Melissa D. Makeup is a 5 Star Freelance Makeup Artist in Australia . With Over 13 Years Experience Freelance Makeup Artist Melissa D’s work has been internationally recognized. Melissa offers her professional Makeup Services in Melbourne, Australia but she also offers her beauty services in Sydney & Queensland. Melissa D Makeup has also been selected to cover international events, she has worked in Istanbul, Miami, New York.
Makeup Artist Experience
Melissa began at a very young age, she discovered her passion for Makeup and Hair at the age of 12. By then, she knew what she wanted to do, she visualized her future and career as a Makeup Artist. Melissa taught herself in front of the mirror for many hours and after many days, months she decided to do casual makeup with all her family and friends. As the years went by, words of mouth came into effect, she was contacted to do weddings and special events. Melissa worked very hard and made sure each and everyone was happy with her artistic makeup.
At the early age of 17 Mac Cosmetic offered Melissa a job as a Makeup Artist her first professional contract work with a worldwide recognized brand in the world of beauty. Melissa D completed a health and science diploma at Elly Lukas Beauty College in Melbourne. She added Makeup Special Effects and other short courses to her experience.
Professional Makeup in Melbourne
Melissa works with many models, starting from 15 up, but she also have mature age clients. She does bridal, special occasions, fashion and glamour photoshoots, VIP events, and celebrities, including Miss Universe contestants, footballers wifes & girlfriends for the brownlow, she has also worked with many DJs, Singers and other Artists. One of Melissa’s main goal is to be better and grow more in the international makeup artistry world.
Her advice to other upcoming makeup artists would be:
Work very hard, take on feedback, improve from it and always make sure your clients are happy as they promote you. You don’t want a once off client you want a lifetime one!
This Professional Makeup Artist in Melbourne is always ready, so is her Kit with heaps of colourful products, lashes! , Contour Sticks you name it! Melissa D Makeup has a lot of inspiration for her next work. She is always looking for new trends and styles, she loves to learn from runaway shows, celebrities, editorials, she is always looking what other artists from around the world are doing in the fashion and beauty industry this mostly to feed her knowledge, but he loves doing original ideas that spark in her artistic thoughts. All these is what makes Melissa D Make up one of thetop Makeup Artists in Australia.
Makeup Artist Interview
What is one of the biggest challenges you have to face as a professional MUA and how you deal with them?
I think that a professional makeup artist would have to cater to everyones needs and making sure everyone is happy. This plays a big part in your reputation and will make you a better MUA. Keeping up with all trends is very important also. The biggest Challenge of my career has been to always wanting to be better and gain more international recognition. Some of the most successful artists grow more with all kinds of feedback. It’s important to accept that and improve from there.
You love doing Makeup for Beauty and Glamour Photoshoots, How would you communicate with the photographer and all other people involved in the shoot?
I would communicate prior to the photoshoot, either a meeting or via email. Discuss all looks or themes and see if the photographer or other team members have inspirational photos of the looks so I can nail it and we are all happy! Its important to work as a team.
Why should some one choose you as their professional makeup artist?
I take my time, make overs with me are between an hour to an hour and half. I do the full on before and after transformations which includes brow shaping if my client wants. I am a blending queen and I can blend any colours on your eyes. I do insane dramatic eyes and everyone loves them!! Not to mention the makeup does not move so its good value for money.