Celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff has revealed the beauty tricks she uses to paint the face of her most famous client, Margot Robbie.
Pati has looked after Margot, as well as Priyanka Chopra and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, for several years now – sharing tips along the way.
The award-winning makeup artist said healthy, glowing and well-prepped skin is the ‘be-all and end-all’ when it comes to the perfect makeup look.
Celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff has revealed the beauty tricks she uses to paint the face of her most famous client, Margot Robbie (pictured in August 2019)
HOW TO GET THE PERFECT PINK CHEEKS
Once you’ve cleansed, toned, moisturised and primed the skin, Pati said the next most important thing is nailing the perfect pop of pink, creamy blush.
‘Apply a creamy pink blush with your fingers on the apple of your cheeks straight after foundation, and let it sit,’ Pati told Who What Wear.
‘Then, after the rest of the face is done, a light dusting of loose powder should go on top, followed by a powder blush – like a whisper – using a fan brush.’
Pati said the reason why she does this last is because it lets her know how much more product she needs to make the face and makeup look balanced.
Meanwhile, using both cream and powder blush allows for a more natural look.
Pati said she will typically apply white or ivory liner on the bottom lid of the eye to make the eyes pop, and a light pink shadow in the inner corners (pictured: Margot Robbie in May 2019)
HOW TO NAIL THE PERFECT EYE BASE
The eyes are one area that many people are scared of over-doing when it comes to their makeup.
But Pati said a little bit of cream shadow in a neutral colour all over the lid will not only help even things out, but also ensure that your makeup stays put all day and night.
When it comes to products, the celebrity makeup artist likes Chanel Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Scintillance and Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Pale Blush.
HOW TO SEAMLESSLY CONTOUR YOUR EYES
Once you’ve got a base on your eyelids, next you need to add some definition.
‘Soft matte tones give the eye gentle contour and prevent the application from looking flat,’ Pati said.
She swears by Viseart Eyeshadow Palette in 01 Neutral Matte, which she uses on many of her high-profile clients.
HOW TO LIFT YOUR ENTIRE LOOK
But if you want to look like Margot, you not only have to apply base and contour to your eyes; you also need to make them pop.
To do this, Pati recommends you add a pop of light pink to the inner corners of your eye.
This will make your entire lid look bigger and more defined.
While many makeup artists say their desert island beauty product is mascara, for Pati, a little mascara goes a long way – she never uses much on Margot (pictured in September 2019)
HOW TO OPEN UP YOUR EYES
The final trick Pati uses on Margot’s eyes is a hint of white, ivory or nude eyeliner – which she uses on the lower inner rim of the actress’s eyelids.
By only lining the bottom part of your eyelids, you really open up and brighten your gaze.
HOW TO GET FLUTTERY LASHES
While many makeup artists say their desert island beauty product is mascara, for Pati, a little mascara goes a long way.
The makeup artist said she likes to keep mascara minimal, as it helps the colours she’s used on the lids to pop and keeps the whole feel of Margot’s makeup look soft and glamorous.
Typically, she uses waterproof formulas like Giorgio Armani’s Eyes To Kill Mascara.
HOW TO GET THE PERFECT POUT
Finally, Pati finishes with lipstick and lip liner – and she opts for a ‘soft pink shade with a very neutral pencil for light definition’.
Pati favours Chanel’s Intime lipstick, which she will gently apply to Margot’s lips, before blotting and re-applying.