“In 2004, Pat McGrath brought monochromatic makeup to the runway at the fall/winter Anna Sui show. Fourteen years later, I’m still thinking about the romantic rosy tones in glossy finishes swept across models’ eyes, lips, and cheeks.
While I may not have the skills or the stamina to replicate McGrath’s full runway look, I’ve certainly tried my hand at crafting a more subdued version at home — muted rose shadow on my lids, pinky-peach gloss on my lips, and a soft sheen on my cheeks — with the Mothership VII: Divine Rose, a 10-shade palette with pinky, pearly matte and irrideiscent finishes, along with the Lust: Lip Gloss in Peach Perversion.” — Sarah Kinonen, associate beauty director
Lust 004 at Christian Dior Spring Couture 2013
“I’m sure many of my Allure colleagues would agree that red lipstick isn’t so much a statement item as it is an everyday wardrobe staple. We’ve all seen (and worn) just about every type of bright, dark, bold, and muted take on a red lip in existence — yet still, to this day, I constantly dream about Pat McGrath Labs’ Lust 004, a now-discontinued lip kit that I’ve sadly never tried.
Proven by McGrath’s work on Christian Dior spring 2013 couture, a red-orange lip becomes certified art when it’s doused in reflective glitters and chunky gems. I’d probably ruin it in 10 seconds flat by accidentally rubbing my lips together, but a girl can still dream, right?” — Nicola Dall’Asen, staff writer