Melissa Epifano

Title: Contributing Writer
Education: University of Oregon
Location: Bath, UK
Expertise: Home Design, Fashion, Lifestyle
  • Melissa Epifano is a writer and editor based in the UK who covers home design, decor, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.
  • Her work on design and decor topics has been published in Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, and MyDomaine, while she has covered fashion, beauty, and other lifestyle beats for InStyle, People, The Zoe Report, Travel+Leisure, and Byrdie.
  • She also just launched Winnoh, a shoe brand catered to women with wide feet.


Melissa started her editorial career as the editorial coordinator for Clique Media's site College Fashionista and served as an editorial and SEO assistant at Bauer Xcel Media. Her experience also includes working as the digital content manager and assistant planner at Kelsey Timberlake Events, a wedding planning company in Portland, Oregon. Melissa also previously worked as an editor for The Spruce and The Spruce Crafts and helped develop new content and host a video series. She is currently the Global Editor in Chief of Real Homes.


Melissa graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in journalism.

About InStyle

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Cuup Underwear Review
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This New Clean Mascara Stayed Put Through 12-Hour Days, Sweaty Evenings, and Even a Nap
Marc Fisher bootie review
Snow, Rain, Bad Dates, and Thousands of Steps Weren't Enough to Wreck These Perfect Fall Boots
Mutha Body Oil Review
Everything Breaks Out My Skin Except for This Soothing Body Oil
L'Oreal Infallible foundation review
This Drugstore-Brand Foundation Is So Good, It Replaced the Prestige Version I'd Been Using for Years
Cozy Earth Bamboo Pajamas
Even Pajama Haters Like Myself Will Adore This Ultra-Soft Bamboo Set
Clairol Shimmer Lights Purple Shampoo
I've Tried So Many Purple Shampoos, but I Always Come Back to This Drugstore Staple
Cuup Plunge Bra Review
I Thought I Was Done With Wired Bras Until I Tried This One With 1,300+ Five-Star Reviews
Kesha Butt Masks
Kesha Loves Butt Masks, and We're Betting She Used These Ones Before Her Recent Red Carpet Appearance
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Shoppers Have Found So Many Uses for This $9 Ice Roller Beyond Getting Glowing Skin
Target bodycon polo dress
This Super Flattering Summer Dress Gives You Yacht Vibes at Target Prices
Amazon Handmade hoop earrings
You Can Swim, Sweat, and Sleep in These Dainty Hoop Earrings and They'll Stay Perfectly Shiny
Coola Sunscreen Drops
Sunscreen Haters Will Love These Silky Drops That Make SPF So Easy
Nippies by Bristols Six nipple covers
Sheer Tank Tops and Strappy Dresses Are No Match for These Sleek, Discreet Nipple Covers
Pacifica Glow Vitamin C Serum
Shoppers Say This Plumping Serum Makes Highlighter Obsolete
Clinique eye roller serum
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Maybelline Falsies mascara
I Quit Getting Lash Extensions After Rediscovering This Drugstore Brand Mascara
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The Key to Kelly Ripa's Perfect Tan Also Comes in an Anti-Aging Version
St. Tropez Self Tanning Mousse
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Maybelline Brow Pomade
This "Superior" Drugstore Brand Brow Pomade Won't Budge, No Matter How Much You Sweat