Melanie Inglessis is a popular makeup artist who first met Amber Heard in April 2015. She was the secret to the actress’s glowing skin at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, and the person who covered up bruises on Amber before her appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2015.
Get to know her better as this Melanie Inglessis Bio proceeds.
Meet Melanie Inglessis, Amber Heard Makeup Artist
Melanie Inglessis had Amber Heard as her client and friend ever since 2015.
To list a few of Melanie’s works on Amber, she prepared the actress for the cover of Harper Bazaar in April 2019, Celebrity Fan Fest in June 2019, Cannes Red Carpet in May 2018, Saint Laurent Show in June 2019, and many more.
However, it’s all in the past now. The makeup artist doesn’t consider Amber to be her friend or client anymore.
Melanie Inglessis Testimony On Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Trial
Melanie Inglessis first appeared in Depp v. Heard trial on May 18, 2022, online, testifying as a witness on behalf of Amber Heard.
Over her testimony, she revealed that she first met Amber in 2015 to prepare for the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. At the time, she was Amber’s makeup artist, and over time they slowly became friends.
When asked, Melanie then admitted to seeing damage to the bed and the writings in the kitchen slab of the penthouse as well. Also, she shared that Amber had injuries that looked like “somebody had headbutted her lightly — discoloration under both eyes and the bridge of the nose.”
Furthermore, Melanie revealed that Amber also had a split lip and verified the picture (with a chunk of missing hair) to be that of the actress. However, she doesn’t recall bruising on the scalp or pus and only remembers the hair because Amber showed it to her.
Finally, Melanie shared that to get Amber ready for The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2015, she did heavier makeup where it was needed and applied peach concealer to cover the darkness. Also, she recalled talking to Amber about using blood-red lipstick as the only way to cover up the lip damage.
Seeing Ambers’ demeanor before and after the show, Melanie was then convinced that she had the ability to do her job.
To describe Ambers’ mood and demeanor, Melanie mentioned it to be “angry, sad, a little erratic, I thinking through waves of emotions.”
Also, she confirmed seeing Samantha McMillen before the James Corden Show. However, she doesn’t know if Samantha ever worked on Amber or not. But she does recall seeing Amber crying on Samantha’s shoulder.
So, by the end of her testimony, Melanie then confirmed that she wasn’t interested in working for Amber and being friends with her anymore. She was tired of hearing about the conflict all the time, during her 1½ years of service.
As for her impression of Johnny Depp, Melanie always found the Pirates of the Caribbean to be “lovely.” Though she might have had less than 10 interactions with him, she never saw Johnny abusing Amber. The only source of information about their fight was Amber.
Melanie Inglessis Age
Melanie Inglessis was born before 1976. That made her at least 46 years of age in 2022.
Is Melanie Inglessis Married?
Yes, Melanie Inglessis married her husband Steve Phifer before 2015.
According to her, her husband Steve is the man being her success. He is the “most caring, supporting, hands-on dad and husband” she could ever ask for.
Also, it seems that Steve put his career on hold so Melanie could go back to her work slowly after having their baby Éloïse Zora Phife on August 28, 2018
Her husband, Steve celebrated his 42nd birthday on August 24, 2021. Find him on IG @drunkentourrets.
Trivia: In Jan 2017, Steve stood the picket line at Foss Maritime for unfair labor practices.
Melanie Inglessis Career
Melanie Inglessis is a make-up artist through and through. Her ability to make clients’ skin appear to radiate from within is acknowledged by many stars including the likes of Genesis Rodriguez, Olivia Wilde, Ana de Armas, Karlie Kloss, Ruth Negga, Lea Michele, Rosamund Pike, and Natalie Portman.
Initially, Melanie started her career in 2001 after graduating from the London College of Fashion in media makeup. At the time, she worked at Shu Uemura and Isabella Rossellini cosmetics, and MAC Cosmetics. Later, she then went on to join Smashbox Agency, Avant-Groupe, and The Katy Barker Agency which offered her the recognition she deserved.
Finally, in 2009, Melanie joined Magnet Agency and went on to work there for almost 6 years. And in Dec 2014, she joined Forward Artists and was working there as of 2022.
Some of her on-screen works include Step Into… The Movies (2022), ALGORITHM (2021), Celebrity IOU (2020), and Mothers and Daughters (2016).
Is Melanie Inglessis On Instagram?
Yes, find her on Instagram @melaniemakeup.
Where Is Melanie Inglessis From?
Melanie was born and raised in Paris, France.
She’s since lived in places including New York, New York; London, United Kingdom; and Los Angeles, California.
Her parents are divorced and her dad, Inglessis Harris, lead a single life as of 2022.
How Much Is Melanie Inglessis Net Worth?
Melanie flaunted a net worth of over $1 million by 2022.