Now SHE is what you call SELF-MADE & raised by a REAL Jamaican Mother who motivated her, worked right along side her to help her create her vision. Now this Woman is worth $1Billion. @ForbesMagazine this the definition of Self-Made!!
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McGrath was raised in Northampton by her Jamaican-born mother Jean, a dressmaker who instilled in her a love of make-up.
She often speaks in interviews how difficult it was to find make-up to match her skintone in the 1970s and 1980s. This didn’t stop her from indulging in an obsession with cosmetics though, and in an interview with the Guardian she describes how she and her mother would regularly mix their own make-up to match their skin.
These experiences shaped her future approach, and she says: “I was working all the time with pigments to make sure they work on all skin tones, particularly to make sure dark skin doesn’t become ashy, pigments that are so rich they work on everybody.” McGrath has no formal training in make-up, but did an art foundation course in Northampton, before moving to London and breaking into the club kids scene of the 1980s.
Considering Pat McGrath only launched her make-up line – Pat McGrath Labs – in Europe last year, her success has been truly astounding.
The 48-year-old has been called “the most influential make-up artist in the world,” by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and now her own line is set to grow.
New investment into Pat McGrath Labs puts the company’s value at an estimated $1 billion (£770 million), which surpasses Forbes’s $800 million (£610 million) estimate of Kylie Jenner’s beauty empire.
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