Doris Lew has spent more than 35 years mastering the art of makeup and hair for the film, HD, TV, video and still photography industries. Her career began as a model in Toronto Canada where she discovered her interest in makeup and fashion. Her makeup instructor at the modeling school noticed her keen sense of detail and her artistic abilities.
During this early period of modeling and acting Doris discovered her talent for makeup application. She attended the school for makeup artistry in Toronto where she received the highest award. After this introduction to the makeup industry she decided to move to Hollywood to obtain the best possible training. She attended the Joe Blasco Makeup Center and received a diploma for makeup artistry. Her training included advanced makeup and special effects. Once again, she received the Best Makeup Artist Award for her class. After her extensive training, she moved to San Diego, California and continues her career as a freelance makeup artist for many local and national clients.
Doris’ film work has included movies directed by Steve Soderbergh (Traffic) and commercials by Spike Lee (US Navy) and Giraldi Suarez (Audi). She has also worked with numerous TV programs including FOX Emmy nominated show, So You Think You Can Dance as Mary Murphy’s makeup artist. Also on the Today Show, ABC and NBC News and Sports, MTV, Oprah Winfrey Show, among others.
She has been invited to be an ambassador for Procter and Gamble cosmetics, skin care and hair products as an on-camera spokesperson. Her makeup advice and counseling has been broadcast throughout the US on such shows as Extra. In addition to her film, and TV, Doris has become the most sought after makeup and stylist consultant for TV personalities in San Diego.
She also has been invited to do a demo video on how to do makeup for the film students at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego which they still use now from over a decade ago.
In summary, Doris has often been referred to as THE San Diego makeup artist for all media and styles.
The Face of God
Film (Short) Makeup Department Add a Plot »
So You Think You Can Dance
Television (Game-Show, Music and Reality-TV) Makeup Department Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to survive the auditions and be invited to Hollywood. Producers traveled to Chicago, New York and Los Angeles in search of dancers who represent the soul and rhythm of America. Some dancers wow the judges, while others leave them speechless. See who struts into the producers' hearts and who trips up on the series premiere. A fortunate 50 dancers who survive the auditions will go to Hollywood to work with five of the top choreographers in the business: Alex Da Silva, Brian Friedman, Dan Karaty, Mia Michaels and Mary Murphy. During the "Hollywood Week," the semifinalists will dance their hearts out, as they learn challenging routines and hope to impress the choreographers. Written by Jiilo_Kim
Survival of the Nude Reality Girls
Video Makeup Department Add a Plot »
The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
Video Game (Sci-Fi, Adventure and Comedy) Makeup Department Gage Blackwood (Jerry Rector and the player) of the Temporal Security Agency must go back in time to the lost cities of Atlantis, El Dorado, and Shangri La to save the world from hostile aliens outside of the galactic protectorate, the Symbiotry. In the process, he discovers that the founders of the Symbiotry, along with the present day invaders, have played an integral role in the destruction of the three lost cities. In this game, your primary objective is to retrieve three pieces of the Sosequi Legacy from the lost cities. Along the way, you'll meet up with all kinds of people from the past including Genghis Khan. Matt Weinhold does an excellent job doing the voice for Arthur, Gage's hilarious A.I. sidekick. Written by Sam Gillis
Video Game (Adventure, Fantasy and Mystery) Makeup Department Myst clone in which you must solve cryptic puzzles to find the archaeologist who went missing on Eastern Island while exploring traces of an unknown lost civilization that has ties to ancient Egypt, Maya and other ancient civilizations.
University of Toronto
University of Ryerson Polytechnical (Toronto)
The Makeup School (Toronto)
Joe Blasco Makeup Center (Hollywood)
Empire Academy of Makeup (Costa Mesa)