Whenever a makeup artist wants to pop by our offices we get excited. But when seasoned pro Pati Dubroff says she’ll stop in, there’s a whole new level of excitement involved. Dubroff is the celebrity makeup artist extraordinaire behind the faces of Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Bosworth, and Gisele Bündchen (just to name a few)—so, naturally, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on her makeup bag. She had us the moment she whipped out her chic black cosmetic case (Sonia Kashuk’s Completely Organized Maxi Cosmetic Bag, which is $19 from Target, by the way), and what came pouring out of it certainly did not disappoint.
Flip through to see the products Dubroff can’t live without!
“The jade stone is a gift from someone really special, and I use it to massage my tension. I hold it in the pocket of the jaw, because that’s where we hold a lot of tension—it fits right in there. I massage my face with it or sometimes just hold onto it because it fits in my hand.
The other stone (the butterfly stone) is rose quartz from a facialist that I see in New York named Georgia Louise, who has the most incredible hands. This is her facial massager. This butterfly fits different contours. It’s really nice for stimulating circulation. It’s great for the lymph. I’m a big believer in stimulating the lymph. I dry brush every morning, but the brush on the face is a little intense, so this is a nice way to move the lymph through that.”
“I like balm-y things, like By Terry Baume de Rose Nutri-Couleur ($56). I’ve been using it pretty much since the beginning. This is the rose balm classic with the same beautiful smell, but with a tint. Then I have these really pretty colors—this is one of the nude lip glosses from the Pati Dubroff Perfect Nudes Collection ($10).”