Flawless Makeup No Sweat during Essence Music Festival

Essence Magazine puts on one of the hottest music events in the US every year with The Essence Music Festival. Being a celebrity makeup artist in New Orleans and New York, keeping some of the beauty editors, music artists, and clients’ makeup flawless during July at The Essence Music Festival in New Orleans with the added humidity is always my number one priority. My challenge every year is makeup that can withstand the summer heat.  The battle women have to deal with is how to keep their makeup from melting in the summer heat (never letting the guys see us sweat).
Before heading to New Orleans, here are my must have’s to help you look glamxurious. Now you can look and feel fabulous as you walk the streets of New Orleans and party the night away at the Superdome. Don’t let The Essence Music Festival 2011 line-up be the HOTTEST thing.  
 1. Maya Water Facial Mist-Great to have in your purse on a very hot and humid day, the cool mist re-hydrates overheated skin, revives your makeup and keeps you looking refreshing. $26.99
 2. L’OREAL Paris Studio Secrets Professional HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner-Love that it stands up to heat and humidity all day. It’s smudge proof which makes it perfect for long hours outdoor. They come in 5 fun colors. $10.99
3. L’OREAL Paris Voluminous Waterproof Carbon Black Mascara-It’s waterproof and it helps from smudging when sweating. What’s also great is the product is safe for contact lens and its hypoallergenic. $7.29
4. Smashbox Anti-Shine Primer-This item will help to keep your face matte and reduce the dewy look. $27.00
5. Shiseido Pureness Blot Away Set –A great way to maintain looking flawless without having to tote around a loose powder. $19.50
6. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil-Jumbo size matte pencil with a creamy finish. The vitamin E and silicones will helps to glide on your lips. Plus it won’t melt in your purse. $24.00
7. Hourglass Illume Creme-To-Powder Bronzer Duo-Perfect item if you want to wear minimum makeup but want a radiant glow. $40.00
8. Ardell Lashes-If you opt for wearing makeup during the hot day lashes will be a perfect way to glam up the face. $3.99

Pictures Courtesy of: MayaWater, L’OREAL Paris, Smashbox, Shiseido, NARS, Hourglass, Ardell


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. http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();
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