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VIOLET LOOK:

DAKOTA
JOHNSON

MET GALA

Makeup artist Pati Dubroff shares the secrets behind Dakota Johnson’s emerald eyes.

Written ByJAYME CYK

For the past week, makeup artist Pati Dubroff and actress Dakota Johnson have been emailing inspiration images back and forth. The two were brainstorming the best beauty look to complement the star-adorned Gucci gown Johnson planned to wear to the Met Gala, and David Bowie and Debbie Harry reference photos abounded. The outcome? Otherworldly emerald green eyes. “Dakota loves to have fun when it comes to fashion and beauty, so she’s kind of a dream client,” says Dubroff. “The eyes include a pop of color, bright glitter, and a lash. This sounds like it could go all wrong, but it was all right.” Read on for Dubroff’s tutorial on how to get the look.

DAKOTA
JOHNSON

BY PATI DUBROFF

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Before applying makeup, I massaged Dakota’s complexion to increase blood flow and relax her skin. Then I used the Radiance Primer in her T-zone to ensure that her makeup lasted all night long.

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For a glowy complexion, I used Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation, starting at the center of Dakota’s face and working out toward the perimeter. Then I blended Surratt Artistique Blush in Parfait on the apples of the cheeks to give her a rosy flush, and swirled Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Devotion over the top of the cheeks as a nod to the eighties.

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First I covered any red areas on the face, dabbing the Secret Camouflage with my finger. For the eyes—which the look was all about—I used the black Laura Mercier Tightlight Cake Eyeliner in the upper waterline to intensify the base of the lash, followed by the bright Peacock Caviar Stick on the inner rim and slightly on top of the black liner. To make Dakota’s eyes really sparkle, I applied Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Petal Pink on the inner corner and lid, and finished with a dash of green glitter.

MEET THE
ARTIST

PATI DUBROFF
ARTIST STATS

Name: Pati Dubroff
Known For: Radiant, natural-looking skin
Where to Find Her: Los Angeles
Clients: Dakota Johnson, Margot Robbie, Kate Bosworth, Charlize Theron, Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman

Years in the Industry: Almost 30
Instagram: @patidubroff
Beauty Essential: A great foundation—the Laura Mercier Candleglow is crucial, and everything else is candy
Mentions in The Violet Files: The Mulberry Palette, Conceal Under-Eye CirclesRed Carpet Makeup Secrets, The Eye Opener, Secrets to Masking
Agent: Spencer Spaulding @ Forward Artists

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