While the MasterChef Australia contestants and the food they cook are the undeniable stars of the reality series, it’s fair to say that the looks served by the judges’ Melissa Leong, Jock Zonfrillo and Andy Allen are also a highlight. When it comes to Melissa’s style, in particular, MasterChef fans love to see her outfit, accessories and lip colour choices in each episode.

The person responsible for the hair and makeup of all three judges is Maureen Moriarty. The hairdresser and makeup artist recently spoke to POPSUGAR Australia about her approach to beauty on MasterChef and her tips and tricks for keeping makeup looking fresh all day.

When it comes to the makeup looks for Jock and Andy, Maureen says they are fairly easy as she really only has to “pump their colour up a little bit to make them a bit warmer.” Jock and Andy don’t tend to touch their face much during filming, says Maureen, and the food doesn’t interfere with their makeup. The same goes for Melissa.

“Melissa is very well practised, she can pop the food in nicely and not really disturb her lipstick,” Maureen told POPSUGAR Australia. “They’re very good at what they do so I’m very lucky. I just keep an eye on them but unless there’s chilli involved and there’s a bit of sweat or something, otherwise they’re very very good.”

Maureen lifted the lid on all of the products she uses on Melissa, Jock and Andy and you’re not going to want to miss the extensive lipstick chat further down.

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