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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Beauty Happy Hour: My Favorite Looks From The Spring 2014 Face Charts

As a little girl I was always obsessed with sketching face charts and creating makeup looks for myself. I'm still a big fan of face charts in looking at beautiful ones created by other talented and professional makeup artists. During Fashion Week, Key Makeup Artists will meet with the designers to create makeup looks for their new collections. Majority of the fashionista who attend fashion week enjoy going to the shows to preview their favorite designers newest collections. My favorite spot is being backstage watching the Key Makeup Artists teaching their teams the gorgeous makeup look. Here are are 3 of my favorite makeup looks that was created this spring, I'm sure you will be obsessed as well.

Romantic Date Night
Face Chart Created By Target’s makeup maven Sonia Kashuk
1. Apply Perfecting Luminous Foundation with a damp blending sponge for a radiant, even complexion.
2. With the Chic Luminosity Bronzer/Blush Duo in Glisten, apply bronzer for tone and blush for brightness
3. Using the Eye Couture in Eye On Neutral Shimmer, sweep shade seven all over the lid to just beyond the crease, followed by shade six just below the crease blending color seamlessly. Take a small eye shadow brush and pack on shade 10 along the upper lash line, blending out. Using a shader brush place shade 12 directly at the upper lash line, extending the line slightly up at the outer corner. Continue down the lower lash line, keeping color light and smudged.
4. Give your eyes that shut-down stare with Full Drama Eyelashes.
5. Color in lips with Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in Pinky Nude for kissable color that stays put. If you prefer shine, top with a bit of Ultra Luxe Lip Gloss in Prettiest Pink.
6. Mist on some Pink Innocencia Eau de Toilette for a delicately feminine scent.

The Lulu Frost Spring 2014 Collection
Bobbi Brown Lulu Frost Spring 2014
Skin: Hydrating Face Cream, Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation
Eyes: White Eye, Bone Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Everything Mascara
Cheeks: Brightening Finishing Powder, Pale Pink Blush
Lips: Electric Violet Rich Lip Color



Face Chart Created By TEMPTU Key Makeup Artist Michelle Cameau
Step 1: Foundation
Use TEMPTU PRO S/B Foundation to create a dewy yet satiny base.
Step 2: Concealer
To create highlights in the face, pick a light shade from the TEMPTU PRO S/B Concealer Wheel, and pat under the eyes, on the forehead, on the chin, and along the bridge of the nose.
PRO TIP: Contour and slim the face using the darkest shade of the Concealer Wheel.
Step 3: Eyes
Contour the crease with a soft brown shadow, then line under the eyes with TEMPTU PRO S/B Highlighter in Silver Shimmer. Extend the line for a sultry cat eye!
Finish off with two coats of black mascara.
PRO TIP: Create a natural full brow by dipping a slanted brush in TEMPTU PRO S/B Airbrow, then lightly feathering.
Step 4: Cheeks
Airbrush the apples of the cheeks with TEMPTU PRO S/B Blush in Apricot for a subtle tint that mimics a beachy glow.
Step 5: Lips
Airbrush TEMPTU PRO S/B Blush in Ruby Red over the lips. Use bare fingers or a lip brush to tap TEMPTU PRO S/B Blush in Raspberry on the center of the top and bottom lips, creating an ombre effect.
Step 6: Set
Seal the makeup with TEMPTU PRO Invisible Difference Powder in Banane.

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L'OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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 bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Heading To New Orleans To Do Makeup For Essence Music Festival

I can't believe it's Essence Music Festival 20th Anniversary! I remember it like yesterday when I was living in New Orleans and received a called from Essence Magazine. Sander Martin called me about using my makeup service for Susan Taylor. 

I've been working doing makeup for Essence Music Festival since. I've only missed 3 festivals. Not to bad...as always around this time I get additional calls about booking my makeup services. I get an assistant to help with my schedule while I'm traveling or working. It get really crazy and I luv every minute of it!

I love this time of year because I get to return home, see family, friends, & peers. Plus create fab makeup looks in build new business relationships. I'll visit a few gifting suites on my down time so I can share with my readers all the goodies I find on my BEAUTY HAPPY HOUR section. 

I have to go...beauty calls!!!


ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L'OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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 bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brings Bridal Glam To The Country

My New York bride wearing her blinged Jimmy Choo


Have you ever heard the saying; You can take a girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl. Carrie Bradshaw might be a fictional character of the HBO sitcom Sex and the City based on a newspaper columnist and fashionista in New York City, but this New York bride fairy tale story is nothing but real. Read the full article here that Nikki Wattie from the Examiner wrote. I also shared with Nikki a few beauty tips and beauty products I used on my New York bride.

