Behind The Scene Photo Shoot With A Fashion Executive

Ramona Old Head-shot
When I was called to do makeup for Ramona Dunlap, Senior Marketing Manager for Calvin Klein I asked my agent to send me a picture so I could get an idea how to pack my kit. She explained to me that Ramona needed new head-shots because she will be doing a lot of engagements & interviews so she was in need of new pictures. When I received the above picture I was excited because she was going to be a great canvas to paint. As I looked more in more at the picture I agreed she needed new but something different. Ramona eyes and her pose spoke to me, there was a little something that I felt I could get to come out. I knew that I was going to be working with my favorite photographer Karriem Simmons in I knew the clothes were being pulled from Donna Karan so this felt like a makeover more than a photo-shoot for new head-shots. The day of the shoot Ramona was everything you can ask for in a talent. She was amazing…so here is our story.
Percy & Reed Hairspray was a must have hair item that Ramona wanted for her hair
First headshot I kept her makeup natural..Luv her Donna Karan leggings
Makeup items I used on Ramona: Inglot, L’OREAL Paris, Stila, & Smashbox
I wanted her lips to have a certain shade of pink so I did a lot of mixing . Time for more Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lipgloss
The second & third look it was about her bling bling eyes thanks to Stila cosmetics. Then I changed her lips to this gorgeous orange from L’OREAL Paris
Ramona fifth makeup look I was inspired by this fabulous dainty and exquisite Donna Karan black lace dress. When she put the dress on it reminded me of Audrey Hepburn. I remember this eye makeup that Audrey Hepburn had on so I used that image as my inspiration.
Black Lace Donna Karan dress…iDIE
My makeup inspiration for Ramona fifth look…Audrey Hepburn…I luv her
To change up the makeup I wanted a high shine rock n roll lip on Ramona.  I knew that she could handle a strong lip so I went for it.

I played with a variety of  red lipstick, lip pencils, and lip color mixed with a high shine gold lip gloss. 

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BEHIND THE BEAUTY: S/S 09 Trends

written by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

This season, it’s all about the skin, glowing skin. All of the catwalk makeup looks had a clash of bold colors vs neutral nudes. I picked two makeup looks from the runway that I like. With so many great looks, from the red pout to the All-American peachy glow, let me know which makeup style works best for you.
NUDE
Brown shadows are worked around the eye with curled, mascara-free lashes and cheekbones are highlighted with pinky taupe blusher. A dash of shimmer across the cupid’s bow and don’t forget the neat brows.

CALVIN KLIEN

JILL SANDER
GLOW
Suitable for all skin tones, this look gets you glowing with blushers, eye shadows and lipsticks in varying peachy hues for a sculpted, sun kissed look.

ANNA SUI

ELIE SAAB

PASTELS
Pale green, pink and lilac shadows give an almost futuristic appeal. In some cases eyes, lips, and cheeks were accentuated.

ALENA AKHMADULLIHA

EMPORIO ARMANI

REDS
Red lips are back in a big way. The shade to the model’s skin tone – a mix of reds and pinks is mixed directly onto lips.

MICHAEL KORS

HUSSIEN CHALAYAN

THE BLACKOUT
Eyes took on a twist. Lids were lined with plenty of black kohl, tapered at the edges of the eye for a winged effect.

CAROLINA HERERRA

ROBERT CAVALLI

GLAM LIFE OF A CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST…IN NEW ORLEANS now covering DALLAS, LOS ANGELES, SOUTH BEACH, and NEW YORK.

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