Makeup Tips for Your Destination Wedding – Get Soft Smoky Eyes

words by Connecticut and New York Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Words by Celebrity Makeup Artist, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
There is nothing is sexier than a girl next door becoming a bride walking down the aisle wearing her dream dress and looking “glamxourious” like recent bride Khloe Kardashian. Every bride wants to transform from their everyday look on their wedding day and the eyes are always the main feature. Smoky eyes is sexy on every bride, but one of the hardest look to pull off or achieve. Smashbox cosmetics has created a great collection to help you with creating soft and smoldering smoky eyes.

Ladies get ready, because the spotlight will be on you.


1. Photo Finish Lid Primer An ultra-luxurious lid primer. $20.00

2. Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight Black Line and define the eye with this gel-formula that glides over the lid without pulling or tugging. The quick-dry formula sets quickly and stays put all day. $22.00

3. Cream Eye Liner in Image A Smashbox signature, this unique cream formula can be applied with a brush for amazing, smudge-proof coverage. $22.00

4. Single Eye Shadow in Safari Long-lasting, brilliant multi-dimensional eyeshadow. $16.00


5. Single Eye Shadow in Bliss Long-lasting, brilliant multi-dimensional eyeshadow. $16.00


6. Bionic Mascara in Jet Black Smashbox Bionic is the first ionic mascara, and it allows for longer, stronger, and more voluminous lashes! The specially-engineered brush coats lashes with our revolutionary long-wearing, water-resistant formula for a dramatic full lash.$19.00

Pictures and makeup from Smashbox cosmetics

ABOUT:

Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. This Lโ€™OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi,ย  and Reshma Shetty to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Donna Karan, DKNY, Keva J, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, Project Runway, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, L’OREAL Paris, International Latino Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

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Essie Must Have Holiday Gifts

So what do you get a girl who love to pamper her hands for the holidays…Essie Boutique put together a few great holiday gift sets that will be great on everybody wallet.

PerfectHands & Nails
Keep hands and nails hydrated and perfectly beautiful

Gift Set Includes:
cranberry / tangerine smoothies 2 fl.oz.
forever young
mega mini apricot cuticle oil
$15.00

MagnifiqueFrench
4 mega minis for the perfect French manicure

Gift Set Includes:
millionails
blanc
mademoiselle
good to go!
$20.00

EssentialLuxury
Their best selling nail color and award winning fastest drying top coat

Gift Set Includes:
jag-u-are
free mega mini good to go!
$8.00

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New Wedding Planner

Had a great meeting today with a new wedding planner Daquari DeLeon. Jessica Deben my BFF Makeup Artist thought it would be good for us to get together…Brandy & Daquari, what a team:)))

Daquari came by the downtown office to see me and she was on time cuz you now that is such a pet peeve of mine…TARDINESS. She’s was very pleasant and very passionate about her company.

Bride&GroomPlanner.com is a website for both brides and vendors. What I love about the site is that brides can rate and review you and VENDORS can respond back to either a positive or negative review. Daquari will monitor everything so that’s a plus. None of that fake postings. She is also working on this cute section where brides can try out different hairstyles on the site. Her rates are really good vendors so when you guys get a chance go check her out.

Monday Photo Shoot: THE LOVE FAMILY

Today I had a photo shoot with an amazing family…THE LOVE’S. Bishop Lester Love & Pastor Fran Love called me to do their makeup for a photo shoot for a gospel magazine. Sorry guys but I don’t remember the name of the magazine. The pics that was taken will also be used for other things that Bishop Love may need for next year like billboards and flyer’s.

Daniel was the photographer, Benny was the coordinator and Kenneth Grant & Ashley Jones was in charge of hair. And of course MOI took care of makeup. Pastor Fran got two makeup looks and I kept the girls pretty much the same just changed Joy makeup a little.

It was a great shoot can’t wait to see the professional pics but below are a few fun shots from my iPHONE.

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Monday Photo Shoot in Baton Rouge

I really had a great time in Baton Rouge even though my day started with me getting up at 4:45 am. The location was at the Governor’s Mansion so I decided that I would rock my “BRAD PITT FOR MAYOR” T-shirt. I had a total of 8 ladies to do makeup on and each got 2 looks;beauty & glam. I got to work with hairstylist Kenneth Grant and David Bechet. I was excited that Allision one of the young lady had something in common; MIAMI. So we chatted all day. I took some behind the scene shots but it was such a busy day I was only able to use my iPhone. Hope you can see the makeup since I don’t have a flash on my phone.


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Shu Uemura Holiday Lipgloss set

World-renowned Japanese fashion designer Tsumori Chisato creates the limited edition “wish upon a star” Holiday collection exclusively for shu uemura.

Tsumori’s favorite Japanese icons “twinkle star” and “lucky cat” add a playful spirit and tidings of luck throughout the collection.

Limited Edition Mini Lip Gloss Trio Set includes three Gloss Unlimited shades in Venus Peach, Moon Gold and Scorpion Red in an original Tsumori Chisato satin pouch.

Shu Uemura
Tsumori Chisato Lipgloss Set
Price: $45.00

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