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Melina Ruiz is a highly acclaimed makeup artist with over 12 years of experience in all aspects of make up: specializing in BRIDAL, PRINT, COMMERCIAL and FILM. Melina's multi-faceted background has helped her become an artist her clients can trust. She is a true industry professional with the talent to create the right look through her combination of classic make up techniques and modern airbrushing. Her experience, coupled with her personable nature, has helped her become one of the most sought after make up artists throughout Southern California.

Melina brings her vast editorial experience to her bridal clients. She understands the importance of making her brides look their best - for the camera and in-person. She has mastered the art of creating the right look for each individual bride by paying attention to their wants and knowing how to highlight their best features. Her innate understanding of skin tones and complementing colors helps her create a timeless and confident look for each client.

Melina's portfolio speaks for itself. She is the make-up artist for www.beautybymelina.com where her work can be seen. She is available for consultations and is able to travel on location.

Magazines and Online Features:

ZINK, Nationalist Magazine, Bay Fashion Magazine, Utterly Engaged, Us Weekly, Photo Vogue, 100 Layer Cake, Grey Likes, Disfunkshion Magazine

Photographers:

Jasmine Star, Trever Hoehne, Gail Bowman, Asami Zenseri, Kusha Alagband, Tristan Kallas, Joy Marie Photography, Jim Kennedy , Sargeant Photography, Nessa B Photography, Al Torrico, Ryan Gabriel, Kendra Duerst, Bob Ortiz, Blue Sky Photography, Tess Johnson, Ron Brazil, Andy Hartmark, Brian La Brada, Eric Buker, Nancy Ramos, Aaron Young, James Norton 

Clients and Personalities:

Pastor Rick Warren, Kay Warren, 31 Bits, The Giving Keys, Sevenly, Fresh Produce, Asics, Montage Resort, Illumination Foundation, Mindy Weiss, Rockstar Energy Drink, Catwalk ent., Shally Zomorodi (Fox 5 San Diego), Kim Vo Salon, Master Craft, Suzuki, Strikeforce, Yamaha, Jayme Dee, Keene LA, RVN NYC, Nialaya Jewelry, Karlene K Jewelry, The Prosecco Project, Kayslee Collins, Chrissy Teigen, Gramercy Eight Jewelry, Moxi Loves You, Dallas Shaw, Jasmine Star, Judi Shekoni

La Fashion Week Designers: 

Furne One and Alexis Montsanto, No Rest for Bridget, In God's Hands clothing , M dot clothing