Mélanie Inglessis is a LA based makeup artist, & Make Up For Ever pro consulting artist.
She is the go-to makeup artist of Olivia Wilde. Other famous faces she has painted include Kate Hudson, Lea Michele, Rachel Weisz, Gwen Stefani and Miley Cyrus.
Born in Montreal, raised in Paris and educated at the London College of Fashion, Mélanie began her career working for Shu Uemura, MAC and Smashbox.
Today, she travels to Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles and beyond, working with her celeb clientele; you can also spot her makeup looks in the pages of ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and Tatler.
She is well known for the way she does skin: not really heavy-handed, to keep a light, glowing, breathing skin, with maybe just a hint of a rock ‘n’ roll eye or a hit of lip.
Her makeup philosophy is to really try not to have her clients be overshadowed by the makeup, empowering them to walk the red carpet feeling sexy, confident and good in their skin. So it’s just a matter of finding the right balance to make a statement with the makeup, but still respecting and understanding the client—what he/she is and how he/she represents his/herself on the red carpet.
Most of the time, her inspiration comes from the outfit because that’s what the client chooses first. Then, once the glam team knows the outfit, it becomes a collaboration between the hair and makeup, the stylist and how her client feels.
With editorial, it’s different, but the starting point of the look for red carpet is always the outfit.
She is currently an Armani Beauty Makeup Artist Collaborator.
She is represented by Forward Artists and you can find her portfolio HERE