BEAUTY GOODIES:SPRING

written by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Now that it’s officially Spring, I decided to pull up one of my favorite Spring fashion spreads that ran in the New York Times Style Magazine in Spring 2007. What I love about the makeup look in the throwback picture is that the makeup is still current. Very clean face, lightly applied blush in soft pink and bright red lips. It’s the same lipstick colors that the models walked down the catwalk wearing during NY Fashion Week 09′. So as you see, nothing really changed with spring makeup in the last two years.


And though nothing has changed with the makeup, if I could really sit on the beach eating ice cream, gourmet cakes and cookies, and still fit in a bathing suit looking like model Anja Rubik in two years, that may be hard to believe.

Enjoy the video treat below of the making of this amazing shoot by photographer Miles Aldridge.

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2007/05/04/style/tmagazine/1194817121821/t-style-living.html

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BEAUTY GOODIES: Clinique Quick Blush Brush

written by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

If you’re a woman on the go, then you will love this new product by Clinique. Clinique came out with their new Quick Blush Brush. The sleek cylinder blush brush comes in six shades. The brush is finished with Clinique’s anti-bacterial technology now this doesn’t mean you don’t still have to keep it clean, wash it every couple of weeks with gentle shampoo and a little conditioner and lay it flat to dry. Now personally, I wash my makeup brushes every night with baby shampoo and once a week I add conditioner to my brushes. But, if you are just using the brush on yourself this anti-technology should be ok.

The Quick Blush tube is the perfect size and very lightweight. So you never have to worry about makeup breaking in spilling in your favorite clutch or handbag.

Minute Mocha

Peach-in-a-Pinch

Pronto Pink

Berry On Time

Hurry Honey

In-A-Rush Blush

$21.50

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The Electic Company on PBS


I don’t know if many of you remember the PBS television show The Electric Company( http://archive.sesameworkshop.org/tec/). The Electric Company was on the air from 1971 to 1977 and continued in reruns on PBS until 1985. Well, I received the call that they are doing a new cast and they asked me to do makeup. I will be meeting the cast on Wednesday and starting makeup on Thursday, so I will keep you posted. How cool right???I am so excited to be a part of a childhood show. I was able to find the link to the old show and WOW this is a very special assignment, I feel like crying.

Do you remember this;


From the theme song:
We’re gonna turn it on, we’re gonna bring you the power
We’re gonna light up the dark of night like the brightest day, in a whole new way
We’re gonna turn it on, we’re gonna bring you the power
We’re comin’ down the line, strong as we can be, through the courtesy
Of the Electric Company! The Electric Company! The Electric Company!

“Faster than a rolling “O”! Stronger than silent “E”! Able to leap capital “T” in a single bound! It’s a word, it’s a plan, it’s Letterman! (Joan Rivers as the narrator in “Adventures of Letterman”)

“I would if I could, but I can’t, so I won’t” (Jim Boyd as bumbling superhero Blue Beetle)

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I made one of my BFF’s cry

So, I made Shontell cry over the weekend while I was home. I really didn’t mean to do it. She wrote about it so you can read about it at: http://www.misssassyandqueenb.blogspot.com titled “SURPRISED and EXTREMELY TOUCHED”.

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Got my internet on my blackberry working again

I've been receiving tons of emails from everyone asking if I was ok because their has been low activity from me on my blog, facebook, twitter, and late emails response this week.

I don't know what I did or touched but I messed something up. Michael was able to contact the service provider and they walked him through what I needed to do and he walked me through it and my emails starting coming in a little after 2:30 today and I had access to my browser. I was going crazy, feeling sick cuz I didn't have access to nothing. I better stick with just doing makeup…right?

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BEHIND THE BEAUTY: Alexandra Groover A/W 09

written by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

California designer Alexandra Groover’s (AW09/10) off scheduled fashion show at London Fashion Week makeup look was very futuristic but very minimal. The models were dressed in black garments with structured shape and voluminous silhouettes. The makeup was very dark (my favorite) with a clean face and light lip. The eye shadow the models wore down the catwalk was black with a shimmering grey eye shadow to soften the eye. The liquid foundation used was Benefits Non Fiction and a little of Moonbean mixed with the foundation to create a more pale look. Moonbean was also used on the lips and Baby Cake was added through the brows. The eyes were finished with Badgal Waterproof Eye pencil and light application of Lust Dust for a metallic shimmer.

This is more of a new take on smoky eye, more space age with a glam gothic vampire look. So let’s see when this look will make it to the USA and NYC Fashion Week.

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Fillico $100.00 Bottle Water

written by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

As you all know I have been hired to do makeup for over 100 weddings here in New Orleans and lots of Destination weddings. I have done small intimate weddings, young couples, socialites weddings, glam Hollywood weddings, political weddings and Caribbean weddings. Never, have I ever came across any bride having Fillico Beverly Hills Water.

Well Monday at the shoot for the bridal magazine I thought I saw it all when the model wore an 8 carat wedding ring for one of the looks. I was at all of this amazing rock. But yesterday, they pulled out the Fillico water that is a 750ml bottle retail at $100.00 a bottle…yeah a bottle not a case. The bottled is beautiful, crystal everywhere. Definitely my style of item. I could not concentrate on doing makeup because this $100.00 bottle of water was just blinging on set.

What I found out about the water is that it comes from an ultra luxurious line of spring water from a company called Vieluce in Osaka, Japan. It’s natural spring water from Mount Rokko in Kobe, Japan. Only 5,000 bottles are sold a month since there is a limited supply of natural spring water. The bottles are made of frosted glass, with gold paint and accented with extraordinary Swarovski crystals.


I wonder if Diddy drinks Fillico water?

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Two Photo Shoots

As crazy as it may sound I actually love it when I have photo shoots back to back. It keeps me on my feet staying creative. Both assignments are totally opposite so there is no way I would be doing the same looks.

I already started on my first assignment at 5am only a few more hours to go if everything else goes smooth. Weather is perfect so we don't have to worry about the weather slowing us down.

My second shoot today call time is at 4pm. So, I will have just enough time to clean my brushes and clean my kit for round two. I love that the pictures on this assignment will only be seen mostly in Japan. So, a new market for me.

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Twitter Twitter Twitter

Alright everybody, I know I am a little slow with all the social networking but I am catching up slowly. The girls set up my TWITTER page tonight so now everybody can really keep up with me. But, you have to be honest. I shared with you all last month that my schedule was going to be a little crazy for a minute that I would not blog daily to bare with me. So, the girls decided this is just another way for them as well as you all to keep up with me while on the road.

It’s just a lot of work, I gave up updating myspace, and model mayhem. My blog is still the most current. My facebook page is not 6 months old and Shontell and I started a blog together in March 2009 and now here comes me on TWITTER…WOW a lot of work.

Before I forget the twitter name is http://www.twitter.com/bgdmakeupartist

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