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L'OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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 bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Beauty Happy Hour:Spring Into Smooth Summer Feet



What a rough winter our feet has had with wearing thick socks and heavy boots. To get your feet sandal ready, Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System is a perfect item to have to bring them from rough, dry, and dull to smooth and soft right in your own home. The Clarisonic Pedi Device is designed just for your feet to exfoliate your dry rough feet to give them a professional pedicure. $199.00

Pedi Device
*3 Speeds
*Adjustable Timer
*Waterproof for use in the shower or bathtub
*2 Year Warranty

Pedi Smoothing Disc
Designed to smooth and soften dull, rough foot skin. The textured stainless steel disc works synergistically with the sonic Pedi device to slough away rough, dry areas without damaging the health of the foot skin. FOR USE WITH PEDI DEVICE ONLY - this disc should not be used on our facial cleansing devices.

Pedi Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head
The Pedi Wet/Dry Brush Head contains a combination of short rigid filaments and longer, flexible filaments to effectively exfoliate and buff dry, damaged feet. This filament blend is designed to allow for optimal migration of the Pedi-Buff for more even coverage and thorough exfoliation. FOR USE WITH PEDI DEVICE ONLY - this brush head should not be used on our facial cleansing devices.

Pedi-Buff
A triple-kick exfoliating blend of lactic acid, apricot seed and a tri-fruit complex to dissolve away rough, dead skin and refine skin texture.

What You Get:
*Pedi Device
*Pedi Smoothing Disc
*Pedi Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head
*Pedi-Buff (6 oz.)
*Pedi-Balm (3.5 oz.)
*Pedi-Boost (1 oz.)
*USB-Enabled Universal Voltage pLink Charger

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L'OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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 bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Beauty Happy Hour: Go Effortless Sheer In Tom Ford


This Summer 2014 Tom Ford exclusive new collection of 8 lip colors are effortless semi sheer and ultra-hydrating. Tom Ford sensuous lipsticks are packaged in the retro yet luxurious ivory and gold case. These lip sheers are fantastic, their very creamy enriched in shea butter and Vitamin C and E. The lipsticks range in shades from nudes to feminine pale pink to firey orange, gorgeous shades to wear with a luminous skin for the perfect spring look. Who’s lipstick do you rock…I ROCK TOM FORD $49.00


Tom Ford Spring Summer 2014 Lipsticks:

Sweet Spot is a coral shimmer
Paradisco is a bright pink-coral
Summer Fling is a baby pink shimmer
Bitter Sweet is a plum
Pink Dune is a golden pink
Incorrigible is a fuchsia
In the Buff is a dark nude
Firecracker is a orange

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L'OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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 bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Beauty Happy Hour: Staying Glamxurious All Day This Spring And Summer

Nowadays everyone has a busy schedule from students, to women in the service industry, corporate 500, and stay at home moms. There is one thing we all have in common. We all want to know how to stay pretty all day. I have always suggested using long wearing, stay all day waterproof makeup items on your busiest days. As a makeup artist, I struggle with the same challenge. Trying to look fresh and effortless all day at work especially when my call time is 4 or 5am, isn’t easy. So here is a look into my makeup bag of items I use to stay paparazzi ready, well maybe selfie ready that hopefully you will find useful to use in your busy lifestyle.





Foundation & Concealer
Stila Stay All Day HD Foundation & Concealer In Caramel $44.00


Powder
Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder $8.95


Matte Gel
Peter Thomas Roth Anti Shine Mattifying Gel $35.00


Brow
Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow In Dark Brown $20.00


Eye Shadow
L'OREAL Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow $7.95


Eye Liner
NICKA K NY Waterproof Eye Liner $3.99


Mascara
LANCOME Hypnose Star Waterproof 24 Hour Mascara $28.50


Blush
TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush $26.00


Lipstick
TOO Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick $21.00 


To help remover any waterproof long wearing makeup I use L'OREAL Paris Clean Artiste Waterproof & Long Wearing Eye Makeup Remover $6.99

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L'OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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 bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Beauty Happy Hour: Take Your Makeup From Day To Happy Hour


Courtesy Of USA Network
I must admit that every Thursday, one of the reasons I look forward to watching the fashion-forward drama TV Show Suits, is so I can see what the sharp tongued ladies on the show will be wearing. My favorite character on the show is Afro-Latina actress Gina Torres, who plays the corporate “Head Woman In Charge” character, Jessica Pearson. Costume designer for the show Jolie Andretta mixes contemporary pieces from Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Dior and Prada while flirting with vintage pieces. What I obsess about the most is how the head makeup artist Anita Gibson selects how each character’s makeup looks effortless yet polished for the work place. 

