To say the name of Pat McGrath is to evoke all that is alluring and creative about makeup. Professionally, McGrath is the top makeup artist in the world. To her legion of loyal fans of all ages, cultures, and genders, she is their patron saint.
Since releasing her fledgling product line perfectly named Pat McGrath Labs in 2015, and promptly crashing the Sephora site, her star shines brightly. About as bright as her iridescent metallic packaging stuffed to the gills with sequins. But one could expect no less from a genius on setting a tone. While that tone is often bold and extraordinary, in a recent New York Magazine profile McGrath explained why she felt the need not to play it safe: