As someone who wakes up with swollen eyes on a regular basis, I can certainly attest to how annoying it is—and I can only imagine that for those who have to be camera-ready at a moment's notice, that impatience is exponentially more real. That's why celebrity makeup artists like Pati Dubroff have to be armed and ready with the right tools and tips to de-puff their A-list clientele. And that proved to be true at last night's Met Gala when Dubroff prepped Priyanka Chopra for one of the year's buzziest red carpets.
When I asked Dubroff for details on how Chopra's look came together, she revealed a genius tip that she had only just started "playing with" in order to quickly and effectively de-puff eyes before starting on the makeup. "I froze two silicone MakeupDrop applicators," she said. "I've been keeping them in Ziploc baggies with ice so they remain cool. I applied a layer of eye cream, put two of the Drops on top, and let it chill there." After the silicone applicators sat on the eyes for a minute or two, Dubroff then used them to massage the eye cream around the eye area.