Your eyes…your lips. Everything about you reminds me of you.
Party beauty is all about showing up to your next fête feeling beautiful and confident, much like a modern starlet fresh off the red carpet. Whether your party-makeup look is fresh-faced and natural or colorful and glamorous, according to Pati Dubroff, the Hollywood makeup artist who counts Margot Robbie, Kate Bosworth, and Priyanka Chopra among her clients, certain tricks of the trade form the foundation of every successful maquillage. Read on as we reveal what only Dubroff’s red-carpet clients know—the secrets to her signature shimmery makeup look (so perfect for spring!) and her three must-have beauty products.
Dubroff’s skincare and complexion must-haves
Dubroff’s beauty aesthetic begins with flawless skin, and she prefers it to look luminous rather than hidden beneath a heavy-handed application of foundation. According to Dubroff, using the right skincare products can transform the skin, giving it a lit-from-within radiance that provides the perfect canvas for foundation. To get the look of supple, ultra-hydrated skin, Dubroff turns to Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream. “My skin craves it,” says Dubroff. “It’s bouncy because of it.” She then uses the Surratt Perfectionniste Concealer Palette to create the perfect complexion. “Each palette offers two shades and a corresponding powder, which provide excellent coverage when used together,” says Dubroff. “And it comes in a slim compact that’s easy to throw in your evening clutch for touch-ups.”
Dubroff used layers of matte and shimmery shadows to create this fresh and luminous look for Margot Robbie.
Along with radiant skin, multi-dimensional eyes are a vital part of Dubroff’s signature makeup look. It’s all about “shimmering creams and glosses and where you place your shadow to make your eyes shine,” she says. Layering is key, and Dubroff suggests starting with a flat, matte color and applying an eye cream or gloss, like Jill Stuart Twinkle Glow Multi Stick, on top to emphasize the hue, texture, and depth of the look and draw attention to the eyes. “I like to add an ‘alive’ quality—like a pop of sheen—to open the lid and bring light to the eye area,” she says, opting for metallic shadows over glitter, which she warns can look sloppy. Not only does Dubroff’s layered style of applying shadow enhance the eyes, but it makes the look last longer so party-goers can dance the night away with fewer touch-ups. Dubroff’s go-to mascara is Le Volume Révolution de Chanel mascara, which “builds incredible lashes and doesn’t flake.”
Dubroff used shades of pink and purple on Chopra’s eyes and lips to coordinate with her Philip Treacy fascinator and Vivienne Westwood suit,
Like the eyes, the lips play a crucial role in creating a chic and festive maquillage. Dubroff suggests taking inspiration from the colors and tones in your party attire to achieve a harmonious look, much like the monochromatic look she created for Priyanka Chopra at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding. Even if your party dress features the faintest hint of a shade you like, you can expand on it to create an elegant and cohesive look.
Dubroff’s favorite neutral lip color
Having trouble picking one tone to run with or looking for a more demure lip-color option? Dubroff suggests going with her favorite neutral shade, Jill Stuart Lip Blossom in Shade #44, which she says is universally flattering and “the texture is alive, and it feels good to wear.”
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Welcome Photo and Quote Mashup
Welcome photo: Audrey Hepburn
Welcome quote: A Night at the Opera, 1935