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Aina Lee has always loved makeup from the time she was a young girl watching with fascination as her mother softened her Maybelline eyeliner by lighting a match. It was when  she began apprenticing a makeup artist and wig master for off-Broadway productions 8 years ago that Aina decided to pursue makeup full-time.  After completing the Fashion & Glamour makeup program at Empire Beauty School,she took the risk of leaving the corporate sector and became a full-time freelance makeup artist.  She hasn't looked back and has been working ever since. 

"I believe in making my clients look and feel their best without taking away the characteristics that make them who they are,”- a philosophy she adopted from assisting some of the top artists in the industry. Industry powerhouses Eve Pearl, Paul Innis, Jared Janas and Frederick Sanders are among her mentors. 


Currently, she works with production companies worldwide on various types of content.  She also is a freelance makeup artist at Sportsnet New York where she works on all on-air talent and guests  including Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling and Gary Apple.  She has worked with celebrities such as Eve, Lolo Jones and Jeanne Chatzky.

"When I’m doing makeup, I don’t feel hunger, thirst.  I don’t get tired. That’s how I know this is what I’m supposed to do.”

TV & Film

  • People’s List
  • Hidden Money Makeover
  • SNY TV
  • The Movie Loft
  • Pemium TV
  • BrainFuel TV
  • New York Times “Corner Office”
  • OKTV
  • Tekei’s Take
  • Puppy Bowl XII
  • All Wifed Out
  • Gringolandia
  • Pam Grier’s Bad-Ass Blactress Birthday
  • Behind the Runway with Kenya Moore
  • Hershey’s Kisses: A Family
  • BP Winter Olympics Meet the Athletes
  • Lenox Avenue
  • Banc De Binary
  • Citigroup/Toyota
  • Garnier Olia Commercial
  • Dark & Lovely Commercial
  • Marriage Bootcamp Reunion
  • The Approval Matrix


Celebrity

  • Eve
  • Mandy Moore
  • Ali Wentworth
  • Jerry O’Connell
  • Jill Martin
  • Geotge Tekei
  • Metta World Peace
  • Keith Hernandez
  • Ron Darling
  • Kenya Moore
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Roma Downey
  • Bill Moyers
  • Dustin Diamond
  • Jeanne Chatzky
  • Lolo Jones
  • Marc Maron
  • Sam Huntington
  • Sherrod Small
  • John Ratzenburger
  • Rob Schuter
  • Tamara Tunie
  • Kid Cudi
  • Will Chase
  • Lisa Gay Hamilton
  • Julie Chu
  • Al Thompson
  • Dorian Missick
  • Melyssa Ford
  • Ryan Vigilant
  • Max Adler
  • Ryan Scott
  • Sean Patton
  • Saigon

Brands

  • Hershey's
  • European Wax Center
  • Rushcard
  • Jordan Brand
  • Citigroup
  • Toyota
  • Metlife
  • The New York Times
  • Kiss NY Professional
  • Softsheen Carson/Asst.
  • Garnier/Asst
  • Major World Auto Group
  • Freixnet
  • Under Armor
  • Banc di Binary
  • Bresnan Communications
  • Errea
  • Alvin Ailey Dance Company/Asst.
  • Tamar Collection
  • Skinny Vinny
  • Eve Pearl Beauty Brands
  • ING
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Downtown Brooklyn Alliance
  • Morgan Stanley

Networks

  • ABC
  • TLC
  • BET
  • Centric
  • HBO
  • We TV
  • Bravo
  • Animal Planet
  • SNY
  • NYC Life
  • PIX 11
  • Reelz
  • Lifetime
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Business Channel
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