Beauty Diaries: Melanie Meyer On How To Master The No-Make-Up Make-Up Look

BY Harper's BAZAAR Arabia / Dec 25 2019 / 15:23 PM

Dubai-based German-French make-up artist Melanie talks us through her beauty-kit essentials and serious love of all things Sisley Paris...

Beauty Diaries: Melanie Meyer On How To Master The No-Make-Up Make-Up Look
Sabrina Rynas


Favourite make-up brandSisley Paris, for its avant-garde technology. Its fabulous new botanical make-up line helps the skin to better defend itself against environmental stressors – how amazing is that?

Foundation / concealer: My go-to foundation for shoots is Armani Luminous Silk (Dhs245). It has a smooth, slightly dewy finish and is buildable. It also suits most skin 5 types which is crucial for me when it comes to choosing foundations for my make-up kit. My absolute favourite concealer is Estée Lauder’s brilliant Flawless Wear Concealer (Dhs125).

Go-to lip colour: It has to be Gucci Rouge à Lèvres in Voile (Dhs140). For a matte look, I would go for Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet.

Mascara: For a bit of drama, I absolutely love Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara. If I want to go for a more natural look, my favourite is Sisley So Intense (Dhs185).

Signature scent: Dior Poison (Dhs575) is the perfume I’ve worn for the past 20 years. I have tried so many but I always go back to it and it’s become my trademark scent.

Signature make-up hack: My absolute favourite make-up hack is the soft-contour lip which is achieved by dabbing over the outline of the lips after applying any bold colour. I love the effect as it gives a really modern look and it just makes the lips look super full.

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, Dhs245

Estée Lauder Flawless Wear Concealer, Dhs125

Gucci Rouge à Lèvres in Voile, Dhs140

Sisley So Intense Mascara, Dhs185

Dior Poison, Dhs575


Treatments: I like to give my hair a little extra treatment every now and then. I use a really pure, undiluted organic argan oil from the brand Jumeirah Oasis.

Favourite products: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is fantastic (Dhs170).

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, Dhs170


Skincare routine: My morning essentials are Evian Thermal Water Spray, Skinceuticals Vitamin C Serum (Dhs310) and Sisley Confort Extreme Lèvres. In the evening I use La Roche-Posay Toleriane Face Wash, SkinMedica Retinol Complex and I also put Vaseline on my eyelashes and eyebrows which thickens them!

Moisturiser: Sisley Sisleya (Dhs1,850) is my go-to.

Manicure: The Nail Spa and I love a nude or red.

Skinceuticals Vitamin C Serum, Dhs310

Sisley Sisleya, Dhs1,850


Attitude to injectables: A very good question. I am personally not against any form of injectables but would rather a more natural way, which is my kind of aesthetic.

Best Cosmetic Dermatologist: Biolite in Jumeirah.

Future intervention: I do believe in ageing in a graceful way and I would like to try skin-tightening laser treatments in the future.


Food intolerances: I am following a plant-based diet during the week and have some fish or eggs on the weekends.

Workout method: I trained my dog to run with me in the mornings. I also like to swim and do Calisthenics.

Guilty food pleasures: Chocolate! My favourites would be Bateel chocolates and Lindt 70% dark.

Beverage preference: Coffee, although tea is much better for me.

Breakfast: Chia seeds and oats with coconut milk.

From Harper's BAZAAR Arabia's December 2019 Issue