NEW YORK -- Scott Patric, a makeup artist on “Project Runway All-Stars,” has died, his representatives said in a statement.
Contact NYC said that Patric was found unresponsive at home on January 9. The statement read in full, “It is with a heavy heart that I can confirm makeup artist Scott Patric has passed. He was found today in his bed after not responding to calls. His talent, creativity and warmth were limitless. He will be greatly missed.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Patric Was Known for His Work With Celebrities Such as Madonna & Taylor Swift
On his official website, Patric was described as the “lead, on camera makeup artist for “Project Runway All Stars” and “Project Runway Junior,” previously, “Project Runway” and “Project Runway’s Under The Gunn,” and “Threads.”” In addition that biography says that Patric worked with celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Madonna, The Rock and Kate Moss. His work was also featured in style-bibles such as Vogue, Glamour and Esquire. In addition, Patric has done makeup for national ad campaigns for brands such as MTV, L’Oreal and MAC Cosmetics.
Patric mentioned his support for the charity God’s Love We Deliver, a meals on wheels charity. A Reddit post from 2015 said that Patric could regularly be found working in the kitchen of the charity in New York City around the holidays.
2. Patric’s Final Social Media Activity Saw Him Promote an Appearance He Was Making on ‘Say Yes to the Dress’
Patric’s final Instagram post came on January 3 and saw him promote a January 4 appearance he was making on TLC’s, “Say Yes to the Dress.” Typically of Patric’s positive attitude, he welcomed users to his Instagram page with the words, “Hi You’re Gorgeous!!!!.”
Patric also maintained a popular YouTube channel, Scott Patric Beauty. According to his LinkedIn page, Patric had been working as a makeup artist in New York City since 1999. Patric wrote on that page, “From the nervous bride to the skeptical mom, from the insecure actress to the bawdy singer, I have been able to calm them, impress them, have a good laugh too, all the while making them look spectacular.”
3. Patric Described His Time on ‘Project Runway’ as ‘Fun, Challenging & Exhilirating’
Patric described his role on “Project Runway” in a 2014 interview saying it was a “fun, challenging, and exhilarating working with the models and designers on Project Runway. We are in a creative time crunch, so we use all our know-how and creativity to pull it all together and make a great look for the audience and judges to view.”
4. Patric’s First Professional Shoot Was in Philadelphia & Involved Cheese Steaks
During that same interview, Patric spoke about his favorite makeup products. Patric namechecked Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara, Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Cream Lipstick in his answer.
While in a 2012 interview, Patric said his first gig was working as a freelancer on a Philadelphia Magazine photoshoot. Patric said, “It was a photo of a model eating a soft pretzel with mustard and a cheesesteak hoagie. It was very depressing. I asked was this the kind of pictures he took? He said Philadelphia was very proud of its street fare!! I ran outta town and moved to South Beach.”
5. Photographer Mike Ruiz Paid Tribute to Patric as ‘Radiating Nothing But Positive Energy’
Photographer Mike Ruiz paid a touching tribute to Patric upon hearing of his death. Ruiz wrote on Facebook, “I’m so happy that the last memory of Scott Patric was of him having the time of his life at my Bday party a few weeks ago. Scott always had the biggest smile on his face and radiated nothing but positive energy. The world has lost a very bright light. See on the next go around, Scott. I love you!!”