking. The formula treads the line of gloss and balm, delivering a long-lasting, non-sticky finish that'll leave your lips feeling hydrated for hours on end. I'm on hour five of wearing this gloss and shocked at its insanely amazing staying power.
The precise applicator is also caved in the center and tapered at the end, so you won't have to worry about it feathering outside the lines.
Bonus points: These iconic gold bags are now resealable, so you can hold on to these dazzling gold specks as long as you want.
The lipsticks retail for $28 each and are available today in individual shades, packs of four, and an Everything Kit that holds all 14 shades on patmcgrath.com. Lust singles will be available at Sephora on May 24. Like every other launch, these are going to go fast. Below are all 14 stunning shades for a first glance at the line.
Try this intergalactic, psychedelic shade infused with a pink pearl hue.
A more bronzey shade with hints of gold.
If you're into a more peach-toned nude with specks of gold.
Imagine a chocolate drop in gloss form.
A soft nude to layer on top of any lipstick.
This shade will give you a dusty rose vibe.
A champagne gold? Yes please.
Step on the brighter side with this pearlescent coral shade.
Give your lips a glow with this blue-based magenta.
Another bold coral hue for good measure.
This is a peachy pink, but on the softer side.
Go all out with this glamorous gold. Sidebar: layered this on top of my lipstick over the weekend and could not stop selfie-ing—looks insanely amazing on camera.
A gloss collection isn't complete without a bloodshot red.
This rose shade leans more on the pearly plum side.
And here's Flesh 4 on my skin tone (obsessed).
Run, don't walk to PatMcgrath.com before these fly off the shelves.