Welcome to the web site of Illusions by Melanie.   I am a professional makeup artist, located in the greater Seattle area.   I am certified, trained, and experienced in all aspects of makeup artistry, including bridal makeup, fashion makeup, SPFX makeup, period makeup, and airbrush makeup. Airbrushed makeup, including foundations, tatoo concealment, and high-end spray tanning are a specialty. In-depth color analysis is available. I offer on-location makeup service for brides and other members of the wedding party. If your wedding party is large, I have a team of experienced makeup artists and stylists to accommodate you.   I am experienced in headshot makeup, fashion photography makeup, film makeup, TV and video makeup (including high definition), commercial print makeup, and theatrical makeup. I also do makeup for proms, graduations, other formal events and portraits.   I perform modern color analysis.   I now offer spray tanning just like expensive salons, but at reasonable cost.   I teach personalized, one-on-one makeup lessons for changing your own look, or complete courses to prepare you for a career in makeup artistry.   I can be contacted by e-mail at ibmel@ibmel.com or by telephone at 425-761-6496(mobile) or 425-369-0818 (studio). © Illusions by Melanie, all rights reserved.

Please note that the copyrights of all images belong to the respective photographers, and the images are used here with their permission. Although many images on this site contain ibmel.com watermarks, these watermarks are only intended to help protect the rights of the photographers, not assert ownership. In most cases, Illusions by Melanie can not grant permission to use these images for commercial purposes. Interested parties must obtain permission directly from the individual photographers.