Inside My Glam World Doing Makeup At NBA All Star Weekend

This year NBA All Star was magical. I was able to return back to New Orleans where it all started for me. In 2008 I was asked to Key the NBA All Star Weekend not to shabby of a job since I’m not really into sports. I have met great players and created many pretty makeup looks. This year I was sponsored by Sexy Hair, Beauty Blender, Stila Cosmetics and L’OREAL Paris. My special quest was Nikki Wattie, a beauty writer & freelance makeup artist who shadowed me while I worked. 
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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.

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.

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

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.

Stila Cosmetics HD Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer

High Definition makeup has become the new trend in the beauty industry with makeup lovers. Not sure if many woman really understand why they are buying it but they know along with BB cream they must have it. Last month Stila cosmetics came out with 16 shades of HD foundation and I must say, it’s EVERYTHING! They did very well with producing shades that will work on all skin tones. I have been using it on assignments and my talent skin always look flawless on television. I actually like the look better than airbrush makeup. So many reasons why I’m a fan of this product, one being that it comes with a full coverage concealer that is inside of the cap. No more guessing what shade of concealer to purchase and carrying extra products. The concealer cover dark circles and blemishes very well. Both the foundation and concealer has a creamy texture that is oil free and gives a flawless full coverage finish that last all day. Even though it comes with a mini foundation brush, I like using my fingers and a damp beauty blender for a natural finish. 

I do like that it looks amazing on someone who doesn’t wear much makeup if applied very light and with Stila Beauty Balm. If your a makeup junkie and/or makeup artist check out Stila HD Foundation and Concealer. It’s definitely worth having in your makeup case.
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 RunwayProject 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.