SARAH DONOVAN of DESIGNS by DONOVAN
Sarah Donovan has always had a love for the art of makeup design. At the age of 19, she began volunteering as a makeup artist for a small theater company in Santa Rosa, California. By the end of the production, she knew that makeup was the only career she would ever want.
She went on to work as a consultant at Clinique Cosmetics while earning her Certificate in Theater Arts with an emphasis on Makeup. She decided to further her education by going to school at the famous Make-Up Designory Academy in Los Angeles, California. There, she earned a certificate in their Master Program, including Beauty, Character, Special Effects and Hair Design.
After completing her education, she returned to theater, working for such companies as Summer Repertory Theater, San Jose Repertory Theater, American Musical Theater, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. At the age of 28, she began to focus on wedding makeup. She moved to Los Angeles, newly married, to further her career in makeup design. She worked for the American Film Institute, building her portfolio while still providing customer service as a freelance artist with Clinique.
When she and her husband decided to start a family, they moved back to their hometown of Santa Cruz where she began freelancing for Laura Mercier Cosmetics. After her baby was born she began to focus all of her attention on the wedding industry. She has achieved success by providing expert advice and creative makeup applications for all of her clients. She looks forward to helping women achieve the look they desire; helping them feel beautiful on this most romantic day of their life!