Toronto, ON, Canada

©2016 by Melissa Barrett.

What is your favorite eye shadow shade?
MAC: Shroom, Woodwink, Yogurt, Jest and Naked Lunch

 

What is a tip you have for the everyday woman?
Find the right red lipstick and stick with it. It’s honestly the hardest shade to find but it’s gorgeous and classic once you’ve found the perfect match.


What inspires you in being a makeup artist?
I love how I can touch many different people from different backgrounds and age groups. I love seeing the transformation come to life and the happiness and confidence that comes afterwards.


What drew you to make up?
I remember sitting on my mom’s bathroom counter watching her apply her makeup. I’ve always been talented creatively.


What is the most important beauty advice you can give to women?
Beauty comes from within. I believe in fitness, eating clean and getting lots of rest. All of this helps with looking and feeling your best. Also, there are no rules in makeup, to each there own.


What are your favorite colour combinations?
I love purples. You can create something soft and dreamy or go with a more deeper plum shade to intensify the look.


What are some of your must have products?
Smashbox Primer...Giorgio Armani Foundation…Tarte concelear...Laura Mercier setting powder…NARS orgasm blush…Urban Decay 'all nighter' setting spray...MAC Haute & Naughty lash mascara...Blot sheets…Beauty Blender sponge. The sponge blends the foundation into the skin to look flawless.

What luxury skincare do you use? La Mer...Aesop...Jo Malone


What products do you think should be a staple in every woman’s purse?
A foundation compact face powder for emergency last minute touch ups, a multi-purpose lip stick and a good moisturizer for face and body.

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