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About Dyana

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My name is Dyana Aives, and I'm a Celebrity Makeup Artist, turned content creator and blogger. I come from a family of beauty professionals,  so I've been doing hair and makeup for as long as I can remember. I was the little girl doing "makeovers" at the slumber parties, that eventually grew up to paint the faces of the NY fashion scene. After 15 years in fashion, I decided to trade in the Prada heels, for a pair of Converse and a walkie-talkie and made the move to film and television. 
 I've had my brushes on stars such as Adriana Lima, Olivia Palermo, Padma Lakshmi, Parker Posey, Amy Schumer, to Russell Crowe, and even the Backstreet Boys.
I've watched my makeup walk the runways of designers, Thierry Mugler, Monique Lhuillier, and Betsey Johnson, and, I'm proud to call Coca-Cola, Nintendo, Playboy, Vanity Fair, and Sony Ericsson, some of my clients. 
My work can be seen on such networks as MTV, VH1, Bravo and TLC Network, where 
I had a brief stint as the On Camera Beauty Expert for a makeover show, called CoverShot.
I've seen this industry change so much over the last 20 years, that it seems only natural I'd feel the need to evolve as well. Blogging organically seemed like the next step, the next fold in the fabric. (is that even an expression?) I could take my years of experience, and product knowledge, and all my crazy stories and blurt it all out on the pages in front of me.
 And just hope that you'll keep reading....
I have no idea where this road will lead me, but I'm excited to find out, and It means the world to me to have you along on this journey with me!

I hope you'll subscribe and stick around a bit?
- Dyana

Just a few pics so you can get to get to know me a little better. To see my full celebrity list, click on my resume and to see my films and magazine work, hit the tab marked "Portfolio" or go to my main site: www.dyanaaives.comDyana Aives on set of the film The Guardian
When I'm not on set doing this.... 
I'm sitting in a sea of beauty products, doing this.....

Dyana Aives Beauty Blog Makeup Pool

The Fab Job Guide to Become a Makeup Artist- I am actually featured in this book as Success Story #2 -LOL
Dyana Aives as interviewed for Makeup Artist MagazineDyana Aives as interviewed for Makeup Artist Magazine
Dyana Aives as interviewed for Makeup Artist Magazine

An interview I did for THM
An interview I did for THM

An interview of me and my work for Gorgeous Freaks MagazineAn interview of me and my work for Gorgeous Freaks Magazine

An interview with me and my work fo Gorgeous Freaks Magazine
Dyana's work on Mtv Buzzworthy
My makeup on Olivia ties with Madonna for
Most /Compelling Red Carpet Look!

All of the makeup I used on Olivia Palermo was supplied by KohGenDo, so you can imagine how proud they were with all the press that my work got!
KohGenDo puts me in the Artists Corner

The Gloss did an article about my makeup on Olivia Palermo
The Gloss did an article about my makeup
on Olivia Palermo
I did the makeup for this catalog, and somehow they used me on the cover! thank you Karma Krafting! haha thats me in the yellow
I did the makeup for this catalog, and
somehow wound up on the cover! thank you Karma Krafting! 
anna lyn mccord of 90210
Anna Lynn McCord of 90210

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