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My name is Melodie Elise Briere but feel free to call me Melo.

I am trained in every aspect of makeup, my main focus is on Bridal and Fashion makeup. My skill set also includes basic hairstyling, just so that you know I can create a mean mowhawk!

This blog is all about Makeup, Hair and Fashion. My guilty pleasure is Avant Garde so watch out for some show stopping, jaw dropping bonkers looks and trends.

I look forward to comments and questions from you guys. Welcome to my world!

 Bisous!

 

 Melo.

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The perfect bride

Written by Melodie Briere. Posted in News.

 

There is no perfect time to get married , a winter ceremony can be as romantic as a summer or a golden autumn wedding. I guess it just needs to be with the right person. That said , there are many ways of getting the perfect make-up !

All cultures have different preferences when it comes to their wedding makeup. Some prefer very heavy smokey eyes with a bold red lip with gloss on top. Others will choose to have an ultra natural complexion with  soft pink lips , touch of blusher and a little  bit of mascara for eye definition. Whatever you prefer I have one advice , book a trial. 

The trial will make sure you know exactly what to expect on your special day. You will be pampered and have nothing else to worry about than saying " I do". During the trial the makeup artist has to know what you will wear, if you have a vail (no lip gloss!!!) , if there is a theme and obviously if you've seen anything in a magazine that you would like to recreate to suit your face.

Make sure you take good care of your skin starting a few months prior to the big day (you should take care of it married or not) . Sisley has top of the range , very natural skincare , although expensive I had very good feedbacks from their customers. I personally use the hydra life range from Dior , smooth and hydrating , it leaves your skin supple,plumped and soft.

I hope this will help prepare you for your big day. Don't be afraid to contact me for a trial or if you have any questions.

Bisous ladies.

Melo.

CHANEL VS DIOR

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CHANEL VS DIOR  MY favourite products.

 

Hello my lovelies, as you know I am now working for Dior after three great years with Chanel. The question on everybody’s tongue is “ So, what’s best? Chanel or Dior?” , it is very difficult to answer so I will give you the best of both worlds in this must have list.

 

Lets start with the essentials , Le Blanc de Chanel is a silky smooth primer that gives very good result especially if you have dry skin. You can also use it to make a gorgeous cream blusher by scraping off a bit of coloured powder and mixing them together. The only downside it that you have to use your fingers and it might be a bit heavy for oily skin but fear not, Dior Have Skinflash , which is a brush primer. Its very easy to use and has a lighter feel on the skin.

 

The best foundation for my skin is Nude from Dior , I really like the fact that you can find your exact colour as they will have a selection for neutral , pink , yellow or olive undertone. Making it a very natural finish. Chanel and Dior both have Amazing foundations its then up to you to try it on and see how it lasts and evolves on your skin.

 

Now to mascaras…uh oh! Fierce competition there as you have the Inimitable and Le Volume from Chanel and Overcurl and Blackout from Dior ! Inimitable will separate and give a natural but kind of spiky look to your lashes whereas Le volume will …give you…volume. But here is the twist! Blackout is THE mascara for false lash effect , very dramatic finish with a jet black colour ! I know a LOT of ladies who love and recommend this one as the ultimate mascara for a glamorous lady. I personally love Overcurl as the finish is natural but really defines and separates each lash, curling them at the same time.

 

Dior eyeshadows are Amazing! they are long-lasting and very well pigmented. Also they are much better value for your money as they contain in weight about four times what Chanel sells.I do have a place in my heart for Illusion D’Ombre as they blend so well together and they are very soft and long lasting . Beware! Close them properly or they will dry out very quickly.

 

The lipstick of the moment is the new Addict Fluid Stick . GET THEM ALL!!!  Its moisturising , glossy and frankly, stays on very well . Chanel have a very mat range of gorgeous lipstick that are in vogue as well as Dior does not do a mat range , Rouge Allure Velvet, my favourite in this range is La Favorite 43 .

 

DINGDINGDING! Fights OVER! its a Draw! Now its up to you to try it out and tell me what is your favorite! 

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

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Bonjour!

 

Photo of Melo and David from OCCI had the pleasure of working for OCC which stands for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (best name ever!) recently at IMATS (big makeup trade show, you should go next year!). There I met The creator of OCC, David Klasfield ,very cool and discreet genius of future makeup.

 

The products are 100 percent vegan and cruelty free, plus they are actually GOOD makeup! My favourite product was the Lip Tar which came in all the colour you could ever imagine! You can mixx them, put them on your eyes , your cheeks ect.. I got a yellow one called Traffic  and a white one Thethered…on this picture I am wearing the blue one RX just because I can.

 

 

Bisous!

 

Melo.

 

Welcome to my world Makeup by Melo

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Coucou!

 

My name is Melodie Elise Briere but feel free to call me Melo.

 

I am trained in every aspect of makeup, my main focus is on Bridal and Fashion makeup. My skill set also includes basic hairstyling, just so that you know I can create a mean mowhawk! 

 

This blog is all about Makeup, Hair and Fashion. My  guilty pleasure is Avant Garde so watch out for some show stopping, jaw dropping bonkers looks and trends.

 

I look forward to comments and questions from you guys. Welcome to my world!

 

Bisous!

 

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Melo.