My fab girl Ilse McDonnell of Live Learn Luxe It wrote such a glamxurious post today that I have to share with my fab readers…enjoy, because I know I did.


Ilse Glow Article

Spring does something to me. It’s like all I want to do is embrace color and bathe in the welcomed sunshine. My husband always jokes that, “little Bub (aka me) doesn’t like the cold,” and laughs at how quickly I bundle up if just the slightest breeze comes my way. So to say I’m happy warmer days are here is an understatement.

That’s why today is a pretty special day. I’ve partnered with EcoTools at Ulta to bring you a fresh-faced, pop-of-color spring makeup look that is sure to kiss my – and your – winter blues buh-bye! The focus is all about creating a dewy, flawless face and embracing color for spring. Click here to read the article in full.


Behind The Glam Scene Of NBA ALL STAR Weekend

Regardless of how many years I have been the NBA Key Makeup Artist I get excited about the first day like I’m in high school. My makeup kit is ready at the front door, my clothes laid out and it’s a production getting ready, music on, food and drinks ordered, selfies being taken. When I know I am going to have a long day and I know I’ll be taking lots of pics of myself I use L’OREAL Paris Infallible foundation.

All of the credentials for my team

Here is the hair & makeup room for the talents, the headliners have a different green room

I have known Shannon since I opened my first makeup store in New Orleans, she started out as a client then later started doing makeup. Luv her!

My team captains for all 3 days, all of these amazing people worked with me for the last NBA All Star’s in New Orleans but also for so many other different assignments. If you do great work and have great energy I will call you every time I need hair & makeup in New Orleans. The rest of the team will arrive Saturday& Sunday.

Getting a touch up by my favorite girl Shannon…did I tell you how much I luv her!

Getting a little hair touch up to….Glam Life Of A Makeup Artist

Now it’s time to do some real work, started our day with getting Megan Miller ready. I’ve worked with Megan before so it’s always a treat working with repeat talent. 

Using Stila cosmetics custom color blush in coral on Megan

Carl is being teased because he hates being on camera and is not a fan of social media

Hey Erin…Erin was my personal hairstylist in New Orleans. She’s TALENTED!

Nicole is the NBA Host and another sweet girl that I always enjoy getting makeup ready. Her skin is FLAWLESS!

Shannon got jokes, she’s imitating MOI and how I apply makeup with love to my clients

Still Not To Late To Attend My Virtual Skincare Party

I’m so excited 😊 the night is finally here! I am doing my Facebook Virtual Business Launch with Rodan + Fields Skincare at 8:30pm. It’s still not to late to attend right in the comfort of your own home. For 45mins you will get to chat with me about skincare and I can customize you the correct line for your skincare needs.

To attend just leave me a comment that you would like to be invited. Go to Facebook to request me and I’ll accept, then quickly invite you. It’s that easy! 

See You Bye & Luv U Mean It 😘❤

Connecticut Bloggers Social Media Meetup at VOVO Organics

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

On Saturday I was invited to attend CT Blogger Social Media Meetup at VOVO Organics in New Haven. I was so excited to finally attend one of the meetings. Being that the meetings always take place on Saturday it’s usually hard for me to attend because it’s my most busy day. So I called up my gal pal the fabulous Ilse from Live Learn Luxe It because I thought this would be a great networking event for her to attend. If you have not seen her blog then you need to check her out. Be prepared to be there for hours, I promise she’s FABULOUS!

Wendy and Bonnie did a great job hosting the event and they offered light snacks and wine while the owner Christina offered everyone a complimentary gift bag with a full size bottle of Almond Blossom Skin Oil. With some many great items I made a purchase of Organic Castor Oil & Put The Lime In The Kokonut Body Spray.

I definitely will be visiting VOVO Organics Bath & Body store again as soon as it warm up. Christina shared with us that she just added two new additions to her space; A Tea Bar which provides an array of imported exotic teas from around the world and The Foot Spa to provide a relaxing and healthy foot soak using their exclusive imported Cape Verde sea salt.

Everyone who attend were all Connecticut Bloggers check out there sites here.

