"It brings back your skin without any needles!"
Behind every flawless red carpet look or Instagram selfie is a talented makeup artist. And if you are looking at the faces of Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Rosie Huntington-Whitely, that makeup artist is Pati Dubroff, who is responsible for some of the most iconic red carpet and runway looks of the past two decades. In the past few weeks alone, she's wielded the makeup brush for Natalie Portman, Zazie Beetz, and Gigi Hadid, giving her the chance to try out all of fall's biggest beauty trends. Here, the makeup guru breaks it all down, from the best skincare products to buy to the unexpected tricks you would never expect.
What are the new skincare products you are in love with right now?
"In the realm of skincare and improving skin texture, I am obsessed with these two facial massage tools from the Japanese company ReFa. They are the company behind the high-grade collagen drinks and tools for the face and body. The Caxa Ray and the Carat Face are two amazing devices. Not only do they help re-contour the face, but they help skin oxygenate, move fluids around, and reduce puffiness. There is a light panel on the device that takes in available light and converts it into the slightest microcurrent charge without the zing.
I’m also loving the skincare moisturizers from Dr. Augustinus Bader. He’s a world-renowned German professor who has created skincare rooted in stem cell rejuvenation. He created a complex that communicates with your own stem cells to get to work. There are two, and . I use the Rich Cream. It brings back your skin without any needles!"
What basics do you always start with on clients?
"When I start with someone, almost always I do a sheet mask and tailor it to their needs. More often than not, it’s usually a hydration mask. I also massage the face with the ReFa tools, which makes a big difference."