Pat McGrath, A.K.A. Mother, is the fashion world’s first black female megastar makeup artist and the creative genius and savvy businesswoman behind Pat McGrath Labs. In 2019 she was included in Time's 100 most influential people list and Vogue authority, Anna Wintour dubbed her one of the most influential makeup artists in the world. McGrath is known for her highly pigmented lipsticks and eye shadows, and otherworldly highlighters. Her flawlessly curated palettes delight and dazzle on and off of the runway. Keep reading to learn about Pat McGrath’s top products.
This rich and sparkly palette by Pat McGrath Labs features 10 high-impact hues in the reddish-bronze family. They include otherworldly metallics like Gilty Pleasure (a sparkling brass glitter) and Bronze Blaze (copper) to earthy mattes like disobedient (a warm reddish-brown) and Xtreme Aubergine (deep plum). In fact, McGrath has said the palette “presents molten crimson, decadent rose gold, and mesmerizing bronzes designed to evoke sleek sensuality.” The finely-milled makeup, has a light texture and blends effortlessly for long-lasting wear. Use a pro-tip from the the British makeup artist herself, and dab the colors on with your fingers. MIRA community members say, “This palette is so pretty. I’ve used every single color and they all stand out and really make my eyes pop … you can use it for an everyday look or a sultry night look.”
For Pat McGrath’s signature futuristic glow, you’ll want to use the Sublime Skin Highlighting Trio. The palette features three pearl-infused, gel-powder highlighters that create an attractive range of multidimensional effects. The trio of surreal shades (opalescent pale rose, glittering yellow gold, and gleaming soft copper) provides a smooth veil of color, while radiating pure light and accentuating bone structure. MIRA guests say, “I love this highlighting trio, the best formula I have found that doesn't emphasize texture, that doesn't settle into fine lines near the eyes. I have layered the highlights from lightest to darkest highlight and it looks amazing.” This luminous palette presents an allover ethereal glow that feels light and looks fresh.
If you’re looking for a natural and dewy allover matte finish, look no further - Pat Mcgrath Labs has you literally covered. This creamy, lightweight, full-coverage concealer brightens under the eye and hides the appearance of blemishes. MIRA guests agree, “it really blurs the darkness under my eyes and makes me look awake.” It comes in plenty of colors, so you’ll be sure to find a shade that matches your skin tone. The concealer is made with a Vita-Serum Complex designed to help fight the formation of wrinkles by preserving the light protective film that covers your skin. The flexible, lightweight formula is long-lasting and produces a velvety texture and silky feel.
If you’re looking to create the sleek cat-eye, you know getting that sharp, sweeping flick just right requires precision. You can achieve the timeless silhouette with this classic black liquid eyeliner by Pat McGrath Labs. MIRA community members say, “I’m in love, best eyeliner ever, so easy to use, and stays on all day, worth every penny.” The slim brush design and pointed tip (that is equal parts firm and flexible) lends a hand in creating that purr-fect feline look. It boasts a deep inky pigment that is waterproof, sweat-proof, and you guessed it, smudge-proof. Of course, this eyeliner has all-day staying power and promises to remain as precise and sharp as when you first applied it. This elegant liquid eyeliner was designed for your peepers to stun.
In the mood for dramatic, gravity-defying lashes? You can achieve multidimensional length, and weightless lift with a stroke of Pat McGrath Labs’ Dark Star Volumizing Mascara. The contoured brush loads lashes with inky mascara to create texture, to curl and extend. Don’t worry about clumps, either - this gel-hybrid formula glides on evenly, with pitch-black micro-fine crème pigments that create an exaggerated effect and robust volume. You get control, structure, and shape without the weight of a sticky product. Be prepared, because all eyes, will be on your eyes.
Time to give your lips a little TLC - and by that we mean the works: color, shine, and moisture. This couture, cream lipstick glides on to reveal sexy pigments and luminous pearls, for a healthy glow. It’s available in both a glitter and shimmer finish, in 7 pretty pinkish-rose shades that are perfect for day and nighttime-wear. The ultra-creamy formula contains Brazil Nut Oil, which provides rich nutrients and antioxidant properties. MIRA community members say, “the lipstick is light weight and smooth, it felt natural and my lips stayed moisturized the entire night.”
Ready. Set. Go. This luxurious setting powder is ultra-weightless and creates radiant perfection. It’s available in 5 shades, formulated to match any skin tone. The Amino-Acid-Treated Powder is a go-to for any skin and beauty lover, as it sets to reveal color-true performance, even through sweat and oil. A sheer veil of coverage ensures skin looks naturally refined with a velvety-soft feel, while blurring the look of imperfections. The lighter-than-air powder blend feels and looks clean, plus it goes on ultra-light, giving off a barely-there feel on your skin. MIRA community members say “the flawless, effortless and incredibly smooth application of this miraculous powder instantly brightened my eyes.” Pat Grath Labs’ setting powder leaves you looking bright and refreshed.
No one likes a heavy foundation, so we’re thrilled with this lightweight, creamy-dreamy option, that is infused with Pat McGrath Labs’ Diamond Core Powder Technology to enhance your skin’s texture, and help smooth and blur the appearance of fine lines, pores, and imperfections. Lightweight and silky-soft, this buildable formula offers sheer to medium coverage that will last for hours. It’s also enriched with Vita-Serum Complex to strengthen and protect skin, lock in moisture and fight signs of aging. This luminous foundation comes in 36 hues to accommodate a diverse range of skin tones. MIRA community members say, “this foundation has quickly made its way to my #1 favorite, it’s a beautiful dewy foundation with buildable coverage.”
Your eyes will definitely dazzle thanks to this petite palette of cream-infused, powder formulations by Pat McGrath Labs. Five mini pans of color are designed to release smooth pigments to your lids for gorgeous color transitions. Plus, the eyeshadows contain honey and rice bran extracts, which provides antioxidant properties, soothes skin, and supports a look of radiance. “The pigmentation and blend-ability is great,” says MIRA Community Members - and we agree - these metallic hues unleash flashes of pearl and luminous light.
Whether you want to brighten up your face, add a little dazzle to your collarbone, highlight your cheek bones, or add sheen to your lids, Pat McGrath Labs’ Skin Fetish Highlighter and Balm Duo is a one-stop shop for allover shine. The transparent balm glides on to reveal dewy, angelic illumination. It contains aloe and argan oils, and hyaluronic acid that promises to soften the skin, leaving it with a truly angelic look and feel. MIRA community members say, “this product is absolutely stunning. The pigmented side gives a beautiful dewy glow,” and “you can achieve a very natural and radiant, not glittery or pearly, highlight.” The highlighter is available in 3 enchanting colors: Bronze (shimmering copper), Nude (pearlescent champagne), and Golden (gleaming gold). Get your sparkle and shine on.
No matter how many lip glosses you have at the bottom of your purse, there is always room for one more - and Lust Lip Gloss from Pat McGrath Labs is a must-have. The ultra-light gloss has a non-sticky gel formulation that creates the look of plump lips without the tingle, plus a brilliant, three-dimensional luster. It’s available in a variety colors that range from classic to futuristic shades, with three dazzling finishes (shimmer, glitter, and high shine). MIRA community members call it, “A lip gloss that gives the perfect glossy look on a no makeup day but also perfect for a night out.” The gloss is cushiony and shiny, and packs a visible pigment.
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