Don’t call it a comeback. Taylor Swift showed up at today’s MTV VMAs – her first since 2019 – and, to no one’s surprise, broke the internet in the process.
Nominated for five awards (Swift has already won Best Long Video for her chart-topping All Too Well), the star arrived dressed for the occasion in a sparkling Oscar De La Renta gown with impeccable makeup and her iconic red color. lip.
The wizard behind Swift’s glamor? None other than Dame Pat McGrath. We have a breakdown of each product used to create the look labeled Bejwewled Wing with Big Red Lip.
“It’s always an absolute joy to work with the most divine Taylor Swift to create a timeless red carpet look,” says McGrath. “We all know that Taylor is an incomparable musician, but she is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She really inspires me as a business woman and artist,” she continues. “Today’s look for the 2022 VMAs was sophisticated, sultry and sublime.”
To prep the skin and create a radiant base, McGrath used her Divine Skin: Rose 001 The Essence, a Naomi Campbell-approved skincare product. As a base it was Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation followed by Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer. To set, McGrath used Sublime Perfection Loose Setting Powder and Under Eye Blending Powder.
To color her cheeks, McGrath used Skin Fetish: Highlighter + Balm Duo in Nude and Divine Blush in Divine Rose and Nude Venus.
For the eyes, McGrath opted for the all-new Mothership X: Moonlit Seduction Palette, featuring Skintense Glow, Rosewood Romantique and Xtreme Nocturne. For the wing itself, McGrath relied on Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Xtreme Black.
Applying FetishEYES Mascara, McGrath added crystals above Swift’s eyeliner and into the V-shaped crease to complete the look.
On the lips it was a combination of Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Deep Dive and LiquiLUST: Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick in Elson 4.
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