Whoa, your skin is amazing—what’s your secret? That’s the question we ask cool people around the world in our Skincare Diaries series. This time around, it’s makeup artist to the stars Pati Dubroff’s turn. Read on for all her glow-getting tricks and product picks.
You might not be familiar with Pati Dubroff’s name, but you’ve definitely seen her work. The Hollywood makeup artist has been painting A-list faces for decades now, getting stars ready for countless red carpets, cover shoots and TV appearances. Margot Robbie’s perennially flawless, is-this-woman-an-angel-or-something makeup? That’s all her. Dubroff’s enviable client roster also includes Elizabeth Olsen, Kirsten Dunst, Priyanka Chopra, Kaia Gerber—the list goes on.
But while she may be famous for her mastery of makeup, for Dubroff, everything starts with skincare. She’s known to spend a good chunk of time carefully prepping the skin, massaging and moisturizing and massaging some more until she achieves a perfectly plump canvas. “Every time I work with someone, whether they’re 19 or 59, I see the difference in what their skin looks like after—it’s so incredible,” she says. “It’s definitely become what my clients expect of me.” Here, Dubroff lets us in on her skin-transforming secrets and lets us peek at her product stash.
How has your relationship to skincare evolved?
“As a younger person, I was very blessed with good skin, so I would take care of it, but I didn’t have to put too much focus on it. Then, when I got into my early twenties, I started developing psoriasis patches, which were directly related to what was going on with my health and wellbeing. That was really one of my first cues that I really needed to pay attention to what my skin was saying because it was telling me a bigger story. It was reflecting