As readers have started to receive their Pat McGrath Divine Rose II Palettes, and with how popular the original Divine Rose has been, I thought that I’d share some pairing ideas using both palettes. It also launched early at Sephora (was supposed to be 6/15). From playing with both palettes, they really do play off each other well and give you a greater range of warmer, softer, darker, and cooler looks.
As always, you don’t NEED the palette to get inspired and play around with similar colors you already own! These are always meant to encourage play and, hopefully, inspire you to try one of the color combinations using whatever you may have.
About This Series
Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.
You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!
Create a Color Story
Feeling inspired? Share your own color story using this palette or create a color story from scratch.
Iridescent Pink 003, VR Rose Venus, Rose Seduction, Xtreme Burgundy
Astral Pink Moon, Rose Dusk, Xtreme Burgundy, Velouria
Gold Lust 001, Sable Bronze, Xtreme Mahogany, Naked Blush
Eleganza, Rose Seduction, Xtreme Burgundy, Velouria
VR Sextraterrestrial, Refined Gold 002, Love Lace, Naked Blush
Rose Seduction, Iridescent Pink 003, VR Sextraterrestrial, Xtreme Mahogany
VR Rose Venus, Astral Pink Moon, Rose Dusk, Naked Blush
Sable Bronze, Skinshow Rose Opal, Divine Dusk, Velouria
VR Rose Venus, Rose Seduction, Xtreme Mahogany, Naked Blush
Love Lace, Eleganza, VR Sextraterrestrial, Xtreme Burgundy