Male Grooming: On Set For Rock Band Imagine Dragon Music Video

In November, I worked on a fun music video for indie rock band Imagine Dragon new song Radioactive that took place in Old Bethpage, NY. I was ask to only do makeup for the amazing Actor Lou Diamond Phillips. LDP as he like to be called is a childhood actor that I was a huge fan of. I’ve been watching him since 1986, some of my favorite movies and TV shows he was in was of course La Bamba, The Three Kings, Stand and Deliver, Young Guns, Courage Under Fire. In recently, Law & Order SVU, Numbers, Filly Brown, and Southland. So when makeup artist Joann Simkin told me that it was going to be the most easiest assignment I ever did she was correct. LDP was easy to groom and his makeup didn’t move so he didn’t need a lot of touch ups to say we shot outside the entire time. But it was freezing outside so that helped a lot. 
LDP kept both hairstylist Shavaughn and I entertain on set the entire time, even in the car as we headed home. I had so much respect for him because he arrived alone, no bodyguards, no entourage  no manager, nada. He was like a part of the crew that’s how you know he’s a real actor…he came to work.
Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis in the trailer having a fun time with actor Lou Diamond Phillips

I prep him with L’OREAL Paris Men’s Expert Vita Lift Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Moisturizer to hydrate his face. Than L’OREAL Paris Hydra Energetic Ice Cold Eye Roller for under eyes circles and puffiness I used Stila cosmetics Stay All Day HD Foundation & Concealer and to keep his lips moist I chose OCC Feathered Lip Balm. I dust his face with L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder then very lightly using a large powder brush I tap him with Make Up For Ever HD Powder.


Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico October 2013 issue, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.
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