Hi, I'm Dana!
I established Dana Michele Makeup to create a feeling of beauty and empowerment. I am a nerd, I find the science of skin and makeup just as fascinating as the art of applying it. It’s important for me to educate my clients about makeup and introduce simple techniques that can be used everyday.
Aside from the pure aesthetic of makeup, it has the ability to transform how a person feels about themselves and how amazing is that? There’s no greater pleasure than when a client says how beautiful they feel.
I am a classic beauty. I like clean, timeless looks. Smoky eyes are fun too, you can edge up the most simple look with a pop of color or flick of eyeliner. I’m constantly pushing myself to learn more about products and techniques to use what works best for me.
Makeup is such an individual preference that there’s no real “right” or “wrong” it’s more of a “trial and error” approach to find what products and placement is best on the individual face shape. My heart yearns to work with people, not only to get my hands on that raw beauty of theirs, but to also show them that it’s not about the most expensive or raved about item on the shelf, it’s how we maximize our potential with what we already have.
I love to travel and explore new places, try new restaurants and coffee shops, and go on outdoor adventures. I enjoy creating with other artists and photographers. I’m a sucker for a sale and have a slight addiction to Marshalls/Home Goods. On most days you can find me with my two crazy kitties Boots and Nash and enjoying life with my husband Mike.
Notable Accomplishments & Features
- Certified Makeup Artist through London Eyes International Academy of Makeup
- Licensed Aesthetician through GillTech Academy
- BA in Communications from Elmhurst College
- Makeup for Steve Martin & Martin Short: “A Night You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life”
- Makeup and Hair for “The 60 Yard Line” Film
- Makeup & Hair for “Be The Light” Film
- Represented makeup brand Jouer for the Chicago Trend Show
- Touchdowns for Hope charity event, House of Hope.