I decided I was going to challenge myself to the Instagram contest #backstagewithpatmcgrath. I was terrified to take on this challenge. I admire all of Pat McGrath’s work, and the idea of recreating it (knowing that she would see it), made me shake in my boots. Once I got started I was a woman obsessed. The next series of images happened in one day, with one model. Her look was transformed 4 times to recreate 4 of Pat McGrath’s amazing makeup looks.
Pat’s work is on the left of each set and my work is one the right. I love that I had the opportunity to create these looks on the same model so you can see how a change of cosmetics can change a face.
I didn’t win the contest, but I won my own self challenge, and found inspiration… and look what happened. I pulled these from my instagram.
There were 15,000 entries and she took a brief moment to appreciate my work. OMGoodness, it was worth the time, energy, and the strength I had to muster to overcome my fears.