Listen: Foundation Tips With Red Carpet Pro Melanie Inglessis
"Brought on a guest who is a red carpet makeup artist. She's got a celebrity clientele and she completely knows her way around foundation. She can tell you what's good and what's shed with the single swipe type yeah on her wrist. It's quite amazing Gel. Who's in the House so we've got Melanie in glasses in the house. She is got tons of clients like you mentioned. Olivia wild has been one of her clients forever. who else yeah well. I notice when she was in Toronto for the Film Festival. She worked with Maya Hawk so that would be the daughter of Aretha Hawk and Numa Thurman. She's a bit of an up and coming star and if you're a fan of stranger things as I am she was really like the breakout character actor of this past season and I think she was. She was obviously here for a film. I can't remember which one and also at the EMMYS which took place more recently she worked worked with Lena Hetty who is Sarah See Lancaster on game of thrones so everybody who watches game of thrones. You'll know exactly who I'm talking about. Melanie worked with her but she works with a ton of people and you were saying unfortunately I wasn't there for the interview you were saying I would have loved her because she herself has really laid back cool like French girl style style right yeah. I mean super cool great haircut designer Bill Marron Gucci everything but like just mad cool and laid back and no make like he he doesn't really wear makeup which is interesting so she's mad cool and being French. I mean French people are just so known for their skin and taking good care of their skin so I was just very curious to get her perspective on foundation and how she applies it and she's really well known for those great skin. Look so no bullshit right I around April or just going to tell you how it is totally no beating around the bush. I really don't think she sort of panders to brand no so in this episode. You're really going to get the unreal talk. They're real talk foundations. The Do's the don'ts common mistakes a lot of us. Women are making so what are some of the big takeaways some of our listeners ours are going to be able to walk away with today. It was really fun because she actually brought her kit in and it was the first time I think ever that makeup artist on the microphone was rustling around. Interru- okay holding out favorites. She's going to give me the real talk on the Pat Mcgrath Foundation okay. She's GonNa tell us about her. Big pepease about foundations and the ones that are launching right L. and like you mentioned she I gave her a few to play with at the very end of our interview and she literally could put it on the back of her hand in one swatch. Tell me if it was a good foundation or not and I was just my mind was blown. Wow I was fascinated by that. She is going to offer up some clues on how you can try that yourself so that when you're in the store and yeah that's all you can do and not try it on your face. You're going to be able to try and determine if it's actually a good foundation or not yeah and stay tuned to the end because you and I test out a whole bunch going to weigh in on those but first we're gonNA start with skin care and how to prep your skin for foundation before you get your spongier brush or anything like that so taken away Melanie. was there anything you do anything you do with skin preparation that you think is essential essential but most women at home are probably not doing. I mean not everybody can afford a official monthly but acting definitely exfoliating. You know there's a lot of good expediter at different different price point I depends what is your skin concern or. What is this can type so if you have a dry skin may be exfoliating alienating get rid of some of the dry skins and moisturizing so it's basically trying to find a routine that works for your skin type yeah and do you have a facial expression later that you really like that you find his gentle that have some pads because I don't always have the luxury to client. Oh go and wash your face with then what it because of the hair and everything so. I do have a pad at the pets from Arcona. Okay that kind of exfoliating pad oh so a just pick one pad and I'm allowed to you know to six four lead the skin gently oh cool now when it comes to primer. I've heard that you I never used a primer. No you don't in my life. Okay interesting for me. I don't I'm not I'm not familiar with primary. I don't use primer I don't okay. I I work with so many different client different results sometime. I want different finishes and I don't want to throw a primer that I'm not sure how the foundation's GonNa stick take to it. Is it going to glide is going to give me low residue so I don't use primarily. No a Charlotte Tilbury doesn't use primer either a lot of makeup artist on no. I think you're really like really for it or you're like. It's not for me is not from avenues a prayer. That's amazing. What a boot finding your rights shade. And what do you do if you are shopping in a drugstore or online for a foundation like. Is your shortcut to finding your exact rate shade. I mean I wouldn't show for the first. I'm online for nation. Yeah I would say if you you shop in. A drugstore is shopping department store. If you know get a Mirror Mirror on you you have to lady or the South Personnel Yourself. Here's a little foundation really Baio line. Go outside. If it's three floor up the day you know the delight is the only way yeah I'm always so amazed at. Just Barney's redid the entire beauty basement yet. It's gorgeous but delight is it's blue so if you go at a natural eight and you see you can see the founder like what are you looking for. Are you looking forward to disappear on the scan or what are you looking forward to know your have your match. I mean you looking for a column Hala match. I would say that's the most important some women like a very light foundations rustic Joe so women like l'amour coverage so disappearing into the skin yes but but it's not always a few have if you like a thick coverage you know a minor disappeared. Some women like you know coverage with defacement when I'm looking for was differently a column match what I'm struggling with right now. Information Industry is the"