How to Do Your Own Bridal Beauty, Courtesy of Celeb Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff


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Celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff shares a glamorous wedding beauty look exclusively with Us. Courtesy of Pronovias

Here comes the bride — with flawless makeup to boot! Hiring a glam squad for your wedding day may sound tempting — and we’re not knocking it. But for those who want to DIY their own bridal beauty, celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff has a universally flattering (and red carpet-worthy!) look that’s a cinch to do.

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“You don’t want anything too trendy, because the last thing anyone wants is to look at a picture and see a time and date stamp,” Dubroff exclusively told Us Weekly at a bridal makeup master class at the Pronovias flagship store in NYC.

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Pati Dubroff alongside her beauty model (who wears the Vanila dress by Atelier Pronovias, price upon request). Courtesy of Pronovias

What a woman does want is to look her most beautiful for that moment in her life, the makeup artist, who also works with Dakota Johnson and Kristen Stewart, emphasized. “Timelessness over trends!” she said. Think Kate Winslet. “She never does anything tricky or trendy on the red carpet. She just looks polished, like a beautiful version of herself,” Dubroff noted.

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Kate Winslet at the 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Getty Images

To enhance your own natural beauty at your wedding (or any special occasion), try this classic but glamorous look, crafted by Dubroff.

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Dubroff’s face chart for the look.

To start, even out your complexion with your usual foundation and concealer. (Dubroff prefers to use Chanel foundation.)

Sephora Collection Colorful Waterproof Eyeliner 24 HR Wear, $12, sephora.com; Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Mystere, $61, chanel.com; Nars Soft Touch Shadow Eye Pencil in Silver Factory, $25, sears.com

Then, define the eyes with the waterproof (and tear-proof!) black liner of your choice (left) and swipe the lids with a matte medium-gray eye shadow (center).

After that, add Nars Soft Touch Shadow Eye Pencil in Silver Factory (right) below the crease. The glitter in the shade will catch the light in the subtlest of ways, adding a touch of glamour to your smoky eye. Finish with lots of mascara.

Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Color in Blaze, $26, lauramercier.com; Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Mademoiselle, $37, chanel.com

With the drama on your eyes, keep the rest light and sweet. For the porcelain-skinned bride (as noted in the face chart), dab Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Color in Blaze (left) on the apples of your cheeks for a natural flush. Finish with a rose-hued lipstick — Dubroff suggests Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Mademoiselle (right).

Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Spiced Cider, $26, lauramercier.com; Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in Captivante, $36, chanel.com; Sephora Collection’s Colorful Eyeshadow in Smoke Signal, $5, sephora.com

For olive skin tones, swap out the rosy cheeks and lips for a soft brick shade (left and center). Keep the gray shadow, but go darker — closer to a pewter (right) — to ensure your peepers pop.

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CoverGirl truBlend Blush in Deep Mauve, $10, ulta.com; Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Beware, $19, urbandecay.com; Nars Audacious Lipstick in Rich Berry, $32, sephora.com

For darker skin tones, Dubroff recommends a stronger (“yet still sheer!”) bordeaux or blackberry blush (left) and lipstick (right). But instead of slate eyes with a silver flash, “I would switch to coppers and bronzes,” she said — the warmer, the better (center).

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Dubroff’s model showed off the Vanila dress by Atelier Pronovias, which featured glittering accents all along its open back. Courtesy of Pronovias

And yet, if you would still rather leave your bridal beauty to the professionals, Dubroff has a suggestion when finding the right person for you. “Just like for a red carpet, the makeup artist is the last person who’s touching you before you’re making an entrance,” she shared. “So you want to feel really safe and comfortable. And then obviously like what they do as an art form. But a huge piece is safety.”

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