On Thursday, we were lucky enough to sit down to a lavish brunch at Sunset Tower Hotel with new Clarin’s beauty ambassador/makeup artist to the stars, Pati Dubroff. What we learned: clever tips and Dubroff’s Clarins must-haves. What we didn’t learn: what A-list clients she’s glamming up for the Oscars this weekend, as it’s top secret.
A self proclaimed New York devotee for life (even though she loves it out here in sunny Hollywood), the affable Dubroff joined the world-renowned Clarins team just a few short months ago, and since then, has been raving about how “happy” her skin feels.
Modestly basking in her ability to flawlessly paint celebrity beauties of all ages—including Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, Barbra Streisand, and Kate Bosworth, whom she describes as a “chameleon”—Dubroff just has an uncanny way of making females glow. “My goal is to always make women look like the most beautiful version of themselves,” says Dubroff.
Accomplishing that task seems like a relatively easy fete for the affable artist, primarily due to the fact she has groundbreaking products at her fingertips 24/7, including Clarin’s new instant face bronzer and a line of oils, which she describes as “liquid gold.”
After hearing rave reviews about Clarins from an esteemed expert like Dubroff, we just had to test the brand ourselves and discovered some favorites we’ll never leave home without.
Instant Smoothing Perfecting Touch: With just a dab of this light, oil-free, non-greasy cream, all of the inevitable skin imperfections, wrinkles, and fine lines magically disappear. Bronzer goes on better and makeup appears less cakey thanks to this bewildering, smoothing veil. It even comes in a purse-friendly wand for quick touch-ups.
Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Light Reflecting Foundation: Hydrating and evening, the foundation’s silky consistency is as light as they come. The light diffusing formula comes in nine shades and supplies the skin with light to medium coverage in the form of radiant satin.
Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour: New to Clarins for spring, the compact quadrant shines in six different shades thanks to innovative, all-natural ingredients, such as bamboo powder and tomato extract. Our favorite is shade #2, soft coral, for its romantic pink undertones that make us look healthy and in love.
For more products and descriptions, visit the Clarins Website. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, which is located at 9600 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills. 310.275.4211.