Pat McGrath Special #1
THE MOTHER'S RECIPE:
Ready in: A couple of minutes, enjoy it as much as you can.
Serves: Glamorous lips
Difficulty: Absolutely none
0 calories, don't eat the glitter please.
- PAT McGRATH LABS - Limited Edition: LUST 004 Lip Kit ($150.00) Currently on sale $95.00
- Lips in need of -out of this world- glam.
- YES! YES!
WHAT TO KNOW:
- Haute Couture makeup at your fingertips.
- Easiest makeup application I have experienced in my life.
- The colors are divine and suit all skintones.
Pat McGrath restocked her LUST 004 Lip Kit and we couldn’t be more excited. This lip kit is currently on sale for $95 and it’s limited edition! For anyone thinking of buying it, this would be the best time to do so. Hurry up, people!
Pat McGrath is one of the most influential makeup artists in the world. Needless to say, the Equalia girls are huge fans. She is an inspiration to us and we have the utmost respect for her work. We could not wait to get our hands on her products once she launched her own, personal makeup line.
She has developed many makeup lines for brands such as Giorgio Armani, and was a creative design director for Procter & Gamble, the company that owns a plethora of makeup brands including Max Factor, Dolce & Gabbana, CoverGirl and SK-II. She’s behind the scenes of many famous fashion shows and has done hundreds of iconic looks. Her biography includes some of the most famous and renowned names in the beauty and fashion world. If this is the first time you're hearing this name, a quick google search will help recognize the looks she has done on models, ads and fashion shows. Her passion is evident through her work and is a constant source of inspiration for us to improve as artists day by day.
It’s safe to say that this is one of my favorite posts so far. Pat McGrath has been a role model of mine for a long time now. No wonder people call her the mother of makeup. I am amazed with what we can accomplish as people when we're this inspired by a person or a product. For me, I let my imagination run wild and see where my potential ideas take me. As you can see from the pictures above, I gave a literal meaning to the word wild.
After this long intro, and my obvious admiration for Pat McGrath, let’s jump into the actual product, the lip kit! When I got my hands on it, I couldn't contain my excitement. Think of a kid in a candy store, jumping up and down wanting to try everything!
The potential that you have with these lipsticks, the possible color combinations, the gloss, the gold pigment and the glitters are endless. This kit is an artistry investment, not just a makeup item. For me, this is the "next level" of applying makeup. Upon first impressions, what left me speechless right away was how effortless these products were to use and apply. Never in my life, and more specifically, never in my career as a professional makeup artist, have I been instantly pleased with a product's performance. It feels as if she is bringing haute couture makeup directly from the runway to our fingertips. Those of you out there, who've graced your life with the presence of these products, can understand where my high praise stems from. I'm certain you felt it the first time you used them as well. One swipe is enough to convince you; precise, quick and effortless, with colors considered modern and true long lasting classics.
Lipsticks: Flesh 1 lipstick, Flesh 2 lipstick,Venom 1 lipstick, Venom 2 lipstick, Blood 1 lipstick, Blood 2 lipstick
Gloss: Clear vinyl gloss
Gold Pigment: Metallic gold pigment
Glitters: Flesh microfine glitter, Venom microfine glitter, Blood microfine glitter
Photo: Courtesy of Pat McGrath Labs
The kit consists of six lipsticks, two flesh tones, three reds and a more dark purple/redish shade (see picture above). Next, you'll find a gold pigment that turns into liquid gold when you mix it with any type of liquid product or gloss. So far, I have used it as a shadow, lipstick and for face painting and it is DIVINE. To use on the face, mix a bit of the pigment with MAC's mixing medium or Inglot Duraline.
The surprises of the kit continue with three amazing glitters, in rose gold, red and a darker red. What caught my eye in these ones was the reflectivity of the colors. Some agree that diamonds are a girl’s best friend but in this case glitter is definitely it. The kit also contains a non-sticky greatly formulated clear gloss that you can use on top, or mix with any of the lipsticks, pigments or even glitter.
Now you can imagine how many combinations are possible with all of the above, mixing and matching with other products you already have and stepping up your makeup game!
I understand that these products are not for everyone and the price of the kit is quite expensive. It's important to consider the value of such high-end quality products. As I said before, I am a makeup artist so I see this kit as an investment. Regardless of one's professional or amateur status, it's astonishing what could be achieved with this kit seeing as how it's easy to work with and can offer countless combinations, even to those starting out now. If you are thinking of splurging, or investing which sounds much better, I would definitely recommend visiting her website and taking a look!
It brings your inner artist forward without having to try too hard. I truly wish all the products out there were like this. For us, there is no going back unfortunately. She has taken the makeup game to the next level.
Mother Pat if you are listening, I just want to thank you for this experience.
More posts to come with Pat McGrath Products. Who is excited? Stay tuned!
- Mix and match these products all together or with what you already have!
- Mix the glitters together and swipe different shades on lips at the same time. The possibilities are endless! Let your inner artist come to the forefront!
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Photo: Courtesy of Pat McGrath LABS
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