7 Reasons Margot Robbie's Skin and Makeup Always Look Flawless


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I would say that 90% of my camera roll is composed of up-close screenshots of celebrities' faces. And, confession time, 75% of said 90% (sorry, is this getting confusing?) is composed of Margot Robbie. Basically, I'm obsessed.

Be it her expertly executed cat eye, the perfect pop of pink blush, or the prettiest of nude lips, I'm 110% here for Robbie's looks, and I'm more than likely archiving them. I love her perennially soft, subtle skin and makeup moments and appreciate the fact that red carpet after red carpet, I can (or at least want to) emulate her surprisingly wearable looks for day-to-day. Therefore, I've been left with one choice and one choice only—to stalk the eff out of her amazingly talented makeup artist, Pati Dubroff. 

I've already had the privilege of seeing Dubroff in action (a magical sight to behold), and she's an overwhelming fount of skin, makeup, and product knowledge. Even though she's fairly tight-lipped about the specific products she uses on her celebrity clientele, Dubroff's IG is a gold mine when it comes to ultimate beauty sleuthing. Her pictures often include many of the makeup products Dubroff frequently uses on the actress in addition to her best application tricks. Game-changing, right?

To make your life easier, we've sorted, organized, and compiled every single product and tip for your reference. Keep scrolling! 

1. Layered Blush


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As Dubroff explained in person, healthy, glowing, well-prepped skin is pretty much a be-all and end-all when it comes to great makeup application—regardless of who her client is. And while she says that she'll reveal her in-depth skin, foundation, and complexion prep for Robbie in the future, (which we'll wait for with bated breath), her first and foremost tip for capturing Margot Robbie's makeup magic is nailing the perfect pop of pink, creamy blush.

"Apply a creamy pink blush with your fingers on the apple of your cheeks straight after foundation, and let it sit," she shares. "Then, after the rest of the face is done, a light dusting of loose powder should go on top, followed by a powder blush—like a whisper—using a fan brush."

Dubroff explains that doing this as a last step at the end lets her know how much more she needs so that the entire face-and-makeup look is balanced. Below, the exact formulas she recommends along with our favorite loose powder and fan brush. 

Her Creamy Blush Options:

Her Favorite Powder Blush Option:

Our Loose Powder Option:

Fan Brush:

2. Cream Eye Shadow First—All Over the Lid


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Next up, eyes—a step many of us, myself included, get a little freaked out over. According to Dubroff, start by applying cream shadow across the lid, which not only helps even things out (we often have darkness or pigmentation on the lid) but also helps to grab the powder eye shadow (to be applied next) so that it stays put all day, night, or both. 

Her Creamy Eye Shadow Options:

3. Matte Powder Eye Shadow for Contour


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"Soft matte tones give the eye gentle contour and prevent the application from looking flat," adds Dubroff. She says the below palette from Viseart is by far the best, and she uses a range of hues to add dimension to the eye socket and underneath the eye. 

Her Matte Eye Shadow Option:

4. Pops of Shine on the Lid and Inner Corners of the Eye


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Strategically, Dubroff shares that pops of shine (pink is pretty on the lid) make for eye-catching impact. For the inner corners, she'll reach for a lighter neutral hue. 

Her Pop of Pink Shine Option:

Her Inner-Eye Shine Option:

5. Pink- or Ivory-Hued Pencil Applied to the Lower Inner Rim of the Eye


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You may have heard the age-old makeup tip to line the inner rims of your eye with a white or nude-colored pencil. But, according to Dubroff, stark white or a bland nude aren't the most natural-looking options. To really open up and brighten your gaze, she recommends opting for a pencil that's one part pink, one part ivory. And only apply it to the lower inner rim.

Unfortunately, Dubroff's exact pencil pick—Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Heartless—seems to have been discontinued, but we're big fans of the below from Marc Jacobs Beauty and have seen countless other makeup artists use it on their A-list clients. Plus, it has that same easy-to-glide gel finish as Urban Decay's iconic formula. 

Our Ivory-Pink Pencil Option:

6. Minimal Mascara


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Think about it. Have you ever seen Margot Robbie heavily lacquered in layer upon layer of mascara? Dubroff likes to keep mascara super minimal, as it helps the colors she's used on the lids pop and helps keep the overall vibe of the actress's makeup soft, glowing, and beautiful. Oh, and she'll only ever use waterproof formulas for weddings or award shows if she knows her client has a high likelihood of winning and therefore crying. 

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7. Soft Pink Lipstick With Neutral or Pink Undertones


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For Dubroff's Margot Robbie–inspired lip tips, she suggests opting for "a soft pink shade with a very neutral pencil for light definition."

On Robbie, she uses a taupey shade of Chanel, which is sadly discontinued, (Intime, come back!), but she has plenty of other favorites and recommendations that are a bit pinker for some additional warmth. Ultimately, it's up to you to find what's the most flattering, but the same goal rings true—the end result should always look soft and natural. 

Her Favorite Natural-Pink Lip Options:

Our Natural-Pink Lip Options:

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.