A Beauty Story...

"The beauty is in the process." d.m.

For over 25 years, celebrity makeup artist and product guru Darcy McGrath has specialized in classic modern beauty. She was one of the first one-on-one educators for Mastering your Makeup™ and Beauty and the Bride™ (making house calls before it was hip!), and her advertising work is considered some of the best in the industry. From commercial, editorial and runway to celebrity work and product development, Darcy has collaborated with nearly everyone in the business. Her career reads like a Who's Who of the Fashion & Beauty industry.

Darcy's training and life experience is also extensive. She studied makeup for theater and film at Columbia College focusing on stage and television lighting, airbrushing and color theory. She's lived in Zurich, Milan, New York, Los Angeles & Miami. Now based in Chicago, she shares time with her longtime boyfriend, Seth and Mr. Bigglesworth, her rescued Bichon Frise, a natural beauty who requires little to no makeup at all.

Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Cindy Crawford, Joan Cusack, Andie MacDowell, Anne Hathaway, Jodi Foster, Venus Williams, Gabrielle Reese, Halle Berry, Alicia Silverstone, Chris Rock, Michael Jordan, Mariah Carey, Nora Jones, R.E.M., Arsenio Hall, Magic Johnson, etc.

VOGUE (US & Italy), Allure, Allure Bride, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, Elegant Bride, InStyle & InStyle Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Modern Bride, Brides, East Hampton Star Wedding Book, Town & Country, Home Journal, Redbook, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Social, Sift and Today's Chicago Fitness, Seventeen, Ladies Woman

Dove Real Beauty, Maybelline, L'Oreal, Max Factor, Kanebo Cosmetics, Vidal Sassoon, Levi's 501, Reebok, Nike, Verizon, Pepsi, Bell Atlantic, AT&T, Prescriptives Cosmetics, Volkswagen, Donna Karan, Bobbi Brown Essentials, Kardashian Collection for Sears, Kmart

Victor Skrebneski, Michael Voltattorni, Stephen Wolter, Jeff Licata, Jerry Avenaim, Don Flood,Tony D'Orio,Emil Sinanagic, Terry David Drew, Verser Engelhardt, Michael Dar, Dane Tashima, Kevin Sinclair, Mary Henebry, Akin Girav, Jim Caulfield, Dennis Manarchy, Carl Cory,Laurie Rubin, Rob Rossi, Steven Miller, Sandro

Beauty and the Bride™

Say “I do” to unveiling a personalized and perfect Wedding Day look! DARCY McGRATH, celebrity
makeup artist, takes the wedding cake when it comes to prepping brides and their attendants for the big

McGRATH’S Beauty and the Bride ™  red-carpet service is based on the belief that it takes much more
than cheek color to send a blushing bride down the aisle in confidence and style. Her expertise in
marrying the brides’ natural beauty with make-it-through the day makeup application has received
editorial coverage in Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Weddings, Town & Country. The Knot, Elegant
Bride, Brides, Modern Bride,Modern Bride Chicago,Chicago Magazine,Today’s Chicago Woman,
Chicago Tribune and Chicago Social.

McGRATH’s wedding tested techniques, such as “oh-so-kissable lips” and “picture perfect foundation,”
help to alleviate pre-nup jitters with a sense of calm and a bouquet of laughter.

Beauty and the Bride™  offers both pre-day consultations and on site wedding day makeup. From the
bride’s first step down the aisle to the last spin on the dance floor, McGRATH’s attention to every detail
of the way the bride will look and feel will stand the test of time- and even a happy tear or two.