Aloha, Welcome to Honolulu Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist and Lifestyle Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis blog, Inside The Life Of A Makeup Artist. She shares makeup tips, how to, on set entertainment, BTS, beauty industry pics, bridal makeup, and beauty testimonials, all while living with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, RA & Asthma. This Oahu Hawaii Makeup Artist and Blogger was selected by her peers as The Top 15 People to Follow During The Golden Globes. Brandy also launched Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, a luxurious mineral-based makeup line with her business partner. In 2020, Brandy started studying to work as a Spiritual Energy Healer and Life Coach. So, follow her on this new journey…and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
Sweat-Proof Makeup On 2012 Olympics Athlete Lolo Jones
With the 2012 Olympics in London coming up in August, I’m sure us beauty lovers would like to know how their favorite female athletes will maintain their beauty. The key word in the hot summer months is “sweat proof” and “humidity resistant”. I had the pleasure of doing makeup & hair on the stunning Lolo Jones for Redbull “Red Bulletin” Magazine on a very hot day in Baton Rouge, La. I brought tons of makeup with me because I didn’t have the details for the shoot (indoor or outdoor). I selected products that will be perfect for what Lolo will experience when she runs the 100m hurdles this summer. I needed her face makeup to be sweat proof, so I used makeup from Hourglass Cosmetics. I love Hourglass cosmetics products for this reason, it’s great for outdoor assignments. So I make sure I always have it in my makeup kit.
I prepped Lolo with Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Mineral Primer and used Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Beige. On her eyes I selected an neutral brown shimmer eye shadows from Inglot cosmetics and eye liner and mascara from L’OREAL Paris. To stay put in all the humidity, I used L’OREAL Paris HIP Studio Secrets Cream Eyeliner in Black and Voluminious Waterproof Mascara in Carbon Black. On Lolo’s cheeks, I wanted her to maintain her youthful and effortless look so I selected a soft shade of pink blush from MAC cosmetics called Well Dressed and on her lips I used Victoria Secret Beauty Rush lip gloss called Slice of Heaven. To keep Lolo’s skin glowing I pick Stila cosmetics All-over shimmer powder in Kitten.
To finish her look off, on Lolo’s hair, I used the best of the best, L’OREAL Paris Elnett Satin hairspray. I also mixed a few shades of MAC cosmetics foundation to use on her body then tap a little of Stila cosmetics All-over shimmer powder in Kitten for that perfect glow. So now you know the secret to the beautiful Lolo Jones.
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked on Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot, E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy has worked with Connecticut and New York top affluent and influential; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, and much more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.