Look Your Best for Life's Important Moments

A Professional Makeup Artist to help you look your best, feel beautiful & confident, and be ready for life’s most significant moments.

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“I love how I looked”

-Lindsay Crye

Look Your Best

Your best. I will work hard to find your best individual look that you’ll love.

Be Ready For Life’s Significant Moments

From your senior photos to your wedding day, there will be photos to remember your most significant moments. Not all makeup is created equal and most makeups don’t photograph well. I know what photographs best so you’ll never have to worry about not looking as beautiful as you had hoped for your photos.

Feel Beautiful & Confident

Makeup is more than just paint for the face. It boosts confidence, can make anyone feel like a princess, and highlights your beautiful features.

What Makes Makeup By Mel So Different?

When it comes to some of life’s most significant moments, you want to look your best...


And when it comes to your makeup you might be wondering:

Will my makeup be adequate and will I be enough?  Will this makeup look as good in the photographs as it does in the mirror? What if it doesn’t turn out right or the way I want it to? Will I feel confident in my own skin? Can I do it myself or should I hire someone?

Finding your best look doesn’t have to be stressful.

I know what it’s like to have big days and to want to look good for them. I’ve been there too.

I know that you are unique and beautiful. When you work with me, I will consider your eye shapes, and your individual facial geometry as we work to find your best look. You should love the way you look.

I have been a professional makeup artist in the Twin Cities for nearly a decade. Getting my start as a professional makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics I have helped hundreds of women find their own favorite look, and look and feel beautiful for their most significant moments in life. From senior pictures to engagement photos to the wedding day. From the first pregnancy photos to the family holiday portraits to everyday outings.   

I’ve helped hundreds of women find their best look, have confidence and feel attractive.


When you choose to trust me with some of your biggest moments I promise you will:


  1. Feel heard. Maybe you’ve had the unpleasant experience of working with a professional who doesn’t listen to your desires and tastes. Since they’re a “professional” they “know what look is best for you.” I know how scary it can be to not feel heard. I’ve had that experience too and it’s not fun. I’m here to listen as we work together to discover your best look. Whether your taste is a clean natural look with little makeup or sophisticated glamour – I’m here with only one goal, to simply make you look and feel beautiful.

  2. Not have to worry. I use professional grade makeup and products that are long-lasting. So you’ll never have to worry about losing your glow and radiance on your most demanding and important days. For people who have gluten intolerances or celiac, my makeup kit is completely gluten-free. 

  3. Get the best possible pictures. The way cameras capture light affects the way your makeup will look in photos. Certain makeups and applications do not photograph well. Having done this for a long time I know what is proven to produce the best photographs.

Book now. Don’t wait. My availability fills up fast and in order to do my best work I only take on a limited number of clients. Don’t risk having makeup that doesn’t photograph well. These are some of your most significant memories. And you deserve to look your best for them.


“I’ve been in enough weddings to know how hectic getting ready can be. I was worried I would not have enough time to do my own makeup and it wouldn’t be good enough.

So I contacted Mel, she did a trial run and I hired her to do mine and my bridal party’s makeup.

On my wedding day, she was the first person to arrive to the bridal suite, I was able to sit back and relax, and I had a blast getting ready. I was confident and my makeup was stunning!”  

-Brooke Krzesowiak

“Mel is an incredibly talented artist who is fantastic to work with. I’m not one that wears much makeup but wanted something special for my wedding day. In our trial run, she gave me options and explained various looks and styles we could work with. She was fun to have around as my girls and I got ready.”

-Bekah Sommerfeld

“Melinda was absolutely fantastic to work with on my wedding day. I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted for makeup and she walked me through some options and made suggestions during our test run which was exactly what I wanted and needed.

She made me feel at ease on the day of and I LOVED how I looked. I can’t recommend Mel enough.”

-Lindsay Crye

A Process That Makes Getting a Great Look Simple

Finding Your Best Look Shouldn’t Have To Be Hard

Step 1

Book Now

Contact me today and reserve your date


Step 2

Identify Objectives & Desires

Let me know what occasion you need makeup for.

Step 3

Know All Your Options

We’ll get your date booked and get you looking beautiful!



On your wedding day, you want things to go perfect.  Your makeup is not something you should have to worry about.  Bridal makeup is one of the most special forms of makeup. This is how your husband will see you as you walk down the aisle! I love giving each bride a special look that they desire and working with them to meet their needs. Contact me for quotes and to see if there are spots available.

Other Special Occasions

I love contributing something extra to clients whenever they need it. When you come to me for my services, I know you are looking for something special — and I deliver just that. For every occasion, I use high quality and long lasting makeup that will truly leave you glowing with radiance. Contact me today and get the look you’ve always wanted.

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