Real Moms Strut At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Heading to the Lincoln Center

written by Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

I was very excited about being a part of the makeup glam squad that was brought in for STRUT Mom’s 1st Annual Fashion Show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. It was cool to do makeup on real women that look like me, my age and who are mothers versus the traditional young models who are her daughter’s age. The moms were professional career women, popular female bloggers, and soon to be moms. 



The fashion show was hosted by Supermodel and cosmetics owner Iman, who is also a mother of two. I'm a mother of 2 teens and so I understands how hard it is to parent kids with a busy schedule as i travels a lot with her work. My support system is my husband, SKYPE and writing on my blog plays a big role when on the road with her family.

Backstage I was one of 10 makeup artists that gave these fashionable moms each flawless individual looks. My makeup area consisted of a full table of makeup goodies. Key items that all moms need for a full proof makeup look is what I packed my makeup kit with. One of my favorite items is Maya Water Facial Mist to hydrate and rejuvenate my overwhelmed moms. I wanted the moms to not look like they look everyday, so I gave them a glamxurious look to play up the moment. All moms need makeup items that are quick but will last all day so I selected L’OREAL Paris HIP Cream eyeliners, L’OREAL Paris Waterproof Voluminious mascara, and L’OREAL Paris Infallible 8hr leGloss. But an absolute must have that all moms need is concealer, so I selected one of my top concealers from ALCONE.

There were so many amazing highlights from STRUT: The Fashionable Mom Fashion Show but my favorite was getting to bond backstage with the gorgeous Iman who on this day wanted to not be a supermodel but a supermom. After a fun filled day Kelly and I went to grab a bite at Cafe Fiorello's across the street from the Lincoln Center. 























Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. This L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist 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, Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi,  and Reshma Shetty to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; Donna Karan International, St. George's Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Donna Karan, DKNY, Keva J, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, Project Runway, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L'OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. 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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