Black-Eye Beauty

In Fashion Week on February 16, 2009 at 4:43 pm


The look at Lavin S/S 2009 was all about eyeliner – dramatic and exaggerated. Here is a step by step guide to how makeup artist Pat McGrath created the look.


Max Factor Erase Concealer

Max Factor ColorGenius Foundation with Minerals

Max Factor ColorGenius Mineral Pressed Powder

Kevin Aucoin The Scuplting Powder (use a fluffy brush to sweep sculpting powder at temples and under cheekbones)


NARS eyeliner pencil in iceberg (on the upper lash line)

CoverGirl Line Exact Liquid Liner Pen in Very Black (on top of the pencil to intensify)

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper in Extreme Blackout on lashes

Cover Girl Brow and Eye Makers Pencil in Soft Blonde and Soft Brown on brows


Cover Girl Continuous Color Lipstick in Pure Gloss (a sheer iridescent pale pink)

Pat McGrath Says: “The key to the look is the depth of the black which, when used fearlessly creates a black latex look for lids. Hard lines and strong shapes give a bold, graphic and altogether more modern look.”


  1. Leave it to Pat McGrath to come up with a lovely alternative to the Amy Winehouse look – so much easier to pull off in the real world!!!

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