Anna Wintour: Iconic Makeup On A Budget

Picture from WSJ
Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis Summer Series: Icons Part 1: Anna Wintour

I LOVE MAKEUP!!! I want to say that first because makeup is not something I do for status. Makeup to me is an art and the gratification comes through the emotional response it invokes.  As a celebrity makeup artist, I have touched some of the most beautiful people, but there have always been those icons who I wish I could makeover. So I thought let’s make it fun and do a makeover series on a budget based on my favorite icons using L’OREAL Paris products.
The most famous respected and powerful woman in the fashion industry is British born Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of American Vogue. She is a fashion institution and icon who is first on my list. Anna Wintour may occupy the most powerful seat in fashion but not much is known about how she feels about makeup. Being a global brand, setting trends, anointing new designers, I’m sure she could inspire the beauty industry and editors, so let’s give her the opportunity. Though known for her perfectly manicured pageboy bob haircut, her dark sunglasses, her Chanel suits, her impressive knowledge of fashion, and her cold stare that would be sure to make Fashion Publicist Kelly Cutrone (if you have to cry, go outside) look like a pushover, Anna Wintour has a subtle beauty look that delicately enhances the features she chooses to accentuate.
First things first, budget is not a dirty word.  Think of the word budget as a synonym for smart. And being a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist, I will re-makeover an icon Anna Wintour’s signature makeup look on a budget with another icon  L’OREAL Paris products. Anna Wintour understands the fashion industry taking a hit and no longer being easy on the wallet so she spearheaded NYC Fashion Night Out. So I thought why not recreate her signature makeup look on a budget. If ever I get the call to do Anna Wintour’s makeup I already know what L’OREAL Paris makeup I would use to achieve her signature look.
Because Anna Wintour is 61 years of age I selected the L’OREAL Paris Age Perfect line for mature skin to prep her face:

The Age Perfect Radiance Perfector Sheer Tinted Moisturizer will hydrate her skin giving her an instant sheer tint for a radiant glow. I also selected our Age Perfect Eye cream to rejuvenate, improve elasticity, promote resiliency and refine the delicate skin around her eyes.
 Age Perfect Tinted  Moisturizer in Light $16.99
I also selected our Age Perfect Eye Cream to rejuvenate, improve elasticity, promote resiliency and refine the delicate skin around her eyes.

Age Perfect Eye Cream $15.49

Visible Lift Serum Absolute Makeup is a luxuriously lightweight foundation that will not settle into the lines and wrinkles. In 4 weeks Anna would see smoother, firmer, brighter, even, flawless skin.
Visible Lift Makeup in Classic Ivory $12.48

Visible Lift Line Minimizing Concealer is perfect to cover dark circles. Because Anna works longs hours and days, if used daily, she would start to see a reduction in under-eye puffiness in the first two weeks while improving under eye radiance.
Visible Lift Concealer in Fair $11.95

Visible Lift Line Minimizing Powder used to set her foundation is a silky powder that will not leave her skin looking dry or dull. Anna’s makeup is always natural so she would enjoy the fresh and luminous finish that it gives and a powder that would not settle into fine lines or wrinkles.


Visible Lift Powder in Nude Beige $14.49

Day Look: Here’s a natural quick in easy day makeup look with a pink-cherry stain lip color that would be great for busy always on the go women.


*Studio Secrets Professional Eye Shadow Quads in Kerry’s Bronze

Kerry’s Bronze $7.15
*Hip Studio Secrets Professional Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Brown

Brown $10.19
*Voluminious Full Defintion Mascara in Black
Black $5.54
*Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolor in Blazing Sangria
$9.99
Evening Look: I would like to see a stronger lipcolor to glam up Anna’s  look as she attends fashion shows and parties that many can only dream about. 

I think the Gwen Stefani  Infallible Le Rouge lipcolor in Ravishing Red would be stunning on Anna’s  skin. This color was a hit last month when I applied it on the ladies at The Royal Wedding Bash hosted by St. George’s Society of New York. The Infallible Ravishing Red is actually a great color on all skin tones as I personally wear it myself.


*Hip Studio Secrets Professional Concentrated Shadow Duos in Sassy
Sassy $7.99
*Hip Studio Secrets Professional Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Black
Black $10.19
*Voluminious Full Defintion Mascara in Blackest Black
Blackest Black $5.54
*True Match Super-blendable Blush in Innoncent Flush N3-4 $10.95
Innocent Flush $10.95

*Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolor in Ravishing Red


Ravishing Red $9.99
Let me, Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, show you how to achieve every great makeup look with L’OREAL Paris without paying more. 
Live, Love, Look Glamxurious…on a budget!

