From One Queen to Another, Pat McGrath is Now a Dame

Long Live the Queen 

The queen of beauty, just got shout outs from the actual Queen. Legendary makeup artist and entrepreneur Pat McGrath has been building her beauty empire for over 25 years. Next year, Mother McGrath has another accolade to add to the list: Dame. In the Queen’s New Year 2021 Honours List, Queen Elizabeth II awarded Pat McGrath, D.B.E. Dame of the British Empire for services to the Fashion and Beauty industry and Diversity – the first Makeup Artist to achieve such recognition. 

Black and White Portrait Photo of Dame Pat McGrath

"I am beyond humbled that I have been awarded a Damehood in the Queen’s New Year 2021 Honours List as a D.B.E - Dame of the British Empire for Services to the Fashion and Beauty Industry and Diversity," said Dame McGrath on Instagram. "I am truly delighted and humbled to be given this wonderful honour. My mother’s obsession with beauty and fashion ignited my passion for this amazing industry and I feel blessed to have the privilege of working with some of the most extraordinary people throughout my career."

Throughout her illustrious career, Pat McGrath has been recognized around the world with some of the most prestigious honours and accolades, including The CFDA - Council of Fashion Designers of America Founder’s Award - the first Makeup Artist in history selected for their highest honour, The British Fashion Council 2017 Award for Fashion Creator and Time Magazine’s 2019 100 Most Influential People, as a “Titan” of the fashion industry. 

To celebrate Mother - correction - Dame McGrath's latest recognition, we have rounded up the top 5 products from PAT MCGRATH LABS, based on your reviews. Now is a great time to add your own reviews, photos and videos to your favorite Pat McGrath goodies! 

