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Posts Tagged ‘Glam-o-gram’

This season, bold bright colors are popping up everywhere from; eye shadows, lipsticks, nail polishes, clothing, handbags, and shoes. Not all brides are a fans of color and for these brides less is always more.  Some brides prefer the “barely there” nude makeup. The nude makeup look is a classic one that will never go out of style, but it has been revised. Creating the nude look this season is all about giving the bride an illuminated face. Her skin should look hydrated, natural and fresh. No heavy blush and definitely no heavy contouring. This is a great look for a destination bride because the dewy look always works best at a beach wedding instead of a matte face and lip. So now you are a nude glowing bride on your wedding day.

L'Oreal Shocked eyeshadow

The following listed are the makeup items I used to create this glamxurious look on my bride Erica.

  • Rodial Glamtox Eye Pen
  • L’OREAL Paris True Match Foundation #N5 True Beige
  • L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder #N5 True Beige
  • M.A.C pigment in Vanilla
  • L’OREAL Paris HIP Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Duo Eye shadow in Energized
  • L’OREAL Paris HIP Studio Secrets Professional Creamliner in Brown
  • L’OREAL Paris Double Extend Eye Illuminator in Black Quartz
  • L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder Blush in Soft Sun
  • NARS Lipstick in Aura
  • SMASHBOX Lip enhancing Lipgloss in Aura

Smashbox lipgloss in "Aura"

Written by New York Celebrity Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Makeup by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Pictures courtesy of: Rodial, L’OREAL, MAC, NARS, SMASHBOX, and Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
is a Celebrity Bridal Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Erin Andrews, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, and more. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist“, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stilettoor follow her glamxurious tweets on Twitter.


Blend your way to beauty

Looking for flawless makeup coverage on your destination wedding day? The experts who created Beauty Blender say they’ve got just the product for you. This makeup sponge allows for streak-free, easy application of foundation. If you’re a bride getting married in a tropical time zone, you might want to consider this product. The last thing you want on your big day is to have streaky, sweaty makeup.

Clean up your sponge and sparkle

Its unique shape, feminine color and included cleanser make the Beauty Blender top of the class in makeup sponges. It was created by professional makeup artists in an effort to allow women to get professional looking makeup application at home. While the blender may look weird and mysterious, it comes with detailed instructions for proper application. It’s also easy to pack and travel-size for the honeymooner or destination bride.

Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz, who helped create the Beauty Blender, coined the phrase “modernize the way you makeup.” With the Beauty Blender’s egg-like shape it certainly looks modern. It is an elliptical-shaped sponge which prevents makeup lines or streaks on the skin. The narrower edge is phenomenal for applying product in those hard to reach places like around the nose and under the eyes.

Like all sponges, seeing the left over foundation or primer on the Beauty Blender after application can make you feel like some of the product is being wasted. However, when you use the cleanser you can see how little foundation is actually left on the sponge. One pump of cleanser and a little water wash away the makeup.

Having a clean applicator sponge not only insures even application, but aids in keeping your skin healthy. Not properly cleaning your makeup sponge allows for nasty bacteria to grow. This, in turn, winds up on your skin. A key to healthy and clear skin is clean skin. Therefore, the Beauty Blender has the added benefit of clean skin because of the included cleanser

The cleanser can also be used for other make-up sponges. So, whatever look you’re trying to achieve, you can be sure that you will have a clean and easy way to apply your foundation.

The blender and cleanser duo starter pack sells for 35 dollars. This includes one sponge and a five oz bottle of cleanser. For us it seems a little pricey, but we’ll wait and see how long the cleanser lasts. The sponge is said to last three months if it’s cleaned properly. You can also buy both the blender sponge and cleanser individually.

A cool thing about Beauty Blender is that if you send the sponge back to the manufacturers they will recycle it for you. This can give you eco-conscious brides some peace of mind.

The makeup artists at Beauty Blender claim many celebrities as clients. To learn more about this product, who uses it and what awards it has won visit the official Web site.

*Note: Beauty Blender was kind enough to send us a sample of the product free of charge in order to review it for this blog.

Photos courtesy of Beauty Blender and Sephora

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