Gold Coast Makeup Artist |MAC Cosmetics

Gold Coast Mac MakeupMelanie Jane has been in the makeup industry for 9 years, she has previously worked for several leading cosmetic companies, including Inglot & MAC Cosmetics.
Melanie predominately uses MAC makeup in her kit – MAC is a professional brand, which is suitable for film and photography.
When you are searching for a makeup artist for your next big event or wedding, make sure you ask the artist what products he/she is going to be using. The products need to be suitable for photography; the last thing you want is your foundation reflecting off the flash of the camera.
Melanie Jane is a leader in her industry on the Gold Coast – look no further when booking makeup for your next big event.

The Villa Nerang|Sharni ‘Melanie did amazing work for us!’

‘Melanie was absolutely incredible on my wedding day! She was so professional, relaxed and had a very impressive MAC makeup kit which gave us so many options. She also did our spray tans which were perfectly natural, exactly what we wanted. Melanie did amazing work for us – I will continue to use and recommend her for any event.’- Sharni, Bride

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Deux Belettes Makeup Artist |Briana ‘I couldn’t have been happier!’

‘I was recently fortunate enough to have Melanie Jane as the make up artist for my wedding day…And I couldn’t have been happier! I knew it was going to be fabulous after our trial- but I was still blown away by how beautiful the bridesmaids and my mum looked on the day. Melanie was so lovely and professional to work with throughout everything and the whole process of booking, arranging a trial and organising times for the day was so easy. I am not from the Gold Coast so I did a fair bit of research before choosing a make up artist; Melanie came highly recommended and I am another very grateful bride who can attest to her great reputation.’ – Briana, bride.

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Gold Coast |My Top 5 Makeup Products that I can’t live without!

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I have put together a list of the top 5 products that I can’t live without! these are seen both in my personal and my professional makeup kit!

M.A.C Fix +

A hydrating spray that can also be used to set and finish makeup! Fix plus adds radiance to the skin – infused with green tea, camomile and cucumber. This product is great for travelling, I love taking it on planes to refresh my skin when it’s feeling dehydrated.

M.A.C Strobe Cream

This is my all time favourite moisturiser! Strobe cream has iridescent particles that instantly brighten and freshens dull, tired looking skin. I use this product morning and night with my Fix + hydrating spray.

Nars Tinted Moisturiser

This oil free tinted moisturiser blurs out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while evening out skin tone, this is a light to buildable coverage that looks natural and glowing. You can use this in conjunction with a concealer if you prefer a heavier coverage foundation.

M.A.C Dazzle Lash

Dazzle Lash adds volume and thickness to your lashes without clumping. I love this mascara because your lashes look natural but long and thick at the same time!

M.A.C Teddy Eye Kohl

This soft eye kohl is good for everyday makeup but can also be used for a night out on the town! Use this eye kohl all over the eye blended out to your crease or along the lash line for a softer defined lash line.

Wedding Makeup for the Gold Coast climate!

Summer is finally here and your wedding day is fast approaching! Here are a few simple tips to make sure your makeup will last in our hot, humid climate.

– Use products that are oil free; primers, moisturizers and foundations
– Invest in a blotting powder that you can use during the day for touch ups- a blotting powder will remove oil from the surface of the skin without changing the colour of the foundation.
– Drink plenty of water – stay hydrated throughout the day!
– Make sure the room that you are getting ready in has airconditioning or air flow from outside- we want you to feel comfortable while getting ready, not hot or sticky!
– Waterproof mascara- no panda eyes!
– Use a lipstick/lipgloss that has a moisturizing/hydrating effect, look for lip products that contain shea butter!

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Emerald Lakes Makeup Artist|The Perfect Summer Makeup Look!

surfersparadisemakeupWith summer just around the corner and the temperature heating up, it’s time to change up your makeup routine!

Instead of wearing a fuller coverage foundation, try something different. Opt for a sheer foundation or a tinted moisturizer instead. Your skin will thank you for it!

This look is one of my all-time favourites, especially for summer! Nothing says summer holidays like fresh, dewy skin. Add a bright stamp of colour on the lips and keep the eyes and brows to a minimum.

When using a bolder colour on the lips it is important to use a lip liner so you get a perfectly clean line. You will look and feel more polished!

In the past few months, the brow trend has slowly started to change from a strong boy brow to a softer, more natural brow. It’s back to basics.

This look would be perfect for a day at the races or a night out on the town!

My Favourite MAC Lipstick Colours For Gold Coast Brides!

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If you’re after a natural, creamy pink lipstick then this is the colour for you! Crème Cup gives a hint of pink that is soft but subtly sexy. This lipstick can be teamed with nearly any colour lipgloss and it still looks pretty!

2. M.A.C Viva Glam V

If you’re after more of a natural look then this lipstick is your go-to colour. It suits anyone and you really can’t go wrong! Viva Glam V is a medium pink with a soft brown/gold undertone.Your lips will stay hydrated all day long! Team it with a natural toned liner and you’re good to go!

3. M.A.C Modesty

I love this colour! It is a pink and a nude combined. Modesty is a classic, elegant colour that works both day and night! It is very appropriate for nearly any occasion whether it be a wedding, work or even a night out on the town! It is very hydrating with a slight sheen.

If you’re stuck on which colour to choose, you can go into any makeup counter and ask the artist to try on a few lipstick shades. Remember, you want to be confident wearing the shade you have chosen. It’s best to ensure that it suits your skin tone before purchasing!

Good Luck!

Melanie Jane

Elizabeth ‘you are very talented and great at what you do’

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‘Thank you so much for your beautiful make up for my wedding. Even with tears rolling down my cheeks almost the entire ceremony, at the end of it all my make up had stayed and you couldn’t tell I had even cried.
My bridesmaids, my mum and myself looked absolutely stunning and I am so glad I chose you to be my make up artist. I searched high and low for a good make up artist and I definitely think you are very talented and great at what you do. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone I know.’ Elizabeth, Bride

Pia ‘I was so happy with everyone’s make up on my wedding day!’

piabridebroadbeach‘I just wanted to say a massive thank you! I was so happy with everyone’s make up on my wedding day! 5 Bridesmaids, 1 mother of the bride and of course me, the bride. Even with such a huge bridal party everything ran on time. Everyone looked amazing, and it lasted perfectly, only having to touch up our lipsticks!

I also wanted to thank you for my make up on my hens night, it was perfect! Everyone commented on how good it looked!

Thanks so much, I will certainly book you for my next special event’-Pia, Bride.

Jessie ‘I was so happy with the end product!’

albertriverwineswedding‘I just wanted to write to you to thank you so very much for your make-up services on my wedding day in early December. I was so happy with the end product and am absolutely delighted when looking at photos of that special day and seeing how beautiful everyone looked! I want to thank you for driving all the way to our distant location and for all the good communication that you maintained throughout the process. I also want to thank you for trialling out different styles and looks with me at the make-up trial and for being flexible in the ‘look’ that I wanted. I feel that you were very reasonable in your pricing and you had a huge selection of make-up brands and products to choose from.

Once again, I want to thank you so much for your service and I wish you all the very, very best in your future endeavours.- Jessie, Bride.