It's easier than ever to get your hands on Pat McGrath Labs makeup
Straight from the lab
In the game of makeup, beautyphiles are always looking for the brighter, newer, cooler thing. And with everyone from reality stars to beauty bloggers creating their own makeup lines, competition is stiffer than a cheaply-bristled eyeshadow brush. But one makeup artist who has stood the test of time is Brit Pat McGrath who is known for creating trends, her admirable technical skills, as well as her long time collaborations with design houses and photographers alike. Her line, Pat McGrath Labs, is renowned for taking actual runway makeup trends created by the lady herself, such as gold foil eyeshadow or glitter-flecked lips, and creating 'professional-use' versions for the beauty addict. The cult products are 'straight from the lab' and to your homes, and meant to have limited availability — hence its appeal.
Currently you can order these lustworthy products via the official website or through Sephora US, but if both options aren't appealing to you then, the newest channel — Net-A-Porter — will have you going hallelujah! Why? For Singapore, Net-A-Porter ships from nearby Hong Kong and orders are usually turned around within 48 hours (and cost just US$15), which means you'll have those babies before the weekend if you order by Wednesday morning. And we all know instant gratification is part of the fun of shopping beauty. What to pick? Try the Skin Fetish Kit in Golden 003 — it consists of a pressed powder, dual ended highlighter and balm and blending brush. Or go the whole hog with the Lust 004 Everything Kit which has six, ultra-slim matte lipsticks, four pots of glitter and clear gloss for 'setting' the shine, so you can recreate the super sparkly pouts at Versace's Fall '16 Couture show. Come October you'll also be able to get your hands on the brand's gorgeous, new Lust: MattTrance lipsticks in rich, lustrous velvet-mattes on the site. Two shades are even named after iconic models Karen Elson and Kristen McMenamy. Now where was that credit card you froze in an ice block again?
From US$62. Available at Net-A-Porter.com