“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” 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!


Holiday Makeup Ideas by Anthony Merante Part 3

December 20, 2013

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“ALL THAT GLITTERS” was the theme for this holiday party makeup & hair look! I was inspired by the glittery backdrop I created using two huge containers of silver glitter and some foam core board. I wanted the skin to be gorgeous and sparkle, I achieved this look by using MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation and some reflects glitter from MAC Cosmetics. I wanted to use one of my flea market finds and adorned the sculpted bun with a pink vintage brooch. To get this sculpted, sparkling look, follow the easy 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: To get these glittery eyes, I applied MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Soft Ochre all over lid with a large fluffy eye shadow brush and let it set. I then dabbed Too Faced Glitter Glue all over the lid with my finger to adhere the glitter. I applied MAC Cosmetics Glitter in Reflects Pearl all over the eye and to the brow bone with my finger to prevent minimal fall out. Since I didn’t use any eye liner for this look, I wanted to add some drama to the lash, so I added a full strip of Wispies lashes from Ardell and after the glue set, 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 clear. If you have problems finding the glitter from MAC, you can also find very similar items from Urban Decay, MAKE UP FOR EVER or Sephora Brand. Reflects pearl from MAC might be a pro product.

LIPS: For the lips, I wanted to go for a fun and easy playful pink glossy lip and applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydraful Lipgloss in Sugar Pink for a sexy pout. The Hydraful Gloss from Anastasia is by far my favorite gloss, the silicone applicator is ideal for smoothing this gloss across the lips effortlessly.

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 NARS Cosmetics Blush in Orgasm. I then applied MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle to the cheek bones, chin and nose for a healthy radiant glow. To boost the sparkle factor, I applied the same glitter that I applied to the eye with a blush brush on the cheek bones and temples for added drama.



Photography: Ron Derhacopian
Makeup: Anthony Merante

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

Website: www.anthonymerante.com
Blog: www.anthonymerante.wordpress.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/anthonymerante

My Grandma, the wicked green witch!

October 26, 2011

Sticking with the Halloween theme today. I was flipping through some old pics and came across some makeup I did in 2009. Now, Halloween makeup isn’t exactly my thing, but when my grandma asked me to turn her into a witch with makeup, I couldn’t resist. I spent a few days trying to come up with a look that would really transform her with out using prosthetics. I called my grandma the next day and said “Can I paint you green?” I was pretty shocked that she said yes! I asked again just to make sure I wasn’t hearing things. She really said yes! My grandma ended up winning the costume contest that night. This was one of funnest makeups I have done and it was extra special cause it was with my grandma.

To get the look, I prepped and primed the skin with Embryolisse Moistruizer and then applied a layer of Temptu S/B Primer and let that soak in. I then used Temptu S/B High Def Colors in Green all over the face and then contoured the face with MAC Pro Performance HD Airbrush Makeup  in Landscape Green.  I then applied MAC Glitter in 3D Gold to the eye  and filled in the brows with a black eye shadow. The lashes were something I found at CVS and they usually have them every year in the Halloween section. For the lips, I used MAC Lipstick in Russian Red for a totally glam look! The brunette wig was from Troika Wigs.

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 www.youtube.com/anthonymerantebeauty 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.
Website: www.anthonymerante.com
Blog: www.anthonymerante.wordpress.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/anthonymerante

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 http://www.youtube.com/anthonymerantebeauty

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 http://www.youtube.com/anthonymerantebeauty

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

Website: www.anthonymerante.com
Blog: www.anthonymerante.wordpress.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/anthonymerante

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