Makeup Secrets: My Favorite Beauty Tips I Use On Set

Earlier this month on my way to Vermont I had a great time chatting with Kerri, Editor of GalTime about some of my favorite beauty secrets. Every makeup artists have their own personal beauty secret they use on set to help make their job easy. I shared with GalTime, 3 of mines. Here is one and read what my other two  beauty secrets are on GalTime. I hope you love them, maybe your be able to use them on yourself. 
We all have a beauty “trick” or two that we can’t live without.
Maybe your favorite hand lotion doubles as a flyaway tamer, or you use clear mascara to tame unruly brows. (I like using clear makeup primer on the backs of my hands. It minimizes pores and fine lines, making them look younger!)
Here are three more red-carpet tested, insider “secrets” to call your own, courtesy of celebrity makeup artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Don’t Sweat It: Who needs blotting papers when you have recycled brown napkins? Gomez-Duplessis never leaves home without them.
“When I lived in New Orleans and worked outside on set, I needed something that was going to absorb the sweat/oil on my clients’ faces. I didn’t want to keep adding loose, translucent powder every five minutes, and blotting sheets weren’t working against the humid weather. These napkins are free and won’t irritate sensitive skin.”

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A Makeup Tip With Fashion Blogger Garance Doré

When you put together a popular fashion/style blogger and a industry makeup artist what do they talk about? Everything from fashion, makeup and more makeup. Garance would ask me questions about makeup and I would do the same. Garance and I talk so much so I really don’t remember how we got on this cool makeup tip.
I shared that my personal makeup secret was; I like using Starbucks coffee brown recycle napkins to blot my face with. I have very oily skin, I find that the napkins works best for me, better than any blotting / rice paper could ever. The fibers used in the napkins helps to absorb the oil on my face leaving it with a matte finish. Garance luved it! 
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 E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren Fragrances 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. _uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

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