Fall Makeup Colors That Was Seen On The Runways At Fashion Week

whip-salon-makeup-creative-director-brandy-gomez-duplessis-at-new-york-fashion-weekBy now you’ve heard New York Fashion Week, Spring 2017 wrapped up last week. So many beautiful models and clothes graced the runways but I always look forward to the jaw-dropping hair and makeup. The outrageous the look the better because I get so inspired to try those gorgeous makeup looks on my clients. Some of the rich colors that I loved backstage this year were burnished bronze, copper, burgundy, and gold. These colors are perfect as we head into the Fall season. What I like about those colors is that they look really nice on all skin tones, complementing everyone’s hue.

One of the makeup looks that I did at New York Fashion Week I’m excited about bringing it back to my clients at Whip Salon. Being that I am the Makeup Creative Director, my job is to teach the team of makeup artists how to recreate the looks so that women can wear everyday.

To help you get started with the current makeup trends I selected eye shadows colors that will get you runway ready. Better you can just book an appointment with me and I can give you a customized Whip Fashion Week Makeup Look.

I am now taking bookings, and for your convenience we offer 3 different ways to book.

  • Download our app iPhone and Android versions are available
  • Book through our website at whipsalon.com
  • Make an old fashioned phone call at 203.442.6444

1.WHIP Salon Makeup Creative Director Brandy Gomez-Duplessis prepping models face at New York Fashion Week

2. absolute new york true palettes in element

3. bobbi brown long wear cream shadow stick in goldstone

4. chosungah 22 dong gong minn jello color eyeshadow palette

5. dior fusion mono eyeshadow in fahrenheit

6. jane iredale smooth affair for eyes in gold

7. make up for ever star powder in pink burgundy

8. nars dual intensity eyeshadow in telesto

9. tarte clay pot waterproof liner in spirit animal

10.tom ford cream and powder eye color in golden peach

11.tom ford cream and powder eye color in naked bronze

12. urban decay liquid moondust cream eyeshadow in spacetime

Fun Day In NY For NYFW At A NARS Cosmetics Event

In the morning I always start off my day enjoy a nice cup of tea from Donna Karan New York Blend (chamomile, ginger roots, & peppermint). I’ll go sit on the deck and just collect my thoughts and then I’ll have my time with GOD, thanking him for getting me through another day. As you know by now with Lupus, Lyme, & RA, I may look good on the outside but my body thinks I’m about 90yrs old. What I luv about the ladies I’ll be with today they both understand my health issue in they don’t push me to do things are get in there feelings when I can’t do things. Thanks Ilse for my GORG mug, anything NY or NOLA I luv!

We (Brandy, Ilse & Annya) made it to Grand Central Terminal

Stopped by Great Northern Food Hall inside Grand Central Terminal to see what type of snacks they had. 

Ilse & Annya went to check out their menu

BUSY BUSY BUSY, everyone has somewhere to go. This is why I luv the energy in New York

The ladies are so social media driven

Leaving out of ABC Carpet & Home, I’m glad Annya got me out of there cuz I would have spent my kids college tuition this month in this store. Decadent is not even the best word to describe this store. iDIE every time I’m there. Oooh, but I actually look fly. #justsaying

Made it to ABC Kitchen to have a bite to eat and of course have a few cocktails

Toasting to a variety of things; FRIENDSHIP, WOMEN IN BUSINESS, BEING WIVES, WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN…those watermelon mimosas were delicious!

Made it to the W Hotel Union  Square for NARS cosmetics NYFW Event “WhatShe Said” 

 Ilse, your striking is what the mirror should be telling you

Radonm pics: this is what happens when you put makeup artists in a room together we start talking makeup. A young lady name Jeannie @jenlaprincesse  shared with us 2 new makeup items she’s luvin right now so I’m sharing them with you. Both items are from a cool company Touch in Sol. I luv their duo metallic eyeshadow & glitter.

Ladies & Gentlemen meet the talented Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist


This is an art piece to me, like I would put this up in my home. Throw some red glitter on the lips, bling out the eyes.

A little touch up before we leave…I hope I gave you a nice peek of my sexy day with my glam ladies at a wonderful event. Thanks NARS & Melissa for the invite. We had a blast!

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis Top 5 Beauty Products For The Summer

When Caribbean Posh magazine asked me what were my Top 5 beauty products for the summer that I can’t live without, it was hard to choose. But here are my picks.






Makeup Artist Chat Makeup

This is what happens when you leave a teen with your computer. They find old videos and and put together this…I actually think she did a good job. I have so much footage that I can probably make a movie from all of my travels and assignments doing makeup. I’m happy that she was able to find all my old files in hopefully can do something with my videos that’s just taking up space on my hard drive.

Weird thing is I have not aged!

Harlem Fashion Row Brunch During New York Fashion Week


Today I’m headed to Harlem Fashion Row Shop, Brunch, and Be Social for New York Fashion Week at MIST Harlem. I’m such a fan of the CEO & Founder, Brandice Daniel. When I moved to Harlem in October 2010 Brandice and I were neighbors living one block from each other. After chatting about our passion for NYFW we got together and worked on a shoot with designers Sammy BKiki Kitty Doll. I was also introduced that day to a talented photographer name Rog Walker.

This year I was so elated to be able to attend Brandice brunch. I knew I could not miss any of her events this year. Being that last year I was not able to attend anything due to my lupus & lyme being very active.

I gathered up my Barbarella’s Annya & Kassie and we headed out to the city to Shop, Brunch, and be Social to support the designers of color in the fashion industry that would not be featured at New York Fashion Week.

Colgate Optic White toothpaste were one of the sponsors for Harlem Fashion Row Brunch

Nice to be around Women In Business-BossLadies…always good to see Kim Roxie with Lamik Beauty. Luv her!

It’s always nice to see Sammy B and her fashion grow in this industry. I’ve been able to see her at different time in her career with the last time on set during Lifetime TV Show Project Runway

Harlem Fashion Row Tote Bags

So we are toasting to Annya booking her first fashion show during Fashion Week. I chatted with my girl Kim from Lamik Beauty and asked if she could squeeze in Annya to do makeup at Sammy B show and Kim said Yes!

At the end of today’s successful event I was able to chat with Brandice again about getting together again like the old days…Brandice I’m here to tell you, your a Black woman who ROCKS! #HarlemsFashionRow

Lupus & Lyme Will Not Make Me Miss New York Fashion Week This Year


Last year at this time, I wasn’t healthy enough to work backstage doing makeup at New York Fashion Week. Due to being diagnosed with Lupus, Lyme disease, & RA, I was too weak to even attend events, bloggers lounges, or anything that I had to get out of bed for. This year my body is cooperating with me. I guess it missed Fashion Week as much as I had (…lol). The last few weeks I’ve been shopping my press kit letting everyone know that I’m back and able to resume creating those glamxurious faces. Here are a few pics from past Mercedes Benz Fashion Week of me working backstage doing makeup.

Today I’m at one of my favorite places in Connecticut getting my manicure & pedicure so when I step on that concrete jungle runway I look & feel my best.


To all my autoimmune warriors who’s days don’t looking promising and you’re missing your old life, I promise there’s light at the end of the scary tunnel. You will get your old life back, even if its just a little bit of it. We can conquer our new reality. We can adapt and endure the struggles, embrace and relish the good days, and most of all live, love and laugh ( a glass of wine, a spa day, and a nap  doesn’t hurt either).

Well I going to finish getting pampered. I’ll see you in the beauty pages😉