Mélanie Manson is an accomplished and creative makeup artist with experience in all aspects of media makeup: fashion, video, and print.

At the age of 18, Mélanie left her native California to study at the School of Makeup Art in Toronto. From Canada, she moved to Melbourne, where for 10 years Mélanie provided makeup for Australian television, commercials, film and fashion. Her early experiences with famous Australian celebrities enriched her knowledge of creating image and the art of face.

Wanting to broaden her horizons she relocated to Los Angeles where she dove into Advertising, Music Video, Beauty, Print and Entertainment.

Mélanie's makeup artistry has been described as versatile, precise and an inspiration to others. Her beauty work is clean, fresh, unspoiled. Yet she has another side, which is very creative, fantastical & wild. Mélanie's diverse background with international experience creates a unique style accredited only to her and her artistic talent. Her innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of her subjects along with her affable personality adds to the success of all the projects she works on. 

I would be delighted to give you an estimate on any projects that you may have. In addition, I can send you a portfolio that showcases my work. Thank you for visiting my site. Please bookmark, as I will be updating frequently. 

For Bookings Please Call: 310.880.2825

Email: melmanson@earthlink.net

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"Melanie is the best! I have hired her to work on major national campaigns for the entertainment industry. She has always proved to be a huge asset and her winning attitude and amazing skill set not only make talent look their best but they always step on set in a good mood after sitting in Melanie's chair. She is on of the few makeup artists that I have encountered where the term "artist" applies as more than just a title. Book her once and you will never want to shoot with anyone else."

- Robert Sebree

Melanie Manson is one of the top makeup artists in Hollywood. She turns the act of applying makeup into a true art form. I have used her services dozens of times over many years. She is hugely talented.

- George Takei

"Best in the business. Melanie is a true artist and gives 150% on EVERY project. Makeup, hair, creative direction, ideas-woman... you can't get any better. She brings so much more to the table, full of pleasant surprises."

- Margaret Malandruccolo

"Melanie works wonders! My husband and I hired her for a business photo portrait. My husband is blue eyed with a light complexion. I've got a permanent tan and the wrinkles that go with it. Melanie made both of us look our best and still look natural. She has a darling personality and it easy to work with."

- Judy & Robert David Hall

"My name is Ken Pivak and I'm a professional advertising photographer with over 30 years experience. I make Melanie my first call, always. If you can think it, she can make it appear and even more so with her natural talents with what she loves dearly. Melanie is a great asset on any production due to her experience and ethics. She's the first to see my clients and the last to leave a studio, a true pro. She makes the day feel great and you find that your collaborated work with her has become much more than you anticipated for the shoot."

- Ken Pivak

"Melanie is a highly skilled individual whom delivers wonderful talent to all 'collaborations." 

- Michael Wright Studios

"Melanie is a gifted make-up artist and the most creative makeup person I have ever used on many photo shoots and I have hired many over the years prior to meeting Mel. So when I need a makeup person, without question, due to her calm, lovely personality and professionalism she is always the 1st on my list to call. I can always count on Mel to bring to any shoot the very best."

- Grove Pashley

"Melanie is a true talent! She is one of the most artistic people I have ever met and it shows in her work, always. I had the pleasure of working with her on a couple of music videos and was amazed by the make up work she did. It was flawless. I got to see her do several different looks from natural to dramatic and she made it look effortless. I am a hairstylist and when my clients need a professional make up artist I send them her way and get positive feedback from them everytime. Melanie is a true inspiration and professional."

- Cindy Lafluer

"Just met Melanie through the photographer I had hired for my photoshoot. I am a musician/singer, and have worked with a few hair/make-up personalities on sets of TV and film. Melanie was just so easy to communicate with, especially since it felt like I didn't need to say much at all. She seemed to just "get it" when the shot called for a certain look. She made me feel like a million bucks! Besides being extremely pleasant to work with, she is just great at what she does. Quality and character is found here."

- Alicia G.