Vogue Magazine named her the most influential make up artist of our time!
Here’s why… Pat McGrath’s career breakthrough came while working with Edward Enninful, the then editor at i-D Magazine, in the early 1990s. Breaking away from the fashion obsession with grunge, she introduced innovative use of color. In the mid-1990s, she began to work with Jil Sander and John Galliano where she became known for her latex petals stuck to faces, vinyl ips, bodies drenched in powder paint and kabuki make up.
Now in all her glory, McGrath works with photographers including Steven Meisel (who now rarely shoots without her), Paolo Roversi, Helmut Newton and Peter Lindbergh to name a few. You can see her work published in American, English and French Vogue, W, and Harper’s Bazaar. During all four Fashion Show seasons annually, she works with Prada, Miu Miu, Comme des Garcons, Calvin Klein, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Versace, YSL and Dolce and Gabbanna (again, to name a few).
As a makeup artist, McGrath is known for her wide range of work from the highest couture to club kids. She is also known for her inventive use of materials: her most creative make-up is handmade, and she works mainly with her fingers instead of with brushes. She is truly an inspiration and a creative genius who we absolutely love!
Below are Pat McGrath looks that easily transfer from runway to reality for your wedding day. The always beautiful Natural make up that will give you an extra glow during your wedding.
Got to love the natural look!
More and more brides have been requesting a smokey eye on their wedding day, but you don’t want to go overboard with it. Here are the perfect smokey eye by Pat McGrath ranging from subtle to hot!
Lips! Lips! Lips! If you have a great lipstick color (kissable friendly of course!) Your lips and face will pop! Plus you won’t need much else in the make up department except a good foundation and a natural eye.
On the other end of the spectrum, the classic go-to beauty..The cat eye.
Pat McGrath is THE make-up queen, however, there is editorial and runway looks that don’t cross over into reality and should always stay on the pages of magazines and the runways in the tents.
This look is way too natural. It looks like her lips are chapped and I want to give her a lip balm. Don’t be that bride.
Too smokey. We are not talking about make up at the goth club.
Love this, but it’s more suitable for a dance party into the wee hours not including a wedding reception.
Color is great, but sometimes it can be a bit much. Again, great for editorial, not good for real life. Well unless you’re a harajuku girl in Tokyo, it’s not a look to rock on a daily, especially at a wedding.
Needless to say, Pat McGrath is a visionary and is constantly in demand while continuing to break new ground. Her make up inspires us always for wedding day make up. I hope she inspires you too!