SKINCARE TESTIMONIALS

“As a qualified beauty therapist (esthetician) I didn’t think there was anything more I could learn in the way of skin. I did 18 months at probably the highest rated school in Melbourne Australia (equalling 1,728 hours) a huge chunk of my life lol. So I believe I was entitled to those thoughts. The Skin Care As It Relates to Makeup was part of the recent Bootcamp I attended with Donna. As per normal were tight so I had decided I would not do that class. After chatting with Donna Mee, I ‘FOUND’ the and am I glad I did. I learned more in those few days than in the 18 months of school. Information that was so basic I wonder why we were taught incorrectly, why the college continued to hoodwink us with false information, why the curriculum was so incorrect. I will admit it took me a bit to come to this conclusion, but now that I have there is no stopping me!”

– Monika Hodkinson Melbourne, Australia

“As a former student of Donna’s I can attest to her skills not only as a makeup artist, but also as an educator and entrepreneur. While Donna does teach tricks and techniques, her lessons go far beyond how to do a dramatic smoky eye or paint the perfect red lip. A significant part of the curriculum focuses on skin care and the science of skin. She knows that one of the best ways to help women look and feel better is to educate them on skincare. I feel lucky to have learned so much from Donna about makeup, skincare and how to be the best makeup artist I can be.”

-Audrey Starn, Laguna Beach, CA

“I always thought that the women at the cosmetic counters knew exactly what they were saying. It is amazing that I know so much more than them and it has only been 3 weeks! I had no idea how important taking care of your skin was! I truly believe that Donna is leading me in the right direction.”

-Bridget Roehr, Florissant, MO

“Coming from 8 months of Esthetician training, I can say that I learned more about skin care and daily maintenance with Donna in one week than I did the entire time I was in esthetic school. After only 5weeks, I left the salon I was working for to do makeup full-time for a video production company. Thank You Donna for opening my eyes!”

– Jennifer Palmer, Mission Viejo, CA

“I took Donna’s classes about 7 years ago (in 2001) and her knowledge still has a great impact on me today. I specialize in bridal makeup and during every pre-consultation I educate my clients on the importance of skin care. By the time their wedding day has arrived their skin is picture perfect. The knowledge given by Donna has helped me and my career tremendously. I just turned 31 years old this August and my skin looks great.  I’m aging gracefully due to the skin care knowledge I received from Donna! On behalf of friends, clients and myself – I thank Donna”

-Tammy C. Duarte

“When I attended Donna’s school in 2004, I was already a licensed and seasoned esthetician with 600 hours of state training. I have worked with many spas, cosmetic lines, and doctors’ offices studying and practicing esthetics. Needless to say, when I first came to school I felt confident that I had the skin care market mastered. Boy, was I wrong! Not only did Donna give me an incredible insight and education on Makeup artistry, she taught me the importance of the science of skin and how it relates to the makeup world. Every day I learned new things about skin care, how to care for the skin and get results. In fact, I still am practicing tips that I have acquired thru Donna and have seen some incredible changes in my client’s skin. Donna is a phenomenal speaker and educator and I will always be grateful of her abundance of knowledge that she has shared with me.”

-Stephanie Smith, San Clemente, CA

“Donna Mee is a genius when it comes to the cosmetics industry! She seems to know all there is to possibly know about skin care and makeup and everything she teaches you is top-notch information. In the short time I’ve spent so far with her, she has taught me so much to help my skin personally. I followed her advice and my skin is the clearest, smoothest and most radiant it has ever been in my life! It is no where as oily as it used to be, which I have always been so insecure about. Just changing my cleansing routine made all the difference in the world, and I would have never known how to do it if it weren’t for Donna’s advice. I’ve passed along what I have learned to my sister who has similar skin, and I am happy to report that she has seen a huge change in her skin too! Thanks Donna for sharing what you do!”

-Amber Dowden, Costa Mesa, CA

“Learning from Donna Mee has honestly been one of the most life changing experiences for me. Before I started with her, I knew that I loved the creativity and beauty of makeup artistry; however, I did not realize all of the intricate details about science and skincare that really go into being a successful makeup artist. My education with Donna has taught me so much more than just makeup application skills. I have learned how gratifying it is to help a client to improve her skin, making her feel more confident and beautiful! I remember calling my mom every night after class to talk on and on about all of the amazing information I was learning about the science of skin.  I think that is what Donna’s message to her students is all about. She pushes us to reach our goals and achieve success in the industry; however she always has us keep in mind that at the end of the day our ethics, compassion, and integrity are what make us who we are!”

