INTERVIEW WITH MEAGAN RICHARDSON - BROWN
HER JOURNEY AS A MAKEUP ARTIST
INTERVIEW WITH MEAGAN RICHARDSON-BROWN
Securing constant work within our industry is something very few artists have accomplished. Tune in to meet Meagan Richardson, a working makeup artist with a thriving career. Donna will be interviewing Meagan during this broadcast. She's been working professionally for about 8 years and has had a different career path that most artists. Her work has taken her all over the United States on jobs for magazine covers and editorials, bridal work. print and video commercial jobs. Tune in to see her portfolio work, hear how she got started, why various avenues or work opened up for her. Discover her favorite must-have products and which products she thinks are over-hyped and her interesting advice and answers to other career questions.
“Thank you for sharing your experiences with us Meagan Richardson!!! It is so helpful hearing from Donna's grads!”
“Thank you Meagan Richardson for your time! Donna great interview as always! You two are awesome!!!!”
Many people teach bridal makeup & marketing… but they have not successfully mastered the industry like Donna Mee. She shows artists everything she learned through decades of trial and error, which took her from a dozen wedding bookings a year to earning six-figures a year. At the height of her bridal business, Donna had a large team of hairstylists, makeup artists and staff that was bringing in as much as $30,000 a month in business for her makeup studio. Today, the bridal makeup industry is larger than ever before and technology has made it even easier to become successful. Learning from someone that does makeup for a living is good, but learning from someone who’s achieved maximum success within the bridal industry is a smarter investment.
Donna Mee is a 37 year-veteran Makeup Artist, Educator and Beauty Entrepreneur. After honing her skills working in print, runway and television, she now specializes in beauty makeup for print and teaching international educational tours. She is known for developing extremely advanced techniques and application skills known as ‘The Donna Mee Makeup Methods.’ She is considered the number one artist in corrective beauty makeup and one of the top beauty educators in the world. Donna is often referred to as the Beauty Prodigy due to her self-discovered methods and her extreme passion for generating successful artists through her training.
Donna is known for her commanding presence and her ability to articulate complex science and theory in a way that is easily understood She has a gift for painting a picture with her words, analogies and stories in which she delivers with conviction and humor. Her passion for beauty is evident and contagious as she passes out major ‘light bulb moments’ that positively alter the outcome of artists’ work and success. Therefore, her training is considered imperative for those whom are serious about mastering their craft.
Some of Donna’s resume credits include working with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brendan Frazier, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Tilly, Joanna Krupa, Judith Light, Kevin Costner, Mandy Moore, Prince, Queen Latifah, Rachel Hunter, Raquel Welch, REM, Steven Tyler, and Tony Danza. As well as working with top designers such as Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Gianfranco Ferre’, Maggie Barry, Richard Tyler, Tommy Hilfiger, and Valentino. And the following print publications, BASIC Magazine, Beauty Biz, de Vour, Digital Photo Pro, GQ, Harpers Bazaar, In Style Weddings, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, ME, People, Professional Beauty Magazine, Skin Inc., Vogue Italia, Women’s Wear Daily.
Donna is also responsible for discovering Make Up For Ever and bringing them to the United States which led to their abundant growth before being bought by Louis Vuitton/Moet Hennessy. She opened her makeup studio in 1995 followed by a makeup artist agency and a makeup brush line in in 1996, and launched her Academy 1997, Donna's school, Empire Academy of Makeup, had the highest success rate percentage of working graduates than any other makeup school in the USA for the entire 18 years of existence. Working and aspiring artists traveled from all over the globe to learn Donna's methods in makeup and industry marketing that launched thousands of successful careers. She closed the Academy, Agency, Store and Studio in 2014 to semi-retire.
Her reputation as a top beauty expert and business entrepreneur has transitioned into writing magazine articles, being published in a medical journal, giving television, radio, magazine and blog interviews, consultant work for industry related companies and teaching several courses a year. Today, Donna is focused on bringing her unsurpassed curriculum and success skills to the millions of artists that were never able to travel to her. In order to achieve this, Donna had created training webinars and live broadcasts that can be viewed from anywhere in the world. In addition, she travels to exciting locations and exotic destinations teaching Beauty Boot Camps and Master Classes that range from 4 days to 6 weeks of intensive training.
"“Thank you for sharing your experiences with us Meagan Richardson!!! It is so helpful hearing from Donna's grads. PS your smile is contagious!”
- AMANDA GALLEN, Queensland, Australia
- PATRICIA BRAKEMAN, California, U.S.A.
"I loved hearing from Meagan. It was very inspirational :D"
- BRODEE KERNAGHAN, Mildura, Australia