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One of Hollywood’s most in-demand celebrity makeup artists, and the go-to face painter for the A–list (Margot Robbie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Miley Cyrus, Julianne Moore, Eva Mendes – we could go on but the Internet may run out of space) Pati Dubroff has worked her magic on famous faces for decades.
Despite being a pro, Pati knows how difficult it can be for some women to get their makeup just right. Some women might feel totally at ease, while others may not really know how to apply eyeliner or put on lipstick for longer-lasting results.
Pati believes that our makeup should deliver a more polished version of our already beautiful selves (she is not only an absolutely world-class makeup artist, Pati is just a really wonderful human being!) allowing us to feel comfortable and natural.
To launch her first (sold out) Essentials Kit – an exclusive collection for BEAUTY PIE – Pati created a series of makeup how-to videos (below), to share her expert makeup application tips and advice with enthusiasts of every level.
“Over the years I have found that no matter who I am working with, regardless of age, I always reach for the same types of item to give the most subtle yet polished definition. This kit is an expression of those essentials that I cannot live (or work) without and I hope you will feel the same way when you try them.” –Pati Dubroff, Celebrity Makeup Artist.
Though her kit was a sell-out success – don’t despair – you can still buy three of her makeup must-haves separately (Wondergel™ Long Wear Lip Liner in Foxy, Shine Up™ Lip Colour Balm Stick in Sexy Berry and Uber Volume™ Boost Velvet Formula Mascara) – all of them best applied with Pati’s timeless tips and tricks (below).
Designed to be used in multiple ways – and applied with or without brushes – each of these eight essentials will help you create a look in 10, 20 or 30 minutes, depending on your mood and/or occasion. So, what’s on Pati's kit list?
Shade: Doe (cool-toned matte brown)
Pati’s Top Tip: “Used as a long-lasting base layer (to brighten and even out eyelids) or as a subtle cream shadow (to enhance your natural eye shape) – sweep this suits-all–shade along the crease of your eyelid using the SHAPE side of the brush. Use the CONTOUR side of the brush to define your lash line.”
Shade: Bright-Eyed (soft pale pink/cream)
Pati’s Top Tip: “The bone eyeliner pencil is great for brightening the waterline (it makes your eyes look wide awake). Add a touch of extra pencil to the inner corners for even more brightness.”
Shade: Super Black
Pati’s Top Tip: “Pop those lashes with as many coats of mascara as you like (I like to curl lashes first).”
Shade: Sexy Berry (rose pink)
Pati’s Top Tip: “My trick for a cream blush application: smile big and where you see the apples of your cheeks ‘pop’, apply a touch of blush. Use either your fingers or a dense brush to make sure there are no edges.”
Shade: Soft Moonlight (golden champagne shimmer)
Pati’s Top Tip: “The highlight stick is for anywhere you want a little extra glow. Think tops of cheekbones, centre of the eyelids and a touch to the inner corners of the eyes, brow bones and along the clavicle bones. Apply straight from the stick and blend with your fingertips.”
Shade: Sexy Berry (rose pink)
Shade: Foxy (warm-toned nude pink)
Pati’s Top Tip: “For lips I like to apply the colour balm first, then smoosh lips together and press in with a fingertip. I then use the lip pencil to give extra definition to the lip shape and finish off with another swipe of colour balm.”
PLUS – all of the above came packed in a deluxe soft pink faux-leather transparent makeup case (a luxury dust bag was also included).