story by Rocio Frausto

Stardust memories for the Golden Age of Hollywood glitz upon the graceful Montezuma cypress; the gnarled Brazilian pepper tree in the Polo Terrace and cascading bougainvillea nestled in the gardens of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Channeling the giant bird of paradise from 12-acre estate and glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood with hotel guests The Beatles; Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. A force awakening into superstardom, Celebrity Make Up Artist Pati Dubroff has become one of Hollywood’s most coveted red carpet beauty experts with over 110k fans on Instagram.

Reminiscent of first moments of spring with a spectrum of kaleidoscope hues, Dubroff’s signature palettes have blossomed at Oscars and Golden Globes for Charlize Theron; Kate Bosworth; Natalie Portman and Gisele Bundchen. A dreamcatcher of beauty as Laura Mercier’s Global Ambassador for two years. Whilst the “glow that comes from being in a humid storm” for Priyanka Chopra spellbinded at Fashion’s Biggest Night Out, Met Gala.  A tribute to Comme des Garcons founder and Avant Garde Designer, Rei Kawakubo.

Transport to the temples of the goddesses of the silver screen depicted by the splendor of Art Deco –  The Paramount Theatre. Defying conventional doctrine of beauty as the only Make Up Artist for Snow White & the Huntsman: Winter’s War.

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To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Laura Mercier Cosmetics partnered with you to help commemorate the artistic vision that has distinguished the brand since its inception. How has the collaboration with Laura Mercier Cosmetics shaped your artistic vision and definition of beauty as a make-up artist?

It is rewarding to partner with Laura Mercier the brand as well as Laura Mercier the person because our beauty philosophies are very similar. We want to celebrate the inherent, natural beauty of a woman and not expect her to dramatically alter who she is in the pursuit of beauty.

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A strong debut that set new box office records garnering over $390 million worldwide.  Tell me about the development stage to final execution of makeup style with Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Charlize Theron for THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR?

To prepare, I started by watching the first film, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. I actually watched it a few times so I could really understand Charlize’s character, Queen Ravenna. I was then sent the costume design and inspiration from the movie’s genius costume designer, Colleen Atwood, to review and prep further. Once we were all on set, more ideas came into play. For instance, the gold leaf came from a dream Charlize had about flecks of gold falling from her face. It was then up to me to figure out how to execute the look and bring it to life. Since it was my first film I relied upon the genius makeup department to help guide me with continuity and special effects products like the black blood that needed to be non toxic since it went into Charlize’s mouth.

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Your global artistic vision has also led to the development of beauty styles for the Academy Awards and Met Gala. Tell me about the challenges encountered during inception of beauty styles for Priyanka Chopra? What are the significant influences in the contextual/aesthetic approach to beauty styles for Academy Awards & Met Gala?

As important as it is to come up with a look for a specific client, it’s first and foremost important to understand what the event is. The Oscars and Met Gala are both very high profile, but they have very different flavors. It’s key to understand how to approach each of those events. The Oscars calls for a timeless and sophisticated makeup look, whereas the Met Gala is an event in which you can really push boundaries and take fashion risks.  If you were to do a look worthy of the Met Gala at the Oscars, your client would probably be ridiculed! And if you approached the Met Gala with the same aesthetic as the Oscars, it might be a little boring for the event. Context is key! From there, I have to decide what will flatter the overall look – what is most appropriate for the individual woman based around the outfit she is wearing. I try to see the jewels, the shoes, and know the hair vibe ahead of time so it can all look harmonious.

Working with someone like Priyanka has been a dream because she is fearless in all her endeavors, which enables me to be equally as fearless in coming up with ideas to enhance her beauty.

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How do you see your work evolving in the future?

I’m doing what I’ve loved since I was a little girl – making women feel their best. As long as I’m physically able, I imagine I will continue to make women feel their most radiant and beautiful selves. I never know day-to-day what form that will take – but I know that this is my path and I feel blessed that I have been able to make this passion a career that has evolved and grown. Teaching is something I love to do and I know my future also involves much more sharing education.

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