Pat McGrath's Badass Barbies + 5 Of Her Most Iconic Beauty Looks
Paris Fashion Week has been slaying us every day with new looks, but that’s just scratching the surface. World-renowned makeup magician Pat McGrath has teamed up with Mattel to create the punkest Barbies ever released. Barbie’s been getting some major revamps (we’re still praying that the Zendaya Barbie will be released for purchase), and recreating the Jamaican beauty queen’s loudest looks is just the icing on the cake. From Galliano to Dior to Louis Vuitton, McGrath has created the fiercest faces that belong on everyone from club kids to couture queens – and we have a Barbie x McGrath wish list that we’d like to put out there too.
John Galliano FW 2010
Galliano’s Fall 2010 collection was all about the surreal ice fairy look, and McGrath was right there to bring the fantasy to new heights with her airy makeup. It was all strong Frida Kahlo brows and avant garde, Clara Bow-style lips. The icy brow and lashes combo elevated the painted faces from cold babies to ice queens. And who wouldn’t feel like stirring up a blizzard or two when decorated with such fierceness?
Dior Couture SS 13
McGrath has been known to throw in some glitter into her looks, but nothing has dazzled quite like her accompaniment to Dior Couture Spring 2013. She only gave us splashes of color here or there, letting well-placed gems literally shine. Her sparkly lips gave us life, though we can’t image trying to get them off immediately after.
Joséphine Le Tutour for Pat McGrath’s ‘Golden Hour’
We’re still reeling over not being in Paris during Pat McGrath’s ‘Golden Hour,’ where she gave out makeovers using her Golden 001 pigment. The warm, shimmery hue is the perfect mix of fall and summer, but the design that Pat used on French model Josephine Le Tutour is actually flawless. The clean, wispy eye is precisely what we would image the Lost Boys would wear to the club.
Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015
We always hope to see inspiration for Carnival, and that’s exactly what McGrath gave us with the Louis Vuitton 2015 Cruise collection. In one of her most fabulous looks, McGrath used the model’s whole face as her canvas for sharp, geometric shapes and and loud flashy colors in a look that Burning Man patrons have been trying to recreate ever since.
2014 W Shoot, ‘Dream Girls’
Sad girls everywhere are dreaming of the day that McGrath will give them the iconic golden tears that appear in W Magazine’s ‘Dream Girls’ shoot. The luminescent makeup revived Greek goddesses, in blues, pinks, and of course, that perfect gold detailing. If you ever wondered what Venus actually looked like, search no further than the faced served in the masterful beautician’s work.
Images via @BarbieStyle, Vogue, W