Dyana Aives is a celebrity makeup artist, educator, on-camera beauty expert, content creator & blogger. With extensive experience in all aspects of media makeup: fashion, film, TV, video, and print, as well as red carpet & special events, her passion for makeup artistry began at an early age, and she has been a professional in the industry since 1989.
Dyana's talent is highly sought after by such celebrities as Anna Lynne McCord, Adriana Lima, Padma Lakshmi, Parker Posey, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Russel Crowe, and Ed Burns. Designers Thierry Mugler, Monique Lhuillier, Betsey Johnson and Coach have commissioned her makeup for their runway. She is proud to list Coca-Cola, Nintendo, Vanity Fair, Sony Ericsson, American Express, and Jameson's as corporate clients, and her work can be seen on such networks as MTV, VH1, Bravo, and TLC.
Dyana's status in the creative community affords her the opportunity to donate her services to various charities, such as Make A Wish Foundation, Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids, Dress For Success, and The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, thereby raising money and elevating awareness.
Dyana Aives is based in Charleston and travels to Los Angeles & New York when work allows.
I've had the pleasure of working with some of the most famous faces in fashion, film and television. However, it's the times when I do non-celebrities, that I feel like I am changing lives. Helping a Bride look her most glamorous, transforming an everyday look into something special, or giving makeup lessons to someone who has never worn makeup, and watching their confidence come alive, that is what is most gratifying about my job!
Dyana is ridiculously talented. I thought I did my makeup just okay but clearly I was using all the wrong colors for my skin tone and hair color. I literally look like a new women and my confidence has skyrocketed from complements with my new look. Dyana also teaches how to apply which was a game changer for me. The entire experience was amazing and will definitely use her again as my skin changes with life.
Dyana is not only a great make up artist but also a great person to be surrounded by in important occasions. She has done my make up more than once and each time my experience has been 5 stars.
Dyana is the best! She is sweet and funny, and hella talented with a brush. I worked with her on music videos as well as photo shoots, and she always made me look amazing ❤️❤️❤️
I do a consultation to assess my clients needs and wants, and together we come up with a look that will work best
I graduated beauty school in 1989, spent the last 30 years doing fashion, film, television and special events. I also worked as an instructor at the Joe Blasco Makeup Artist Training Center teaching advanced makeup artistry.