Amber Heard's former makeup artist testified recently that she assisted in covering the actress' injured face following an alleged abuse by then-husband Johnny Depp.
Melanie Inglessis claimed she discovered Heard, 36, with many light bruises under her eyes and on her nose while assisting her in preparing for an appearance on "The Late Late Show With James Corden" on December 16, 2015.
“It looks like someone had head-butted her lightly,” Inglessis said in a recorded deposition played in the Virginia courtroom.
Amber Heard earlier claimed that Depp hit her on December 15, 2015, and that she covered up the consequences with makeup, including a split lip.
“She had discoloration around her eyes, on her nose. And she had a split lip,” Inglessis said in the February 2021 deposition.
Heard has also claimed that Depp tore a strand of her hair out during the blowout. "I remember this because she showed it to us," Inglessis testified when shown an image of Heard's reddened scalp.
Who is Melanie Inglessis?
Melanie Inglessis is a Los Angeles-based professional makeup artist. She studied makeup under some of the industry's most renowned artists, including Charlotte Tilbury, Pat McGrath, and Val Garland, at the London College of Fashion.
According to Forward Artists, Inglessis is most renowned for making her clients glow from the inside out and for creating beautiful, light-bearing skin makeup with a rock n' roll twist.
Inglessis is currently an Armani Beauty Makeup Artist Collaborator, and her work takes her all over the world. Some of her well-known clients are Natalie Portman, Lea Michele, Karlie Kloss, Ana de Armas, Ruth Negga, Olivia Wilde, and Rosamund Pike.
Jonas Kerlund and Rankin are among the prominent directors and photographers with whom the makeup artist has worked.
She has over 75K followers on her verified Instagram account. Along with her daughter, the French native recently became a US citizen.
More on Melanie Inglessis’ Testimony
Amber Heard's former makeup artist testified on Wednesday that she assisted in covering the actress' injured face following an alleged abuse by then-husband Johnny Depp.
When asked about her testimony by Depp's attorney Camille Vasquez, Inglessis stated: “I know [Amber Heard’s] face. I’ve done it so many times.”
The makeup artist revealed how she helped Heard disguise the injuries with makeup inside the Los Angeles condominium where Heard lived with Depp.
“I just did makeup, just a little heavier … We covered the discoloration, the bruises, with a little slightly heavier concealer,” Inglessis testified.
“One that has a little more of a peach undertone, which I would normally don’t use on Amber, but peach does cancel blue, so I did that under the eyes.”
Inglessis revealed that she used Arnica cream to assist Heard's swelling go down.
Arnica lotion was mentioned earlier in the trial by Heard's lawyer Elaine Bredehoft, who claimed the actress used it to conceal her injuries.
When witness Isaac Baruch claimed he never saw Heard hurt, Bredehoft inquired if he knew if she was wearing the cream. Depp's pal Baruch laughed and stated he had no idea.
Inglessis became emotional during her deposition when she detailed Heard's "erratic" mental state during her marriage to Depp.
Inglessis described Heard as "sad," "angry," and changing from "wanting to divorce to not wanting to divorce" between the time she worked with her in December 2015 and the actress filing for divorce in May 2016.
"We were all there to kind of help and go through it," stated Inglessis.