18 Healthy Hair Products That Will Save Your Post-Summer Strands

18 Healthy Hair Products

While we’re still mourning the end of summer (R.I.P.), our hair is certainly ready for a break from the sun, chlorine and ocean.

TODAY Style turned to Hollywood hair gurus to get the scoop on the best products to revive fried hair after summer. The best part? They’re all available at drugstores nationwide.

Here is my beauty testimony on L’OREAL Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Conditioner.

L'OREAL Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Conditioner in Apricot Oil.jpg17. L’OREAL Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Conditioner

“To bring back dry, overexposed hair that has been soaking in the sun and pool this summer, I suggest this conditioner with apricot oil. Treat your hair to a deep-moisturizing conditioner that will help nourish it back to a soft, silky texture. Plus, it’s gentle on colored hair and there are no harsh sulfates or salt that will strip it,” said celebrity makeup artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, whose clients include Erin Andrews, Allison Janney and Jordin Sparks.

Read the full Today.com article here written by beauty writer Aly Walansky



The SPF-infused Drugstore Makeup You Need To Try This Summer

Once again I was invited by the Today show to offer a beauty testimony. Today’s content is on SPF -infused drugstore makeup. As a makeup artist, a beauty expert, and a beauty influencer it’s why I work hard and always give my best artistry because it’s an honor to be asked.


You already know that sunscreen is a summer essential, but what you might not realize is how many different ways you can shield against sun’s harmful rays. While you should always start with traditional sprays and lotions as your base, mineral powders and, yes, even foundation can help protect your skin while looking flawless.

You don’t have to travel far to score summer-friendly face makeup; many of the best formulas are available at your local drugstore. From SPF-infused foundation to BB cream, these are the protective products to stock up on right now.

Read the full article on the TODAY Show page by clicking here

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis did makeup on singer Ellie Goulding for her performance at the NBA All Star Weekend & makeup/hair on Actress Allison Janney at Sundance Film Festival

Photo Credit: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

What’s Your Favorite Waterproof Drugstore Mascara

When freelance writer Lindsay Cohn with the Today Show asked me about my favorite waterproof drugstore mascara it was a no brainier for me. I’m sure many of you who has been following me for sometime now could probably answer that question because I’m always talking about it. My favorite mascara hands downs is L’OREAL Paris Voluminious Mascara in Carbon Black. Here is the link to the full article on the Today’s show page.

I would love to hear about your favorite waterproof mascara?

Have You Tried L’OREAL Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

When you find a foundation that can handle New Orleans 98 degree weather in you still look beat, yass!!! I’m wearing L’OREAL Paris Infalliable Pro-Glow Foundation. It’s definitely a long wearing foundation that’s buildable to make it a full coverage foundation. I actually like to mix 211 Creme Cafe & 212 Cocoa together to get a custom color. Then finish with Infallible Pro-Spray and Set for a lasting glow look…SLAY!!!

Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray

Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray

The First Time I Got To Work With Garance Dore

Today I had to post about a throwback of a makeup assignment that I did with my girl crush, french fashion blogger, street style photographer, & fashion illustrator Garance Dore. I have been a fan of her’s for years so when I received the call that I was going to be doing her makeup I was so jubilant. You can only imagine how I felt when the publicist at L’OREAL Paris told me that I was going to be going to her home. I was going to do a practice run for her appearance to the CFDA Award Night. She was being honored that evening for what she brought to the fashion world. I knew how big this event was for her so the pressure was on.

Two days later I was back at her home getting her ready for a major event in the fashion industry. We had so much fun that evening, laughing and taking selfies, and tweeting the entire evening. To get a call back to work with her a few more times after was always a highlight. The purpose of this post is to share with you that if you put it out there what you want to do with your career it WILL happen. Your hard work will pay off, others will see your hard work & talent. Just be patient.

Products L'Oreal Paris Pro Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis used on Garance Dore for CFDA

Makeup Monday: Feeling Effortlessly Pretty

What a beautiful Monday…I woke up feeling like how Ciara look on the cover of Essence magazine May issue. Feeling good, pain free, no lupus flare up’s and/or body pain. My mood today is everything in this picture. With a no makeup makeup look, smelling delicious like spring with an effortless pop of color on the cheeks in lips while enjoying the view of the lake from home. This is the way that I would like to start my week off.

TARTE Cosmetics Park Ave Princess Contour Palette

Ralph Lauren Romance  Summer Blossom 

L’OREAL Paris Infallible Pro Matte Gloss

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Here Are 4 New Yummy Spring Lip Colors

Spring is here so I need some new lip colors to rock. With so many new brands, shades, and textures I can’t decide what to buy, glossy wands, the shine free looks, crayons, or long wearing. In my beauty arsenal I have bold bright yummy colors that look good on me that’s for sure. I have my eyes on some new goodies that I can’t wait to grace my lips with. Here are at least 4 lip products I have my eyes on that range from drugstore to luxury brands.