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30 Aug

Pat Mcgrath Gives 4 Classic Beauty Looks The Pat Mcgrath Upgrade

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What can’t the makeup maestro do? Here, she puts a fresh spin on the glamorous smoky eye, the bold red lip, and more of ELLE’s most beloved beauty looks.

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The sensual smoky eye. The radical pop of color. The geometric detail. The exquisitely fresh face. Certain beauty looks have been a part of ELLE’s DNA—reinvented time and again in our pages—for 30 years. Makeup maestro Pat McGrath gives us the best birthday gift ever, bringing ELLE’s beauty signatures into 2015 and beyond.

This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of ELLE.

Simultaneously elegant and badass, the smoky eye has been an inky emblem of ELLE's own- your-sex-appeal ethos since model Yasmin Le Bon (née Parvaneh) graced our first-ever issue in September 1985—her skin bare but her eyes dusted with smoldering black shadow. "This full- on glossy metallic eye is a nod to the courageous attitude of the '80s," says Pat McGrath, P&G global creative director. "It takes inspiration from an oil slick, modernized with a rich, molten, burgundy finish."
 

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE…

Simultaneously elegant and badass, the smoky eye has been an inky emblem of ELLE’s own- your-sex-appeal ethos since model Yasmin Le Bon (née Parvaneh) graced our first-ever issue in September 1985—her skin bare but her eyes dusted with smoldering black shadow. “This full- on glossy metallic eye is a nod to the courageous attitude of the ’80s,” says Pat McGrath, P&G global creative director. “It takes inspiration from an oil slick, modernized with a rich, molten, burgundy finish.”

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