Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Caudalie Beauty Elixir Is My Favorite Makeup Setting Spray


Being a makeup artist the last thing that I would want to happen is for my hard work of artistry melt off my clients face. One of my favorite items I must have in my makeup kit is Caudalie Beauty Elixir. It's part toner, part serum of essentials oils and plant active ingredients. 

I luv to prep my clients face by spraying the Beauty Elixir mist. This step will give my client an instant burst of radiance. It will help to smooth the skin, tighten the pores and set the makeup when done. 

During the summer this item will definitely hydrate the face and the aroma of the citrus, rose water, rosemary, peppermint, and balm mint will help to rejuvenate you.  Treat your clients or yourself to this luxurious item. I promise you don't want to leave home without it. 

Makeup Tip: Before I use my makeup brushes I like to spray the Beauty Elixor on them. Why not treat your brushes! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

My Day At Sephora Contouring & Highlighting Clients

Today at Sephora I was booked with clients back to back with appointments. My client Julie had one request, that was to just make her look amazing! Being a great canvas Julie made my work very is to do. After chatting with Julie and finding out what her challenge was currently with makeup I found out that contouring and highlighting was hard for her to do. So I made contouring & highlighting the main focus. Before I started doing Julie makeup I prepped her face so she would have a flawless makeup look. Continue reading to see what makeup I used on Julie and how she looked when done.

Julie before picture
Origins Gin Zing Refreshing Eye Cream
Origins Gin Zing Energy Boosting Moisturizer
Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil

All the products I used on Julie today can all be found at Sephora locations.



Sephora Collection Moonsshadow Baked Eyeshadow Palette called In The Nude

NARS Eye Paint in Mesopotamia

NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Via Vento

TARTE Gifted Amazon Clay Smart Mascara

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N35

BEECA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

Urban Decay 27/7 Concealer Pencil in FBI

Cover FX Pressed Mineral Powder in N30

Kat Von D Shade +Light Contour Palette
BEECA Shimmering Skin Perfecteor Poured in Opal

BUXOM True Hue Blush in Indulgence

BEECA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Copper
NARS Lipliner Pencil In Amazon

STILA Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery


Monday, February 23, 2015

Makeup: My Favorite Contour Palette For Creating A Natural Look



It's Makeup Monday and I selected Tarte Contouring Palette as my favorite item this week. Contouring & Highlighting is still the biggest craze, everybody that I do makeup on request that I contour their face. Tarte 3-in-1 contouring palette is my go to item when creating effortless makeup looks. My clientele range from young teens, glam goddess, upper east side housewives, professional corporate executives, celebrities, to mature woman. Not every client can pull off the beautiful Kim Kardashian makeup look, so when I'm looking to sculpt the face, giving an instant slimming appearance I reach for this palette. Even thought the packaging is ok, (I fell in love with their holiday gold packaging). The product make up for it, giving you a matte bronzer, a youthful blush, and a yellow highlighter. I can't forget a full size mirror to help you to keep up with your natural glow...now who's FANCY.

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in living in Connecticut with her husband and 2 kids. She was recently diagnosed with SLE Lupus but she keeps her lupus maintain while still doing what she loves and that's makeup. Brandy resume is like the who's who, she has done makeup on and for; Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras, 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, Usher, 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 2015 Holiday campaign, and 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, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show in New York & Miami, 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, January 31, 2015

How I Created A Classic Day Look For The Working Woman



As the gorgeous Beyonce would say "I WOKE UP LIKE THIS". Well as you can see I didn't but I thought it was fun to show a side of me that I never share. This is usually my regular routine in the morning, wearing my waffle white bathrobe, hair in sponge rollers while I'm doing my makeup. This morning I was going for a classic makeup look, a neutral eye with a strong lip. My look was achieved with using the following makeup & beauty item.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate


Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black
Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara
Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer in Warm

SEPHORA COLLECTION Creme Lip Stain in Strawberry Kissed
NICKA K NY Mineral Sheer & Glow Bronzer
NARS Kabuki Yaciyo Blush Brush
Anatasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown


ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in living in Connecticut with her husband and 2 kids. She was recently diagnosed with SLE Lupus but she keeps her lupus maintain while still doing what she loves and that's makeup. Brandy resume is like the who's who, she has done makeup on and for; Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras, 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, Usher, 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 2015 Holiday campaign, and 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, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show in New York & Miami, 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, January 17, 2015

Behind The Scene Pics For L'OREAL Paris Golden Globe Command Center


Tonight is the big night creating L'OREAL Paris red carpet makeup looks 


At home trying to decided what will be my lip color of choice for tonight



Arrive to the studio / loft where al the glam magic will happen. Production is moving fast trying to get everything together. So many people behind the scene all this for beauty...luv it!




All in the way but I'm trying to catch a good spot for my selfie, the lighting in here is EVERYTHING!



Found me a good spot!


Selfie with the gorgeous Griselle Rosario who will be doing hair tonight

Boogie down brown Afro Latina's hidden gems behind the scene doing both hair & makeup for L'OREAL Paris Golden Globes

My station is ready to rock out some gorg red carpet makeup looks


First model is up the lovely Anna






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These L'OREAL Paris Infallible Pro Matte foundation & powder are the bomb!

Emily is getting a smoky eye tonight








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Snacks!



Our command room look like it's the Superbowl or something. I wish I could have better capture how the room operates during Golden Globes







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Good Night Guys I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did...see you next year



ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in living in Connecticut with her husband and 2 kids. She was recently diagnosed with SLE Lupus but she keeps her lupus maintain while still doing what she loves and that's makeup. Brandy resume is like the who's who, she has done makeup on and for; Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras, 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, Usher, 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 2015 Holiday campaign, and 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, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show in New York & Miami, 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.