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Inspiration from the Greek Islands: A Sultry Smoky Eye

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Brandy's Greek Island inspired makeup lookToday I have another amazing makeup look from Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, again from Donna Karan International Market Week. Brandy says,

“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.”

Best of all, Brandy created this amazing look with makeup that you can easily pick up with a trip to a store near you! I love that she uses a lot of non-pro products to create looks that are just so pretty. I could recreate this easily for going out to dinner and it would look great!

DKNY International Market Week Makeup with Stila and L'Oreal
To prep the face, Brandy loves 4. Miracle Blur! Here are her tips for getting the hang of it:

I am actually obsessed with Miracle Blur. At first I was like another primer but after trying it…in luv! I have very oily skin, large pores, uneven skin, plus mature skin. I use either my beauty blender damp, or a foundation brush. I apply it after I wash my face skipping moisturizer. You only need just a little, then I pat in on like I do my foundation. No swiping/smearing. I do find my skin look better due to the compliments I receive. On pics I find I don’t need a filter. That’s where the blur effect work when taking pictures. But it smooth out wrinkles, pores and make my uneven skin look flawless.

Once skin is prepped, Brandy says “To give the ladies a natural bronze as if they were locals 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.”

1. Stila Stay All Day Foundation
2. Beauty Blender
3. Caudalie Beauty Elixir
4. Miracle Blur
5. L’Oreal True Match Powder
6. Stila One Step Bronze
7. L’Oreal Magic Smooth Soufflé Blush in Celestial
8. Milani Magic Smooth Soufflé Blush in Bellissimo Bronze

Create a sultry smoky eye with Stila and L'Oreal
1. L’Oreal Paris Gel Lacquer Liner 24hr in Black
2. Shadow Shields
3. L’Oreal Paris Voluminious Million Lash Excess
4. L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Quad Because Your Worth It Eyeshadow
5. L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche® Balm in Caring Coral
6. Stila all over shimmer powder in kitten
7. L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Peach Fuzz

Easy smoky eyeShe looks like she’d be right at home in Greece!

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celeb Makeup Artist working in both New York and New Orleans. She has worked with celebs such as Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, and Angela Bassett. 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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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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  1. 7.10.13
    Amber said:

    What a pretty soft smokey look, I love it! 🙂

  2. 7.11.13

    I'm going to have to pick up Blur, I just keep reading raves about it. I just hope it's not fragranced. Very pretty look.

  3. 7.11.13

    Mine isn't fragranced at all Marcia, though I'm still having problems figuring it out. If I ever get it right I"m going to write a whole post about it!