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
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
December 3, 2012
Check out these beautiful Pevonia Spa Clinica ads I did with amazing beauty photographer Dorit Thies
Photographer: Dorit Thies
Art Director: Claudia Muehlenweg
Makeup: Anthony Merante
Hair: Andrew Zepeda
December 3, 2012
I have used every brush cleaner known to man. Most of which contain harsh chemicals in them that destroy the natural hair of the brushes so I usually just end up using regular shampoo. That is until I tried The London Brush Company’s Pure Goat Milk Solid Brush Cleaner a few months ago. I picked up a 1oz container at Nigel Beauty Emporium and was blown away by how clean and soft my brushes were. I am now on my 3rd container. This stuff is that good!
The creator of this wonderful product is accomplished makeup artist Sian Richards of The London Brush Company. These brushes are a staple in my makeup kit and are hand crafted in Great Britain. Sian has 22 years of experience as a movie makeup artist and you can check out her latest work in the new movie Cloud Atlas starring Halle Berry.
This brush cleaner is a MUST for any professional makeup artist or makeup aficionado. Pick yours up at www.londonbrushcompany.com
June 6, 2012
Who doesn’t love a little Summer Love? Check out these stunning beauty looks that are perfect for Summer beach party or a hot date. Photographer Giuliano Bekor dreamt up this fun quirky shoot that I so fondly have renamed “Psycho Beach Party”…
We were inspired by all the bright accessories coming out for Spring Summer 2012 and coordinated each look with an equally bright makeup look. Below each image is a list of the product used!
Photos: Giuliano Bekor
Makeup: Anthony Merante
Hair: Damien Carney
Set Design: Eddie Inda
Face: JOSIE MARAN Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40
Foundation: MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation in shade 118
Cheek: Giorgio Armani Blending Blush Duo in #02
Mascara: Sunday Riley, The Influencer Extra Volume Glossy Mascara
Brows: Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills in Medium Ash
Eyes: NARS Eyeshadow in All About Eve
Lips: Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss lip color in Crush
January 9, 2012
Check out this pretty beauty story for Marie Claire Greece.
October 27, 2011
I was checking out the Benefit Cosmetics YouTube channel the other day and found a few videos for the products that I did the makeup on the ads for. The products were B.Right Skin Care, Cha Cha Tint and Some Kind of Gorgeous! 3 products that I love and use quite often. All the ads were shot by photographerBonnie Holland and hair by Lucie Doughty!
October 19, 2011
I thought I would share a little secret of mine. Her name is Tussanee and she is the one responsible for making my skin look and feel 17 again. Tussanee at Integrity Skin is by far the BEST facialist I have EVER been to. I’ve tried them all, Face Place, Sonia Dakar, you name it. They have all been great, but Tussanee is the only person I will trust my skin too. Her facials are so good, I almost don’t even need any retouching! LOL
If you are looking for an excuse to spoil your self. Make an appointment ASAP and tell her I sent you, you will not be disappointed. As well as facials, Tussanee at Integrity Skin also does the most beautiful eye lash extensions and spray tan’s. Integrity Skin is conveniently located in Pasadena.
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
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