The Makeup Queen Cometh
Our Fall beauty report is officially up and running; if you’ve already perused it you’re aware that red is once again the pout color of the season. When mouths weren’t boyish and bare with nothing but a slick of balm to keep them moisturized, they were more often than not painted in glossy or matte incarnations of the sanguine standout. The few exceptions came at the hands of Pat McGrath. Remember that salmon-hued pout Arizona Muse and co. sported at Nina Ricci? Custom-blended by Pat. Ditto the “high maintenance” burgundy she crafted at Gucci, using a combination of liners and pigments around the lip line and filling in the center with CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Hot. Our favorite non-crimson came at Loewe, though, where McGrath minted the chocolate brown lip. “It’s been so long since we’ve seen this color,” she pointed out yesterday when we had the pleasure of talking trends with her. Backstage in Paris, McGrath was too busy getting all of the models precisely pouty to discuss exactly what she was using on their lips, so the big reveal came yesterday. “Javalicious from CoverGirl’s new Queen collection,” McGrath explained. Available in 24 shades, the new range celebrates Queen Latifah’s 10th year as a CoverGirl and includes naturals, plums, roses, mauves, berries, and browns—all designed by McGrath, who serves as global creative design director for the brand. If you decide to experiment with any color other than scarlet this Fall, this one gets our vote.