Kierra Scheffer, Tustin, CA

“I was 20 years old when I first attended one of  Donna Mee’s classes. I was so excited to finally learn about something I was so passionate about that I remember going home one of the first nights and praying that nothing would happen to Donna so she can keep teaching the class. It was kind of strange how I wanted to absorb all the advice she had for me, I didn’t want to miss a thing.  When we started off learning about skin care I was impatient and wanted to hurry up and move on to make up application.  Soon I realized that skincare would be more important to me than make up.  Before Donna, I had moderate acne, mostly on my T-zone. It was constant acne and I was very insecure about it.  I thought “Who would take skin care advice from me?”  During the week of the skincare training, I made all of Donna’s suggested changes.  By week two my face was clear and my skin was no longer oily.  My skin was glowing and everyone around me noticed it. My confidence as a woman and as a Makeup Artist increased fast.  I felt confident giving advice for skincare and immediately got hired as a counter manager for D.D.F. and Bliss at Macy’s where I was able to help many women with their skin.  I began to work as a freelance Artist doing print work.  I often found myself in front of the camera from time to time at request of the Photographer.  Today, I actually model full time.  There is a billboard of me up on the 10 west in Palm Desert for one year now.  I can remember praying that one day I would do makeup for a billboard. I never thought that my own lips would be on the billboard!  Without the skills Donna taught me to take care of my clients skin as well as mine, I would never have been able to accomplish my dreams as a Makeup Artist or as a model.  Thank you, Donna.  It was amazing to have learned so much from you in such a short time.  You’ll never know all the ways you’ve inspired me.”

Darlene Garcia, San Juan Capistrano, CA

“I moved across the country from Pennsylvania to California solely for the opportunity to be taught by Donna Mee. Within the first two days of class I learned more about skin than I had in my entire life.  Donna broke down all of the skincare myths that have circulated throughout the beauty industry.  She also explained in great detail how skin is a science and has a specific way to be cared for.  Donna has an absolute talent for educating; she made learning about skin so exciting to the point where I couldn’t wait to learn more! I saw an absolute change in my skin within weeks of beginning Donna’s school and following the skincare basics that she educates about.  Donna is concerned with ethics, treating people with respect and sharing her knowledge to really benefit and improve other people’s lives.  This passion is so evident and it has truly inspired me in my career.”

-Katie Polak, North Hollywood, CA

“Donna Mee – That name has more meaning to me than one could imagine.  She has been there for me as an educator, a mentor, a friend, and most importantly the most dedicated and passionate woman who showed me a dream career I never thought would be possible for me.  When I mentioned the idea of wanting to go into beauty school to my parents they were not thrilled.  Before allowing my dreams to die, I decided to meet with Donna and see what a career in beauty was about.  The information and knowledge that she had was beyond my wildest expectations.  She spoke with such passion that I found myself yearning to fulfill my dreams of changing women’s lives. Donna has the most amazing outlook on beauty; she mentioned that Doctor’s save lives, but we have the ability to bring happiness to a person’s life when we build their confidence and self esteem I have people come up to me everyday and ask me what products I use because they believe me to be “beautiful,” a word I had only heard after learning how to take care of my skin and proper usage of makeup by Donna. I can’t thank her enough.  For the rest of my life I will always look up to her; she will always be my role model; if I become ¼ of the woman she is I will consider myself lucky.”

-Saima Vakil, Yorba Linda, CA

“In 2003 I began working in the film industry, on mostly independent films. I have always loved makeup and skin care and decided to make a career of it and go all the way by starting my own makeup company. In Nov 2005 I created Seraph Cosmetics. With the knowledge that I acquired from Donna and with my growing experience, I felt I was able to create a line of skin care and makeup that would be very “true” to my clients and to the public. Although I do have two investors, it has been a slow moving process in creating my line.  I am proud to announce Seraph is now selling our first batch of skin care and cosmetics online. I gave up working in the film industry and began working for television, to free up my time to run my business. I shoot many commercials for Telemundo, and also have a TV show on the fox news channel called the ‘half hour news hour’.”

– Kirsten McKune , Los Angeles, CA

“Donna has a tremendous amount of knowledge regarding skincare, makeup application, and beauty products. The best part is that she takes the time and effort to share it with others through her makeup school and charity work.  Donna has so much enthusiasm and such an infectious passion for the beauty industry. She truly cares about her students understanding everything she teaches and pushes them to do their best.”

 Britty Page, Corona Del Mar, CA

“Donna is an amazing teacher, makeup artist and mentor. She taught me to be the Artist I am today. I followed her advice and have done many amazing jobs because of Donna and what she taught me about the industry. I can truly say that I feel very lucky to have studied my passion for makeup and especially skin care under Donna Mee.”

-Amy Drennan, Orange, CA

“I popped into your session at the esthetic conference after a skincare class and was enthralled! Your were incredibly fun and educational I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know, its embarrassing. I look forward to taking more classes from you. Truly inspirational! Thank you!”

-Melissa Byrd-Mccullar

“Before Donna, I knew absolutely nothing about skin care.  After the science of skin lecture, I walked away overjoyed.  I have made many decisions in my life but choosing to learn from Donna has been one of the best thus far. All of my questions were answered to the max..  I am eager to begin my journey into the world of makeup.”

