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Donna Mee is a 38 year-veteran Makeup Artist, International Educator and Beauty Entrepreneur. She has owned and operated multiple successful beauty businesses over the past three decades after originally honing her skills working in retail, print, runway and television. She self-developed, advanced makeup techniques based on complex science and theory, known as ‘The Donna Mee Methods.’ This intensive understanding of facial structure, ingredients, formulations and application skills made Donna the top corrective beauty artist. Her passion for teaching other artists to master their craft with her methods led to becoming the number one educator and requested speaker at professional makeup and beauty shows worldwide. For the last decade, Donna has focused on speaking and teaching internationally as well as creating hundreds of hours of recordings to offer online training options and a beauty mentorship program.
Some of Donna’s resume credits include working with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brendan Frazier, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Tilly, Joanna Krupa, Judith Light, Kevin Costner, Mandy Moore, Prince, Queen Latifah, Rachel Hunter, Raquel Welch, REM, Steven Tyler, and Tony Danza. As well as working with top designers such as Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Gianfranco Ferre’, Maggie Barry, Richard Tyler, Tommy Hilfiger, and Valentino. And the following print publications, BASIC, Beauty Biz, Digital Photo Pro, GQ, Harpers Bazaar, I Do, In Style Weddings, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, ME, People, Professional Beauty Magazine, Skin Inc., Vogue Italia, Women’s Wear Daily.
Donna is responsible for discovering Make Up For Ever and bringing them to the U.S. which led to their abundant growth before being bought by Louis Vuitton/Moet Hennessy (who also owns Sephora.) She opened her makeup studio in 1995 followed by a makeup artist agency and a makeup brush line in in 1996, and launched a school, Empire Academy of Makeup in 1997 which had the highest success rate percentage of working graduates than any other makeup school in the USA for the entire 18 years she was in business, through 2014.
She is known for her commanding presence and her ability to articulate complex science and theory in a way that is easily understood. Donna has a gift for painting a picture with her words, analogies and stories in which she delivers with conviction and humor. Her passion for beauty is evident and contagious as she passes out major ‘light bulb moments’ that positively alter the outcome of artists and beauty therapists work and success. Her reputation as a top beauty expert has transitioned into writing numerous magazine articles, interviews, medical journals, as well as consultant work for industry related companies.–
Ali Landry, Aaliyah, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bobby Alt, Brendan Frazier, Cindy Crawford, Caroline D’Amore, Collective Soul, Colin Cowherd, Fabio, Jennifer Tilly, Joanna Krupa, Joanne Gair, Judith Light, Kevin Costner, Korrina Rico, Leeza Gibbons, Lisa Kudrow, Mandy Moore, Michelle Beadle, Paulette Ivory, Prince, Queen Latifah, Rachel Hunter, Raquel Welch, REM, Rikki Lake, Rod Stewart, Sharon Gless, Steven Tyler, Tony Danza, Vivian Wu
Anne Who, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Christian Audigier, Gianfranco Ferre’, Jenny Lee, Maggie Barry, Peter Lau, Richard Tyler, Skin Graft, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino
Audrey Magazine, Beauty Biz, Coast Magazine, deVour, Destination, I Do, Digital Photo Pro, Fit Joy, GQ, GQ Spain, GQ Germany, GQ South Africa, Harpers Bazaar, In Style Weddings, Los Angeles Magazine, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, ME, OC Health, Orange Coast Magazine, People, Professional Beauty Magazine, Skin Inc. Magazine, Vogue Italia, WWD, Xtreme Detroit Magazine, Yoke Magazine, 1st Hold, 13 Minutes Magazine.
BMW, CBS, Choc Hospital, Christian Audigier, Coca Cola, Disneyland, Fashion Island Shopping Center, Frends Beauty Supply, Jenny Lee, Couture Bridal, Hyundai, Maggie Barry, Mai Couture, Main Place Mall, Mara & Mine, Monster Energy Drinks, Nike Woman, Orange County Burn Association, Pacific Bell, Pea in the Pod, Performance Elite, Royal Langnickel Brushes, Wet Seal, Senna Cosmetics, Starbucks
COMPANY / TRADE SHOW
Allure’ Hair & Body Salon and Spa
Beauty Expo Sydney 2014, 2017
Beauty School Forum Trade Show Anaheim, California
B.E.S.T. Barristar Educational Student Training
Cameron Jane Makeup School Australia
Career Academy of Beauty
Christian Dior Cosmetics
Circle Seal Manufacturing
Empire Academy of Makeup
Estee Lauder Corporation
Face & Body Expo Chicago & Sacramento
Frends Beauty Supply
Golden West College
Harpers Bazaar Magazine
Head to Toe Women’s Expo San Diego
International Makeup Artist Trade Show London 2010
International Makeup Artist Trade Show Los Angeles 2010, 2011, 2012
International Makeup Artist Trade Show Sydney, 2010, 2011, 2012
IMATS Attendees / Private Training Courses
International Spa & Beauty Expo
James Albert School of Cosmetology
Makeup Effects Group Sydney, Australia
Make Up For Ever Cosmetics Paris
Mater Dei High School
Miss California U.S.A. Pageant
Miss California Teen U.S.A. Pageant
Miss Irvine Pageant
Miss, Ms. & Mrs. Globe Pageants
Miss South Orange County Pageant
Mrs. United States Pageant
Mrs. United Nation Pageant
Paul Mitchell, The School
PHAMExpo Los Angeles 2013, 2014
Royal Langnickel Brushes
Salon Melbourne, Australia 2015
Than Le College School of Cosmetology
The Makeup Show / Powder Group
The Skin Academy at Paul Mitchell
Toni & Guy Cosmetology School
University of California Irvine Medical Department
West Covina High School
Youth Employment Services
Teaching the Art and Science of makeup to upcoming professional makeup artists in television, film, video, print, runway, pageant, bridal and retail makeup artistry as well as industry marketing.
Opened my own makeup studio in Costa Mesa, California.
As the only employee outside of the New York office for nearly a year, I personally opened & managed forty-two doors in nine months.
Trainer for the Beauty Advisors from all cosmetic lines in the OC/LA region.
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