It's Fashion Week in NY, and the natives are restless. Editors, Makeup and Hair teams, Phot- togs, Designers, interns run around like madmen. It's backstage chaos, pure and simple. When the Celebs finally take their seat, front and center, it's time to cue the music. Models strut down the runway in the latest wears, Hair and Makeup trends, owning the catwalk. The spectacle all lit up, reminds me of the circus sans Elephants. When everything comes together, its magic. A stellar Press review can make or break a Designer, even Hair and Makeup brands.
Unless, of course your name is Pat. Pat McGrath. She remains the beauty Czar of the beauty biz, calm, cool and collected. Much like Gisele or Naomi at the height of their fame, she's the cat's meow. When CG sent me the new SPRING/ SUMMER 2012 Fashion Week Runway Collection created and inspired with Pat, I was ecstatic. This is the Mac Daddy of exciting new product for Spring. Seriously, the clear bag was HUGE, filled with a gazillion products. Packaged in a very cool and useful, CG MAKEUP BAG it keeps the CG pieces neatly in place. Here's a breakdown of some of CG's Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Runway Week products. Pat used to create visions extraordinaire.
"At Stella McCartney, healthy flawless skin exuded a sporty confidence that matched the casual elegance of the collection."
Offset by Lip Perfection in Delish, it was perfect model symmetry, a smoldering eye and a subtle lip.
|CG BlastFlipstick may be my new favorite lip product. One matte shade and one complimentary shimmer lets you be the artist for a day. Flashy, a bold violet/ lilac combo recreates Pat's blended Yohji lip Spring 2012.|
|Yohji Spring 2012|
|Sophia Vergara for Cover Girl|
CG's LipPerfection Lipcolor
Super moist, cool packaging, your lips will feel smoother in seven days. Love that. The colors are right on, Sultry a mauve pink is a no brainer. LipPerfection Lipcolor is the smart Valentine's day gift. Treat yourself, you never know whose lips you might be kissing.
Then there's the one & only, the original QUEEN. The lovely, confident, super sexy, talented Queen Latifah. So regal, so stunning, a CG spokesperson. CoverGirl developed The Queen Collection. The new Lasting Matte Powder is suited for sensitive skin and the shades look radiant on darker skin tones. The long lasting matte powder tones down the shine, without leaving the skin looking ashy. The bronzer, an InStyle Best Beauty Buy 2011 favorite.
|Queen Latifah & CoverGirl|
CG Queen Collection Lip Color Moist shades for darker skin tones. I would use Spicy Seduction, Coffee Break and Nude Attitude anytime. I love a good neutral with an attitude.
For the Lash Fanatic in you, check out CG Queen Collection's waterproof, voluminzing mascara by the same name.
The Lash Surround Brush makes sure each and every lash is hit with the maximum amount of product.
CoverGirl's Queen Vivid Impact Eyeliner is waterproof, smudge proof and long-lasting. In a range of deep shades with a slanted blendable tip, it's perfect for creating sexy, smoky eyes. I watched Pat create a smokey eye with one pencil & a few strokes. Genius. I like Truffle, a rich, rusty brown and Gilt, a shimmering gold with a hint of green.
"Pat McGrath's visionary makeup looks are a favorite among today’s top designers, models, and celebrities. She creates exquisite beauty looks for more than 25 catwalks every season, including Dolce & Gabbana, PRADA, Lanvin, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and Stella McCartney.
In 2004, Pat became Procter & Gamble's Global Creative Design Director. She leads the cosmetic division's creative design and development, bringing fashion-forward runway looks to the masses."