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Five Minutes with Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath talks beauty best practices and Adele.


What’s your first beauty memory? When I was a young girl, my mother would drag me around to every makeup store, trying to find the best pigments for darker skin tones. If I only knew at the time that this exposure at a young age would develop into my career the way it did!

What was your worst beauty blunder? Everyday is filled with beauty blunders for me because I’m constantly playing with new pigments and testing new products. My clothes are always covered in makeup and that’s why it’s always safe to wear black!

What beauty products are currently in your purse? Of course, my new pigment – Pat McGrath Labs’ Gold 001!

What’s your 5-minute morning beauty routine? With my hectic schedule, before I leave the house I manage to apply some tinted moisturizer, mascara, and some lip balm; brush out my hair, and give myself a couple of sprays of my favorite perfume – and I’m out the door!

If you had an extra 10-15 minutes in your routine, how would you spend it? If I had an extra 10-15 minutes, I would probably do a quick SK-11 facial treatment mask.

What’s your beauty peeve? I’m always obsessed with mismatched foundation and I fight the urge to correct it!

What are you currently obsessed with? I’m currently obsessed with the new Adele song “Hello”! I can’t wait for her new album!

In the Mood for… Pat McGrath

Gigi Hadid: The Post-It Girl” photographed by Steven Meisel, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine September 2015.

Dream Girls” photographed by Ben Hassett, styled by Panos Yiapanis; W Magazine June 2014.

Law & Order” photographed by Steven Meisel, styled by Alex White; W Magazine March 2009.

Lost in Cyberspace” photographed by Steven Meisel, styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé; W Magazine April 2014.

Transformers” photographed by Steven Meisel, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine September 2011.

Super Modern Supermodels” photographed by Steven Meisel, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine July 2012.

Good Kate, Bad Kate” photographed by Steven Klein, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine March 2012.

Jane Fonda Forever” photographed by Steven Meisel, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine June/July 2015.

Dream Girls” photographed by Ben Hassett, styled by Panos Yiapanis; W Magazine June 2014.

Spellbound” photographed by Steven Meisel, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine September 2012.

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