Dana McIntosh is a licensed Esthetician and professional makeup artist skilled in traditional and airbrush techniques.
LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE AND INDUSTRY BACKGROUND
Retail Industry - For more than 10 years, Dana worked in cosmetics retail for Philosophy, Christian Dior, Chanel and Clarins.
Theatre and On-stage – Serving as makeup department manager for a production company, Dana led and trained a team of artists for casts of over 1,000 actors.
Film – Lead makeup artist for a Chicago-based production company and Makeup Assistant for another, working on independent films; SAG-AFTRA registered.
Commercial - Lead makeup artist for an East Coast production company filming a local Planned Parenthood ad.
TV - Lead makeup artist for an East coast production company filming a series on a major network. Makeup artist for a West Coast production company filming host and celebrity guest.
Editorial - Lead makeup artist who's collaborative work with a LA photographer was published in Vogue Italia (online) and AV Magazine (Africa Vogue).
Philanthropic Efforts - Makeup artist for Cinderella Project and Express Yourself Milwaukee. Supporter of Chicago Cares, Junior Achievement, Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, American Cancer Society's Walk, Roll and Bike, UPAF, Pearls for Teens, YWCA, New Missions (trip to Dominican Republic), among others.
WHAT I DO TO KEEP RELEVANT IN THE INDUSTRY
Enroll in specialized training sessions, subscribe to high-end industry publications, network with other professionals in the trade.
SOMETHING ABOUT ME PEOPLE DON’T KNOW
I have been very passionate about giving back to the community or helping those less fortunate…we are not on this planet just for ourselves. Several years ago, I decided to go on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic instead of celebrating my birthday in the traditional way. Little did I know, that journey was the most profound experience of my life and focused my vision on what’s important in this world.
Thus... MAKEUP WITHOUT BORDERS.