On a recent girly weekend away I came across a gem of a store that had me OOH and AAH-ing all over the place.
Walls lined with the most beautiful cosmetics, brushes and make up: stunning lipsticks in rose gold packaging, bottles of pigment and glitter. Super soft brushes and palettes of colours.
I was like a kid in a lolly shop!
A one stop beauty oasis specializing in luxury and promising instant Glamour, where beauty meets talent and the makeup pro is always in……….
Melli Cosmetics offers make up lessons, bridal and special occasions make up, The fact that they were offering, amongst other services, custom blended foundations AND lipsticks, had me enthralled.
I struck up a conversation with the gorgeous manager there, Carmie, and she was able to fit me in for a custom blend foundation consultation.
Now, as my regular readers know, I have several foundations. Rangeing from budget Maybelline to super expensive By Terry, I have foundations to match any occasion. BUT. I have never been able to find the right colour. EVER.
Carmie started off with cleansing my skin, and we had a discussion about what I wanted from my foundation.
- It needs to last
- Not too matt, i prefer a more dewy look
- It needs to be very covering and buildable
- It has to have a sunscreen
No problem, said Carmie.
She started off with mixing a base colour and adding and mixing from at least another half a dozen other bottles. There was yellow and blue and a bit of this and a bit of that.
It was like watching a Masterchef creating a secret recipe.
Carmie wrote everything down and my very own colour is now on file. This is particularly great because I can order refills over the phone or online!
The result is one of my very favourite foundations I have ever bought. The colour is SPOT on! There is absolutely no difference between my neck and my jaw when I apply the foundation there.
The texture is amazing. Soft, liquid and lightweight and totally build able to full cover. It leaves my skin looking even and glowing.
In fact, it is very hard to photograph as a swatch because it blends in perfectly!
I was so excited when I walked out of there. It was such a lovely experience and I ended up giving Carmie a hug when I left.
I have had nothing but compliments, how nice my skin looks! I am now dying to try their other services.
Can’t wait to go back!
Melli Cosmetics has been developed by Melissa Carter.
Melissa Carter also known as ‘melli’ has worked successfully as a Makeup Artist for the last 2 decades. Fifteen of those years have been spent freelancing for the Channel 9 Makeup Department on a weekly basis.
Making up a whos who of the Entertainment Industry with everyone from Hugh Jackman,the cast of the Lord of the Rings,Logie award winning actresses and the list goes on.
melli is well known for her stunning Red Carpet looks.
The consultation plus a bottle of your very own custom blended foundation is $65.
Any refill there after is $45.
You can find Melli Cosmetics Online HERE
Makeup Studio & Store
Shop 2/18 Church St
Terrigal, NSW 2260 Australia
PH 4305 2105
What is your favourite foundation?
Til Next time,
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