-Lavona Thomas

“Donna Mee, I can’t tell you how lucky I am to have trained with you! You are amazing! Thank you for all you have taught me. I can’t express my gratitude enough.. You are TRULY a master of you craft and I am so grateful to be one of your students. YOU HAVE  CHANGED MY LIFE. I’ve been a licenses Esthetician for over 10 years and a makeup artist for even longer than that! Coming whew has truly made me grow ad expand my craft to a much higher level. I am so excited to share what I have learned!”

– Bash DeEldon San Jose, California

“I am grateful to be increasing my knowledge about a subject that is SO important to makeup, yet nit taught in depth or accuracy it should be to makeup artists and estheticians alike. I have confidence to grow my business ad fi so many upsetting skin concerns for my clients.”

– Farah Skye Bloomfield, New Jersey

“I am in absolute awe from what I have been learning! I am so excited to bring back some absolutely life changing knowledge back to my clients.”
– Dora Vera San Antonio, Texas
“Completely blown away by this training! Definitely first class training with the best of the best. Scratch everything you ‘think’ you know and then fill your mins with facts and truth instead of bullshit.”
– Clarissa Williams, Melbourne Australia
“I am so EXCITED to be furthering my knowledge of skin care with the incomparable Donna Mee!! I can hardly wait to get home and share what I have learned!”
– Marci Cawley Vacaville, California

“The amount of information Donna teaches you is amazing, and the knowledge we have from just the first day is unbelievable. My head has been lit up like a Christmas tree from all the lightbulb moments. Donna’s training and infectious passion for teaching and passing on her knowledge, makes you excited for all the amazing information and techniques that you will learn form her. The fantastic knowledge she gives you helps you gain confidence to be able to share with you clients and finally give them lots, answers, products, tools etc that they have been searching for to make them look and feel amazing.”

– Jodi

“The information I have learned from Donna has saved me another 2 years of research (trailing, learning, searching and reading information) and thousands of dollars using the wrong products for certain skin companies/requests only to probably never find out what I needed my own. Donna has spent the last 34 years doing the work, learning, asking questions, speaking to this who know, researching using and testing EVERYTHING and now you can get all of that at your convince.”
-Kirsty Falwasser

“I truthfully thought that Donna would only teach us about makeup but it was much deeper than that.  Learning about our skin and what we can do to improve it has been the best experience ever!  All my life I was using the wrong products recommended by unknowledgeable beauty advisors. After learning from Donna, I now have the knowledge on proper skin care.  I am constantly sharing with my friends and family on how to improve their skin.”

-Mai Tran

“Ive had so many mind explosions in this class! I don’t think I can ever look at skin the same way anymore! I was so glad I as able to come and have you share your knowledge and always be the amazing and inspiring woman you are! I can’t wait to continue to learn from you!”
– Lisa Teller San Jose, California

“The last three days I’ve been fortunate in taking an amazing class on skincare. I cannot thank Donna enough for being such a gem and spreading her knowledge. This is some really invaluable eye-opening stuff. I’m excited to add my new found understanding of skincare, and how to help heal those who battle was so many skin concerns like acne and rosacea, to name a few to my services. If any of you have thought about taking any of Donna’s classes, I greatly suggest you do it. It really is life-changing.”

– Marlaina  Marlaina, Studio City, California

“I am so blessed.  It’s only been the first week of school with Donna Men and I have learned so much already about skin care, the science of it, and so many incredible mind-blowing things.   I am so grateful for this opportunity to grow as an artist.  Big thanks to Donna Mee for teaching us everything she knows in such a fascinating way!  This is the first time in my life that I wished school was 7 days a week!”

– Jasmynn Nichole, Newport Beach, California

“A note about your Skin Care training: Yesterday, a client at my dance studio literally thought I was 16 years old! That’s 11 years younger than I am! Right now at 27! It’s kind of frustrating (because they thought I was 16 and they apologized for their attitude afterwards when they found out my actual age) but I know I’ll be super thankful when I’m older. I honestly feel more confident in being able to continue my dance career for longer knowing my skin still looks so young (as we all know how age affects that industry.) Thank you for your advice, you’ve reignited my obsession with all things skin!”

– Emily Richardson Melbourne, Australia

“I’d like to tell you about my beautiful, mentor, Donna Mee, she’s been a great leader in he beauty industry. She changed my life as a professional and I’m 100% I’m not the only one that feels this way. Many of her followers will agree. She knows the dos and dont’s of beauty. One specific thing I admire the most is her spreading her knowledge and educating every soul. She’s assertive and straight forward. One particular part that I will carry in my DNA as an artist, is her immaculate skin care advice and routine. Her science of skin lectures have been a part of my technique as an artist ever since she trained me over 15 years ago, and it works, from my celebrity clientele to my stay at home mom. I have changed many lives because of her knowledge and she also changed mine!”

– Eliut Tarin, Miami Florida