Pat McGrath Labs X Bridgerton II Makeup Collection + Photos
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- Pat McGrath Labs created the makeup looks for each character on Netflix’s popular Bridgerton show.
- Recently, the brand launched its second line of makeup products inspired by Bridgerton.
- I spoke to the show’s makeup artist and recreated the looks with the same products worn by the cast.
We’ve waited over a year for Queen Charlotte and her trusty ton to return to our screens with Bridgerton season two, and pretty much now we’re on our tenth rewatch of the binge-worthy show. If the harrowing and racy storylines weren’t enough to keep your attention hooked, there’s the classic reworking of some of the greatest musical hits of the past decade and ballgowns that will make you want to take your wardrobe back to 1813.
But for me, it’s the Sharma sisters’ enviable glow, Daphne’s powder pink lips, and Penelope’s gleaming doe eyes that make me want to live in a Bridgerton world.
It would be an understatement to say that every character on the show looked brilliant, with cheekbones to the clouds, thanks to Pat McGrath’s highly pigmented, skin-focused makeup line and the incredibly talented, award-winning handiwork. makeup artist and hairstylist Erika Ökvist and her team.
I recently spoke to Ökvist and, following his advice, recreated my own Bridgerton look with the Pat McGrath Labs x Bridgerton II products used on the show. As for the new collection, consider me officially sold, sir.
I started my Bridgerton makeup look by creating a flawless base with the same products worn by the cast members.
A flawless finish is not possible without a perfect base. It’s about thin layers rather than gluing it all together – this way a look is buildable and can be taken from day to night.
After my skincare routine, I started by applying Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation in the shade Light 1. Known as a cult product in the beauty world for its silky serum-like formula and shade, I was so excited to get my hands on a bottle.
The foundation drained onto my hand pretty quickly and it’s quite runny in texture, so you have to apply it quickly to avoid messes. Instantly, the foundation blended seamlessly into my skin, and while perfecting my complexion, it looked like I had nothing at all.
Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer in Light 2 is a creamy, velvety-textured concealer, and probably one of the most comprehensive I’ve used. The texture settled on my skin well and covered blemishes quite easily.
I learned a lot from talking with Ökvist about how she preps actors’ skin for studio lighting and transitions from daylight to candlelight. Because studio lighting can add a great deal of shine to skin, setting powder is an artist’s best friend on set. I dusted my face with Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Setting Powder, shade Light 1 to give my face a matte finish.
Although my skin might look a little more “perfect” than the kind of look I usually go for (a light foundation and a touch of blush), I loved it and I’m ready to step in if Shondaland is looking for extras. Hello season three.
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Next, Bridgerton makeup artist Erika Ökvist walked me through the eyeshadow and blush used on characters like Kate Sharma and Penelope Featherington.
“I’ve used it on everyone on set, and it’s one of my favorite products,” Ökvist told me of the incredible Skin Fetish: Highlighter + Balm Duo, which is easily my favorite. new favorite highlighter. I’m avoiding highlighters these days for fear of looking like an 80s robot, so to find a duo highlighter that glides on effortlessly and has a buildable level of brightness, well, I didn’t know that was possible. .
This is where my look really started to transform, and I started looking like a long-lost cousin of the Sharma sisters with lustful, glowing skin.
For all those dance floor hugs that leave the ladies a little blushed, Ökvist relied on Skin Fetish: Divine Blush in Nude Venus as the go-to product for natural-looking cheeks on Penelope Featherington. Ökvist told me it can be layered to look from a daytime stroll to the evening, when a passionate dance leaves you a little blushing.
The Mothership VIII: Divine Rose II Eyeshadow Palette was instrumental in creating the looks of sisters Sharma, Daphne, Queen Charlotte and Penelope, Ökvist told me. I used Skinshow Rose Opal all over my eyelid and blended a little Naked Blush into the outer two-thirds of my eye. Then I took a smaller brush and blended Eleganza along the crease to make my eyes look a little rounder, and added a touch of Gold Lust 001 in the middle of my eyes to bring out my blues.
I finished my eyes with a small amount of Dark Star Mascara and PermaGel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in Divine Rose II: BLK Coffee to bring the look to life, but keep it as natural as possible.
The last place was the lips. For me, lip gloss, liner, and lipstick really work because my natural lip color is quite subtle. I applied Lust: Gloss in Heavy Petal, a vibrant rosy pink, to recreate a feminine pink similar to Penelope’s. The gloss has an exceptional pigment and does not need lipstick underneath to give it its full effect. It can be a bit sticky if applied too much, but lasts a very long time.
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Final Thoughts on the Pat McGrath Labs x Bridgerton II Collection
After using a whole face full of Pat McGrath Labs to recreate my own Bridgerton look, I have to say I’m even more of a fan of the Dame Pat range than I was before.
The Sublime Perfection foundation, the Highlighter + Balm duo and the Divine Blush must be my diamonds of the season. Well worth their value, and more, these products can be worn alone, in small amounts, or layered to create a variety of finishes and the most flawless skin. Although I loved the Sublime Perfection Concealer, the foundation provided such good coverage that I didn’t think it was entirely necessary to use it.
If you’re looking for a sparkle that’s sure to turn heads, whether it’s your first season or your forty-first, then this handful of products from Pat McGrath Labs will take your look to the next level.