10 Jun, 2015
Since contouring and highlighting has taken the makeup world by storm, a range of complexion enhancing concealers that brighten, add radiance as well as tackling problematic areas have taken pride and place in Melissa's makeup up bag; and if there's anything a successful business woman raising a family in London like Melissa knows about makeup, it's how to multi-task! Whether Melissa just needs a little boost on a minimal makeup day or a red-carpet ready look, here are her top 3 favourite concealer hybrids that'll ensure you are looking complexion perfect for summer. Continue reading
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31 Oct, 2014
24 Oct, 2014
Situated on Kensington Church Street, in-between our Chelsea and Notting Hill stores, lies every beauty lover’s dream, the ultimate professional make-up store,
Guru Makeup Emporium.
The store is run by makeup artists with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Their extensive range of products which are hard to source from many UK retailers is what makes this store so brilliant. They provide products for the serious professional from the latest in HD makeup to the most advanced silicone prosthetic technology.
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30 Sep, 2014
We are spoilt for choice with yet another season of fabulous make up trends, courtesy of designers Peter Som, Anthony Vaccarello, and Dolce & Gabbana. Let your make-up do the talking with bold shades and contrast with minimalist subtle nudes…
Graphic: SS15 bring's one boldest and most innovative make-up trends we have seen on the catwalk over the past few years. For Honor’s spring 2015 collection, makeup artist Polly Osmond opted for bold and blue with a thick winged effect.
Maintaining Cushniee et Ochs egyptian theme, Yadim Carranza paints heavy winged cat eyes, whilst the backstage of Peter Som went crazywith neon eyeliner. You are sure to make a statement with this bold trend!
5 Sep, 2014
Now that we're all back to the daily grind, there's nothing better than a end of week pick me up to get us all geared up for the weekend; and Melissa's new go-to foundation product will definitely be putting a smile on every flawless face fiend, searching for the perfect foundation!
1 Aug, 2014
Take it from the experts, "the right tools are just as important as the make up itself", tells professional make up artist Bobbi Brown.
Without good quality brushes, even the most coveted make up products can fail a day's work or a hot summer evening, a key tip that Melissa has always followed throughout her beauty regime.
Just in time for peak holiday season - before you jet away for long nights of partying in Ibiza or to spend a romantic fortnight in the Maldives, we've put together Melissa's ultimate makeup brush must-haves; a little insight into the famed swimwear designer's make up bag, and the essentials for staying beautiful on the other side of the world.
28 Feb, 2014
Ahead of a weekend full of dresses, heels & champagne, a 'flawless' face has been the hot topic of our office.
We've heard the key to the perfect make up base is a good quality brush - so here's our Friday fix to help you achieve that sought after, naturally flawless finish.
Used and reccomended by Melissa Odabash herself, the Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush's dense, domed bristles distrubutes foundation evenly and flawlessly, creating the illusion of a perfect, clear complexion.
By using small circular movements to help buff foundation into your skin, you are able to achieve a naturally airbrushed effect to make skin appear smoother and fine lines are blurred.
This is why this brush is an essential for night out preparation, when lots of flash photography demands amazing-looking skin!
It does exactly what it says on the tin: 'Good Karma' - good things will come to those who buy!
And for those of you who don't already have this item in your make up bag, we suggest it be on your shopping list!