When Pat McGrath launches new makeup, you know it’s going to be HUGE. If you follow me on Snapchat, you may have seen me testing out the brand new Lust 004 lip kit at an event on Tuesday. I am such fan of hers so of course I was beyond thrilled to try some of the new shades. As I’m sure you can imagine, they are absolutely amazing! Lust 004 is the fourth release from her line, Pat McGrath Labs. If the success of her previous launches tell anything about the new Lust 004, it will be a coveted favorite!
Lust 004 was inspired by runway looks, so it’s super pigmented and high-impact. This is definitely a lip kit to use if you want to be noticed! It comes in Flesh, Vermillion Venom, and Bloodwine (but you can also get all of them in one set, or just single lipsticks). Each Lust 004 kit is in a gorgeous package filled with pink sequins that’s almost as high impact and sparkly as the glitter inside! I got to test out the Flesh kit, which you might have seen on Snapchat at the event on Tuesday.
This lip color kit is so versatile and even though the lipsticks are matte, they didn’t dry out my lips. I really liked how they were more like a lip crayon—application was super easy and I didn’t need to use a liner. These lipsticks are ideal for layering, you can create so many different shades and effects by combining them! All in all, the lipsticks are fabulous and of course they look stunning by themselves, but what really makes Lust 004 special is the gloss and glitter.
The glitter gives a really unique and runway-worthy sparkle. You can pat the glitter directly onto your lips with your finger after applying lipstick. I had a lot of fun with this—you can do it any way you want! I chose to do a full lip of glitter for maximum impact, but I’d also try out an ombré effect or a lighter coating.
After applying a layer of glitter, I used the the second gold glitter pot to highlight my cupid’s bow. The formula for this glitter is so unique! At the launch event Pat herself showed us how she likes using the gold and she said, first put a small amount of the vinyl gloss on your hand and dust the gold glitter over it, blowing away any excess. The two combine to form a gorgeous golden gloss. I already wore Venom 2 a bunch this week so I know it will definitely be a staple for fall! Lust 004 is released on August 30th on patmcgrath.com and on September 8th on sephora.com. Lust 004 single lip products retail for $25, The entire kit is $150.
Would you ware glitter on your lips to a night out?? Let me know in the comments!
Bella Hadid Image via Vogue.com