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Enter the Glam Galaxy With These 3 Pat McGrath-Inspired Makeup Looks


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take your beauty game to another dimension. With visionary makeup artist Pat McGrath as your November Icon Box curator, you’ll master out-of-this-world techniques and discover an Icon Box that dares you to make your mark. 

Pat McGrath’s experimental approach to glam has cemented her status as an industry legend, and her Icon Box is a makeup masterclass in pushing the boundaries—from playing with daring color combos to trying unexpected textures and finishes. To put these lessons into action, we tapped three talented makeup artists to create their own Pat McGrath-inspired looks using products from Pat’s Icon Box. The galactic glam they engineered will take your look to infinity (and beyond). 

1. Cosmic Cut Crease

Milky Way makeup has officially entered the chat thanks to this stunning creation by makeup artist Vittorio Masecchia. The blue, purple, and gold swirls blend seamlessly over model Faith Jaggernauth’s lids with a sharp cut-crease edge to add some drama. Together, they create an extraterrestrial lid look that’s worthy of being viewed from the Hubble. 

This makeup is definitely all about the eyes, so Masecchia completed the look with a soft pink blush (we love the ALAMAR Colorete Concentrate Liquid Blush in Guava Mama) and a contoured nude lip. Get a similar finish by filling in the edges of your bare lips with a lip liner a few shades darker than your natural lip tone, like the deep currant shade in BEAUTY VAULTE Baya Lip Liner Trio in Bloomy Bo, Pick Perla, and Rate Rina, then topping off the center of your lips with a light layer of gloss. Our pick from Pat’s Icon Box: FENTY BEAUTY Pro Kiss'r Luscious Lip Balm in Chocolate Drizzle.

2. Planetary Pink

Makeup artist Janice Daoud will take your shimmery pink shadow and raise you this otherworldly glam seen here on model Ness Jumalieva. With the help of PAT MCGRATH LABS Divine Rose Luxe Quad: Eternal Eden, she created a dimensional lid look that we can’t take our eyes off of. To recreate this vibe, lay down a base of matte bright pink from lash line to brow bone, then get to packing on the shimmers. Keep the deeper shimmery shades to your outer corners to help create an elongated cat eye, then pop the lighter shades in your inner corner to brighten everything up.

Eyeshadow this eye-catching deserves a daring lip to match, which is why Daoud opted for PAT MCGRATH LABS MatteTrance™ Lipstick in Elson. While you might be tempted to try the trendy blurred lip look here, the sharp lines of this red lip actually contrast the blown-out, diffused eyeshadow in a really beautiful way. 

3. Lunar Lines

If you finally feel like you’ve conquered the cat eye, we challenge you to try model Nykita Joy’s lunar lines courtesy of makeup artist Alexandra French. Using a liquid eyeliner pen, trace your lash line like normal, then flick the line slightly up at your outer corners as if you’re starting a wing. Now’s the fun part! Get creative and draw curves, swirls, different shapes, whatever your heart desires. Just make sure the line continues to move up and out to create a flattering lifted effect. THE QUICK FLICK Perfect Wings Eyeliner Stamp  makes it super easy! Finish with a coat of PAT MCGRATH LABS Dark Star Mascara in Xtreme Black to add tons of inky pigment and volume that matches your graphic liner. 

This look wouldn’t be complete without the icy pink glow on Joy’s cheeks and lips. To recreate this effect at home, dust BOBBI BROWN COSMETICS Highlighting Powder in Pink Glow across your cheekbones, then tap a metallic pink pigment over your lids and lips—you can even use the Forbidden Fruit shade in the same PAT McGRATH LABS Divine Rose Luxe Quad: Eternal Eden from the look above.

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Maddie Aberman
Maddie is the senior manager of editorial at IPSY. She’s been covering beauty and wellness for more than nine years. Her work has appeared in Allure, Cosmopolitan, Popsugar, Women's Health, Good Housekeeping, and Seventeen, among other publications.
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Article Last Updated November 1, 2023 12:00 AM