Our today’s featured artist is PAT McGRATH. She is one of the most famous and well paid makeup artist in the world.
I got to know about her when I was doing some research on the most famous artists in the world….. (Did a post on top 5 famous MUA in the world last week click here https://thebeautyinsiderng.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/five-most-famous-makeup-artists-in-the-world/ if u missed it) Now there were 4 other artists but I took special interest in her because, in according to the article she “NEVER” had any formal training in fashion nor in make up. She got her training listening to her mother’s comments while watching classic movies. WOW!!!!!
Little wonder Vogue Magazine named her as the “MOST INFLUENTIAL MAKEUP ARTIST” in the world today.
McGrath is also credited for setting up the cosmetic line of Armani. She has also been the Beauty Director of Max Factor and Cover Girl cosmetic.
she has said, “I really love being a makeup artist. It never gets mundane or predictable and every shoot and show is different.”
According to wikipedia, McGrath’s career breakthrough came while working with Edward Enninful (then fashion editor of i-D magazine) in the early 1990s, when her innovative use of color “brilliantly solved the world’s ennui with grunge” and helped launch i-D to a position of international importance.
McGrath has also worked with photographers including Steven Meisel (who now rarely shoots without her), Paolo Roversi, Helmut Newton, and Peter Lindbergh.
In addition to appearing in i-D, photos of her work have been published in fashion magazines including American, English, and French Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.
She attends four fashion show seasons (counting couture) each year and has worked with designers including Prada, Miu Miu, Comme des Garçons, and Dolce and Gabbana
Additionally, she designed Armani’s cosmetics line in 1999 and in 2004 was named global creative-design director for Procter and Gamble, where she is in charge of Max Factor and Cover Girl cosmetics, among other brands.
During McGrath’s constant travels to work locations, she takes between thirty and fifty bags of materials, tools, and reference materials. *PHeeeeeeeW*
As a makeup artist, McGrath is known for her wide range; (according to Edward Enninful), her work spans from “the highest couture to club kids”. She is also known for her inventive use of materials: her most creative make-up is handmade.
(Now this is the part I love the most); “she works mainly with her fingers instead of with brushes”.
And who says dreams don’t come true? Knowing about PAT McGRATH alone has inspired me even more not just as a makeup artist, but also in life generally…..reminding me that I can do ANYTHING I put my mind to!
What are your thoughts about this beautiful inspiration guys?