PS: What do you love most about your job?
PD: What I love most about my job is helping a woman feel like the most beautiful and appropriate version of herself — for whatever the situation is. I also love helping to create characters or moods though beauty, and I also love getting to see the world.
PS: What is your top tip for someone trying to break into the makeup industry?
PD: My suggestions for someone wanting to break into the beauty industry is: it takes a lot of hard work and patience — working on magazine covers and top actresses doesn't happen overnight! Practice doing makeup on as many different faces that you can get your hands on — working at a beauty boutique or counter is great for this! — because doing makeup on yourself is too limited a canvas. Know your references! Look at art, paintings, fashion history, wide ranges of photography through the ages . . . being a makeup artist on Instagram is not necessarily being a makeup artist IRL.