Danielle Leighton

(owner of diva me bella) 


Makeup application is not only something I produce, it's something that produces a change in my clients, bringing to the surface their ideal features. In all my years, I have not stopped learning or studying new techniques and cosmetics through classes and reading. I am constantly updating my makeup website and my cosmetic collection. I only use the finest of sanitization practices and products, such as: Temptu, Mac, Bobbi Brown, Face Atelier, Ben Nye, Mehron, Estee Lauder, and Dior just to name a few.

I have been doing makeup for over 20 years with specific classes ranging from Mac Cosmetics to Make Up First backed by a B.S. in business and marketing with additional college science classes (i.e. chemistry, anatomy and physiology, blood born pathogens, etc.).  I not only understand makeup and application at the chemical level (with the highest regards to sanitation) but with an eye for the art of aesthetics .  Diva Me Bella is an LLC, trademarked and insured.  I pride myself on my business ethics and ensure all the artists are licensed/certified and insured with a reputable reputation followed by unparalleled talents!  


Flashback to 2010: I had the financial opportunity present itself to start my own business (Diva Me Bella) and follow my dreams, so I did not hesitate and I left the corporate world, married my high school sweet heart and had a couple of kids.  I truly love doing makeup and meeting new people. I enjoy being a part of their adventure-from a night out on the town to a bride's big day!


My philosophy is simple: Strive For Nothing Less Then Perfect. I know that my reputation is only as good as my last client's happiness. This is why I excel at the fine art of perfection. On your big day, I will deliver nothing but the best in bringing out your inner beauty. Hire us and the world will see what I see, a BEAUTIFUL DIVA ... Diva Me Bella!

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Danielle Leighton ownder of Diva Me Bella

we have several
reputable artists
to choose from!

For instance, Lorraine, (picture on left) is a freelance makeup artist in the Chicagoland area and is a product of Makeup First and many talented mentors. She specializes in traditional and airbrush makeup, tailoring to her client’s needs, while offering light hairstyling and men’s grooming.

From special events to corporate commercial shoots, she does it all. Getting her start in bridal helped her gain expertise in a variety of different skin types, textures, and tones. This prepared her for upcoming work in photography, film, runway shows and retail.

With the help of assisting Chicago's best artists, she has had the opportunity to be on set for Mcdonalds, Men's Health, Phyto, Walgreens, CNN and ABC, as well as the Vera Wang fashion show, along with many more exciting jobs with remarkable people.

Makeup allows her to express her creativity and talent while establishing memories with her outgoing bridal parties and crews, as she continues to be professional and compassionate.