Pat McGrath Reveals She Secretly Tested a New Product on the Met Gala Red Carpet

Naomi Campbell and Tyla were the first to wear the new lip liner, but everyone can test it soon.

Tyla at the 2024 Met gala wearing sand makeup on her shoulders and a pat mcgrath lip liner on her lips
(Image credit: Pat McGrath)

It’s quite literally my job to stay on top of new beauty launches. Yet, Pat McGrath somehow managed to secretly debut her latest lip launch weeks ago without causing a stir. Apparently, the brand’s new Dramatique Mega Lip Pencil, available on Friday, May 31 for purchase, made its red carpet debut at the Met Gala two weeks ago.

McGrath used the high-impact, lip-liner-meets-lipstick to finish off both Naomi Campbell and Tyla’s looks for the "Garden of Time"-themed evening. The legendary supermodel paired her natural lip look with custom, shimmery Burberry, while Met first-timer Tyla channeled the sands of time in bespoke Balmain.

It was only to be expected that Pat decided to sneak a new launch into her red carpet kit for fashion's biggest night. The product has been designed specifically to provide intense color payoff and long-wear—two must-have qualities for a big event.

naomi campbell and tyla at the met gala

Naomi Campbell and Tyla both wore the new product to the 2024 Met Gala.

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Unlike other lip pencils, you won’t experience any feathering or fading with McGrath's. This one was intentionally developed to wear like a lipstick.

“It has the intense pigment and lush texture of a lipstick, but the tapered, pencil-like tip gives you both precision and the opportunity to play,” Pat said in a press release shared with Marie Claire. The versatility allows you to create whatever lip look your heart desires, be it a soft blur, highly defined statement, or subtle liner.

There are 12 shades in the range, most of which land in the pink-red-berry color family. I personally have my eye on Coral Lust, a nude coral, and Flashbulb Fuchsia, a deep, vibrant pink. Regardless of which you choose, your lips will be met with a demi-matte suede finish and a hydrating formula that lends itself to comfortable all-day wear.

While there are still a few days until the new lippies are available for purchase, there are plenty of existing Pat McGrath lip products to shop before the Met Gala beauty moment can be yours.

Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar,,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.