Monday, April 6, 2009

I'm featured on event planner, Emilie Duncans Blog!

Here is the fabulous Emilie Duncan! Hair, and make-up by moi!

I am so excited to be featured on wedding planner: Emilie Duncan Event Planning's blog today. I had the pleasure of working with Emilie for headshots she needed, and our professional relationship began. Emilie is incredibly professional, but it is balanced out with her down to earth spirit. She features vendors occasionally on her blog for 'Vendor Conversations'. It really allows brides to get to know who vendors are underneath their professions. My before/after work that is featured was done by the fabulous photographers: Read on!

Vendor Conversations: Makeup by MelissaRoshan

By way of intro for MelissaRoshan, I will just re-post what I said after she did my makeup for my new headshots:
“She did an amazing job and for me to say that is a big deal - I never think makeup looks good on me but she even did some fun false lashes and still managed to make me look like myself. Exactly what I was hoping for!”

Business Name: Makeup By MelissaRoshan
Name: MelissaRoshan
Phone Number: 614-282-8197
Email Address: makeup {@} melissaroshan {dot} com
Website Address:
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How did you get started doing makeup professionally?
I started out in Seattle, Washington as a cosmetic counter manager for Borghese Cosmetics, an Italian line. I gained further experience as a professional commercial print model.

What is your favorite aspect of your job?
Seeing my clients faces light up after I have done their make-up. I really feel that I can bring a sense of joy with a whip of my make-up brush.

What is your specialty?
Providing flawless pretty make-up that looks like you, but enhanced.

What is the starting price point for makeup for a wedding and what is included (trial, travel fees, etc.)?
My rates are as follows:
$55.00 make-up trial run. Includes extensive consultation, and full make-up.
$110.00 Bridal make-up fee. Includes lashes in either strip, or individuals. Stay-proof water proof make-up, and mini touch up lip gloss
$55.00 per bridesmaid. Includes stay-proof make-up, and a mini touch up lip gloss
$45.00 mother of the bride/mother of the groom

Anything else we should know about your company?
My philosophy has always to make each client look like herself, only flawless, and enhanced. I have a service gurantee that promises each, and every client will be happy with my work. I put my heart, and soul into my work, and convey this through my work.

Childhood ambition?
To be a singer, dancer, and actress. I accomplished all three. I am the lead singer in my families Rock Band on Playstation 3. I dance all the time for my children, and actually like to breakdance. I’m always acting out silly puppet shows for my children, nieces, and nephews. Stay tuned for the dvd! (joking)

Favorite beauty tool?
By far, I love my Shu Uemera eyelash curler.

Dream vacation?
St. Tropez. I have a post card on my refrigerator with St. Tropez’s beach on the front. Whenever I get stressed out, I gaze at this post card, and imagine myself there.

Something in your beauty toolbox that might surprise us?
I have mini electrical fan. This is perfect for drying eye-makeup, or the client who may have a hot flash from seeing how beautiful she looked after I am done with her!

Last time you laughed until it hurt?
Listening to my son sing Lady Ga-Ga with such conviction…

Personal lipstick shade?
‘Almost There’ by Trish-Mcevoy

Last thing you bought?
A ‘Stop Wars’ t-shirt from

Hidden talent?
I can hula-hoop non stop for like, thirty minutes!

Can’t live without?
My family, my blackberry

Favorite quote?
One can never consent to creep, when one feels an impulse to soar”

Best compliment ever received?
Your the best make-up artist I have ever met. This compliment was given by actress Mira Sorvino when I lived in New York City.

If you weren’t a makeup artist, what would you be?
A veternarian

Finally, tell us your absolute favorite makeup/beauty tip…
To find your proper blush tone, simply squeeze the tips of your fingers. This is your natural blush tone. Or, take a peek at the inside of your cheeks.. This is also your natural blush tone. So the next time you go to a make-up counter, squeeze your finger tips, and inform the counter girl you’re not giving blood—you need a new blush!

Please share a few of your favorite before and after pictures of brides…

MelissaRoshan Before