“12 Days of Christmas” Gift #6 MAKE UP FOR EVER Studio Case

December 21, 2014



This gift is perfect for the beginning makeup artist or someone who just loves makeup. The set of 12 Artist Shadows with a step-by-step guide and a full-size of the Artist Liner.

The limited-edition palette has 12 mini Artists Shadows in the same formula  that was launched this summer. The formula of the shadows is amazing and blend like a dream. The 12 shades are perfect for creating a Natural, Smokey or Glamour look. This gift retails at Sephora for $59.50 but is on sale for $39.00 at Sephora.com You can also pick this up at the MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique on Robertson Blvd in Los Angeles. Gift6

“12 Days of Christmas” Gift #5 TOM FORD BLACK ORCHID Gift Set

December 21, 2014

I have been obsessed with this scent ever since its launch in 2006. The scent was an instant hit and is very popular as a unisex fragrance. This scent is very distinctive and has spicy floral and woodsy notes with vanilla, amber and vetiver. I saw this at Saks Fifth Avenue the other day and retails for $112.00



“12 Days of Christmas” Gift #4 TOM FORD Lip Color Gift Set

December 15, 2014

This gift is sure to WOW any makeup junkie! The set has 4 of the BEST SELLING Tom Ford Beauty Lipstick’s for $200.00

The set of lipsticks are contained in a elegant black box and the colors are Pink Dusk. Spanish Pink. True Coral and Nude Vanille.

Pick this gem up at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom’s.


“12 Days of Christmas” Gift #3 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

December 14, 2014

On this 3rd day of Christmas, I suggest this AWESOME Blush palette from Hour Glass Cosmetics! I picked this little guy up when I was in NY last month and am obsessed with it. Ive been using this on all my shoots lately. The palette has 3 shades of mineral blush, Rose, Peach and Plum. This makes an awesome gift for that girl who loves BLUSH!


“12 Days of Christmas” Beauty Gift Ideas! CONTOUR KIT

December 13, 2014

For my second beauty gift, id like to suggest this amazing Contour Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I am obsessed with this palette and use it softly sculpt all my beautiful clients. This kit is a must for any makeup artist or for someone who likes to sculpt their features for a glam look. You can pick this up at www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com or at any Sephora. The contour kit retails for $40.00

Happy Contouring!


12 Days of Christmas Gift #1

December 12, 2014

Having trouble finding that perfect gift for the beauty addict in your life?

Look no further!

Each day I will post a suggested gift that will brighten any beauty lovers day.

My first gift is the Ethereal Radiance Brush Set from Sigma Beauty, I’ve been using this set for the last month and LOVE it! It’s a great starter set for the beginner or a seasoned makeup artist. Sigma sells brushes individually so you can create your own set and they also sell a really cool glove to clean your brushes.



Anthony Merante Beauty Seminar Tickets on sale NOW!

October 20, 2014



Hey Guys, tickets are now available for my Beauty Seminar on November 9th in Los Angeles!

I will take you through a live demonstration on how to create the perfect flawless complexion, as well as, 3 editorial beauty looks inspired by current trends. This seminar is designed to elevate your own technique as a makeup artist, leaving you more prepared to deliver a flawless application every time.


The Perfect Flawless Complexion: How to prep and prime the skin for foundation. Choosing the right foundation formula for your clients skin type. How to give a soft contour and highlight application.

Editorial Beauty: Watch me create 3 Editorial Beauty looks inspired by current trends. I will walk you through the process of how to tell an editorial story with makeup.

During and after the presentation you will be encouraged to ask any questions about the looks being demonstrated. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of the seminar to ask anything you like, so please come ready with all your questions!

The cost of the class is $300 (plus a processing fee). Each attendee will receive a gift bag filled with some of my favorite products, along with beverages and a light lunch during a 30-minute break.

The seminar will be held in a LOS ANGELES photo studio and the address of location will be released the week of the event. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE and must be paid in full at the time of purchase. All attendees are required to bring a valid photo ID matching the attendees name on the ticket. Please arrive early as seating is on a first come first served basis.

I look forward to meeting you all!

Anthony Merante Beauty

New beauty shoot exclusively on FASHION GONE ROGUE!

October 2, 2014

I have a new beauty shoot running exclusively on http://www.fashiongnerogue.com These images were shot by Trever Hoehne, Modeled by Cailin Russo, Styled by Simona Sabo, Hair by Kristin Heitkotter and Makeup by Anthony Merante.

To get the many looks I created on Cailin I used cream eye shadows from MAC Cosmetics and a copper shade from Laura Mercier. I applied all over lid with my finger and blended into the crease with soft eye shadow brush. I then brushed the brows into place. For the nude lips, I used Dose Of Colors Lipstick in the PERFECT nude called POISE. For the darker looks, I applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof cream color in JET all over lid and blended into crease. I then took a black eye shadow to set the color and then placed a small amount of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream to the ball of the eye for a glossy look.

For more beauty images, flow my Instagram at @anthonymerante


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MAKE UP FOR EVER 30th Anniversary

October 1, 2014

MAKE UP FOR EVER is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and relaunching their iconic eye shadow range with 210 NEW shades. I was honored to be chosen as one of the 30 makeup artists to select a shade for the 30th Anniversary Palette. The palette is limited edition and has a selection of nudes, brights and gem tones. You can check out my artists video along with many other great makeup artists like Lottie, Joyce Bonelli, Dany Sanz, Jo Baker, Kabuki, Frances Hathaway and Melanie Iglesias to name a few.


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Anthony Merante Beauty Class Mailing List

September 30, 2014


Hey guys, I wanted to send a quick post to my blog followers that I will be having a Beauty Class in November.

Please click the link below to subscribe to my mailing list for details about the classes being offered and early access to tickets.


Hope to see you all in November!

Anthony Merante

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