(MIAMI) – Jul 23, 2009 – Many of us saw, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, a pretty blinged out girl with long black locks walking around the cabana & tents at the Raleigh Hotel, at the local news station, and backstage at the True Religion & Ed Hardy swimwear fashion show toting a pink makeup kit and wondering, WHO’S THAT GIRL? Not many people knew that this hidden gem, Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis was backstage rocking out Creative Director for Sea and Sun Swimwear Fawn Arthur, Designer Angela Avanesyan and Assistant Designer Heather Bothwell from Ed Hardy.
Gomez-Duplessis was hired to work personally with the Ed Hardy team all weekend during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Everyone was aware that Makeup Forever Cosmetics was the sponsor makeup company, but backstage this glam Makeup Artist was working side by side with the Makeup Forever makeup team. Gomez-Duplessis said she did get a lot of side eye looks from the others makeup artist mainly because they didn’t know who hired her. They were confused about her being backstage working on the designers.
The first day she did hair and makeup on Fawn Arthur at The Fontainebleau Hotel at 6am for her interview with the South Florida Today show on the CW. Gomez-Duplessis also worked with 3 models from the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency getting them ready at the news station. Later that morning, they headed over to NBC 6 Miami for another segment about the Ed Hardy swimwear line. Gomez-Duplessis said she gave all the girls a sun kissed beach look and wanted their hair to be soft but still sexy. She didn’t want to overpower the swimwear by using fake lashes and lots of bright eye colors. For the True Religion show, Gomez-Duplessis kept the designers makeup neutral especially Arthur’s because Gomez-Duplessis said “she has such a great face that I didn’t want to hide it.” But for the Ed Hardy fashion show Gomez-Duplessis said “I want to have fun, simply because it’s Ed Hardy and I’m in Miami”, she laughs. So, she gave all the girls rock stars eyes using fun colors and lots of black eye shadow.
Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is no stranger to working with celebrities. She has painted may faces like Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Reggie Bush, Pete Wentz, Usher, and many more. She has made appearances on TV shows like “How Do I Look, Mind Your Manner, The Tyra Banks Show and I’ll Take the Dress”. She has toured with L’OREAL cosmetics, and worked with OPRAH & O Magazine.
More of Gomez-Duplessis work can be seeing at http://www.bgdmakeupartistry.com and you can keep up with her on her daily blog at http://www.insidethelifeofamakeupartist.blogspot.com
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