Diana Manzanares was born and raised in NY. Since she was a little girl she has had a love for the arts. She would play dress up and model while her mom took pictures of her. Creativity runs through her blood. As a native new yorker the city serves as her playground inspiring her to be expressive of her love for photography,fashion and of course makeup. Her ability to see beauty in every face, Diana describes the human face as a canvas for her imagination to run wild and free.
Diana’s educational background started with a well-rounded course in makeup. She extended her education after working her first job in Sephora, and finding that she enjoyed skin care. She became a freelance artist with Make Up For Ever and went to Christine Valmay, where she received her esthetician license. She also became part of L’Oreal Pro team where she has worked on different projects such as the Latin Film festival, and the Tribeca film festival. Diana furthered her professional expertise by studying special effects makeup and prosthetics at the Make Up For Ever Paris academy.
Diana’s work has been seen in Paper Magazine, Vibe, Yerevan, Self, Seventeen Magazines and more. Throughout her years she has built a reputable name and worked on many fashion shows, commercials, and editorials. On certain nights you may catch her work on Broadway’s Mary Poppins, where she is an understudy makeup artist. One of her current projects is a collaboration with Mary Kay, with whom she has partnered to help women who have been through domestic violence throughout the US.