The term ‘makeup artist’ is often thrown around willy-nilly but legendary makeup guru Pat McGrath is fully living up to the artist tag. Her eponymous makeup brand, Pat McGrath Labs recently announced on her Instagram account a special collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In line with this year’s show themed Heavenly Bodies, Pat McGrath Labs will be releasing a limited edition collection featuring an eyeshadow palette and a lip gloss.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art — also known as The Met — has always been known for its fashionably extravagant yearly affair: The Met Gala. Notorious for having the most difficult dress code as well as a guest list that’s challenging to get into, The Met Gala has always been associated with fashion and design.
This year, however, will have a new band of fans flocking over to check out the exhibition — beauty fans. It’s not just any regular collaboration, as it marks the very first time that the New York museum is selling beauty products in its merchandise shop. Picking Pat McGrath Labs and not any other brand makes it a big deal for the “most influential makeup artist in the world”.
For years, Pat McGrath had always been synonymous with fashion shows, creating look after iconic beauty looks that would go on to shape beauty trends each season. In one season, she can create unique beauty looks for 35 or more runway shows including Christian Dior Couture, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, and more. She first released several limited-edition makeup collections in 2017 before finally establishing a core range of makeup products.
For the Heavenly Bodies exhibition at The Met, Pat McGrath Labs will be releasing their Lust: Gloss lip gloss in a limited edition shade named “Aliengelic” and a special edition of the brand’s Mothership IV: Decadence Eyeshadow Palette. The palette will be decked in a unique packaging inspired by Renaissance and Baroque paintings that will be prevalent in the Heavenly Bodies exhibition.
The makeup collection will go on sale today at the exhibition store at The Met Fifth Avenue with select items available online.