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After talking with the talented choreographer Fatima Robinson
about the makeup look during Mary J Blige and Kelly Clarkson rehearsal. Fatima shared with me what she wanted for the dancers so I knew I had to use products that was going to last the dancers all evening. I prep all their faces with Maya Water
and OCC lip balm
for their lips. On the eyes I selected L’OREAL Paris
new Infallible 24hrs eye shadows. On the lips I used both L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche leGloss in Raspberry Splash and Stila Cosmetics
Lip Enamel lip gloss in Giggle.
Enjoy some of the backstage shots of me getting some of the fabulous female dancers ready. I worked backstage with Celebrity Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Leo Eley
who worked on the hair and we were a great team together. I think my highlight was seeing Denzel Washington and all I can remember hearing his tone not sure what he was saying. My brain completely shut down and Denzel sound like Charlie Brown teacher…womp womp womp womp. Ladies 50 cent
was also backstage on stage, he looked very handsome and actually he may have been the only guy that was dressed for the occasion, at least that I saw. Travie McCoy
was such a gentlemen when he sit in my chair. Very sweet guy and thinking me with a hug and a kiss on the check, I can’t complain. I did see the handsome makeup artist Sam Fine
for 30 seconds backstage. Sorry that I couldn’t have more pics for you but cameras was off limits in 90% of the area backstage and I was super busy running around.
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York, Connecticut, and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Reshma Shetty to name a few. Brandy makeup artistry has been hired by New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, Project Runway, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.