Melissa is a highly sought-after freelance makeup artist based in the Washington DC area. In addition to being a top agency-represented bridal artist, her work has also been featured on the runways of New York Fashion Week, in various publications and commercial projects, and on the happy faces of her private clients. Over the years, Melissa has developed a deep love for all facets of makeup education, as a student, teacher, and mentor. Her passion is spreading a message of women’s empowerment, encouraging them to set their OWN standards in beauty and beyond. Using her varied experience, Melissa loves to share her pro techniques to help women customize their beauty routines and curate the perfect makeup bag through one-on-one consolations and her popular workshop - The Makeup Bag Makeover. Melissa created her artist favorites bundle with YOU in mind, putting together the brushes that every makeup lover should have in their makeup bag.
"This baby is all about creating a flawless complexion. It strikes the perfect balance of density and softness to blend products seamlessly into the skin. "
"What sets this brush apart is the unique tapered shape. The end of the brush comes to a point that can chisel out facial features but is soft enough to blend beautifully. "
"I adore this brush! I compare this brush to a fingertip in its ability to flawlessly buff out concealer under the eye and in other small areas of the face in the same way that your finger would."
"This brush gets major mileage in my kit — I literally carry a dozen of them because I use them for so many different purposes! One of my favorite ways is for targeted powder application to bring down shine."
"This brush is one of my new favorites for eyes. I like that I can lay down shadows and blend out edges with one brush; I only have to change the angle of how I hold the brush. It’s also great for targeted powdering around the eyes and nose."
"I reach for this brush every time I want to add just the right amount of intensity to the eye. The pointed tip is perfect for creating a cut crease or intensifying shadow around the lash line. "
"This brush is an absolute ROCKSTAR!!! It belongs in everyone’s makeup bag, from pros to enthusiasts. Its unique shape allows it to blend and diffuse with pinpoint precision. There is literally nothing like it!"