Dana Rae, Founder of ABLE Cosmetics

Dr. Devgan sits down with Dana Rae, founder of ABLE cosmetics and makeup artist to Daphne Oz, Nell Diamond, Alison Lou, Samantha Wasser, Isabel Wilkinson, and Sarah Hoover. From an early age, she struggled in school due to her learning differences. These challenges forced her to learn and solve problems in her own way. She often expressed herself through art and was constantly discovering new angles to work out scholastic obstacles.

This journey with creative problem solving eventually led Dana to establish ABLE Cosmetics.

In high school, Dana landed an internship with Bobbi Brown. She then went on to assist for celebrity makeup artists at IMG’s The Wall Group. Dana studied painting at Syracuse University, attended The New School’s Parsons School of Design for fine arts, and The Makeup Designory for beauty, editorial and prosthetic makeup.

Since 2009, Dana has been a professional makeup artist in New York City, Los Angeles & Paris. She has clients such as Condé Nast, Hearst Publications, Warner Bros, Equinox, Nike, Lululemon Athletica, and Van Wyck.