Behind The Scene: Ernest Alexander S/S 2014 Menswear During Fashion Week

My first New York Fashion Week show of this year started with doing makeup at Ernest Alexander Spring/ Summer 2014 Presentation in Soho. Just like a designer dreams of showcasing their collection at New York Fashion Week and models dream of walking at Fashion Week, us makeup artists & hair stylists share that same dream. When the key makeup artist Diana Manzanares called me to be a part of her makeup team I was elated. Hair Room Service was the team that was in charge of the makeup artists. 

Beauty Blender and Evolution Man were the makeup sponsors so we had great makeup items and products to work with. Because a lot of makeup brands don’t carry darker shades being a pro makeup artists you learn to bring additional products to use so I also brought with me Stila Stay All Day Concealer because they carry darker shades. I also brought with me X Compound organic gloss, L’OREAL Paris True Match powder and my favorite absolute makeup cleansing tissue from Nicka K.
Evolution Man sponsored products for the makeup team
Beauty Blender sponsored products for the makeup team
The makeup look that Diana came up with for designer Ernest Sabine, American gone abroad collection was a clean, healthy skin. She wanted the guys to have that All American boy skin; fresh & youthful. Laurent D owner of PRIVÉ salon team did an amazing job on the models hair. 

Using Evolution Man moisturizer with a Beauty Blender on model Wojtek

Key Makeup Artist Diana Manzanares and I hanging out.

Hanging out with Melissa Paldino

iDIE for his totes. Great for carrying all of my makeup

Before the presentation, a photo shoot was done for Ernest Alexander New York LookBook

Keith’s makeup was done by Melissa Paldino

Wojtex makeup was done by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Joe makeup was done by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Joe’s makeup was done by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently worked with: 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, 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. Brandy is now represented by: The Michelle Agency felita@themichelleagency.com 213.300.8916

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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.

Makeup: Get Tangerine Orange This Spring

Makeup by Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
It’s definitely spring time and I am starting to retire some of my winter clothes, scarves, and boots. I am excited about wearing a pop of color, and this spring my palette will consist of beautifully ostentatious oranges. 

During New York Fashion Week Fall 2012, designers like Nanette LeporeMonique LhuillierTracy ReeseAnna Sui, and Michael Kors, all flirted with shades of bright orange on the runway with their collection, makeup, clothes, and even nails. Just last week, I was a guest makeup artist at the Sephora stores in Greenwich and Danbury, the store was hosting a high end limited collection called Tangerine Tango.

Bold tangerine lip colors will not be the only choice this spring, as there will be lots of yummy orange lip shades for you to choose from. You can select a sheer lip, a stain lip, or a strong bold lip color. If you’re not ready to add it to your lips then make sure to add this delicious color to your wardrobe or your nails. 
Josie Maran Soledad Lipgloss

NARS Barbarella Lipstick 
OCC Lip Tar in Safety Orange

STILA Lip & Cheek Stain in Mango

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in Tangy Mandarine


CREDITS:

Makeup Photos:Getty Images, Josie Maran, Nars, Stila, YSL, OCC, Sephora
Above Makeup Picture:Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
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. Brandy recently worked Stila Beauty Event in Greenwich, Fox and Friends Saturday, Stila Beauty Event in Danbury, 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, Project Runway Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, 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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It’s New York Fashion Week, Are You Ready?

It’s that time of year, one of my favorite time in New York. New York Fashion Week…to excited to sleep last night. It’s ok because I have a case of redbull to get me through this fabulous week. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012 is from February 9th-16th and Maybelline cosmetics is the Official Makeup Sponsor. This is Maybelline sixth year holding the title and every year their ads are delicious.
Thanks to Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Charlotte Willer…girlfriend ROCKS!!! Below are some of my favorites. If you can’r make it to New York to enjoy fashion week grab a few bottles of champagne, put on your fancy outfit, and enjoy live streaming in the comfort of your own home. How awesome you get to watch 30 amazing shows and also keep up with @maybelline on twitter. Just keep it GLAMXURIOUS!!! Now hurry first show just started at 9am!

Pictures courtsey of Maybelline Cosmetics
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in Connecticut 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 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, Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, 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.

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