Pat McGrath Bijoux Brilliance Cheek Trios Swatches

Pat McGrath Bijoux Brilliance Cheek Trios Swatches
Pat McGrath Bijoux Brilliance Cheek Trios Swatches

There are three variations of the Pat McGrath Bijoux Brilliance Cheek Trios with them basically being lighter-leaning, more medium-leaning, and deeper-leaning. Each trio includes a bronzer (all from the permanent range), blush (all new shades), and highlighter (all new shades). While the blushes are new shades, I felt like they covered similar territory as past releases, so you may find the trios redundant if you have a lot of Divine Blushes already. The quality felt slightly thinner/dustier compared to the permanent range, particularly with respect to the lightest highlighter.

Here are swatches!


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Alla Avatar

These must cost nearly as much as the Ambient Lighting Edit palette, and those have fairly repeatable shades too (I feel like a lot of the blushes can be duped in their permanent line), but the Hourglass quality is fantastic and you get more. If Pat McGrath wants us to get excited about these cheek palettes, there needs to be more to them.

Cara Avatar

These trios are $52 USD for 10grams of product while the HG palettes are $90 for 8.4grams. So while the PMG trios cost almost $40 less and contain more product, the HG palettes have more shades so value (or getting more for the money) is subjective

Nancy T Avatar

The medium one, Nirvana In Bloom, would have been perfect had the bronzer not been so awfully ORANGE.
Supernova Siren would be lovely, maybe? I realize that it is geared towards tan thru deep, but I love the colors. I am quite the expert at using deeper shades using a stippling brush in order to use very vivid or deeper than my medium skintone is made for.

Deborah S. Avatar

I am trying to think if I actually own any PMGL blushes! That must mean I do not but I confess, I have a tub of makeup that I have not gone through since returning to makeup. I actually like the medium toned and deep toned ones the best. The lighter one just looks a bit insipid.

Helene Avatar

I’m really not a fan of cheek trios, or duos, or any other palette size. There are always shades I don’t use. This is especially true when there’s a bronzer in the palette as I never use bronzers.
I really like that you include a quick thought with the swatches, for me that is really enough to make an informed decision.

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