April 19 2014

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223 posts tagged "Pat McGrath"

Pedal Pushers, Backstage At Dior Couture


With an array of tulip-shaped coats and dresses making their way down the Dior Couture runway yesterday, it was hard to take your eyes off of John Galliano’s bright bouquet of one-of-a-kind frocks. Unless, of course, you were already fixated on hairstylist Orlando Pita’s sculptural, sky-high coifs wrapped in Stephen Jones’ cellophane-inspired headgear, and the colorful, geometric makeup that came courtesy of face painter Pat McGrath. Pita built five different styles that each evoked images of flower buds about to open, teasing and spritzing hefty helpings of hair spray, like his T3 360-Degree Control, along the way for hold. As for the equally bold shapes the models sported on their lids, McGrath blocked out brows and drew on her own, more fantastic arches before whipping up a series of what amounted to boxy cat-eyes in a range of colors. Squaring off shades of orange, blue, green, and yellow at the inner corners, McGrath dragged her wet, pigment-dipped brush toward the temples with sharp precision. She then added requisite rows of fake eyelashes and a deep, wine-stained pout for additional shock value. It was a bloomin’ good time, to say the least.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri /

Beauty Bytes: The Best of Beauty Counter, June 2010


It’s been a busy month here on the blog. With a whole new crop of A-listers signing beauty contracts, pop stars dyeing and straightening their hair, and one very prominent face painter dabbling in fashion to write about, we barely had time to do our own makeup. In case you missed them, we’ve compiled a top ten list of June’s most important posts. Read up.

Pat McGrath For LeSportsac—It’s Here!


Leave it to Pat McGrath to dream up a collaboration between CoverGirl’s best-selling LashBlast Length mascara, which is formulated with an elasta-nylon polymer, and LeSportsac’s classic nylon bags. The famous face painter, who not only serves as global creative design director for P&G Beauty but also helps create seasonal color collections for Dolce & Gabbana’s The Makeup line, has been a fan of the accessories brand “since forever.” “My first one was black nylon, you know me,” a predictably black-clad McGrath told us last night at a Champagne celebration for the launch of her CoverGirl for Le Sportsac’s limited-edition makeup bags. “It was kismet,” LeSportsac’s chief creative director, D’Arcy Jensen, said of being approached by McGrath and the P&G team. “We’re always looking for an authentic partnership, and Pat had an authentic connection to the brand.” The range features two different black nylon bags with yellow accents to echo the Drew Barrymore-fronted, Steven Meisel-shot ad campaign for the mascara. The “Pat” and the “Page” follow other high-profile collaborations for LeSportsac with fashion fixtures like Stella McCartney and Gwen Stefani, although it’s unlikely those two women can corral models like McGrath can; Sasha Pivovarova, Iris Strubegger, and a host of their long-legged friends turned up to fête the woman who keeps them looking camera-ready. We’re gonna guess that the convenient and cute bags will make the backstage rounds with the catwalkers when the Spring shows start in September. Keep your eyes peeled.

Photo: Courtesy of CoverGirl

Oh, Those Sicilian Nights


The new Dolce & Gabbana summer collection will debut at Saks next week, which is always an exciting time for beauty enthusiasts. There’s little not to love about the makeup arm of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s sartorial operation: The seasonal color palettes are dreamt up in collaboration with face-painting legend Pat McGrath; the gold compacts and lipstick tubes make you feel like you’re a part of something particularly luxurious every time you open them; and everything they turn out is meant to meet at the intersection of classic Hollywood glamour and something wholly Italian. This time around, it was about delicate images of wild roses set against the Sicilian night’s “daring shades of romance and mystery,” according to Dolce. As such, a series of nude and pink pigments was matched with darker greens and blues. Standouts include Shocking, a perfect fuchsia nail polish; Laguna, an eye shadow duo that pairs a shimmering deep moss color with aqua for a mix of seascape and garden visuals; and Delicious, an opaque coral/pink lip gloss that is fitting in perfectly with our newfound love of lightweight lip lacquers. It’s like…how did they know?!

Photo: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

A Salute To Womanity, And More…


Mary J. Blige’s new fragrance with Carol’s Daughter, My Life, will finally make its debut this summer, and according to MJB, she created the perfume for herself and her fans as “a special tribute to us as women.” As such, it is intended to represent “every female’s everyday life,” which is perhaps why she is launching it on HSN, rather than in a high-end department store. Nothing says “everyday life” like ordering luxury goods from the privacy of your own home. [WWD]

Speaking of a tribute to women, Thierry Mugler will also honor the fairer sex this fall with Womanity, his latest olfactory effort that blends sweet and savory accords together in a pink gothic-design bottle. And when we say sweet and savory, we’re not kidding. Fig and caviar essences come together to frame this fragrance. Intriguing… [WWD]

Penélope Cruz will be the new face of Lancôme Trésor. With Julia Roberts already hawking its mascaras, the French beauty brand may win the award for “Best Celeb Spokesperson Roster” this year. [StyleList]

And in other A-listers-in-the-beauty-game news, Scarlett Johansson will continue her face time for Dolce & Gabbana’s The Makeup by shooting a campaign for its summer collection, for which she has reunited with old friends Pat McGrath and Oribe. The images are as iconic, old-Hollywood-glamour as it gets, as to be expected; color collections may be seasonal, but big blonde hair, boobs, and pouty lips are forever. [Grazia]

Photo: Courtesy of Thierry Mugler Fragrances