Celebrity Makeup artist Melanie Inglessis is here to share with us the 5 Fall Makeup tips we must have!
Having worked with Melanie, it was so much fun to watch her transform a blank canvas into 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.
All these photos can be found on her Instagram @melaniemakeup .
I too, wanted to get in the secrets to looking like a celebrity, so was fortunate to get those 5 Fall Makeup Celebrity 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, it’s 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 seems 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: My favorite part of a woman on 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 with it. If you have a flawless skin, use can you is by itself.ferent colors to match your eyebrows.
There is foundation that have a weak lightening effects, so with illuminizers you can get coverage A great choice is Glow MAC strobe cream is great.
NARS has some great illuminizers with difference tints to suit your skin. If your skin is on the oily side, there powder has a slight shimmer that will brighten your face. Make up Forever illuminizing powder is one of them. Just be careful to keep the “glow” away from your T zones as there is a fine line between looking glowing and shinny!!
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. I would definitely advice a daily SPF. So a tinted moisturizers with SPF is a great way to get a little coverage and protection. There are really nice foundations on the market those days and I feel you can find the perfect foundation for your need.
I love the CHANEL tinted moisturizer, Laura Mercier has good options too. If you prefer a powder, have one with an SPF too!! Mineral make ups have easy to use powder/ foundation with SPF. You could just concealed blemishes, if you have any and slightly powder your face.
If you prefer a powder, have one with an SPF too!! Mineral make ups have easy to use powder/ foundation with SPF. You could just concealed blemishes, if you have any and slightly powder your face.
(I tested over 15 of the best sunscreens. Here are my favorites!)
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.
Maybe the color you were advice wasn’t the right one and maybe it’s not the right texture for your skin. Make sure your eyes are moisturized before, allowing the application of the concealer to be easier. Next, use your ring finger to apply, the warmth makes the products softer and easier to apply.
Chantecaille and Cover Girl have concealers that are an eye cream as well, so it moisturizes and covers! It seems to me you have a wrong concealer. It should be an easy process if u have the right one.
LH: I’m always up for the perfect pink lipstick or blush. What are your favorites?
My favorite pink blusher is from Kevyn in soft pink is the perfect pink blusher, it suits everybody!
THANKS, MELANIE for these 5 Fall Celebrity Makeup tips! I look forward to rushing to the store & getting those make-up products to make me look Red carpet ready (even if it’s just for a daytime look in town, lol!)
Want to contact Melanie for a session? Contact her here.
See here are my fall skincare favorites.
All photos credited on her Instagram @melaniemakeup