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Junie G.
ByJunie G.said...
This foundation is absolutely gorgeous. Let's start with the packaging. It is stunning, it feels so luxurious and well made, it also has a pump. The coverage can go from sheer to full coverage. This is one of the best layering foundations I have ever used. The finish Is natural with a glowy (not oily) airbrushed look. The consistency is liquidy which helps with building it up. The price is high but i would say it's worth it. It comes in a great shade range and different undertones. OK tip time, like I said I love how buildable this is, the trick is to allow every layer to dry before applying the next. I love to spot conceal where needed then go over with a light layer of this foundation leaving you with an evened out healthy looking complexion. For a lighter day wear mix this in with your moisturizer or spf and you'll have beautiful looking skin. For my oily people set this with powder follow with a facial mist and you get back that satin beautiful finish. I recommend applying this with a brush then going in after with a beauty sponge. I find going in with a beauty sponge for initial application the sponge soaks up quite a bit of product. Mixing this in with other foundations gives you customizeable finish that works with any skin type leaving you with a gorgeous finish.
This foundation is absolutely gorgeous. Let's start with the packaging. It is stunning, it feels so luxurious and well made, it also has a pump. The coverage can go from sheer to full coverage. This is one of the best layering foundations I have ever used. The finish Is natural with a glowy (not oily) airbrushed look. The consistency is liquidy which helps with building it up. The price is high but i would say it's worth it. It comes in a great shade range and different undertones. OK tip time, like I said I love how buildable this is, the trick is to allow every layer to dry before applying the next. I love to spot conceal where needed then go over with a light layer of this foundation leaving you with an evened out healthy looking complexion. For a lighter day wear mix this in with your moisturizer or spf and you'll have beautiful looking skin. For my oily people set this with powder follow with a facial mist and you get back that satin beautiful finish. I recommend applying this with a brush then going in after with a beauty sponge. I find going in with a beauty sponge for initial application the sponge soaks up quite a bit of product. Mixing this in with other foundations gives you customizeable finish that works with any skin type leaving you with a gorgeous finish.
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Megan M.
ByMegan M.said...
By far my favourite matte lipstick of all time. Nothing compares. Funnily when I first tried the minis out a couple of years ago I wasn't that impressed but I never gave them a proper go of it. I can now say with confidence as I own over 15 of these, that they are amazing. They have a strange powder texture but also kind of oily. Not in a bad way but the texture is unique. They glide on a dream. One swipe, full coverage. I personally love just VERY lightly pressing the lipstick against my lips for a flush of colour without looking like I put any lipstick on! It leaves a great stain. These do not dry your lips out. At least they don't do so to mine and I have found mattes always dry out my lips. Long wearing and very comfortable. Feels like nothing is on once it settles into your lips during the day. I often forget I'm wearing it and might rub my mouth and suddenly realise oops! I forgot I've got a bright red lipstick on haha. It's also very easy to remove, for something so long wearing. It may take a minute to get it all off but you won't feel like your lips have been destroyed if you're doing something like lip swatches. I have a wide variety of colours and have showcased some below. OH and as I saw someone leave a negative review due to the minis showing up broken: yes those minis are fragile, I had the same issue with 1 out 3. However it has never been a problem with any of my full size ones. Pat McGrath customer service has always been surprisingly great for me personally, so if you receive a dudd they'll sort it out!
By far my favourite matte lipstick of all time. Nothing compares. Funnily when I first tried the minis out a couple of years ago I wasn't that impressed but I never gave them a proper go of it. I can now say with confidence as I own over 15 of these, that they are amazing. They have a strange powder texture but also kind of oily. Not in a bad way but the texture is unique. They glide on a dream. One swipe, full coverage. I personally love just VERY lightly pressing the lipstick against my lips for a flush of colour without looking like I put any lipstick on! It leaves a great stain. These do not dry your lips out. At least they don't do so to mine and I have found mattes always dry out my lips. Long wearing and very comfortable. Feels like nothing is on once it settles into your lips during the day. I often forget I'm wearing it and might rub my mouth and suddenly realise oops! I forgot I've got a bright red lipstick on haha. It's also very easy to remove, for something so long wearing. It may take a minute to get it all off but you won't feel like your lips have been destroyed if you're doing something like lip swatches. I have a wide variety of colours and have showcased some below. OH and as I saw someone leave a negative review due to the minis showing up broken: yes those minis are fragile, I had the same issue with 1 out 3. However it has never been a problem with any of my full size ones. Pat McGrath customer service has always been surprisingly great for me personally, so if you receive a dudd they'll sort it out!
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Paola I.
ByPaola I.said...
There's only one word on Earth to describe this palette, and that word is masterpiece! I really don't know what to say about it, I love it so much! I think this was the best product I ever bought at Sephora's as soon as Pat landed in Italy. Never seen something like this quality in my life and yes, it's definitely on the pricey side, but you sure pay what you get. Those unique reflections, those unique shades, that payoff equal to none on my lids and the spectacular quality... I mean, guys, it's really a dream come true! Said from me that I'm usually into matte shades more than shimmery ones. But let's analyze this work of art. Top left is xtreme Aubergine, a dark purple shade perfect to intensify the outer corner of your lid. Top right Skinshow divine glow, a brilliant cream white shade I dared to use also on my cheekbones and my, it's awesome! Second on top left Guilty Pjdaptpm, a bronze metallic gold perfect in everything: payoff, lasting, intensity, shimmering. Second on top right Entrapment, a light warm chestnut shade on my skin that I love to use on my crease because I find it really brings the color of my eyes out. It's just the perfect crease shade for any makeup look. Third on left Disobedient, a deep brown that I love using on the outer corner of my lid or on my whole lid when I go for a halo look. Third on right Bronze Blaze, we start getting serious here, this shade is just pure liquid bronze on your skin! The light it gives, the luminosity, the micro reflections! I'm in love. Second from the bottom right is Blitz Flame and it's one of my favorite shades in the palette, being I the red loves that I am. A wonderful metallic shimmery point of red that really compliments any complexion and any eye color, guys you just have to try it to see! Second from the bottom left is Rose Gold 005, and here I'm in love too. I mean, this shade IS THE Rose gold. Metallic, shiny, lasting, it glides on your skin and stays there still like a dream. It's truly something else! Bottom left is Astral Luna Gold, a topper straight from your wildest dreams. I dared to use it also on my cheekbones and that wet finish, those pink and gold micro sparkles attracted so many compliments! Last on bottom right is VR Fire Opal, and here guys I really struggle to find the words. It's such a unique duo chrome metallic shade, a green/turquoise pink so shiny, so wet, so deep and lasting on your skin, I truly don't know how else to define this beauty! Definitely one of my faves of the palette. In the end, I absolutely recommend this product! Yes it's pricey but believe me, you can't regret it!
