As promised, world renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath, the founder of Pat McGrath Labs, took to Instagram Live today (February 2, 2024) where she and her team revealed the formula used to create the porcelain doll beauty look designed for Maison Margiela‘s Artisinal spring 2024 runway presentation.
McGrath described the mix used to create the glassy skin look as a “concoction,” crafted from distilled water combined with six distinct peels: Skin Illustrator Clear Glass, Daggett & Ramsdall Australian Peel Off Facial Mask, Freeman Renewing Peel Off Gel Mask in cucumber, Calendula Peel Off Face Mask and Que Bella Hydrating Pineapple Peel Face Mask.
The application involved seven layers of the mixture administered with an airbrush, with each layer being dried using a blow dryer before the subsequent application.
“I wish I could tell you that it was just one product, but unfortunately, to create that perfect, hyper-reflective, glass-like finish, we needed to play with several different ingredients including water and different gel-like masks, as well as [different] artists’ techniques. That’s what really delivered the perfect porcelain-like finish [Maison Margiela designer] John [Galliano] was looking for.”
The live session was attended by over 15,000 accounts, including actors Jodie Smith, Gwendolyn Christie, who walked the show, and brands like Fenty Beauty and Beauty Blender to name a few.
Clearly delighted by the response, McGrath added, “My phone has been on fire since this show. In my 35-plus years of beauty, I have never, ever seen a reaction like this. And it has blown me away how people have had such an emotional connection to these looks… it is one of the great pleasures of my life to be able to inspire in this way.”
For those who are intimidated by the idea of mixing a seven ingredient product, there is good news. McGrath shared on Instagram and with Vogue that Pat McGrath Labs will soon launch a product soon to achieve the runway look.