Some say that the best moisturizer for your skin is Creme de le Mer, that is if you have $410.00 for a 3.4 oz. jar! Personally, I just can’t justify that kind of cost for luxury. So as our search intensified here at THBD for magic creams that are affordable, I selected some of our staff’s […]
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About Melissa McNamara
Melissa’s passion for makeup artistry began over 25 years ago when she discovered the art of making women look and feel beautiful. That experience has shaped a long career working behind the scene at magazine shoots, at fashion week and leading seminars teaching artistry techniques. Her 10 years as an artistry educator delivers real-life experience and hands-on expertise. Melissa has her own makeup artistry school and teaches women one-on-one, and group workshops how to discover their beauty from the inside out. Melissa is the co-creator of The Hollywood Beauty Detective’s 10 Legendary Looks, and designed the makeup for each look.
Entries by Melissa McNamara
Ever wonder what the experts in the industry keep going back to the drugstore for? Some key products that are always in my makeup kit? Here is an insider look at products under $10 that are MUST for you to try!
I don’t know about you, but I have become increasingly curious about the medical benefits of cannabis. I suffer from a lot of joint and muscle pain due to an auto-immune disease, so I am always looking for new ways to alleviate stress and pain. So when my cousins recently visited me in Denver, where […]
You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the benefit of a face mask. I decided to raid the shelves of Walmart to find the top 5 masks for under $20. Here are my top picks to get the best bang for your buck! Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Peel-Off Cucumber Mask ($6.45, […]
BY: Amber Grace Washing your face is extremely important. I can go out for a night on the town and maybe have an extra martini or two. I have made washing my face such a habit that even in my extra martini stupor I still manage to wash before I go to bed. I wake […]
By Guest Blogger: Amber Grace When you see this picture, I’m sure one of the first thing you think is – “Wow this girl is a product junkie!”. The next thing that crosses your mind is “Wow I wish I had all those products too!”.
When it comes to summer skin, less is more. Heavy foundations tend to cause breakouts, oily shine, and just aren’t plain comfortable!! Here are the top 3 Beauty Balms that I always have stocked in my makeup kit. Also, they are my clients favorites!
You may not think this is an important step in your beauty routine – But if you don’t do it, you are doing damage to your skin AND your makeup! Ever have a breakout after you apply your makeup? Or how about that hard shiny surface that forms on your powder… How did […]
It would be nice to be able to buy a new wardrobe every season… Although I, for one, certainly can’t afford that! But how about instantly update your look by adding one simple thing? A bright red lip was seen all over the runways this season, and now you can you can use this simple […]
Dark lips may be called vampy or goth – But this year they are simply beautiful when paired with translucent skin and a swipe of suede colored eyeshadow. We call this look “Inspiring”. Here are e few easy ways to recreate this look using a few behind the scenes makeup tips.
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