New beauty shoot exclusively on FASHION GONE ROGUE!

October 2, 2014

I have a new beauty shoot running exclusively on 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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Prestige Hong Kong July 2012 Editorial

July 6, 2012

I am loving this NEW Editorial in Prestige Hong Kong Magazine. Shot in a garage that used to house vintage cars, it created the perfect backdrop for our fashion story. Check out these amazing fashions by Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Blumarine, Lanvin, Burberry. Roberto Cavalli, Moschino and Versace.

Photography by: Giuliano Bekor
Styling: Paris Libby
Hair: Damien Carney
Makeup: Anthony Merante using Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics
Props: Eddie Inda

Lydia Hearst for Italian Style Magazine

October 24, 2011

I was browsing the internet and found a editorial I did with Lydia Hearst for Italian Style Magazine last Spring. We shot this spread at the famous Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, styled by Kendrick Osorio and shot by Robert Gallagher.  I hope you enjoy the pics below.

Loretta Devine 63rd Primetime Emmy Award Winner

September 19, 2011

Congratulations to LORETTA DEVINE for her win at the  63rd Primetime Emmy Awards last night. She took home the trophy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama for her role on Grey’s Anatomy playing Adele Webber. Loretta’s dress was designed by Angela Dean and she looked stunning!

For Loretta’s eyes I used the Anastasia Illumin8 Eye Shadow Duo in My Bedford. I applied this shadow with a damp brush to give it staying power. For the lips I lined them with MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in shade 10C and then I applied the Anastasia Hydrafull Gloss in Sangria.


Christian Dior Velvet Eyes Stick On Eyeliners

September 8, 2011

Christian Dior introduces Velvet Eyes! What are they you ask? They are stick on eyeliner decals in 4 different designs! I just love the idea of stick on eyeliner and can not wait to try these out at my next beauty shoot. The set comes with 4 designs and 2 are adorned with Swarovski Crystals.

Velvet Eyes will be available tonight at the NYC Dior Boutique in honor of Fashion’s Night Out and then available exclusively at Sephora September 16th.

Spring Editorial for UNI Magazine (Poppy Fields)

May 19, 2011

I just got some tear sheets from Uni Magazine out of Dubai. We shot this in Palmdale CA at the Poppy Fields on a beautiful and VERY cold Spring day in March. My beauty look was based on vibrant lip shades. I used all MAC Cosmetics lipsticks in shades: Candy Yum Yum, Pink Plaid, Saint Germaine and Girl About Town.

Photo Credit: Raquel Olivo
Hair: Lucie Doughty
Makeup: Anthony Merante
Styling: Arturo D Chavez

Rachel Roberts for TREATS! Magazine

May 15, 2011

For the debut issue of Treats! Magazine I did an editorial with actress Rachel Roberts. We shot on location in the Hollywood Hills at a fabulous home and it was shot by photographer Deborah Anderson. The images are stunning and can be seen in Treats! Magazine on News Stands NOW! You can also subscribe digitally at


Kurv Magazine Men’s Underwear Spread

December 28, 2010

For the December issue of Kurv Magazine I shot a men’s underwear spread with photographer Giuliano Bekor and stylist Anita Patrickson. We shot a total of 22 models in designer underwear. My 2 assistants and I prepped all the models bodies with 2 bottles of Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream. I love this body cream cause it smooths and conditions skin with hydroxy acids and essential oils. We then applied a very thin layer of Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil Gel to the entire body to give a sheen to the skin.

America’s Next Top Model Part 2

November 21, 2010

I posted last September a few behind the scenes images from my shoot on America’s Next Top Model. Here is some more of the final shots of the models that I made up throughout the day. I hadn’t realized that I did 6 out of the 14 models total! Click on each image for a closer look!

62nd Primetime Emmys Red Carpet Review

August 30, 2010

The 62nd Primetime Emmy’s were last night and even though I didn’t watch the awards show, I will say some beautiful ladies won big in the wardrobe department.

After watching the Live from the Red Carpet show, I found that a lot of people played it safe with the hair and makeup. My favorites from the red carpet were January Jones, Anna Paquin, Kim Kardashian and Lea Michele.

January Jones is my top pick for Best Dressed! I thought her Electric Blue Versace gown was perfect for her skin tone and I loved the shape and quirkiness to it as well. Her make up was kept very simple & pretty with glowing skin and the hair sort of had a messy beachy texture.

Anna Paquin comes in second place in her Alexander McQueen gladiator inspired gown. I thought the dress was a little heavy looking but the detail was exquisite and she pulled it off very well. Anna’s makeup was kept in a neutral palette with a nude pink lip. The hair style was very runway inspired and it was executed to perfection. I still can not stop looking at this hair.

Kim Kardashian always looks stunning on the red carpet and last night was no exception. Her Marchesa Grecian style gown fit her like a glove and hair and makeup were prefect. Her makeup was a bit toned down from her usual smokey eye look and I think it makes her look very fresh. I love the texture in her pull backed hair. Kim looked like a goddess!

Last but not least on the list is Lea Michele from Glee. This jewel toned strapless mermaid gown from Oscar De la Renta is perfect for her gorgeous figure. I think she could have ditched the chunky necklace and bracelet though. I thought the makeup was very pretty, the eyes could have done with out the blue eye liner though and the hair should have been pulled back off her pretty face.

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