The Ethereal Artistry Of Pat McGrath At Maison Margiela’s Spring/Summer 2024 Couture Show
The recent Maison Margiela Spring/Summer 2024 Couture show, orchestrated by John Galliano, became an unforgettable spectacle, thanks in no small part to the transcendent makeup artistry of the legendary Pat McGrath. The models, transformed into ethereal porcelain dolls, captured the essence of 1920s glamour reminiscent of McGrath’s previous work for Galliano’s Dior Autumn/Winter 2009 show.
Set against the mesmerizing backdrop of a full moon by the Seine, McGrath masterfully enhanced each model’s features, creating a luminescent, moon-kissed look. The foundation of this celestial aesthetic began with McGrath’s Divine Skin: Rose 001 The Essence, followed by her signature Skin Fetish foundation and concealer. Adding to this were the Divine Blush: Legendary Glow Colour Balm and a harmonious blend of eyeshadows from the Mothership I: Subliminal, Mothership VI: Midnight Sun, Blitz Astral Quad, and MTHRSHP Mega: Celestial Nirvana palettes. These were artfully applied not only to the eyes but also to the brows and lips, achieving a truly otherworldly allure.
The precise technique behind the glazed, radiant effect remains a closely guarded secret between McGrath and her team of skilled makeup artists. However, McGrath tantalized her Instagram followers with the possibility of revealing her methods, responding to a fan’s request for a tutorial with a trio of enigmatic eye emojis. While the beauty community eagerly awaits this potential masterclass, McGrath’s Instagram page offers a glimpse into the mesmerizing process with captivating behind-the-scenes footage.
To recreate this luminous look, beauty enthusiasts can explore Pat McGrath Labs’ curated selection of products. These include the foundational Divine Skin: Rose 001 The Essence, the Sublime Perfection Foundation, the Sublime Perfection Concealer, and the Divine Blush: Legendary Glow Colour Balm. Enhancing the eyes and lips are the PermaGel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil and MatteTrance Lipstick, alongside the versatile range of eyeshadow palettes – each contributing to the signature Maison Margiela couture show makeup.
This extraordinary presentation by Pat McGrath at the Maison Margiela Couture Show not only reinforces her status as an icon in the world of beauty but also sets a new standard for makeup artistry, blurring the lines between the ethereal and the tangible.
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