Let’s just get this out of the way right up front. I met Pat McGrath last weekend at Saks 5th Ave. See?
She was at Saks to promote the launch of Dolce & Gabbana’s makeup line
, in which she was a creative force, in collaboration with the designers, to bring the color line to fruition. (*I’m just putting it out there – I didn’t know who she was until I took a crash course in Pat McGrathology after hearing the chorus of voices on twitter telling me I should know who she is NOW!) Now, Ms. McGrath wasn’t putting brush to face that day, her team was, but she was going around to the stations to offer suggestions on what would work the best for each lovely. As for myself, she came by to say “Goodbye” as she was heading to catch a plane back to London. I was lucky enough to get a hand-hold, hug and a photo op. This happened mid-makeup application, so only one side of my face is done, but a girl’s gotta take her opportunities as they come, ya know?
The MUA who played around with makeup on me that day was the lovely, Nicole Williams, who some of you might recognize from Fox/Style Network (reruns) of “Ambush Makeover”.
She was a blast to chat with and we even had some fun and made some videos of her makeup applications. The first one is her showing how to do a gradiant smokey eye on me (vid). (*Seriously, check out those rockin’ brows. LOL)
The second one is Nicole showing how to use the Green from the “Dazzling” eyeshadow duo wet, as an eyeliner on me (vid).
Oh, one of the things that I learned while chit chatting was the fact that the “supposed” reason that D&G didn’t have their brushes out for sale yet was because they can’t decided on the logo on the brushes. It’s not that they aren’t ready, it’s just that they don’t know how they want to put the shiny name on. Love for that to my only issue in life, right?
As for my opinion on the line, well, I do think it was overpriced for what it is ($36 for the duo), and the color pay-off isn’t as deep/rich as I expected. I like the packaging, but mostly for the glam factor, not for practical purposes. But, really, isn’t that why you would get any of this line in the first place?