Christine Urpin-Charging You Up  Www.chargingyouup.com
Jennifer Lucia-Unfold And Begin http://unfoldandbegin.com

Wendy and Greg-Connecticut Lifestyles http://www.connecticutlifestyles.com

Bonnie Dingus-Home Place https://homeplaceblogger.blogspot.com

Erin Castro-Accidentally Stylish www.accidentallystylish.com

Natasha Gailann-OneWomansStyle.Com

Ilse McDonnell-Live Learn Luxe It http://livelearnluxeit.com

Nicole Cline-Seasonly Creations www.seasonlycreations.com

Cristina Lopes Ayers-VOVO Organicshttps://vovo-organics.myshopify.com


Your Invited To Attend My Skincare Party

img_3923-1Hi Guys!

It’s your favorite Makeup Artist! I recently took a leap of faith by joining with the award winning skincare company Rodan+Fields. I’m so elated about using the products on myself and sharing these products with you.

So before anyone freaks out I will still be doing freelance makeup but I hope this will be a great way to bring in extra income. But I will now have a signature skincare collection that I will be able to prep my clients with. As you all know that skincare is very important to me. I always tell my clients if you want a flawless makeup application then you have to take care of the skin first. So it doesn’t matter how expensive the makeup is if your skin is not being cared for your makeup will not look good. #justsaying

I hope you can join me on Monday, March 20th at 8:30pm to hear what we love about thlash boost 3is business and products. In less than 45-minutes, we will share information about how Rodan+Fields skincare can change your life and your skin.So grab a cocktail, sit back and hopefully you’ll get some shopping done as well. The two items I’m using are: Lash Boost & the Redefine line. I’m really excited about the results of Lash Boost as you know I lost my lashes & brows because of the lupus & lyme.


In the meantime, please feel free to visit my websites to read a little more: If you would like to attend leave me a comment so I can send you an invite..See Ya Bye & Luv U Mean It!

www.brandygd.myrandf.biz (business opportunity)
www.brandygd.myrandf.com (product purchases)

Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Offers Concierge Services

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How many times have you watched your favorite TV show and one of the characters was getting hair and makeup glam while at home? Well, ladies don’t envy anymore, starting the first day of spring I will be offering on location luxury makeup concierge services to the ladies of Connecticut. No more leaving your home, you can now join your favorite reality housewives and say you have a Real Celebrity Makeup Artist to the stars, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis (Jennifer Aniston, Viola Davis, Allison Janney, and Ellie Goulding) that comes to you. My elite lifestyle demands me to be current with trends, beauty, skincare and fashion.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis workingon Felita HarrisI started my concierge service when I lived in New Orleans over 10 years ago, making house calls to my clients. When I moved to New York I continued offering the services, the ladies on the Upper East Side and West Side really enjoyed having this luxury service. Women are always on the go, sometimes they miss their appointments because it can be a hassle rushing to get to the salon especially if you’re a mom with young children.

Other added amenities I offer are private makeup lessons, group makeup classes, a beauty shopping concierge service whittling down your daily makeup bag to a few well-chosen day-to-night basics, and custom wedding packages where I can stay with you the entire time.

This is a upscale on demand beauty service that I know the ladies in Connecticut will appreciate.  I enjoy making women look and feel glamxurious. I can see the women using my services for all their special events, gala, brunch, wedding, birthdays, girl’s night out and any other special occasion.

You can email me: brandy@bgdmakeupartistry.com for bookings & questions that you may have. Always stay updated with me by following my blog: Inside The Life Of A Makeup Artist & my Instagram page.

How Are You Doing Blizzard Eugene 


If you watched the news in the last 24 hour you know that the east coast is getting beat in March with a snow blizzard.

So, here is a few snapchat ( @bgdmakeupartst ) videos I put together to share with my noneast readers what my day looks like. But don’t feel bad for me, I’m home working on my blog and drinking lots of prosecco. Do you know I still have not posted pics & videos up yet from NBA All Star weekend so I have a lot of overdue pics to put up. So check back throughout the day as I work on getting them on my blog.

But if you are on the east coast How Are You Doing Blizzard Eugene?