Melanie Jones Beauty offers premier in-studio and on-location makeup styling, eyebrow design, and lash extensions. Melanie Jones is a full-time freelance makeup artist based out of the Washington D.C. area. It was while attending Howard University and working for the Federal Government that Melanie discovered her love for the makeup and beauty industry. She began educating herself on the art of makeup by researching the Internet, reading books, studying color-theory, and facial structures. After having a conversation with a really good friend about pursuing a career in the makeup industry she was then introduced to makeup artist Rhonda Parks, who saw Melanie’s natural talent and began to further educate and develop her as an artist and on the business of makeup. After a few months of developing her skill set, Melanie decided to leave her Government Agency after she was offered a full-time position with industry giant MAC Cosmetics where she had taken everything she learned and honed her skills in makeup artistry. Throughout the years Melanie has also gained experience with other luxury brands such as YSL, Chanel, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Nars, and Anastasia Beverly Hills. 
Melanie’s ability to understand the esthetic needs of her clients and the versatility in her artistry has allowed her to create looks for a variety of women. From corporate CEO’s to Runway Models, Melanie has painted the faces of hundreds of brides from New York to Atlanta. She is currently in her 3rd season as Key Makeup for the Washington Wizards “Wizard Girls” Dance team. Her work has also been featured in several issues of Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine, and Sophisticates Black Hair Magazine. Throughout her career she has provided makeup services for on air talent Soledad O’Brien, and the cast of the talk show “The Real”, the United Way Foundation, The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Wall Street Journal, WETA, Aspire TV, and many more. 

Generating a buzz in and around the around the city, Melanie is well on her way to taking the industry by storm as she is highly sought after by local photographers, models, and brides. Turning her dreams into realities, often found saying “ I don’t specialize in anything, I specialize in everything”, Melanie has experience with weddings, fashion and runway shows, print, photo shoots, private consultations, editorial shoots, glamour, television, film, airbrush make-up application, eyebrow design and lash extensions.

So, About this Blog.
I've been in makeup a long time. I always wanted to be great at blogging and YouTube videos. I was good at YouTube but not consistent and my blogging efforts were pretty much nonexistent. I love doing makeup, writing about it not so much. It was hard for me to find my voice. There are a million blogs with product reviews and tutorials. I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to share my journey as a full-time freelance artist. I love what I do. A natural talent, but doing this full-time it isn't easy. If I can share my experiences and lessons learned, maybe there is an aspiring artist that will take heed and learn something. I am sure I will talk about products I love from time to time, and other times maybe I just want to rant. Either way, take this ride with me!