Just days after her 50th birthday, Naomi Campbell has been announced as the first ever global face of Pat McGrath Labs. The pair have been friends and colleagues for some 25 years, first working together on a photoshoot for I.D. Magazine in 1994. Now, they are lauded as two icons in their respective fields, Campbell as one of the most celebrated supermodels ever and McGrath a widely decorated makeup artist and brand founder. As far as brand partnerships go, it really doesn’t get more extraordinary than this.
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ALL HAIL THE QUEEN 🌹🌹🌹 BEHOLD the LEGENDARY @naomi, the First-ever Global Face of PAT McGRATH LABS, starring as “Divine Rose” in the campaign for the *NEW* #MothershipVIII Divine Rose II Eye Palette 🌹🌹🌹 The Divine Rose Collections for Eye & Lips arrive tomorrow, 29 May 2020. Sign up now for EARLY ACCESS, exclusively at PATMcGRATH.COM. 🎥: @philpoynter Creative Direction by Pat McGrath #PMGHowTo FACE — Smooth Sublime Perfection Primer onto the skin with fingertips — Buff a layer of Sublime Perfection Foundation into the skin with the Sublime Perfection Foundation Brush — Layer Sublime Perfection Concealer along the under eyes with the Sublime Perfection Concealer Brush — Set the under eyes with the Blurring — Highlight the high points of the face with Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo using fingertips — Layer Skin Fetish Highlighter in ‘FINE GOLD 003’ along the high points of the face EYES — Define the outer corner with ’XTREME BURGUNDY’ eye shadow & soften the edges with a small blending brush — Blend ’DIVINE DUSK’ eye shadow through the crease — Swipe ’VR SEXTRATERRESTRIAL’ pigment across the lid with a finger — Blend ’DIVINE DUSK’ eye shadow along the inner half of the lower lash line — Define the outer half of the lower lash line with ’XTREME BURGUNDY’ eye shadow — Line the lash line with Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner — Apply FetishEYES Mascara & false lashes LIPS — Line the perimeter of the lips with ‘GROUND CONTROL’ PermaGel Ultra Lip Pencil — Add definition to the outer corner of the lips with ‘GROUND CONTROL’ PermaGel Ultra Lip Pencil — Use a finger to press ‘OMI’ MatteTrance Lipstick onto the center of the lips — Finish with ‘DIVINE ROSE’ Lust Gloss
The news was announced via Instagram, where McGrath shared a video that opened by quoting Shakespeare: “What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet.” It goes on to label Campbell as the “Divine Rose” as she fronts the campaign for the new Divine Rose II Eye Palette. Campbell herself shared the new on her own profile, stating she was “honoured” to work with McGrath, touting her as an undeniable creative force and a part of her “chosen family”.
Campbell’s career has spanned over two decades, and this development proves she has no plans of slowing any time soon. McGrath herself has a portfolio of work that reads like a dream, counting numerous fashion weeks, magazine covers, and red carpet looks as work. Known for her hyper-real skin, incredible pigment and deep, light-catching use of shimmer, McGrath is an industry legend, and Campbell’s genetically perfect face couldn’t be more right for the job.
To celebrate the iconic duo and Campbell’s new appointment, we’ve detailed some of her most incredible beauty looks below.