SOO VERY excited & honored to have the TALENTED Celebrity Make-up Artist Makeup Artist Melanie Inglessis as a guest blogger this week! Having worked with Melanie, it was so much fun to watch her transform a blank canvas to a magical wonder piece. She can make you look like a goddess in under an hour!
This cultured mastermind grew up in Paris & studied and started her career in London (my personal FAVORITE city!). She has been in LA for about 6 years and is bi-coastal chic as most are in the entertainment industry.
You will come across her work unbeknownst as you flip through your monthly Fashion magazine or watch the Golden Globes, Emmy’s, Oscars or any RED carpet wonder on your telly.
I too, wanted to get in the secrets to looking like a celebrity, so was fortunate to get those priceless tips on looking your BEST! Here goes:
LH: My favorite shade last year was gray and sometimes a little navy. Are you using those colors a lot or seeing other top colors for Fall this year?
Melanie: I will always use gray, its classic!!! But this fall I definitely see other colors picking through! Like dark green and purple.
LH: My favorite part of a woman on her face is her eyebrows. I am completely jealous of how Elizabeth Taylor and Angelina keep theirs with the perfect arch! I try my best, but a half hour into the day, mine still seem to be all over the place. Is there a product you recommend to help keep those arches in place?
Melanie: Yes!!! Brow gel!! It comes in clear or different colors to match your eyebrows.
LH: Highlighting your face seems to be the best way to make your face really stand out and appear bright! What products do you like to use for the golden glow.
Melanie: Many companies are now selling illuminizers that often can be applied before foundation or mixed witness it…or if you have a flawless skin, used on it’s on.
LH: What are your thoughts on foundation? Do you recommend a particular foundation or suggest to lightly powder the face for a more dewy look?
Melanie: Well, it really depends on your skin and what kind of coverage you need & want.
LH: Concealer seems to be tricky for me. It seems when I put it on, it has a thick look and you can tell where it was applied. Are there any tricks to make it seem less noticeable?
Melanie: Yes…a better, lighter (in consistency) concealer.
LH: I’m always up for the perfect pink lipstick or blush. What are your favorites?