How I Created A Day Smokey Makeup Look

I always love wearing a smokey look year round. Sometimes it can be sultry, sometimes it can be edgy but on most days I like to keep it more subtle for day. A smokey look can usually be a challenge for most women. But I have just the right item that you can use when creating a smokey makeup look. So don’t worry it won’t take you long in the morning if you use the following items. So here is my cheat sheet to creating a smokey makeup look that can be worn in the day. Let me know how it work out for you. 

Shadow Shields

First Aid Beauty Triple Remedy in Medium/Deep

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer
Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in Deep 66

Cover FX Matte Setting Powder in Deep
L’OREAL PARIS Infallible Lacquer Liner 24H in Blackest Black
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

STILA STAY ALL DAY Waterproof Liner In Black

L’OREAL PARIS Voluminous Mascara In Carbon Black
TOO Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Nude

Kat Von D Contour Palette
If you look close enough on the last picture you’ll see a deer photo bombing me.

Backstage Doing Makeup At STRUT: The Fashionable Moms During Fashion Week = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

The ladies of Modern Rapunzel stop me to show luv
My second year of doing makeup for the fabulous ladies of The Moms, co founders Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein with SWW Creative President and CEO Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. I’m always elated about being apart of STRUT: The Fashionable Mom fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week because I get to work with amazing moms like myself who rarely get the recognition that we deserve. Moms of infants, teens, and young adults are one of the hardest working people in all of the industry’s combine but never get the chance to get pamper. Especially non celebrities moms, plus they got to walk with their kids so I always wait for my call. 
Always good to work Fashion Week because I get to see all my busy friends like hairstylist Alex Tome.
Nicka K makeup products & beauty blender I love to have in my makeup kit.
Nicka K bronzers makes for the best eye shadows, blush & bronzers. Shadow Shields I never leave home without.
My first talent was mom blogger Cait Beauchaine from The Honest Mother before makeup. 
Backstage with Cait Beauchaine after I finished doing her makeup. She’s awesome & was one of my highlights of the evening.
Cait looked fabulous in her Couture Cottenelle Toilet Paper Dress

Getting Actress Alysia Reiner makeup ready from “Orange Is The New Black”. Alysia plays Fig on the show.

Shadow Shields helps to get the fall out from making a mess. 

Having a good laugh with Alysia while doing her makeup.
This is another luv of mine…Vaseline Brand #SprayAndGo
Giving Alysia Reiner one more makeup touch up before walking the runway
Alysia with her daughter …fabulous already…luv it!

I love the effortless bronzed makeup look on Alysia. Luv the way Nicka K Bronzer look on her.
Both my ladies backstage

Having a great time backstage
With Key Makeup Artist Diana 

Here is a treat, a video of the STRUT MOMS Fashionable Show

Modern Day Greek Goddess Makeup For Donna Karan Market Week

To keep my model makeup flawless I used Shadow Shields to catch any eye shadow I use.
Today’s makeup inspiration comes from my love of the sultry Greek islands. Women are very sexy there and they love their bodies. Donna  Karan’s collection today took me to that place so I created a flawless makeup look that would take you from day to night. It’s all about clean skin, shades of coral, and beach with no one thing being the main focus. To give the ladies a natural bronze as if they were local’s I added Stila one step bronze with the foundation. To keep the blush natural I used L’OREAL Paris Magic Smooth Souffle blush with a beauty blender then touched the cheeks with Milani baked blush.


Stila Cosmetics, L’OREAL Paris, Milani, Caudalie, Shadow Shields = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();


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, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, 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 recently worked on Donna Karan Market Week, 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. 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 makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.
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