I am not a make-up addict but I appreciate every make-up artists’ work and I remember through the years I used to watch behind the scenes for every catwalk and see Pat McGrath’s work everywhere. Back then I didn’t know who she was and when she became popular and popular I thought I should read a little more about her work.
Pat McGrath is the British make-up artist that is considered by Vogue Magazine the most influential make-up artist in the world. She is known for her work with photographer Steven Meisel who introduced her to big fashion brands and now she is working for almost every fashion show, becoming the most requested make-up artist.
She worked with many designers including John Galliano, Prada, Miu Miu, and Dolce & Gabbana, and she published in fashion magazines like Vogue, W and Harper’s Bazaar. Pat works behind every fashion show including haute couture every year and she is hired by big fashion houses like Versace, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy.
Back in the nineties when she was working with then fashion editor of i-D magazine, Edward Enninful, she helped the magazine being recognized internationally through her make-up tricks.
After a make-up session for Vogue in 1994 with Pat, Naomi Campbell said “She never puts a lot of foundation on you She makes sure you always see the skin, and that’s not easy to do.”
Besides many accomplishments, Pat designed Armani’s cosmetics line in 1999 and in 2013 she was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to the beauty industry.
Pat McGrath explained in some interviews that make-up for her it’s always changing and it’s always a challenge since she is influenced by the fabrics and the colours that make the collections and as every make-up artist the models’ faces are a big inspiration too.
She updated the make-up industry by creating unique looks with her ability to create a story that connects the make-up with the atmosphere and the clothes.
McGrath created recently her own makeup line called “Pat McGrath Labs” which can be found at Sephora.