Pat McGrath is one of the beauty industry’s most creative, most coveted, and most prolific makeup artist.
Using exotic materials like feathers, gold leaf, pearls, and leather, she transforms models into surreal beings, usually wedged somewhere between Versailles and outer space.
McGrath masterminds the beauty looks for roughly 80 fashion shows each year, always maintaining a serene presence backstage.
She marshalls an army of assistants, reacting calmly whenever someone on her team applies a layer of foundation or a red lip that doesn’t make the cut, meaning they have not yet arrived at perfection.
This is a galaxy of stars, a world of extreme tones and textures. Welcome to the world of makeup as seen by Pat McGrath.
Here are her model muses for Allure March 2017