PS: What’s one thing you wish people knew about red carpet makeup?
DA: It seems so glamorous, and it’s really just a hysterical process. It’s so unnatural — they’re like, “how do you wanna look today?” And you’re like, “I don’t know . . .” Do I wanna red lip? Whatever. Those kind of experiences are very surreal because you’re like, “you can make me look more glamour than I can ever make myself look.” I’m, like, supposed to custom order what I want, and I don’t know what I want. I’m like, “do it for me.”
Granted, I work with people who are so talented at what they do and are some of my best friends, but it still seems like a ridiculous and kind of hysterical trance. I am not the actress who wants to look how I do for films on the red carpet. I am myself in real life, which is a bit of makeup and some woken-up hair.
I feel so lucky, I love my friends, I love my family, I love my boyfriend, I love my life, and I’m just very lucky to be immersed in these glamorous situations where it’s not me. Its really not me.
PS: How many hours does it take to get ready for one red carpet?
DA: I don’t allow more than an hour.
PS: Really? For hair and makeup?
DA: Yeah, no. You gotta do it quick.
PS: Do you have any favorite beauty hacks that you do on your own?
DA: The big thing is [to drink] a lot of water and [use] hydrating products. So products like the Dermask that are hydrating. It immediately changes your skin and the way that your makeup sets on it.