"And ultimately I enjoy it because I've worked in Pizza Hut, in a shoe store, on hotel reception, so I know how much fun my job is. I'm putting on someone's mascara and eating from a fabulous buffet. I love it!" -Pat McGrath in LOVE Issue #3
Considering that Pat McGrath is the originator of a lot of runway makeup trends, you definitely sit up and listen when she decides to talk about those trends. (She was responsible for the looks at Givenchy, Prada, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, and Balenciaga this past season, to name just a few.) On Friday afternoon, CoverGirl held an event featuring Pat McGrath (CoverGirl's Global Creative Design Director) and the brand's new face, model Jessica Stam, who was perfection in a lace dress and a full-on face of glamorous makeup. The purpose of the gathering? To discuss the beauty trends from the recent spring 2012 runways and how mere mortals can recreate these looks and make them work for real life.
Here are ten tips we picked up, from Pat's secret for perfect brows, to how to do a metallic lip: