When Makeup Artist Pat McGrath Speaks, I Listen

Posted 04/14/12 at 12:28PM by Audrey Fine

In the beauty world, there are makeup artists ... and then there's Pat McGrath. As the Global Creative Design Director for all of Proctor & Gamble, she has a serious scope of influence. Her work at Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan, and Paris dictates the makeup trends every season -- with input from the top fashion designers in the world -- and that's not an understatement.

I recently had the opportunity to hear her talk about what's coming up for fall 2012. And in addition to learning about a lot of great runway looks -- which I'll share when we get closer to September -- she gave some fantastic general makeup tips. I'm going to start implementing these three now:

1. I'm bringing back my blue mascara. While McGrath says it's going to be huge for fall, I'm going to get ahead of the trend and start wearing blue mascara now. "In the daylight it's just fantastic," says McGrath. The blue also makes the whites of your eyes appear whiter.

2. I'll use concealer as an eye makeup base. "If you're going to wear a bold eye look, you have to have the lids prepared," she says. She used concealer underneath the eye makeup of basically every model at Fashion Week.

3. I'm going to try McGrath's cat-eye technique: "Start with a pencil and shadow close to the lashes, and then put your liquid liner on top," says McGrath. "If you make a mistake, take a cotton swab and swipe it away. " Her go-to liner is CoverGirl LineBlast 24 Hour Felt Tip Eyeliner, $7.99.

What do you think of these tips? Think you'll try any or all?
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1-6 of 8 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 01:26pm

    Thanks

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  • Posted by kimihavens on 12/26/12 at 03:23pm

    I use a felt tip liner! Application is a breeze. Blue mascara is an interesting tip too!

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  • Posted by alictasia on 05/08/12 at 05:21pm

    I love using concealer just by itself for eyelids when I want a super natural look. It makes a surprising difference. Also like the shadow/liner look...

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  • Posted by Nicole2814 on 04/26/12 at 04:57pm

    intersting

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  • Posted by LittleBunny on 04/17/12 at 10:50am

    Interesting tips, thank you

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  • Posted by jenn8779 on 04/13/12 at 11:26am

    Ladies- I think the "fear" of the blue mascara is created by the picture used to illustrate the post/article. That is more of a 1980's blue than the ones being showcased for this upcoming Fall season. The blue mascaras I have seen are more of a navy or a blue-black. You only get the eye brightening effect and/or eye widening effect. You won't look like you've stepped into an episode of "Blossom". LOL

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