Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Pat McGrath Interview with ELLE Magazine

I am like a sponge when it comes to makeup and soak up anything I can find on the subject. I particularly love reading about makeup artists and secretly hope some of their wisdom will rub off on me through their words and in turn help me in my career.

With this in mind you can image how happy I was to see a Q&A piece with British makeup artist Pat McGrath, in the new March issue of ELLE UK. Here is a small extract from the "Email to the Editor" feature Pat McGrath took part in with editor in chief Lorraine Candy...

LC: What are you doing right now?

PM: I'm on location with Steven Meisel in New York, working 10 hour days. My long standing collaboration and friendship with Steven has had a tremendous impact on my career. At the end of the week, I'm heading off to China for two days to work with Max Factor.

LC: Who has the easiest face to make up?

PM: It's really the personality of the girl that inspires me. There are a few faces I love doing like Amber Valletta, Karen Elson, Naomi Campbell and Natalia Vodianova. I find it easiest to do makeup on girls with big eyes because every other feature can be corrected, but it is hard to make small eyes big.

If you cant wait to read the full Q&A in ELLE hop on over to to see what Pat has to say on trends for S/S 09 when she talks to Amy Stone.

Another reason to get your hands on a copy of ELLE this month is to see one of my all time favourite fashion bloggers, Susie Bubble's thoughts on fashion and dressing up in print!

Check out the piece on Susanne Lau AKA Susie Bubble in the ELLE Shops Accessories supplement and follow her fashion musing on the blog Style Bubble.

What do you think of Pat McGrath? Share your thoughts and leave a comment.

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  1. I love her! Thanks for sharing this!!

  2. I love her, I met her at a party once and introduced myself, she was the most gracious person ever. Biggest fan.

    Thanks for this.

    MM x

  3. Awww MM I am soooo jelous, i would love to meet her.

    Im glad to hear she was lovely in person, I hate it when someone you admire turns out to be a b***h.