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Marc Jacobs and Pat McGrath Team Up for Iconic 40th Anniversary Lipstick Collab

Marc Jacobs Pat McGrath Collab
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The Marc Jacobs Teams x Pat McGrath Collaboration Everyone's Talking About

Legendary fashion designer Marc Jacobs is celebrating a major milestone this year: 40 years in the industry. To commemorate this special occasion, he has collaborated with the equally iconic makeup artist Pat McGrath on a limited edition lipstick release that perfectly encapsulates both of their signature styles.

The new, MatteTrance Lipstick: Marc Jacobs Edition, features Pat McGrath’s top-selling Forbidden Love shade, a classic blue-red that flatters all skin tones. This hydrating, matte formula provides saturated color payoff in one swipe while still feeling comfortable on lips. And the real showstopper is the ornate bullet casing engraved all over with Marc Jacobs’ immediately recognizable logo. It’s a lipstick tube destined to be displayed, not tucked away in a makeup bag.

“I love Pat. She is mother,” Jacobs raves about working with McGrath. “I’m so lucky to have been able to work with her over the years and her creativity and inspiration is endless.”

The admiration seems to go both ways, with McGrath stating: “I wanted to honor [Marc] with a special version of my groundbreaking MatteTrance Lipstick. It delivers the ultimate matte finish with major hydration. It’s the perfect balance between lasting wear comfort that our fans crave.”

And Pat McGrath certainly knows a thing or two about what fans crave when it comes to lipstick. She has crafted some of the most memorable red lip looks in recent history, from Taylor Swift’s scarlet pout era to the dark, romantic lipstains on models walking her own runway shows. McGrath seems to have her finger firmly on the pulse of what makes a statement lip.

Jacobs and McGrath also share a rich history of fashion week collaborations. McGrath’s ethereal, otherworldly makeup has become as much a fixture of Jacobs’s shows as his parade of models and celebrity guests. Whether going for a dark, alluring blood red lip or opting for a futuristic neon stroke of color across the eyes, McGrath’s artistic talents only serve to elevate Jacobs’s vision higher.

Of the partnership over the years, Jacobs says McGrath’s “creativity and inspiration is endless.” The same could easily be said for Jacobs himself as he celebrates this incredible career milestone. After 40 nonstop years of pushing boundaries and shaping tastes across multiple fashion labels, Marc Jacobs remains one of the most relevant designers today.

His ability to balance high fashion concepts with commercially accessible pieces has carved out a unique space in the industry. Jacobs has an innate talent for blending retro influences with modern styling in a way that feels aspirational yet strangely familiar all at once. Think faux fur coats, graphic colorful prints, reworked classics like his famous grunge collection for Perry Ellis in 1992. Jacobs has spent 40 years redefining American sportswear through his bold, often subversive lens.

And the celebration doesn’t end with just a commemorative lipstick. The capsule MatteTrance collection also includes two blush trios in McGrath’s signature sculpted rose gold compacts. So along with making a statement with your lips, you can also achieve a sculpted glow courtesy of Pat McGrath and Marc Jacobs.

The only downside may be getting your hands on these limited edition pieces. The Marc Jacobs x Pat McGrath collection is only available on the Pat McGrath Labs website for the next couple of months or until supplies run out. So the race is on amongst MJ and Pat McGrath devotees to snap up this milestone collaboration before its gone.

But that seems fitting for a designer like Marc Jacobs, who even after 40 years at the top can still generate a frenzy with his latest limited release. Here’s to what the next 40 years may bring for this fashion powerhouse with no signs of slowing down!

Shop the collaboration here.

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