As a young girl, I knew that the beauty industry was where I wanted to shine. With over three decades of experience in the beauty therapy and makeup industry, my passion for the craft remains consistent. My true fulfilment lies in uplifting individuals, instilling a sense of confidence, and enhancing their natural beauty.
Throughout my journey, I have had the privilege of collaborating with esteemed artists such as Ira Losco, Sarah Zerafa, Joseph Calleja, Destiny, and numerous celebrities. I have participated in exciting events like fashion shows and served as the head makeup artist for renowned shows such as X Factor, Malta's Got Talent, The Voice Kids Malta, Shark Tank Malta, Joseph Calleja concerts, Malta Film Festivals, theatre productions, TV shows, and various photographic makeup assignments.
Additionally, I have had the honour of accompanying several artists in the Eurovision Song Contest, contributing to their stunning appearances on the international stage. This incredible voyage has been immensely rewarding, fuelling my desire to continuously expand my knowledge and expertise. As I embark on a new venture with my makeup academy, I am dedicated to sharing all that I have learned and teaching others to the best of my abilities.
My goal is to make a lasting impact in this field that I still love just as passionately as when I first started, enabling me to contribute even more to the beauty industry and inspire future makeup artists.
CIBTAC Diploma in Beauty Therapy (1986)
Studied at the Manchester School of Margerate Patterson, UK
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(Year of Completion)
Owner of Diane Nikolic The Beauty Clinic
1989 - Present
Owner and Beauty Therapist, Diane's Beauty Clinic owner of Diane Nikolic the beauty Clinic.
Successfully established and managed a beauty salon, providing a range of beauty treatments and services.
Developed and maintained a loyal customer base, ensuring high levels of client satisfaction.
Managed salon operations, including staff management, inventory control, and financial administration.
Appointed Makeup Artist for Pierre Cardin Fashion Show, Malta
Provided makeup services for the official opening of Malta International Airport.
Collaborated with fashion professionals to create stunning makeup looks for the runway.
Beauty Editor, Tune In Magazine
1996 - 1997
While running her own salon, Diane acted as the beauty editor for Tune In Magazine while simultaneously managing Diane's Beauty Clinic.
Contributed beauty-related articles, tips, and recommendations to the magazine.
Provided makeup services for various fashion shows and photoshoots.
Head Makeup Artist, PBS Malta
(Public Broadcast Station)
1997 - 1999
Led the makeup team at PBS Malta, responsible for creating makeup looks for various productions.
Collaborated with directors, producers, and performers to achieve desired makeup effects.
Ensured high-quality makeup application for television broadcasts.
Makeup Artist, Eurovision Song Contest
2000 - Present
Appointed as a makeup artist for the Eurovision Song Contest, working with multiple local artist like Claudette Pace, Ira Losco, Julie and Ludwig Galea, Chiara, Morena, Destiny & Michela.
Provided professional makeup services for performances during the event.
Head Makeup Artist, Max Plus TV Station
1999 - 2002
Held the position of head makeup artist at Max Plus TV Station.
Created makeup looks for various TV programs, ensuring they aligned with the show's concept.
Collaborated with presenters, actors, and production teams to achieve desired makeup effects.
Makeup Artist for Lydia Caruana and Andrea Bocelli at the National
Face of Skin Care Malta and Consultant
Makeup Artist for Soprano Lydia Caruana and Jose Carrera at the ‘Jose
Carrera Concert’ in Malta
Makeup Artist For Multiple Local & Foreign Celebrities
2008 - Present
Appointed as a makeup artist for Ray Calleja, Cherie Blaire, Presenters of the Eurovision Song for Europe
Malta, Winner of Miss Fitness International Year 2016, ‘The Client’ Tv Programme, Amelia Lily, Lil’ Ed, and Dalton Harris.
Provided professional makeup services for performances during the events.
Personal Makeup Artist, Ira Losco
2016 - Present
Assisted Ira in multiple of her music videos including 'Hey Now', 'Walk on Water', 'Oh My God', 'One In A Million' and many others. Show appearances like X-Factor, The 2022 Opening of The Special Olympics & other Bookings.
Creative Director at Make Up Factory
2017 - 2018
Creating and designing Make Up Factory tailored lashes that are now distributed around several countries.
Opening of the 'Glow' Shop & Academy
2008 - Present
Opened our shop at a new location.
Makeup Artist, Local & Foreign Events
2019 - 2021
Makeup Artist on special guests at Joseph Calleja concert.
Head Makeup Artist for presenters and singers at Radio Italia concert.
Head Makeup Artist for X-Factor Malta for all contestants and
Head Makeup Artist at Muzika Muzika 2021
Makeup Artist for Joseph Calleja 2021 concert including makeup on Marvic
Monreal, Christian Van Horn, Maestro Ramon Tebar.
Official opening of DN Makeup Academy
Delivered the first course by CIBTAC in ‘Certificate in Fashion and Photography Makeup’.
Makeup Artist for David Williams for Malta Film Awards
Makeup Artist, Local Shows
Official Makeup Artist for Shark Tank Malta.
Head Makeup Artist for Muzika Muzika Show.
Head Makeup Artist for X-Factor Malta.
Makeup Artist, The New Victorians
Makeup Artist for New Victorians album cover.
Makeup Artist For Multiple Local Event
Official Head Makeup Artist for Malta’s Got Talent, the Voice KIDS Malta, Muzika Muzika 2023..
Official Head Makeup Artist for several photoshoots and video shoots.
Official Makeup Artist for Joseph Calleja’s concert at Mdina Cathedral.
Official Head Makeup Artist for the Mediterranean Film Festival event.