Gina’s character is always flawless and sophisticated representing what a powerhouse woman should look like every day at work. Here is one of my favorite makeup looks that Gina has worn that I want to help you to achieve as a signature look at home before heading out to work. It’s a real simple look that you can get out the house within 15 mins and can take you from the office to Happy Hour.
  

Courtesy Of USA Network
Beauty Blender
L'OREAL Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur
IMAN Cosmetics BB Crème Sand Medium
Black Opal Oil-Absorbing Pressed Powder in Medium Golden Brown

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Powder Duo in Brunette/Dark Brown - dark warm brown
Stila Cosmetics Custom Color Blush in Bronze
Bobbi Brown Nectar & Nude Eye Palette
Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black
    L’OREAL Paris Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer “In The Buff”

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L'OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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 bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Makeup Monday: Posh Beauty From The Caribbean








In this month Caribbean Posh magazine my POSH BEAUTY is all about 3-D Nail Trends from Formula X, and the Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. 

See for yourself what lip colors I choose and how I playing on blinging out my nails.

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L'OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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 bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Beauty Happy Hour: How To Achieve Zoe Saldana Look Using L'OREAL Paris Makeup

Last week when I heard the fantastic news that the beautiful and talented Afro-Latina actress Zoe Saldana was named the New International Spokesperson for L’OREAL Paris, I was overjoyed. Being that I am Afro-Latina, and a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist it was a dream having her join the family. Growing up I didn't have many beauty messengers that looked like me, being brown skin and spoke Spanish on television, in magazines or on movie screens.

We all know that Zoe is an effortless beauty and on this day it means so much to young afro-latina girls growing up. Being that L’OREAL Paris, a major beauty company, it feels like validation that we (Afro-Latinas) are beautiful. Congratulations on this great accomplishment. I look forward to seeing you and one day possibly doing your makeup.



So how can you achieve Zoe Saldana effoertless makeup look on her new campaign pictures and video?  I selected a few products from L’OREAL Paris that Zoe could be wearing that would look great on everyone. Just remember Zoe like the minimal when it comes to her makeup.

I suggest the following makeup tip I would use if I was doing Zoe's makeup. 

1. I would start with using a damp Beauty Blender when applying the Lumi Foundation. 
2.  Use a fluff brush or your finger when applying your eye shadow.
3. When applying the cream blush use your middle & index finger in pat only on the apple of the cheeks for a sheer look.
4. The same with your lips, pat with your Index/Grooming finger when applying the Extraordinaire to achieve a wash makeup look. 

L'OREAL Paris True Match Lumi Foundation in Classic Tan or Nut Brown $12.95 
L'OREAL Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Glistening Garnet $7.95 
L'OREAL Paris Infallible The Super Slim By Infallible Black $8.95

L'OREAL Paris Voluminious Butterfly Mascara in Blackest Black $8.99

L'OREAL Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche in Dancing Rose $9.99
all photos courtesy of L'OREAL Paris

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Beauty Blogger, Beauty, Expert & Makeup Artist who lives in Connecticut and work in New York. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in the Tri-State area, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute in Soho. She recently did makeup for: Anita Hill, Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico magazine, and Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, and 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show,  Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L'OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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 Pro 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 bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Makeup: A Perfect Nude Lip Color This Spring From L'OREAL Paris

Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Yesterday I received so many compliments from women but more from black women about my nude lips. Nude lips has always been my signature shade usually year round. But I understand all the fuss, finding the right shade of a nude lipstick and lip gloss can be a challenge for all women but on black women majority shades of nudes look ashy/white on our full lips. A look that is not pretty...at all. 

My personal lipstick in the past has been L'OREAL Paris Colour Riche Fairest Nude & Nude. Recently L'OREAL Paris add to their Colour Riche collection, Extraordinaire by Colour Riche. It's creamy and silky with a lot of pigment and high shine. My new obsession is the Nude Ballet #601. Try it out it's definitely worth it.


L'OREAL Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche in Nude Ballet 601 $9.99
Look at that shine the L'OREAL Paris Extraordinaire give
I'm satisfied with my new obsession

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Beauty Blogger/Expert & Makeup Artist who lives in Connecticut and work in New York. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in the Tri-State area, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute in Soho. She recently did makeup for: Anita Hill, Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico magazine, and Polo Player Nacho Figueras. 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, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, and 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, 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, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show,  Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L'OREAL Paris, Project Runway 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 Pro 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 bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.