Voguefans April issue hits newsstands tomorrow, which means plenty more #badgalriri cover story realness—and our exclusive reveal of spring’s most highly anticipated makeup launch. Inside, you’ll get a first look at Skin Fetish 003, the latest offering from Pat McGrath’s innovative Labs concept, which has been churning out coveted products (in even more covetable quantities) since the debut of Gold 001 nearly broke the Internet last fall.
For those who’ve long wondered how to get the otherworldly skin finish—think dewy, luminous, alive—that McGrath has made her signature on set and backstage at the industry’s top runway shows, it may be the makeup legend’s most exciting surprise yet. The new three-piece collection features a dual-ended stick with a creamy illuminator on one side and a nutrient-rich balm on the other that are meant to be layered with fingertips. “The real secret is the system,” says McGrath, who has been keeping said secret confined to unmarked plastic tubs that she has dipped in and out of over the course of her 20-plus-year career to readily dust the Cupid’s bow of lips, cheekbones, and even clavicles with incandescent light. But with artistic elevation—and real-time transparency—at the heart of her Labs initiative, McGrath is finally in a sharing mood.
The components of the kit—which also includes a made-in-Japan blending brush and a glimmering pressed powder available in two shades, Iridescent Pink 003 (a prismatic ivory) and Fine Gold 003 (a pale champagne)—can be used together, or alone. When swept across the high planes of the face or all over the body, they collectively impart a curated shine reminiscent of the ethereal skin McGrath created at Valentino’s recent Fall 2016 show, where she clandestinely first used the product.
“It’s just a fun new way to show women—and men—how to use shimmer,” McGrath explains; it’s also poised to be kind of a big deal. Pat McGrath Labs will produce just 25,000 of the Skin Fetish 003 Kit, which will be available on April 26 at PatMcGrath.com and on May 10 at Sephora.com. Consider this your first calendar reminder.