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 Years Eve Makeup Look

December 29, 2013



The Holiday parties are all over and now its time to get ready for the biggest night of the year, NEW YEARS EVE! For this look I was inspired by Audrey Hepburn in the movie Breakfast At Tiffany’s. To get this gorgeous timeless look, follow the steps below.

MAKEUP: I prepped and primed the skin using Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturizer. I like to use this particular moisturizer cause it is oil free and light weight and doesn’t compromise my makeup and helps it last all day and into the night. With a large flat foundation brush from MAKE UP FOR EVER (35N) I applied MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation in shade 117 starting from the center of the face and blending outward. I then buffed the foundation further with a wet makeup sponge. If you have a Beauty Blender or something like it, that would work great as well. I let the foundation sit on the skin and set on its own before applying any face powder and started on the eye makeup.

EYES: I applied MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Soft Ochre all over lid with a large fluffy eye shadow brush and let it set. For the winged eyeliner, I used Clinique Brush On Cream Liner using a fine eyeliner brush. I started with the outside corners of the eye and got my flicks even. I then lined close to the lash line starting from the inner corner of the eye and then connecting to my flicks. I applied two full coats of of L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black to the top lashes and then applied Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in black to the bottom lashes. I filled in any sparse areas and elongated Rebecca’s brow using Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette and then brushed into place with Anastasia Brow Gel in Granite. 

LIPS: For the lips, I wanted to have a bright statement lip. I used Urban Decay Supersaturated Lip Pencil in Crush. I lined the lips and filled them in with this highly pigmented glossy lipstick. For added staying power, blot the lips with a tissue and then reapply the lipstick.

CHEEKS: To finish off the look I set the foundation with a translucent face powder from MAKE UP FOR EVER. The powder I used is no longer made, but any translucent powder will do. I then dusted the apple of the cheeks and into the contours with TOM FORD Cheek Color in Frantic Pink. 

Photography: Ron Derhacopian

Makeup: Anthony Merante

Create the PERFECT Cat Eye using Anastasia Beverly Hills She Wears It Well Palette!

July 7, 2012

Create the PERFECT Cat Eye using this gorgeous palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills! She Wears It Well Palette has a mix of 9 nude and neutral shades in matte and shimmery formulas that effortlessly glide on the eyes and stay ALL DAY!

The She Wears It Well palette  is a perfect blend of Hollywood Glamour and Modern Moxie that imparts a sophisticated smolder to anyone’s eyes. Hurry up before this palette is sold out. Available at and any Sephora Store.

For a step by step guide to creating the perfect cat eye, check out the video I created for Anastasia on YouTube!


Ethereal Inspired Makeup Video Tutorial

January 2, 2012

This Ethereal makeup was inspired by a trend that I saw a lot on the Fall/Winter 2011 Runways. Many of the shows had out of this world makeup, the models looked radiant and FLAWLESS! Flawless was my goal with this video, to give an almost angelic look to the skin. I achieved these results by using many of my favorite products that are super shimmery. Check out the gorgeous results below!

Products Used in this video:
Dermalogica Active Moist
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation in 117 & 118.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Microfinish Powder
Benefit Cosmetics Boing Concealer in shade #2
Benefit Cosmetics Cream Eye Shadow in R.S.V.P.
MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Coquette
Chanel Eye Lash Curler
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Lifting Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde
NARS Blush in Angelika
MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle
Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydraful Gloss in Sugar Pink
MAC Cosmetics Pigment in Vanilla


Chic Rocker Chick Inspired Video Tutorial

October 31, 2011

For my latest video. I was inspired by a single eye shadow from the Fall 2011 Collection from Chanel. The cream/gel eye shadows are stunning and I was quickly drawn to the dark shimmery shade called Mirifque. My model Lauren has the PERFECT face to demonstrate this Rocker inspired look on.  I love the dark and raw feeling of the eye makeup, but wanted to make up to look chic by pairing it with matte skin, slightly contoured cheeks and a glossy beige/pink mouth. Next week I demonstrate an angelic ethereal makeup, so stay tuned!

Products Used in this video:
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation in 118.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Microfinish Powder
Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Mirifique
Anastasia Beverly Hills EyePencil Duo in Noir (Coming Soon)
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
NARS Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls
NARS Blush in Madly


Sultry Smokey Eye Video Tutorial

October 23, 2011

My 3rd installment of my video series is a smokey eye. A smokey eye can be very seductive, colorful or even toned down for day time. In this video tutorial, I show you how to create a bronze smokey eye using Anastasia Beverly Hills Illumin8 Eye Shadow Duo in At Chateau. A smokey eye can be done with any neutral shade or bright color with varied intensities. The term “Smokey Eye” refers to the technique where all the harsh lines are blended for a smokey effect. I hope you enjoy this video, it is one of my favorites so far. If you have not already, please subscribe to my YouTube channel at for sneak peeks and email notifications when I upload a video.

The products used in this tutorial:

Anastasia Illumin8 Eye Shadow Duo in At Chateau
Kevyn Aucoin Eye Pencil in Basic Black
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black
Chanel Eye Lash Curler
Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette
Anastasia Clear Brow gel
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Pencil in 1C
Anastasia Hydraful Gloss in Barely.

The Classic RED Lip Video Tutorial

October 16, 2011

I just uploaded another video to my YouTube account. This video is all about The Classic Red Lip. Check it out at

The products used in this tutorial:

Anastasia Ullumin8 Bronzer in Sun Kissed
Make Up For Ever Shine on Powder in #2
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
Anastasia Lash Lifting Mascara
Chanel Eye Lash Curler
MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry
Urban Decay Super Saturated Lip Color
Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette
Anastasia Clear Brow gel

“How To” get a Perfect Flawless Complexion Video

October 9, 2011

I just uploaded my VERY first “How To” video on my YouTube Channel. Check it out at

I hope you enjoy the video on how to achieve a perfect flawless complexion with using a few products that most of you will already own.

The products used in this tutorial.

Dermalogica Active Moist
Murad Soothing Skin & Lip Balm
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 118 & 117
Make Up For Ever Foundation Brush 35N
Cle De Peau Concealer in Ivory
Anastasia Highlighting Creme Duo in Aspen
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder


Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Gloss Video

October 7, 2011

Hey Guys, check out this video I did for Anastasia Beverly Hills. I am obsessed with this new gloss and the applicator is amazing. I have been using this gloss on everything from red carpet, music videos to editorial shoots. Sephora  has a great holiday set of all 6 glosses for just 30 bucks! That’s just $5 for each gloss!

My first “How To” video comes out MONDAY!

Behind the scenes shots from my “How To” video shoot!

September 25, 2011

I have been saying for over a year now that I am going to make “How To” videos for my blog. Well the day finally happened last Thursday. It was a very long day of shooting and the fact that I had little to no sleep the night before didn’t exactly make it a easy day. But the videos will be up starting in early to mid October and they came out beautifully.

I want to send a quick shout out to my VERY awesome assistants Andrew and Brithney who did everything I needed to get through the day. Also want to thank Rafael Bekor at Lightbox Studios for his amazing photography and studio space. “It was like shooting in heaven”

Last but not least, I want to thank Michelle Orrego. If it wasn’t for her, these videos would have never been made and I look forward to creating MANY more. Thanks for the push Michelle! 🙂

I hope these “Behind The Scenes” images are enough to hold you over!

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