CFDA 2017 for Pat McGrath

Today the true symbol and the creator of most iconic of modern make-ups will take the stage to collect her well deserved Founder’s Award at the CFDA Awards. Woman who’s signature looks involve “fresh skin” involving the application of “three different foundations to look as though I am wearing none”. The natural skin salient is the main inspiration of McGrath works. This can be seen in her own make-up line, which focuses on luminous skin.

McGrath says “Flawless, luminous skin has always been a constant in my work. For years I’ve been using a custom mix of products to achieve different levels of luminosity from fresh baby skin to a supercharged power-glow.” Today will be an occasion to celebrate the most important editorial make-up artist working in fashion and beauty for more than two decades. Her normal schedule involves over 60 shows per season, every editorial shot by Steven Meisel, a team that swells to 75 at the height of fashion month, and her eponymous product line Pat McGrath Lab, which has achieved a brilliant and cult-y status since the drop of her first gold powder in 2015. She’s a Godmother and an inspiration for every aspiring make-up artist on the planet. She’s celebrated, copied, venerated and copied once again. Lab and Instagram have transformed McGrath into a public figure who is as recognized and hounded as those she paints for the red carpet.