Legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath has a history of teasing products before they launch. For example, Lust 004, a collection of lip kits that includes intense matte lipsticks, shiny glosses and extras, like glitter and shimmer, made its discrete debut on Rihanna's lips, when she was queen of the apocalypse on W's September 2016 cover.
Metalmorphosis 005, McGrath's newest limited-edition makeup kits, comes in four metallic shades (silver, gold, bronze and copper) and includes both pigment and cream form, as well as Mehron mixing liquid and a black duel-ended marker. The collection made its debut recently at fashion week. Backstage at the Versace Spring 2017 show, she lined the models' inner eyelids, including Gigi Hadid's, with a bold silver pigment. At Maison Margiela, she used the same metallic shade on models' lips.
That flexibility is the key. “It’s the way I work at a show,” McGrath explains. “I’d play with the cream, add a powder to it, try it wet. It just allows women to get so much versatility with one product. I think women want to really play without having to ask, ‘How would my eyes look best?’ It’s all right there in the bag.”
Super fans, on the other hand, can order the Everything kit, which is, well, self-explanatory.
“This is the ultimate eye kit that goes from ready-to-wear all the way to couture,” says McGrath. “I am too excited, I don’t know how to begin.”
We do. One of everything, please.
Metamorphosis 005 is available on patmcgrath.com on November 15, and at Sephora on November 22nd.
Related: Watch a video interview with Gigi Hadid: