Margot Robbie's Makeup Artist on Her Life and Career

Pati Dubroff boasts a number of notable clients including Robbie, Priyanka Chopra and Dakota Johnson and has worked with Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Miley Cyrus and more.

Pati Dubroff — a current member of Margot Robbie's personal glam squad whose résumé of clients also includes Priyanka Chopra, Miley Cyrus, Dakota Johnson, Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, Charlize Theron, Liv Tyler, Naomi Watts and Kirsten Dunst — says makeup artistry is about "making sure you're not too much in their face, but you're also a support person; that if they glance, you're there. You catch it. You're there to help them."

Assisting for Bobbi Brown and François Nars, Dubroff quickly made a name for herself in the industry. A great makeup artist needs to be "incredibly organized, incredibly clean, and I believe a great makeup artist is also someone who really cares about the person in front of them," Dubroff says. "You're giving makeup, you're sharing makeup."

"A great makeup artist sees beauty everywhere and sees beauty in many ways," Dubroff adds. "People who feed themselves creatively and have interests that are broad" defines a great makeup artist as well. "They look at inspiration everywhere."

"I didn't know how to spell aneurysm," Dubroff says as she remembers writing down "detected a cerebral aneurysm" at her radiologist's office just two years ago. She underwent brain surgery soon after. "I'm great," Dubroff says of her current health. "Never been better. I feel like it gave me a reboot."

Her biggest client today is undoubtedly Robbie, who most recently starred as Sharon Tate in Tarantino's Once Upon in Time in Hollywood and can next be seen in this fall's highly anticipated Bombshell. Dubroff says Robbie "has a really incredible, rare face."

"You can do anything on her face. I can do a very strong, almost black lip that I did for the Suicide Squad New York premiere. She's wearing an Alexander McQueen dress that had a unicorn on it, so what do you do with a silver unicorn dress? You do a black lip, of course."

"It's pretty cool what I get to do," Dubroff says of her career. "I know that wherever I go in the world, I can still do makeup. I just want to make people feel like the best versions of themselves."

Directed by Stephanie Fischette
Featuring Pati Dubroff
Executive Producers: Jennifer Laski, Matthew Belloni
Producers: Stephanie Fischette, Natalie Heltzel
Co-producer: Victoria McKillop
Director of photography: Vince Patrick
Camera operator: Erin Hughes
Sound mixer: Casey Minatrea
Hair & makeup: Yasuko Shapiro
Editor: Pablo Teyssier-Verger
Colorist: Gregory White
Sound editor: Brian Susko
Postproduction manager: Victor Klaus
Special Thanks: Claire Jessup, Leela Veeravalli, Violet Grey
Rights and clearances manager: Travis Gollaher
Clips and stills courtesy of: Dior, Getty Images, Pati Dubroff, Photofest, Stéphane Sednaoui, Vogue
Filmed in Los Angeles

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