Whenever I share with my clients that I will be working the NBA All Star Weekend I always get asked the same question, “You Put Makeup On The Ball Players”? But there is so much more to being the Key Makeup Artist for the NBA during All Star Weekend. Friday through Sunday I have a lot of talents (music artists, hosts, dancers, & players) scheduled for makeup before going on television. One of my favorite talents and someone I worked with before at Sundance Film Festival was John Legend. John Legend and his dancers were all scheduled to receive makeup on Sunday. I always enjoy creating a makeup look for the dancers so that they could all be consistent with their fashion.
The reason why I selected to share what products I used on John Legend is because so many ask how do you groom a man for television. With John Legend already having consistently even skin, he was easy to work with. My only concern was to hide his dark circles so that he would not look restless on camera. Whenever I’m working and doing a live show, I have know that the products I use will be reliable and give me the finish that I want.
Here are the items that was used to give John Legend an effortless look on television.
1. Absolute New York Makeup Cleansing Tissue
2. Absolute New York Spritz 2 Fix Matte Setting Spray
bareMinerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo • bareMinerals • $32
L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream SPF 30 • L’Oreal • $24.99
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy • First Aid Beauty • $12
MAKE UP FOR EVER 5 Camouflage Cream Palette Color Correct & Concealer • Make Up For Ever • $40
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Connecticut makeup artist that service Fairfield County, CT and the New York area.