Celebrity makeup artist Melissa Merhar-Parker has worked for some of the biggest names in the beauty business over her 14 years in the industry, including Prescriptives, Chanel and Dior. This incredible training, natural talent and upbeat spirit set the path for her incredibly diverse resume. Her gift of makeup has brought her to numerous sets of MTV music videos for celeb clients like TI, Chris Brown and The Dream; to Ke$ha for after-party makeup; and to album-cover shoots for Flo Rida and more.
The Philly-born, Atlanta-based artist also championed a Makeup Concierge service in Atlanta, which helps empower women to look natural yet red-carpet ready through a customized makeup-application lesson and shopping trip. Additionally, Merhar-Parker helps numerous brides look their best for their big day.
She has appeared in Lucky, DailyCandy, Jezebel, Occasions, Go Getter Girls and others. When she's not playing with shadows and lipsticks, she's enjoying spending time with her son and bulldog, hitting a spin class or redecorating her home.
Ke$ha, Flo Rida, TI, The Dream, Rocco, Chris Brown, Renee Taylor, VV Brown, Chris Willis, Twyla Tharpe, Hamilton Park, Stephanie Oswald, Annabelle Gurwitch, Jim O'Connell, Leah Guy, Jennifer Jolly, Julia Dimon, Chef Rick Browne, Mary Beth Bona, Joe Washington, Top Chef finalist Kevin Gillespie, Amy McCready, Ebony Steele
Fun Facts about Melissa:
Favorite Makeup Brands: Makeup Forever, Dior and M.A.C.
Favorite Trend From The 80s: Lots of blush! Love those cheekbones!
Favorite 90s Trend: Brick-red lips and natural skin
Worst Trend EVER: Dark-brown liner with light gloss (i.e. Pam Anderson in the 90s)
Makeup Icon: Kevin Aucoin was an amazing makeup artist! I can read his books over and over.