Raise your hand if a decade ago, you were obsessively into Melrose Place.

Obviously. From the second  on 90210 that Dylan’s friend Jake the painter seduced Kelly, I was in love. And then he got his own series! And I got to see him shirtless every week.

Image: Zuma Press

Image: Zuma Press

Well, in case you have been living under a rock, much like 90210, Melrose Place has been reborn! And with it, comes an (almost) new cast.

Celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman did Jessica Lucas’ makeup for the WB Melrose Place launch party this past weekend. She’s going to be the building “good gal” in these incarnation (think Courtney Thorne-Smith from the original), so Brett was going for nice but naughty.

Then again, didn’t Courtney’s character ultimately end up sleeping with every male on the cast, and having six different addictions? Anyway.

Brett used a fun mix of high-end and dept. store brands in styling Jessica’s look. Here’s some of his choices:

LORAC Natural Performance in Light Tan and Tan

“I wanted a finish that gave Jessica’s flawless face a little framing so I used two subtly different shades. I used the darker shade along her jawline, up the sides of her face and along the hairline.  This trick sets the stage for her eyes,” Brett says.

Loose Powder:
COVER GIRL TruBlend in Translucent Honey

“I love the finish this finely milled powder leaves.”


VANITYMARK Ultra-Brow Pencil in Dark Chocolate
“Any time I do a very ornate eye make-up I make sure the brows can hold their own against the vividness. I gave Jess’ arches optimum definition by filling in between hairs with this shade that is one step lighter than her actual brows. This adds structure and drama. I actually made her brows a touch fuller by defining them slightly above her actual brow line. I was sure to blend with a spoolie to feather and soften so it was undetectable where her brow ends and the theatrics begin.”

JEMMA KIDD quad in Plum

“I love the range in this quad. I wanted to give Jessica a smoky eye with a outward, structured sweep. I opted on plums for the eyes mainly because I really wanted to do a berry/violet lip.”

Liquid liner:
WET ‘n WILD MegaLiner in Black

“I’m a huge fan of this blackest black liner. I like the tiny brush, it makes extending the liner easier to build on. I took Jessica’s eyes to their vampiest by taking the ‘wing’ up and out to the max. This is the easiest way to sex up your eye for night!”

MAC in Up the Amp

“I love this lavender-ish shade because it give lips a flush of modern pigment without the heaviness of other lipsticks.”

BENEFIT in Clear Fuchsia

“To give a little bad girl shine I used a this shade to ‘warm up’ the lipstick and give a juicy cast of color.”