221 posts tagged "Pat McGrath"
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.
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?!
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]
Attention, lovers of Dolce & Gabbana Make Up: A brand-new brush collection with which to apply the collection’s silky powder foundations, luminous cheek colors, and glowing bronzers is hitting shelves now. Marking another collaboration between Domenico, Stefano, and face-painting legend Pat McGrath, the five-piece line comprises powder, blush, eye shading, blending, and retractable lip brushes. “Our goal was for each brush to exist as a beautiful object in itself,” McGrath says of the matte black-handled tools that contain both natural goat and sable hair for soft precision. They would indeed make a handsome addition to any vanity, or maybe even a mantle for those of you who like to think of your beauty products as showpieces.
After a few strong showings in New York, it seemed as though colored hair extensions would pick up where they left off last season, popping up on the runways—and on the street—with frequency in varying shades of purple, pink, and aqua. But their popularity slowed when the Fall shows moved to Europe, making us wonder if the trend would have legs come September. Hairstylist Guido Palau seems less uncertain, though, as he ended his Paris run with a bright bang at Miu Miu yesterday, weaving orange, magenta, black, and platinum strands into sleek ponytails. “It gives a futuristic feel, a very manga-doll look,” he surmised, coating the sides of models’ updos with Redken Hardwear 16 Super Strong Gel to prevent any possibility of flyaways. Makeup artist Pat McGrath was on the same tip, but she added a sixties flair to the face using a familiar mod eyeliner shape that entails painting a thick arch across the lid and underneath the lower lashline. To put her own unique spin on it, McGrath chose to eschew that era’s predictably graphic black-and-white color scheme in favor of orange and purple pigments, the two standout colors from Miuccia Prada’s collection. It made for a fun burst of energy—a nice way to end a season heavy on barefaced minimalism.