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
2 Jun, 2015
24 Apr, 2015
21 Apr, 2015
1. Melissa has released a debut handbag collection for SS15, which will you be rocking on the beach this year?
The Zig zag pouch - it’s the perfect accessory for that beachy vibe but I’ll be taking it to music festivals and bbq’s too!
2. What Sun-seeking destinations can you look forward to?
I’m off to a little island off of Singapore to film a t.v. show soon and I cannot wait to live on the beach!
3. In case you lose your luggage at the airport, what emergency items do you make sure are packed in your travel holdall?
I’ve learned the hard way to always pack the essentials in your hand luggage, so – a black bikini (this color looks great on your first day when you’re not tanned yet), this Summer I’m wearing the Martinique Bandeau and pairing it with the Jessica cover up in Navy. Big shades from Anine Bing, Lancome Imanance Tinted Moisturizer with SPF so my skin is still protected; and a good book - right now it’s The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.
4. Post-flight beauty – how do you refresh your skin after a long flight?
The failsafe trick - splash some cold water to awaken the skin and then use a gentle exfoliator (I love Kate Somerville’s) to scrub away all the "yuck" from travelling. If I have time, I’ll throw on Eve Lom’s Moisture Mask while I unpack – a good way to multi task! And then apply a thick cream to sleep in, like Sisley’s.
5. What’s on your wish list from the Melissa Odabash SS15 Collection?
6. Hotspots for your upcoming trip to Singapore?
I have no idea yet, all to be discovered! But I did visit Bali last year and can highly recommend morning coffee and book browsing at Drifter, learning to surf on Seminyak beach, Potato Head for dinner at sunset and Favela for late night cocktails and dancing!
Louise released her debut style guide 'Front Roe: How to Be the Leading Lady in Your Own Life' earlier this month, which is now available to purchase from Amazon; From staple wardrobe pieces, perfume etiquette and swimwear TLC, the guide offers an answer to the most common fashion queries.
We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win their own copy with a personalized note from the fashionista and her favourite Melissa Odabash hat - the 'Eva' trilby!
Winner announced on Friday 24th April 2015.
2 Mar, 2015
8 Dec, 2014
With only 3 weeks to go till Christmas, I'm sure everyone's gift shopping is now in full swing!
Hover over the 9th snowflake on Melissa's Christmas Tree to unveil your exclusive treat! Continue reading
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.
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.
20 May, 2014
As a swimwear designer, it's no secret that Melissa Odabash has travelled to some of the most beautiful destinations around the world.; and these are the experiences that have taught her which must-have products are to be brought along.
With the Odabash & Macdonald show at Amber Lounge only 4 days away - the beauty bag is filled and ready to go... so without further adue, here are Melissa's 'Monaco Essentials'; an F1 Party survival kit that'll keep her looking her best even amongst the hectic atmosphere of the fashion show! Continue reading
4 Apr, 2014
No woman's make up bag should be without a signature nude lipstick; One that can be dressed up or down and completes a makeup look with a sultry Bardot twist.
In comes 'Hepburn Honey' from Charlotte Tilbury's 'Fallen From The Lipstick Tree' range - a fail-safe nude with light-diffusing pigments that adds dimension to the lips, as well as a creamy, moisturising formula which ensures you can achieve full-bodied lips and a perfect pout!
We love this gorgeous nude which is why it has been awarded this week's Friday Fix!
Check out the rest of Charlotte Tilbury's K.I.S.S.I.N.G range for more irresistable lipstick shades!
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