Pat McGrath was born in Northampton, England to a makeup loving Jamaican single mother. Pat was seven years old when she first received makeup tips from her mother. Her career as a makeup artist took off in the 1990s. Pat’s clientele included the likes of Naomi Campbell and Gigi Hadid.
At 53, Pat now sits atop an industry that has excluded black women for decades. After a $60 million minority stake investment by New York City-based Eurazeo Brands, Pat McGrath Labs is now worth over $1 billion.
Pat has been dubbed one of the most influential makeup artists on the planet.