There's only one word on Earth to describe this palette, and that word is masterpiece! I really don't know what to say about it, I love it so much! I think this was the best product I ever bought at Sephora's as soon as Pat landed in Italy. Never seen something like this quality in my life and yes, it's definitely on the pricey side, but you sure pay what you get. Those unique reflections, those unique shades, that payoff equal to none on my lids and the spectacular quality... I mean, guys, it's really a dream come true! Said from me that I'm usually into matte shades more than shimmery ones. But let's analyze this work of art. Top left is xtreme Aubergine, a dark purple shade perfect to intensify the outer corner of your lid. Top right Skinshow divine glow, a brilliant cream white shade I dared to use also on my cheekbones and my, it's awesome! Second on top left Guilty Pjdaptpm, a bronze metallic gold perfect in everything: payoff, lasting, intensity, shimmering. Second on top right Entrapment, a light warm chestnut shade on my skin that I love to use on my crease because I find it really brings the color of my eyes out. It's just the perfect crease shade for any makeup look. Third on left Disobedient, a deep brown that I love using on the outer corner of my lid or on my whole lid when I go for a halo look. Third on right Bronze Blaze, we start getting serious here, this shade is just pure liquid bronze on your skin! The light it gives, the luminosity, the micro reflections! I'm in love. Second from the bottom right is Blitz Flame and it's one of my favorite shades in the palette, being I the red loves that I am. A wonderful metallic shimmery point of red that really compliments any complexion and any eye color, guys you just have to try it to see! Second from the bottom left is Rose Gold 005, and here I'm in love too. I mean, this shade IS THE Rose gold. Metallic, shiny, lasting, it glides on your skin and stays there still like a dream. It's truly something else! Bottom left is Astral Luna Gold, a topper straight from your wildest dreams. I dared to use it also on my cheekbones and that wet finish, those pink and gold micro sparkles attracted so many compliments! Last on bottom right is VR Fire Opal, and here guys I really struggle to find the words. It's such a unique duo chrome metallic shade, a green/turquoise pink so shiny, so wet, so deep and lasting on your skin, I truly don't know how else to define this beauty! Definitely one of my faves of the palette. In the end, I absolutely recommend this product! Yes it's pricey but believe me, you can't regret it!
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Marilyn M.
ByMarilyn M.said...
Bottom line up front: Does what it's supposed to do. Excellent for thin lashes. Pricing in on-par with typical prestige brands. I tried this out on my thin, but long, blonde lashes. The spoolie is even and easy to control. It uses stiff bristles instead of plastic nubs (hard to explain, hopefully you understand; an example of what I call the "plastic" type would be Benefit's They're Real wand). First, instead of the chemical scent of many mascaras, this one smells like "outside." I literally don't know how else to describe it. It wasn't overpowering and I found it pleasant. The formula applies pretty evenly and with minimal clumping. I found that it gave me more length than lift, though it did provide both. Would buy again.
Bottom line up front: Does what it's supposed to do. Excellent for thin lashes. Pricing in on-par with typical prestige brands. I tried this out on my thin, but long, blonde lashes. The spoolie is even and easy to control. It uses stiff bristles instead of plastic nubs (hard to explain, hopefully you understand; an example of what I call the "plastic" type would be Benefit's They're Real wand). First, instead of the chemical scent of many mascaras, this one smells like "outside." I literally don't know how else to describe it. It wasn't overpowering and I found it pleasant. The formula applies pretty evenly and with minimal clumping. I found that it gave me more length than lift, though it did provide both. Would buy again.
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Gina R.
ByGina R.said...
OH! MY! GOSH! I absolutely LOVE the PML lip glosses! The formula is just absouletly incredible! The packaging is beautiful. This is a longer tube than many other glosses out, and it really highlights the beautiful colors of gloss. The black and gold accents just ooze luxury. The scent is mild, like a vanilla cupcake. It isn't overpowering at all. (Overpowering scents in lip products are used to mask the odor of the ingredients in the formula). The doe foot applicator is big and super soft! It hugs the lips well for amazing application. The formula is fantastic! It goes on very well with no streaks or clumps. I absolutely LOVE that this gloss isn't sticky at all, but it stays on very well. The metallics have a ton of incredible shine and they reflect light very well. They are truly beautiful glosses! I will often wear these (my two must haves are Blitz Gold and Aliengelic!) alone for a every day look. They are also absolutely INCREDIBLE over any other color on the lips! They really layer well with other brands of lip products and they look great over any finish. I adore how with just quick swipe of product, you can create all sorts of new looks! I keep my PML LUST lip glosses in stock at all times! The formula is amazing and the colors are to die for! Yes, they are on the pricey side, but they last a while and are worth every penny!
OH! MY! GOSH! I absolutely LOVE the PML lip glosses! The formula is just absouletly incredible! The packaging is beautiful. This is a longer tube than many other glosses out, and it really highlights the beautiful colors of gloss. The black and gold accents just ooze luxury. The scent is mild, like a vanilla cupcake. It isn't overpowering at all. (Overpowering scents in lip products are used to mask the odor of the ingredients in the formula). The doe foot applicator is big and super soft! It hugs the lips well for amazing application. The formula is fantastic! It goes on very well with no streaks or clumps. I absolutely LOVE that this gloss isn't sticky at all, but it stays on very well. The metallics have a ton of incredible shine and they reflect light very well. They are truly beautiful glosses! I will often wear these (my two must haves are Blitz Gold and Aliengelic!) alone for a every day look. They are also absolutely INCREDIBLE over any other color on the lips! They really layer well with other brands of lip products and they look great over any finish. I adore how with just quick swipe of product, you can create all sorts of new looks! I keep my PML LUST lip glosses in stock at all times! The formula is amazing and the colors are to die for! Yes, they are on the pricey side, but they last a while and are worth every penny!