Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis share makeup tips, how to's, on set entertainment & beauty industry pics, bridal makeup, and beauty testimonials, all while living with living with lupus, lyme disease & RA. I share my life ofwhat it's like being a REAL makeup artist in the beauty industry not just on Instagram posting makeup pics.
Remember when I shared with you that I was going to be reunited with CoverGirl cosmetics again. This is the big event I was speaking about. I was asked to be the makeup artist for CoverGirl at their booth at Beautycon Festival. The CoverGirl booth was brilliantly designed. Everyone that stopped by could not get enough selfies with the Garden Glam branded foliage wall. I knew that us girls was going to luv it but I was surprised to see how the guys responded. Consumers was able to lounge, recharge, snack, and play games. Some of the giveaways were a full size bottle of Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation, a full size Melting Pout Gel Liquid Lipstick, and a full size of Total Tease Mascara. Before the event I gave the Brand Ambassadors each one of the 3 CoverGirl makeup looks; #ATHLEISUREBEAUTY #NOMAKEUPMAKEUP & #NUDEGLAM
As the makeup artist I assisted consumers with selecting their correct foundation shade using their new Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation. At various time the Brand Ambassador will bring over to me contest winners who will receive a mini consultation with me. CoverGirl also had 4 Beauty Influencers; Ellarie @ellarie, Nura @nuralailalov, Kelsey @k.els.e.y, and Melissa @lovemelisamichelle at the booth to do meet-in-greet with the consumers. I was also asked to do a few social media videos speaking to bloggers about the products and I also did a few photo op’s when asked.
If you are shopping for a new foundation why don’t you give CoverGirl new Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation a try. I like that it has skincare in the formula, SPF 20, and it gives a natural healthy semi matte radiant finish. It’s a full coverage foundation that gives a 24 hour continuous wear. My shade is Tawny #765 and I wore it all day, I put my makeup on at 4am and I didn’t get home until later 9pm and I still looked decent after a full day. It comes in 14 shades so I know you will find a shade that match your skin tone. Plus you can’t beat the price $9.99-$10.99 depending on your drugstore.
Consumers trying out the new foundation
We had a full house, finding the correct shade is major for anyone who wear foundation.
Doing a quick makeup touch up on Beauty Influencer Nura @nuralailalov her shade is Classic Ivory #710
Looking forward to matching Beauty Influencer Ellie @ellarie to CoverGirl new foundation. I selected Soft Sable for her.
What a BEAUTY!…Do you think this is a good foundation shade for Ellie?
All the fab was put together by this amazing woman Bonnie. I met Bonnie in 2008 and we worked a lot of fun events together. So when she reached out to me I said YES without knowing anything about it. Bonnie don’t touch nothing simple everything is major if she’s involved. So she was the highlight of the event for ME!
Everyone only share the pretty side of themselves but here’s my bad side. I live with #lupus a horrible auto immune disease. Today I celebrate #lupusawarenessmonth if you rock with me find something purple today to post if you don’t have anything purple to wear. We need the government to give doctors money to research to find us #lupuswarrior the right meds so we can live pain free. We hope the government hear our cry today cuz steroids / prednisone is a joke! Today’s hashtag is #putonpurple so can you pretty please, as I bat my no lashes (thanks lupus) take 5 mins to post a pic today. Thank You in advance. 💜
Ooh…I’m liking this Kevyn Aucoin Molten lip color in Rose Gold on me. What I like about Kevyn Aucoin high impact metallic lip gloss is how the product is infused with multi dimensional pearls and illuminated with bold pigments for the glass like shine. The Molten lip gloss is a long wearing lip product that holds the high shine all day. Use the product alone or mix with other lipsticks for a WOW custom look. 💄👄
My kids started my day with two of my favorite things. Bottles of Mionetto prosecco and Godvia chocolate. This is just for the morning because they know Mamá is not a breakfast person. Gifts will be exchanged at lunch followed by movies, more drinks and dinner.
So elated about working with CoverGirl cosmetics again on an upcoming assignment in New York this month. You might remember that I did an AD campaign with CoverGirl for their Queen Collection. I had so much fun and to work with the famous photographer Keith Major was a major deal for me. Here is the video that I posted on my Instgram page and the actually article and links to video on Ebony magazine page. Can’t wait to share with you when it happen my day with CoverGirl.
Such a beautiful spring day that I spent it by getting some writing done on one of my books. I’m really excited about it because ladies, it’s going to be fun & invigorating, I promise! Trying to bring the sexy back to reading books for us girls. I don’t usually have a Saturday off so this was definitely a treat for me. How do you spend your Saturday’s?
It started out not looking to good because we had such horrible rain here in Connecticut. I’m a GOMEZ, I know, I know I don’t look like one but I am, so Cinco de Mayo is a big deal to me. Because I was teaching my Beauty Blueprint class here in Connecticut I knew that I would be celebrating Cinco de Mayo at home until I saw Terra Danbury posting on Instagram a few weeks ago. So we RSVP’d and was elated about it until May 5th. The crew met up at the restaurant about 5pm and the party began. Thanks Hotel Zero Degrees for hosting a great party. Being from New Orleans, hubby and I are use to partying until the sun comes up. We’re getting old so we couldn’t hang that long but we managed to stay until 10:45 pm. Johnny & Randy was the last to leave, I think they put in another hour…yes indeed.
Our drinks of choice was lots and lots of margarita’s & mojito’s until they were out so we moved on to prosecco while the guys hit the beer & hard stuff. So Randy came up with this brilliant idea to order about 7+ orders of truffle fries so that we would not wake up with a hangover the next morning.
Next year if you’re in the area definitely spend your Cinco de Mayo at Terra Danbury. As you can see my friends and I had a fantastic time!
Ladies, Stephanie the bartender makes a MEAN drink so definitely go see her at Terra Danbury. So now that you know how it went down for me how did you party that evening?
* Boy, was Randy correct, I woke up the next morning not feeling ill at all. So if you go out order truffle fries if you plan on drinking.