My Makeup Journey…
The allure of a good red lip color is what drew Diana D’Angelo to makeup. The inside of her favorite Simpsons t-shirt was used to wipe away the lipstick she wasn’t allowed to wear (but snuck and did anyway) at 13 years-old.
Diana D’Angelo is a veteran of the music industry. During her 10 years doing publicity she marveled at the makeup artists creating looks for her clients including Diana Krall, Ledisi, and Labelle. It was these transformations that led her to return to makeup in 2010.
Diana has spent years working as a freelance makeup artist, designing looks for fashion shoots and doing hundreds of wedding makeup appointments. During this time she seized the opportunity to study with Laura Mercier and Nars Cosmetics. She has experience doing commercial work, New York Fashion Week shows, and editorial makeup. She has been published in People Style, Stylecaster.com, Auxiliary magazine, Crains NY Business, and The Guardian.
Diana D’Angelo’s celebrity clients have included Brooke Shields (actress/model), Ava DuVernay (director), Alicia Silverstone (actress), Amy Landecker (actress), St. Vincent (musician), Neko Case (musician), Mavis Staples (musician), Anna Kaiser (celebrity fitness trainer) to name a few. Now, Diana D’Angelo brings her versatility, and creative artistry from New York City to the Virginia Beach area. She has already shown her skills as the key makeup artist for The Town Center Fashion Show and VA Fashion Week and has appeared on WTKR’s Coast Live. She also runs a binge-worthy beauty blog called Makeup Mandatory.
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