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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.



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/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.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Beautiful Afro Latina Zoe Saldana Join The L'OREAL Paris Family

My day has just gotten better, so excited to hear that Zoe Saldana has joined the L'OREAL Paris family. She now join recently Blake Lively & Lea Michele as spokesmodel. 

Being an Afro Latina like Zoe, and a L'OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist it's great to have her aboard. A brown woman representing beauty for a major beauty brand with L'OREAL Paris is a major opportunity. So many young girls will now see that their brown skin is important and that makeup companies will have foundation shades to match their skin tone. 

This is an amazing day!!! 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Beauty: A Little Pop Of Color With A Touch Of Nude Is Danity

I was going for a soft makeup look with a pop of color
On set with my client Anita Hill...such a lovely place that I had to take a selfie
My favorite way to put on my makeup is with a BEAUTY BLENDER
I use L'OREAL Paris Youth Code Pore Vanisher to keep my face flawless
I used NICKA K NY eye shadow in Purple 

Luv Luv Luv Stila Stay All Day Liner in Black
A must have Kajal pencil liner from Stila cosmetics 
My all time favorite L'OREAL Paris Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black
I use everyday; Stila HD Stay All Day Foundation in #12 Tan
My personal shade from L'OREAL Paris True Match Powder in N7 & I highlight with N5
I set my makeup with Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder
Obsessed with Stila custom color blush in Pink
My signature lipstick from L'OREAL Paris is Fairest Nude
I always top of my lips with Smashbox Reflection High Shine lip gloss
Set my makeup with Caudalie Beauty Elixir then I use when I feel like my skin needs to be hydrated


Monday, March 10, 2014

Beauty Happy Hour: Fun Colorful Nail Shade From L'OREAL Paris




I was in my dressing room this morning and these colorful nail shades from L'OREAL Paris spoke to me. Here are my fun nail shade palette that I'm rockin this spring. I can't wait to wear plus their all easy on the budget. $5.99

L'OREAL Paris True Money #108 (Lime Green)
L'OREAL Paris Butterfly Kisses #380 (Pink)
L'OREAL Paris Paparazzi Please #510 (Purple)
L'OREAL Paris Jet Set To Paris #540 (Blue)
L'OREAL Paris Greycian Goddess #560 (Grey)

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis Getting Ready For Bridal Season

Recently I chatted with Beauty writer Nikki Wattie while working NBA All Stars. I shared with her that when I return back to Connecticut I have a few bridal consultations set up at Erno Laszlo Institute. Read the full article here.
Photo Credit: Studio Tran 
"With this being our coldest and whitest winter in Connecticut, brides now have more time at home planning their upcoming wedding." ~Brandy Gomez-Duplessis~

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Inside My Glam World Doing Makeup At NBA All Star Weekend

This year NBA All Star was magical. I was able to return back to New Orleans where it all started for me. In 2008 I was asked to Key the NBA All Star Weekend not to shabby of a job since I'm not really into sports. I have met great players and created many pretty makeup looks. This year I was sponsored by Sexy Hair, Beauty Blender, Stila Cosmetics and L'OREAL Paris. My special quest was Nikki Wattie, a beauty writer & freelance makeup artist who shadowed me while I worked. 

Read her article here "Inside The Life Of A NBA Makeup Artist During NBA All Star Weekend".

Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Glam Day Of Beauty At Erno Laszlo Institute In Soho With Tia Williams


In my makeup room taking selfies
A fun day of doing makeup at Erno Laszlo Institute in Soho on the gorgeous Tia Williams was the only thing that could turn this cold wet day into a glam day. I've had the pleasure of doing Tia's makeup numerous of times in this time she knew she wanted a pop of eye liner color. 

Tia met me at my New York home based makeup studio, inside Erno Laszlo Institute where I do makeup on their members as well as my private clients. When Tia arrived I screamed because I wasn't expecting to see her hair all big in curly...so cool! She took off her coat all nonchalant looking effortlessly like Jennifer Beals from Flashdance wearing a loose fitting white T-shirt that draped off her shoulder, black leggings and rain boots. As she settled in I started selecting colors that would compliment her. I never like to go overboard with Tia face, she look best with pretty makeup. I did know I wanted to try Drew Barrymore makeup line Flower Beauty on Tia because they recently sent me some of the products. Let me tell you, Flower Beauty didn't disappoint and L'OREAL Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur gave that flawless photoshop look and Stila Stay All Day HD Foundation does just that...STAY! See for yourself.

The best place to take a selfie, in front of the crystal chandelier by the spiral staircase
I'm obsessed...hahaaaa
Tia can rock any makeup look I give her. 
The eyeliner didn't pop on the pics but it was GORG!
Inside the Hollywood Makeup Room
Erno Laszlo goodies
Makeup items I used on Tia...read the entire article and see what other  items I used on BEAUTYLISH 




We always make a great team...luv her!!!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Behind The Scene With L'OREAL Paris Creating Luxe Red Carpet Looks



Heading to work to create beautiful makeup for L'OREAL Paris

I always get asked "What Is My Day Like" when working behind the scene at a glamxurious event such as Golden Globes Red Carpet for a major brand like L'OREAL Paris. I decided to give you a sneak peek of what we, the L'OREAL Paris Pro Team do backstage while creating red carpet hair, makeup, and nails. See all of the video on L'OREAL Paris tumblr page.
Flirting with my Colour Riche Extraordinaire Nude Ballet lip color
Producer going over the makeup looks
Selecting my L'OREAL Paris makeup items to create the Sunset Ombre lip
PICTURE CREDIT: L'OREAL Paris
PICTURE CREDIT: L'OREAL Paris
I luv the Sunset Ombre lips...so red carpet
While the other members of the pro team create makeup looks,  fab hair & nails I take part in the #LOrealParisLive Beauty chat on Twitter. 
Always an honor to get asked to do beauty chats with L'OREAL Paris. I luv being a Beauty Expert & Beauty Blogger
Received a tweet "What shade of red from the new Colour Riche Extraordinaire would look great on brown skin"...I suggest #306
The new L'OREAL Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire are amazing...lots of pigment
On set creating my Radiant Orchid eye
Starting step 2 to creating my Radiant Orchid eyes
I luv a high shine sheer lip when wearing a strong eye


PICTURE CREDIT: L'OREAL Paris
PICTURE CREDIT: L'OREAL Paris
PICTURE CREDIT: L'OREAL Paris
Griselle giving model effortless curls


Mirna giving one last touch up to the model hair


Diana creating butterfly lashes


Lots of love on set but we both love the new L'OREAL Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire
Mary Y Soul in her zoom creating gorg nail art

Mari wrap the evening with creating Celestial Mani