Paula's Story


Paula Dorf is the creative mastermind behind Paula Dorf Cosmetics; a high quality collection of brushes and color cosmetics. Paula's products are admired as the best in the business by fellow professional makeup artists, celebrities and most importantly, makeup lovers around the world.

It is the ultimate tribute to Paula that industry leaders know her collection of unique products "did not exist" until Paula created them. She first envisioned many of these products while working as the lead makeup artist on album covers, music videos, and films during the 1980s and 1990s in New York City.

Crafting brushes from art supply stores, her early tools included the award winning Foundation Brush, Cheek Cream Brush and Eye Transformer Brush, so unique they are patented. Paula's designs are so phenomenal that other companies have tried to duplicate them, yet none have been able to match.

Paula is famous for unique "trick" products that offer solutions to every woman's makeup concerns, such as Transformer® (from eye shadow to liquid liner), Perfect Illusion® for lips (ends feathering lips), Perfect Illusion® for eyes (smoothes skin), Perfect Primer® (keeps foundation fresh), Enhancer® baby eyes (brightens eyes) and Clean-Up Stick® (erases makeup mistakes)

After working on her unparalleled brush collection, Paula was inspired to create a high quality, long-wearing, easy to use color cosmetic line that is designed for every woman. Paula's makeup philosophy is to empower women and is captured best in her signature phrase: Become your own makeup artist®.

Seen in the latest issues of In Style, Allure, Harper's Bazaar and Elle and on celebrities including Jessica Simpson, Sandra Bullock, Debra Messing and ReneƩ Zellweger, Paula's products are constantly embraced as industry favorites.

Paula Dorf Cosmetics has received a variety of accolades over the years including multiple "Allure Best of Beauty" awards, Self Magazine's Healthy Beauty Award and the Fashion Group International "Rising Star Entrepreneur of the Year" award in 2006.

Paula was born in the Bronx, New York and currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and co-founder, Sandy Dekovnick, the company's CEO. When taking breaks from product development for her collections, Paula enjoys having fun with her family and friends, watching movies, attending concerts and visiting museums in her beloved city of New York. She is personally dedicated to helping others by participating in two important non-profit organizations: Gilda's Club based in New York City and the Wildlife Waystation, a rescue and reserve for animals based in California.

Celebrity Clientele


Yasmine Bleeth Christie Brinkley Helen Gurley Brown Brett Butler Richard Branson
Lacey Chabert Cindy Crawford Heather Donahue Karen Duffy Melissa Etheridge
Edie Falco Jennifer Garner Sarah Michelle Gellar Marilu Henner Jill Hennesey
Katie Holmes Whitney Houston Judith Jamison Melina Kanakaredes Diane Keaton
Nadia Litz Marla Maples Steve Martin Caroline McCormick Janet McTeer
Dina Meyer Mary Tyler Moore Toni Morrison Bridget Moynihan Bebe Neuwirth
Luciano Pavarotti Amanda Peet Pricilla Presley Caroline Rhea Mercedes Ruehl
Arnold Schwarzenegger Kathy Smith Sylvester Stallone Aleta St. James Barbara Streisand
Donna Summers Paige Turco Rosie Vela Natasha Gregson Wagner Kelli Williams
Robin Williams Bruce Willis James Woods President Bill Clinton President Mikhail Gorbachev


Paula Abdul Oleta Adams Tori Amos Patti Austin The Bangles
Pat Benatar Tony Bennett Michael Bolton Eric Clapton Everclear
Harry Connick, Jr. Crosby, Stills & Nash Bob Dylan Foreigner Cissy Houston
Billy Joel Kiss Annie Lennox Wynton Marsalis Stevie Nicks
Pet Shop Boys Robert Plant Bonnie Raitt Red Hot Chili Peppers David Sanborn
Carly Simon Paul Simon Patti Smyth

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