Stay tuned for more from my “Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-DuplessisSummer Series: Icons”

CREDITS:
Written by: New York Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Pictures from: L’OREAL Paris, and WSJ


ABOUT:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist in New York and is also a sought after makeup artist in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Erin Andrews, Edie Falco to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball honoring Burberry Angela Ahrendts, world renowned Event Planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning Ceci Johnson, Women of New York, Elan Artists, and The New York Library 100th Anniversary Gala. Brandy recently worked doing makeup at Sundance Film Fest, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Red Bull/ Red Bulletin Magazine, and much more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

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Glam Indian Bridal Photo Shoot in New York

Sneak peek; I’m only able to post pics of the looks that I know didn’t make the cut of this glamxurious Indian Bridal Shoot. We started at The W Hotel to prepare getting Uma & Stephen ready. Uma, the bride was a petite and GORGEOUS woman. She has a face that could wear any type of makeup that I put on her. Both Uma and Stephen took a red eye to New York from LA so we wanted to work fast in get as many looks as we could before they crashed for the day. To our surprise they were definitely troopers. I felt so bad for Uma because both Melissa and I both were pulling at her. So we had to tag team a few times and then I’ll stop let Melissa do some sexy hair then she stopped to let me do some of glam makeup. I really needed time on her eyes because that was my main focus for the shoot. 
I had a great time working with this cute couple and the crew was awesome; New York Wedding Photographer Parris Whittingham Hairstylist; Melissa Paldino with Sexy Hair Corp and Celebrity Stylist: Niki Hall who I work with for The NBA All Star Weekend. A long day but a great one.
I’m sure I will be posting more pics soon.

ABOUT:

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Erin Andrews, and Edie Falco to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Red Bull, and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

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L’OREAL Paris Boutique inside Bed Bath & Beyond



Photo: Courtesy of L’Oréal

L’OREAL Paris first ever flagship boutique on the Upper East Side is located inside of Bed Bath &amp Beyond. The boutique opened last year on October 28th offering a wide-range of hair color, hair care, cosmetics and skincare products. If you’re a L’OREAL Paris consumer and can never find your favorite items you at your neighborhood drug store you may want to stop by. I find the L’OREAL boutique to be brightly lit, and fully stocked with all the of the items from Elnett Satin Hair Spray, to my favorite, The Studio Secrets Professionals and hair colors for days. Defintely a pleasant location to shop for hours. A special treat not knowing when you will find a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist hanging out.

ABOUT:

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Erin Andrews, and Edie Falco to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Red Bull, and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Burberry Angela Ahrendts honor at English Ball

I was honor to be hired to do makeup & hair for @NYCGEORGE English Ball here in NYC honoring @AngelaAhrendts @Burberry at the beautiful Guastavino’s on yesterday evening. The weather was not so great earlier in the day. But the well planned out thing that GEORGE NYC did was schedule hair & makeup to be done for the New York socials inside Guastavinos. I had more than enough space and light to give the ladies a glamxurious look for the evening. Thanks St. George’s Society of New York for bringing concierge hair and makeup services to the ladies.

THE VENUE

Guastavino’s is an architectural masterpiece and designated a New York City Interior landmark. Situated under the 59th Street Bridge with its soaring granite arches and Catalan vaulted tiled ceiling, this is a unique space for the 2011 English Ball.

BURBERRY CEO ANGELA AHRENDTS TO BE HONORED AT ENGLISH BALL

Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry Group plc, will be honored at the Society’s English Ball to be held on Wednesday 4 May 2011 at Guastavino’s, New York.
Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctive British heritage and some of the most recognized icons in the world – the trench coat, trademark check and Prorsum horse logo. Founded in 1856, it is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index of leading shares and is headquartered in London. Burberry has a unique democratic positioning in the luxury arena, and is founded on principles of quality, function and a modern classic style, rooted in the integrity of its outerwear. It combines a rich heritage with a contemporary attitude, and is today regarded as a pioneer in the digital space.

The Burberry offer of menswear, womenswear, childrenswear and non-apparel is sold through a diversified network of retail, digital commerce, wholesale and licensing channels worldwide. In 2009/10, revenues passed the $2 billion mark for the first time in the company’s history, and net income rose to a record $350 million. The company has more than 270 stores in 80 countries around the world.
Ms. Ahrendts is the first America-born CEO of a major British firm, and only the second woman, to receive the Society’s Medal of Honor since it was established in 1996. A recipient of an honorary degree from her alma mater in 2003, Ms. Ahrendts was named as one of the 50 Women at the Top by The Financial Times in 2010, one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World by Forbes Magazine (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010) and as CNBC’s European Business Leader of the Future (2010). She sits on the Business Advisory Group to the UK Prime Minister.

Learn more about Burberry at http://www.burberry.com/

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist & Bridal Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Erin Andrews, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, and Edie Falco to name a few. Brandy was the selected makeup artist for St. George Society of New York GEORGE Royal Wedding Bash, and The English Ball. She has worked with some of New York Top Wedding Vendors; Marcy Blum, CeCi Johnson, and Parris Whittingham. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, and more. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist”, or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();