Amber Heard’s former makeup artist testified on Wednesday that she helped cover up the actress’ bruised face after she was beaten by her then-husband Johnny Depp.
Melanie Inglessis said she found Heard, 36, with several light bruises under her eyes and on her nose while helping her get ready for an appearance on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” on December 16, 2015.
“It looks like someone headbutted him slightly,” Inglessis said in a taped deposition played in the Virginia courtroom.
The “Aquaman” actress previously alleged that Depp attacked her on Dec. 15, 2015, and covered the aftermath — including a broken lip — with makeup.
“She had discoloration around her eyes, on her nose. And she had a split lip,” Inglessis said in the February 2021 deposition.
Heard also accused Depp of pulling out a lock of hair during the explosion. When shown a photo of Heard’s reddened scalp, Inglessis said, “I remember it because she showed it to us.”
Asked by Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, about her testimony, Inglessis said: “I know [Amber Heard’s] Face. I’ve done it so many times.
The makeup artist described how she helped Heard cover bruises with makeup inside the Los Angeles penthouse the actress shared with Depp.
“I just did my makeup, just a little heavier…We covered the discoloration, the bruising, with a little heavier concealer,” Inglessis said.
“One that has a bit more of a peach undertone, which I wouldn’t normally use on Amber, but the peach cancels out the blue, so I did it under the eyes.”
Inglessis said she used arnica cream to help reduce Heard’s swelling.
The arnica cream surfaced earlier in the trial when Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, discussed the product she said the actress used to hide her injuries.
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Bredehoft asked witness Isaac Baruch if he knew if Heard was wearing the cream when he claimed he had never seen her injured. Baruch, a friend of Depp, laughed and said he didn’t know.
During her deposition, Inglessis became emotional as she described Heard’s “erratic” mental state during her marriage to the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star.
Between working with Heard in December 2015 and the actress filing for divorce in May 2016, Inglessis has described her client as “sad”, “angry” and going from “wanting a divorce to not wanting a divorce. “.
“We were all there to help and get through it,” Inglessis said.