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Hi, I'm Dana!

I established Dana Michele Makeup + Aesthetics to create a feeling of beauty and empowerment. 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. Down to it, I’m a nerd in that I find the science of skin and makeup just as fascinating as the art of applying it. Having a background in medical aesthetics my goal is not only to provide an outstanding service, but to educate my clients about the fundamentals of makeup and skin care by introducing quality products and simple and effective techniques that can be used every day at home.

"beauty without a kind soul is merely decoration"

my favorite moments

2010

Attended London Eyes Academy of Makeup

2011

Graduated college, moved up to Wisconsin, started "Dana Michele Makeup"

2014

Got my aesthetics license

2015

First DiGiorno Pizza commercial feat. Clay Matthews and Colleen Balinger

2020

Expanded my business into "Dana Michele Makeup & Aesthetics"

I am a classic beauty. I like polished, timeless looks. In the same, I love a sultry smokey eye or a bold a pop of color.

It’s all about balance!

Makeup is such an individual preference that there really isn't a “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.

In my makeup bag I love:

Sorella Apothecary- lip balm

Sweet Tox- lippie benefits (plumper)

NYX- butter gloss - “tiramisu”

Ciate London- glass skin tint

Nars creamy radiant concealer

Kat Von D - tattoo liner

fluffy false lashes

Benefit- gimmie brow

Charlotte Tilbury- pillow talk push up lashes mascara

Urban Decay- "legend" pencil

Laura Mercier- candleglow powder

Melissa Alderton Photography
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Outside the Studio

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 empath  that loves crystals, chakras and all that good metaphysical stuff. On most days you can find me with my two crazy kitties Boots and Nash and enjoying life with my husband Mike.