A congratulations sure is in order this week as make-up legend Pat McGrath has just received an MBE for her stellar services to the fashion and beauty industry. Way to go, Pat! Considered one of the top make-up artists in the world, us beauty ladies couldn’t think of a more deserving candidate for the award, unveiled in the New Year’s Honours List earlier this week. There’s no denying that Pat is one of our true beauty icons- with 43 Vogue covers under her belt, having created more catwalk beauty looks than we ever thought possible (from Dior to D&G), as well as being constantly in demand by the likes of Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Aniston, McGrath sure is one heck of a serious beauty legend.
Pat McGrath talking us through the Dolce & Gabbana beauty look for SS14 [Grazia Live]
Born in 1970 in Northampton to a single mother of Jamaican descent, Pat quickly became obsessed with beauty and landed her first job as a make-up artist back in 1996 with Aveda. It’s a been a true whirlwind for our Pat ever since- from transforming Sophie Dahl into an emerald-eyed naked goddess back in 2000 for YSL’s Opium to creating five different looks for Dior’s A/W 2008 couture show, there’s no stopping Ms McGrath. What’s more, in addition to developing cosmetic lines for Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana, Pat was also appointed Global Creative Design Director of Procter & Gamble beauty, where she helped to revamp Max Factor and CoverGirl.
In homage to Pat, we’ve pulled together our edit of her best-ever beauty moments. Click through the gallery above and prepare for some serious eye candy… Congratulations, Pat!