ALLURE: Which artists of the non-makeup variety do you admire?
PM: I am always deeply inspired by 17th and 18th century French and German rococo and baroque styles, specifically the architects of Nymphenburg and Versailles, mixed with Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Besson’s Le Cinquième Élément.
ALLURE: Most descriptive beauty adjective in your vocabulary:
ALLURE: Most admired person:
PM: I adore Grace Jones.
ALLURE: Last TV binge…
PM: Le Bureau.
ALLURE: Favorite flower:
PM: A “Divine Rose,” of course!
ALLURE: When we can travel again, what is the first place you’d like to go?
PM: A little heat could be nice, but I’m not like a lot of my friends — it’s like the Grand National rushing to get to the airport! They just want to go somewhere. I’m like, “I have been somewhere my whole life.” Once, in a single week, I went from New York to London to Japan and back to New York. I’m not bolting to the airport.
ALLURE: Do you dream about makeup?
PM: Working in makeup is a dream!
ALLURE: Drugstore beauty staple:
PM: Bioderma Sensibio H20.
ALLURE: Favorite sunscreen:
PM: Institut Esthederm Bronz Repair.
ALLURE: The products that are always in your shower:
PM: The Aesop Citrus Melange Body Cleanser, the Oui The People Rose Gold Sensitive Skin Razor and Sugarcoat Shave Gel-to-Milk, and the Pattern Leave-In Conditioner.
ALLURE: I feel most confident when…
PM: …I read reviews from beauty lovers around the world who’ve spent their hard-earned money on something from Pat McGrath Labs and they love it. That’s just beyond rewarding.
ALLURE: Who are your beauty icons?
PM: Donyale Luna, Grace Jones, Pierre Laroche, and Serge Lutens.
ALLURE: Who makes the best black headband?
PM: They are actually handmade for me in Paris at an undisclosed location ;).
ALLURE: Wellness essentials:
PM: Sleep. Laughter. Friends.
ALLURE: Last product you finished:
PM: My Bronze Temptation Lust Gloss. I am obsessed!
ALLURE: Most used item in your personal makeup bag:
PM: My Dark Star Mascara.
ALLURE: Most surprising item in your personal makeup bag: