Kim Kardashian As Cleopatra Courtesy Of Pat McGrath For The Violet Files

Pat McGrath is considered to be the greatest makeup artist of our time. Vogue magazine calls her the most influential makeup artist in the world.
We call her Mother Makeup.
She is beyond amazing.
And Kim Kardashian is, well, Kim Kardashian.
Love her or hate her she seems to be here for a while.


Kim doesn’t normally hit my radar, but Pat always does, and I am blown away by the sheer genius of McGrath in this work for the cover shoot for The Violet Files.
(I am frequently left speechless by her makeup magic and her incredible vision)


Pat channeled Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra, giving the look a futuristic 3D spin.

Ms. McGrath explains. “I wanted to portray a luxurious decadence by using elements of ornate facial jewelry constructed into shapes that pay homage to Egyptian culture, and of course to the rich exotic character that Taylor portrayed in this role.”

McGrath made the eye shadow by combining ground lapis stone and gold pyrite flecks, incorporating 3 dimensional gold metal into the makeup design. Exploring the concept of makeup as jewelry she wanted the images to be luxurious, evoking a modern take on the opulence associated with Cleopatra and her makeup.


Photographed by Ben Hassett, this is the first installment in a series for Violet Grey Magazine in which Pat McGrath will re-imagine icons, transforming old Hollywood glamour onto new faces.






Wet Hot Summer ~ Rosie Huntington Whiteley for Violet Grey Magazine

Lord but I do love an exquisitely sculpted brow 

and a fantastic lip!

In the new issue of Violet Grey Magazine (online)

Rosie Huntington Whiteley goes to the Palm Desert home of producer Jerry Weintraub (the home was used in his Ocean’s 11 movie), to shoot this gorgeous story with photographer

Emma Summerton.

With makeup artist Kate Lee at the helm, Huntington Whiteley looks even more beautiful than ever, 

in this absolutely stunning photo story.

Isn’t she just breathtaking?

Make sure you check out all the images (I have only used a few)

and read their Ask Rosie segment – its glorious!

Wet Hot Summer

Sea, Sex and Sun ~Vanessa Paradis Covers Violet Grey

French actress, celebrity, chanteuse Vanessa Paradis

channels her inner vixen 

for the May 2014 issue of online magazine

Violet Grey

Shot at Point Dume by Ben Hassett,

in a combination of fur, metallics and a lethal dose of black,

Paradis looks like a Newton girl

with her new cropped hair slicked back

and a fierce self awareness.

Says her longtime makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani:

“She is a beautiful person inside and out,

and her effortless style is one of envy…”

Sea, Sex and Sun