On Set Working With Laura Mercier Makeup Artist Matin For Project Runway All-Stars Season 2

On set of Project Runway All Stars getting my area ready
Just returning back from working Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. My next day assignment was Project Runway All Stars Season 2 finale. The great thing about this assignment was that I didn’t have to bring any of my own makeup. Perfect timing because that meant I was going to have to stay all up all night to clean my makeup kit. I arrived in New York at midnight due to bad weather so all I knew that I wanted to do was sleep when I got home. 
Because I was so excited about working this assignment I never got that sleep I needed. Once arriving to Gotham Hall our makeup station was already nicely set up so I didn’t really have to do much but add a few things to my makeup area. Matin Mualawizada, Laura Mercier Global Artistry Director came in and started right away showing us the makeup look per each designer. To be working alongside the talented Matin was definitely a highlight of my day. To watch him work was like watching a painter. I luv how he works with his hands…a true artist. 
I was assigned to work with designer Emilio Sosa models. The look was called Plantation, so the makeup was very bright with strong brows and extra large double lashes. To be honest with you I really didn’t have a lot of Laura Mercier item in my makeup kit. But after working with the entire line I am now a big fan. Laura Mercier has lots of goodies that I can’t wait to add to my kit. My favorite was everything, lol. I liked her eye shadows, her lip colors, foundations and powder. Told you I luved everything. I look forward to working with Matin again, crossing my fingers. And I will keep you posted when the show air and will post the additional pics of the models. See ya bye & luv u mean it!
All of the goodies…makeup sponsor by Laura Mercier
Prep Laura Mercier lashes by doubling them for designer Emilio  Sosa
While filming the crew had some down time so I’m enjoying  quiet time.
Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, Laura Mercier Global Artistry Director Matin  Maulawizada, & Makeup Artist Tiffany Hall-Scarmana backstage having a blast.

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, Michelle Williams,Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, TV Personality Free, 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.

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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.

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Get Mad Men Glam With L’OREAL Paris

Saturday morning my day started really early. I left my Connecticut home at 5am so that I could get to Fox and Friends Saturday news station. The station were doing a lifestyle segment around the dramatic award winning series Mad Men, airing a special 2 hour season premiere tonight on AMC. Mad Men is set in the 1960’s and it showcase the life of 1960’s America and it’s historical fashion style. L’OREAL Paris Pro Team was asked to come in to glam up the talents for the morning segment to give them a timeless makeover.

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Melissa Paldino gave the talent effortless retro hairstyle’s using our popular ELNETT Satin hairspray. I did the classic makeup looks that the ladies on MAD MEN rock on the show and to achieve the looks I selected:.

A. Mitra Morgan before
On the expert A.Mitra Morgan I used:
*L’OREAL Paris Youth Code Serum
*L’OREAL Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter in Medium
*L’OREAL Paris True Magic Foundation in 
*L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder in
*L’OREAL Paris Infallible 24hr eye shadow in Endless Pearl
*L’OREAL Paris Infallible 24hr eye shadow in 
*L’OREAL Paris Voluminious Smoldering Liner in Black
*L’OREAL Paris Voluminious False Fiber Mascara in Black
*L’OREAL Paris Brow Stylist Custom Brow Shaping Pencil in Medium Brown
*L’OREAL Paris True Match Blush in Tender Rose C3-4
*L’OREAL Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick in Beyond Blushing
*L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche leGloss in Raspberry Splash 
Kristi before picture

On Kristi I used:
*L’OREAL Paris Youth Code Serum
*L’OREAL Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter in Fair
*L’OREAL Paris True Match Foundation in Classic Ivory N2
*L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder in Classic Ivory N2
*L’OREAL Paris Infallible 24hr eye shadow in Endless Pearl
*L’OREAL Paris Infallible 24hr eye shadow in Iced Latte
*L’OREAL Paris Voluminious Smoldering Liner in Black
*L’OREAL Paris Voluminious False Fiber Mascara in Black
*L’OREAL Paris Brow Stylist Custom Brow Shaping Pencil in Medium Brown
*L’OREAL Paris True Match Blush in Innoncent Flush N3-4
*L’OREAL Paris Infallible Le Rouge lipstick in Ravishing Red
*L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche leGloss in Naturally Nude

Getting Kristi touched up before going on set

It’s a WRAP!!!!


After we wrap at 9am, Melissa and I were told that both cars were outside to take us home. But I had another gig at 11am at BiBi Salon NYC in Harlem with Tia Williams  for a Shake Your Beauty segment I had them drop me off there. Since I was early I was able to grab a bite to eat before starting round 2. 
ABOUT
Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. This L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist 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, Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi,  and Reshma Shetty to name a few. Brandy has worked with 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 Donna Karan, DKNY, Keva J, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, 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, 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.