If you are looking for a Makeup Artist for your wedding day, look no further. This is one of our top choices in the Dominican Republic. Melanie will not only make you look your best, she is amazing to work with and her skills will blow your mind. Having a professional doing your makeup will make you feel confident and beautiful throughout the entire day, and we feel her work proves it.
Why did you become a Makeup Artist?
I believe being present at a Wedding. I feel it really show cases true love and raw emotion when watching the bride get ready, when the couple first see each other to the vow exchange. Experiencing that love first hand is touching and beautiful and it is the number one reason why I love my job, I love transforming people with makeup but I love even more seeing true love in action
Where do you work? Only in the Dominican Republic?
Most of the year I live in Toronto but come to DR during the winters and love working with destination brides. So far it is January, February and March but I might extend it later.
Do you work by yourself or you have any assistants to help you?
Right now I work on my own.
Do you do hair and makeup? Do you use an airbrush?
I specialize in makeup. I feel that is my strong suit. I do hair occasionally but feel I really excel in makeup and prefer to offer only the best of my skills. Yes, I use a long lasting airbrush formula.
Do you use any brand in particular?
I Use 98% all high-end brands, all different kinds depending on the product. Some brands I use are: Mac, Makeup Forever, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercer, Temptu, Urban Decay, Lily Ghalichi, Velour, Ardell.
Do you know how to work with different skin types and hair types?
Yes I am VERY experienced and have taken many courses to improve my skills and lengthen my knowledge.
Do you offer a makeup trial? Should brides bring their veils and accessories to it?
I do offer a trial makeup to brides at my home. Since I do mostly makeup I don’t require many accessories but if I were to do hair then yes, brides should bring the necessary accessories.
How far in advance should people book you?
I am in the Dominican Republic in January, February, and March, so the earlier the better but since I’m fairly new to the DR I have lots of availability!
Is there a website where we can see more of your work?
Yes! Check it out! www.melaniegabriele.com
You can also follow me on Instagram!
Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I also offer advanced highlight and contour done elegantly and appropriate for weddings.
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