How did Ms. Charm meet Giselle Melrose?
Back in 2013, Ms. Charm had the important and huge task of contacting all the Raw Awards Nominees for Raw Baltimore. At the time, Giselle Melrose was focusing on the artistry of hair and had been nominated as a Hairstylist of the Year. She was a pleasure to interview.
Of course, we have seen each other around town on many occasions throughout the years. Now, Giselle Melrose is emerging makeup artist often collaborating with great local photographer, Syranno.
I always wanted to give Giselle her very own feature on Ms. Charm’s Chic. And here it is!
Say hello to Giselle Melrose, the Baltimore make-up artist on the rise.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
Well originally my name is Virginia Smith and I am a Baltimore Native! I am 25 years old now (just had a b-day lol) and my primary job is a sales associate at Sally’s Beauty Supply. I am owner of two cats, Augustine and Mongo and 2 turtles, Dale and Brennan. My favorite movie to date is Vampire In Brooklyn and my favorite food is salmon. I have been a makeup artist for almost 4 years and I’ve been a hairstylist for 5 years.
What inspired you to venture into make-up?
To be honest anything can spark some creativity in me. I am constantly on social media, whether on the morning on my way to work so it really doesn’t take much. I work in a beauty supply store as well so I meet people of all walks of life and that definitely helps with that. My store caters to everyone including professionals so I am always swapping advice and ideas with people which will later lead a makeup post later on or a blog post to my site.
Who was the first person you tested your make-up skills on? What do you remember about your first time doing make-up?
My first makeup client was actually a model for a photo shoot. She wanted a smokey eye a nice lip and I had only been out makeup school maybe 3 hours lol! What I remember most about that was it was soooooo heavy handed and dark. I was never so excited to do makeup in my life but afterwards I realized it was a bad idea..
3 Makeup products every women should own
- A Great Nude Lip Stick, something that she can dress up or down
- A Volumizing Mascara because we can’t always run a get lashes
- A Great Full Coverage Foundation because without it makeup will take a lot longer lol
Describe your personal style.
I am a pretty laid back person 40% of the tome do to work BUT when i can you can call me Mariah Carey! I am always in heels if I can and I love a great statement piece that I can dress up or down. Makeup wise is a different story, if i could I would wear glitter and a dramatic eye everywhere I would but there’s never that much time before work. But I guess to sum up my style would have be in one word….FUN!