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Last activity: Jun 15, 2013
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Donna Mee

Female
Costa Mesa, California, US
Donna Mee Inc. Makeup Artisry Academy/Agency/Studio/Products

Mayhem #30641
Makeup Artist


MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/DonnaMee

About me
CHECK OUT A VIDEO ON SEVERAL MAKEUP TRAININGS WITH THIS LINK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2Z3gndTpiU
Interested Artists can contact me at Donna@DonnaMeeInc.com for details. 
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I have been doing makeup for 31 years and continue to work as well as test when time allows keeping my portfolio images current.  I have worked in T.V., print and runway with designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Richard Tyler, Gianfranco Ferre', and Christian Dior. I am always seeking models to test with to emulate editorial type shoots from Vogue, Zink and W, etc. 

I'm a formally trained makeup artist. (Not just a girl who used to work at a mall!)  My focus is Beauty and Fashion Print makeup for editorial and/or commercial work.  I also have done and will do television, music videos, infomercials, etc.  Ive been training makeup artists from all over the world for over 21 years.  So if you need a good makeup artist, regardless if it is in Southern California, any state in the USA or even other countries.  Just contact me with the details and I will do my best to refer you to someone in your area.

Besides having talent and experience, I have an extremely high level of professionalism and ethics.  If I accept a booking; first of all, I will show up NO MATTER WHAT and I will be on time if not early.  I honestly have no tolerance for the flakes in the industry that cancel or no show completely unaware of anyone but themselves.   I am prepared for just about anything you can throw at me and will surprise you by being McGyver to create anything that I don't have. 

My mantra is: You are only as good as your last shoot which keeps me on my toes. 

I always look at the at the big picture and will go above and beyond the call of duty to get the best shot for everyone involved, especially on a test shoot.  I realize that a test is a donation of everyone's time and often the best image possible is COMPLETELY different in most cases for the makeup artist, hairstylist, photographer, wardrobe stylist, and the model.  (a special thanks to all the photographers that have actually written to me thanking me for enlightening them to this fact that somehow escaped them previous to reading it here.)  Therefore,...

***If you're a Photographer that refuses to give a disk(s) of images to the crew  from a test and just give everyone a couple of images that YOU like the best, due to being (PLEASE SELECT ONE: Close-minded, Selfish, Egotistical, God Complex, Lazy)  I'm really not interested in working with you.  Unless your name is David La Chapelle, Steven Meisel, etc. then I'll certainly be more tolerant.     

Additionally, For all the Photographers who "think they rock" at Photoshop, please understand and acknowledge the fact that that what is "acceptable" photo-shopping for a Photographers book is often not acceptable for a makeup artists book.  I know that you've got skills and have probably even had people compliment you on your retouching in YOUR book.  But in the makeup industry, even semi-obvious photo-shopping makes Agents, clients, Art Directors, etc. wonder how bad was the makeup.  There is a huge amount of over edited images on this site.  In my opinion there's an entirely new genre out there of photographers that should be classified as going after the "cartoon effect" The human face is a 3 dimensional object.  Over editing where natural shadows from facial curvature of the face are removed as well as mega skin blur really only points out that you need to master lighting and or work with better models.   

I train makeup artists from all over the world. (As long as they speak English)  My goal is to improve the QUALITY of makeup artists, not the quantity.  In addition to teaching the "Art and Science" of makeup, I do my best to teach my students ethics, professionalism and marketing so that they can replace today's stereo-typical, flaky, so-so talented, ego the size of Texas (for no reason) artists out there who give those serious about makeup a bad name!  Check out my schools web site at www.EmpireAcademy.com

My artistry rates are $2.500. a day.  $1,500 for 1/2 day (4 hrs)
If you arrange a shoot at my studio (6,000 square ft.)  I can provide 3-4 makeup/hair & wardrobe changes for $1,100 and $100 studio rental fee for photographer.

"Any Photographer who says he's not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar". 
              -- Helmut Newton, 1995

Credits
Runway:       

                   Christian Dior
                   Richard Tyler
                   Gianfranco Ferre'
                   Tommy Hilfiger
                   Maggie Barry
                   Peter Lau
                   Annie Who
                   Jenny Lee


Print:           
                   
                   Marie Claire                   Editorial
                   Harpers Bazzar              Article & Editorial
                   GQ                              Editorial
                   GQ South Africa             Editorial
                   GQ Spain                      Editorial
                   GQ Germany                  Editorial
                   Los Angeles Magazine     Editorial
                   WWD                           Article & Editorial 
                   Digital Photo Pro            Cover & Editorial
                   People                         Editorial
                   Coast                          2 Covers & 4 Editorials
                   Orange Coast                2 Editorials
                   for Me                         Article
                   Yoke                           Editorial
                   1st Hold                       Cover, 5 Articles
                   Fit Joy                         Cover & Editorials
                   Extreme Detroit             Cover
                   13 Minute Magazine        Editorials & Articles
                   Audrey                         Cover & Editorial
                   InStyle Weddings           Print Campaign
                   Martha Stewart WeddingsPrint Campaign
                   Destination I Do             Print Campaign
                   Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Editorials & Articles
                   SKIN Inc. Magazine         Cover, editorial and article
                   IDoll Magazine                Article
                   11 Beauty for Dummies Books   
                                     
Clients:         

                   Maggie Barry
                   Monster Energy Drinks     
                   Coca Cola                     
                   Disneyland   
                   Crevier BMW
                   Hyundai
                   Pea in the Pod
                   Starbucks
                   Nike Woman
                   Nordstrom
                   Pac Bell
                   Biozheim
                   Orange County Burn Association
                   Choc Hospital
                   Golf Magazine
                                     
Celebrites:   

                   Mandy Moore
                   Queen Latifa
                   Cindy Crawford
                   Meg Tilly
                   Rachel Hunter
                   Aalyiah
                   Lisa Kudrow
                   Paulette Ivory
                   Kevin Costner
                   Tony Danza
                   Prince
                   Collective Soul
                   Rod Stewart
                   Joanne Gair
                   Vivian Wu
                   Bobbi Su Luther
                   Joanna Krupa

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