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Melissa Korn's Beauty Staples

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For our recent Spring Summer ‘17 photo-shoot, we had make-up artist Melissa Korn give our model a glowing new look that dazzled us. We loved Melissa’s make-up approach and style, she focuses on enhancing your natural beauty to make you shine from within.

An accomplished Artist with a passion for perfection and eye for detail, Melissa is a West Coast-based Makeup Artist working steadily in Fashion, Beauty, Print, Video/Film, Commercial and Private Clientele.

Melissa spent 11 years at Barneys New York, where she honed her skills as a Certified NARS Makeup Artist and Business Manager, Makeup Artist and Business Manager for Chantecaille Beaute and BY TERRY Cosmetics as well as Business Manager for both ReVive' and Natura Bisse skincare. Prior, Melissa worked for Sephora as a Makeup Artist and Saks 5th Avenue.

This luxury background working with some of the world's most discerning clientele led to a focus on flawless, natural looking skin, and the ability to enhance the unique beauty of every person in her chair with a sophisticated touch.

She uses a blend of high end luxury and professional products in her kit including airbrush.

With a warm and relaxed professional demeanor,  attention to detail, time management awareness & genuine passion for her craft, Melissa is able to switch seamlessly

within the worlds of commercial and beauty work.

In her free time, she enjoys sharing her life of #bts work, dining out #foodie and beauty blogging via Instagram. (Melissa Korn Makeup Artist and Minor Beauty Obsessions) She's also mom to her adorable havanese rescue #duncankorn and married to her amazing HS sweetheart, a Golf Pro (no she doesn't play).

​1. Bioderma Micellar Cleansing Water

We know A French pharmacy staple, the original micellar water for super gentle cleansing and easy makeup removal.

 

2. Givenchy Hydra Sparkling One-Minute Glow Powder

I keep this in my kit for quick and gentle exfoliation before applying makeup - everyone loves it!

 

3. SK-11 Facial Masks

Absolutely indulgent but worth the price - they brighten, lift and hydrate tired complexions in record time. A must before an important event or during a plane ride if you can ignore the stares!

 

4. Natura Bisse Diamond Oil

I love the entire NB line but this oil in particular gives skin the most incredible texture and diminishes lines immediately.

 

5. Cle De Peau Concealer

Like a magic eraser, it spot corrects and brightens tired under eyes like no other. A little goes a long way...which is good since it's a bit of an investment at $70.

 

6. Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation

The most beautiful, HD quality makeup. Skin appears flawless under even the most scrutinizing camera.

 

7. Kevyn Aucoin Lip-Liner in medium

Literally the most perfect nude on the planet!

 

8. L'Oréal Voluminous Mascara

Classic, inexpensive, volume building mascara that doesn't flake or dry out your lashes. A forever favorite.

 

9. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

FA dual Highlighter and Bronzer combo that sculpts gorgeous Hollywood-worthy cheekbones you didn't realize you had. It comes in two shades to flatter a variety of complexions. Don't forget to pick up the brush they sell to go with it!

 

10. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Seriously, sex in a can. For the most gorgeous hair with mega volume, this favorite smells so divine everyone will literally ask you what fragrance you're wearing. That, is after complimenting you on your perfect hair. A definite must-have.