How I Kept Brad Goreski Flawless For His Old Navy Segment on Katie Couric

It started out really ugly and I was a little disappointed because I got up to do my hair and makeup really glamxuriously for Brad Goreski. I thought I left ugly weather in Connecticut it was ugly, but by the time I got to New York it was uglier. Regardless how much Elnett satin hairspray I sprayed in my hair, it just wasn’t cute any longer. I arrived at Old Navy in SOHO and set up my area before Brad arrived. I’m a fan of Brad so I knew what products I would need to groom him for the “How To Upgrade Your Style With Old Navy” segment with Katie Couric. I selected all of my to go to men products from L’OREAL Paris and my favorite hair products. For makeup I selected Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day HD Foundation and I used L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder.
The L’OREAL Paris products I used to groom Brad Goreski with

I knew Brad had entered the store because I could hear his voice as he was greeted by the ladies from Old Navy. When they introduced Brad to me he was more fabulous than on his Bravo Reality TV Show, It’s a Brad, Brad World. He was wearing this amazing fuchsia Burberry trench coat, purple shirt, eggplant bow tie and black fleece pants. A look that only a trendy stylist like Brad could pull off…so a’ la mode.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();
Brad Goreski at The Old Navy store in SOHO, doing what he does best…STYLING!
It’s a wrap…Finished filming. Brad Goreski is really fabulous!

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Danbury, Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, 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 NBA All Star Weekend 2013, Brad Goreski, The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012, 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. 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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BEAUTY GOODIES: L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray

written by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

I am such a big fan of L’Oreal Elnett Satin hairspray for both myself and for work. The reason I love Elnett for myself because it gives exceptional hold while I work long hours. I love useing it on set because it doesn’t leave the clients hair stiff. And when I need to change the hair style the formula really disappears at the stroke of a brush leaving it soft and satin like…I know I sound like an ad but it’s a great product that I really love, I promise you will to.

F.Y.I.—Some models mentioned that they were not a fan of the smell but I guess I am use to it that it doesn’t bother me. The price is on the wallet and will last you a long time because you really don’t need a lot. The ultra fine mist really holds any up do’s, soft body waves, and any short pixie cuts. This A-List hairspray can only be purchased at Target.

*Strong Hold, 11 ounces, $13.99

*Extra Strong Hold, 11 ounces, $13.99

*Extra Strong Hold, 2.2 ounces, $6.99

*Extra Strong Hold UV Filter, 11 ounces, $13.99

Glam Life of Celebrity Makeup Artist…in New Orleans who now cover Los Angeles, Dallas, South Beach, and New York.

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