During this early period of modeling and acting, Doris discovered her talent for makeup application. She attended the school for makeup artistry in Toronto where she received the highest award. After this introduction to the makeup industry, she decided to move to Hollywood to obtain the best possible training. She attended the Joe Blasco Makeup Center and received a diploma for makeup artistry. Her training included advanced makeup and special effects.
After her extensive training, she moved to San Diego, California and continues her career as a freelance makeup artist for many local and national clients. Doris' film work has included movies directed by Steve Soderbergh (Traffic) and commercials by Spike Lee (US Navy) and Giraldi Suarez (Audi).
Doris has also worked with numerous TV programs including, So You Think You Can Dance as Mary Murphy's personal makeup artist
, The Today Show, ABC and NBC News and Sports, MTV, Oprah Winfrey Show, among others. Recently, she was invited to be an ambassador for Procter and Gamble cosmetics, skin care and hair products (Cover Girl, Max Factor, Olay, and Pantene) as an on-camera spokesperson.
She also has been invited to do a demo video on how to do makeup for the film students at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Many years later, they continue to use her video for teaching purposes.
Her makeup advice and counseling has been broadcast throughout the US on such shows as Extra. In addition to her film, and TV, Doris has become the most sought-after makeup and stylist consultant for TV personalities in San Diego.