194 posts tagged "Pat McGrath"
“I’ve never seen someone travel with so much in my life,” model Naomi Campbell told WSJ. Magazine of Pat McGrath’s makeup cache. “And that says something, coming from me.” But the face painter made a case for not packing light: “When you walk into a room and there are racks and racks of beautiful clothes, do you really want to ruin it all with a bad lipstick?” she said. Point taken. [WSJ. Magazine]
The body part Behati Prinsloo won’t be baring at this year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show? Her arms. A British military-style jacket will keep her guns under cover. [Elle.com]
L’Oréal Paris has certainly scooped up a lot of star power in the past few weeks (signing both Blake Lively and Lara Stone as spokeswomen for the brand). But according to recent reports, Adele won’t be belting out “Because you’re worth it” anytime soon. Not even for 12 million pounds. [Refinery29]
Two Jennifers have recently made the chop—but not out of desire for kicky new cuts. For Jennifer Aniston, it was a Brazilian blow-out gone terribly wrong that did her in, but Jennifer Lawrence has Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence to blame. Constant hair-dyeing, in the name of Katniss, left this tribute’s long strands fried and a pixie in their place. [New York]
When Dolce & Gabbana’s holiday collection of corresponding lipsticks and nail polishes crossed my desk, I of course expected opulence (gold tubes and jeweled caps—done and done). What I didn’t count on, however, were emerald, amethyst, ruby, and gold bullets that were reminiscent of the mosaics that spurred the lavish pieces in the designers’ Fall 2013 collection. After tearing off their tops like an adrenaline-fueled kid on Christmas morning, I slicked on each shade thinking that the finishes would be sheer and barely detectable like so many black lip glosses that came before them. Wrong again. Two coats provided rich, opaque hues that are normally only offered by brands that cater to backstage pros and the theatrical set. The mastermind behind these treasures for the modern, party-hopping woman is none other than Pat McGrath, who designed the lacquers and lipsticks to be worn like jewelry. Let’s just say a luminous green mouth and mani are guaranteed to make just as much of a statement as one of the house’s Byzantine-inspired crowns.
Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Jewels collection will be available November 15; lipstick, $35 each, nail lacquer, $24 each.
Throwback Thursday is a column on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Model: Tyra Banks
The Moment: Seriously Sparkly Eyes
The Motivation: When I came across this shot of Tyra Banks sporting gem-encrusted lids from the nineties, I was intrigued by the similarity it posed to the recent Givenchy show—which saw select models appear on the runway with masks that required more than 2,000 sequins and 1,500 crystals to complete. Admittedly, Pat McGrath’s version for Riccardo Tisci took the concept to glittery new levels, but I’ll be looking to Banks’ slightly more pared-down version for inspiration this Halloween.
Backstage, there was a lot of airbrushing going on, but the pros weren’t perfecting complexions Photoshop-style—far from it. Pat McGrath scrawled muted shades of mustard, green, purple, and blue across lids at Prada, while Peter Philips erased hairlines at Alexander McQueen by blasting models’ foreheads with black paint. McGrath admitted that the spray gun was “a new medium” for her, but true to form, she managed to use it in an unconventional way that would make graffiti legend Banksy proud.
Interested in “tagging” a few features of your own? Get your hands on the limited-edition version of Temptu’s Airbrush Makeup System that features a removable GelaSkin designed by Jade Lai of Creatures of Comfort. The navy sticker that covers the machine’s base is dotted with the same dandelionlike pattern printed on the skirts, shirtdresses, cropped pants, and tanks in Lai’s Spring 2014 collection. Create a flawless canvas by applying the Airpod Foundation and Blush (included in the kit), then take a cue from this season’s European runways and color outside the lines.
Temptu Limited-Edition Creatures of Comfort Kit, $149, available at www.temptu.com and NYC and L.A. Creatures of Comfort boutiques.
Lais Ribeiro claimed she spent five hours in the makeup chair at Givenchy (although Pat McGrath, the face painter responsible for the glittery masks, said she was able to cut it down to three). Removing the 1,500 Swarovski Crystals and 2,000 sequins, however, took far less time. And at Chanel, the models were gifted the label’s Gentle Bi-Phase Eye Makeup Remover to erase their gallery-worthy lids before hitting the streets (although many of the girls left the Grand Palais with the swatches of color still intact). While there were many barely there jobs to be had this season (such as Balmain, where concealer was the only color cosmetic used), a handful of shows required a serious scrubbing…and in the case of Ribeiro—as seen in the Instagram video above—a cleaning crew.