Sundance Film Festival 2010…Week 2

words by New Orleans Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Pictures from week two of Sundance Film Festival 2010 in Park City, Utah…enjoy cuz I know I did.

































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Sundance Film Fest 2010…Week 1

I was blessed to be selected to represent L’OREAL PARIS at Sundance Film Festival 2010 in Park City, Utah in the Entertainment Weekly Lounge presented by L’OREAL PARIS. I have been a L’OREAL PRO MAKEUP ARTIST for 6 years now and I can proudly say I enjoy working with L’OREAL PARIS makeup. My many makeup kit has about 95% L’OREAL PARIS in it. One of my favorite brand inside the L’OREAL PARIS family is the HIP line that will all soon be the Professional Studio Secerts.
So many highlights working with so many celebs all day everyday. But my favorite moment
was doing makeup on one of L’OREAL spokes models in that was actress Kerry Washington (in the green shirt below). Kerry was such a sweetheart and was very easy to work on. She is such a pretty girl in I wanted to keep her makeup light, and fresh so I selected a taupe eyeshadow from the HIP duo eyeshadow in #208 Sassy. I lined her eyes with the HIP cream eyeliner in black. I selected from the True Match line for her foundation (C7 classic tan) and blush (C 5-6 Rosy Outlook). On her lips, I first wanted to protect it from the cold Utah weather so I applied the Bare Naturale Gentle Lip Conditioner in Soft Sugar. I kept her lip color soft with HIP Professional Secrets Shine Studio Lipcolor in Euphoric.

I have combined some fun pictures of the first week at Sundance Film Festival 2010. I had a blast as you will really see in week 2 with my roommates who I shared a great condo with; Makeup Artist Tiffany Hall-Scarmana, Hairstylist Vanessa Vargas and assistant tour manager Michael Charapata who was their to run the L’OREAL studio tent.
















Setting Up L’OREAL PARIS lounge at Sundance


Today is pre-Sundance Film Festival 2010 in it has started off great. The L’OREAL PRO Makeup Artists girls (Tiffany & Vanessa) in I go to the Entertainment Weekly magazine lounge presented by L’OREAL PARIS which is GLAMXURIOUS… thanks to Larry and Chris (New Orleans guy) in their vision. The lounge has L’OREAL HIP COOKIES, L’OREAL HIP pillows, L’OREAL tables and a sexy ELNET hairspray station. I don’t think any of the beauty lounge or suite was GLAMMED out like our lounge. I can’t believe this is where we will work the entire Sundance Film Festival doing makeup & hair on the celebrities that will come in to get either full face makeup or touch-up’s before interviews and pictures. The girls and I unpack our L’OREAL makeup kit’s and set up our makeup and hair station. We have so many great new L’OREAL products from “Studio Secrets Professional, The True Match Foundation Roller, and The 24-hour Lash Boosting”.

We also have a new L’OREAL product for men that is amazing, it’s the “Hydra Energetic Eye Roller”. My husband loves all of the men product from L’OREAL in he’s not really a metro sexual type of guy. Well only with his hair, but I am sure he will love this new item as well as some of the celebs that will be coming in.










Later that day we walked down to Main and Heber Street to help set up the L’OREAL “Can I Help You” tent while Tiffany trained the new local brand ambassadors. The studio will be a mini color space where consumers will receive a mini makeup application in have a consultation with the hairstylist. Some of the great samples consumers will receive are the new HIP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Duo Eyeshadow, and the Colour Riche Serum Lipstick.


After a full day the girls and I decides to grab some lunch and magarita’s at a mexician restaurant.



I am excited about both location in can’t wait to rock it out tomorrow at the Entertainment Weekly lounge…Glam Life Of A Makeup Artist





First Night Out; Sundance 2010

Our first night out in Park City Utah, for Sundance Film Festival 2010 the girls (Makeup Artist Tiffany & Hairstylist Vanessa) and I wanted to have a nice dinner before our big day at The Entertainment Weekly lounge presented by L’OREAL PARIS. So after walking up in down Main Street to find the perfect place the girls and I decided on Jean Louis Restaurant on Main Street. Before walking in a group was walking out in they all shared that we order the Lobster Mac & Cheese. We were greeted by a very nice frenchmen at the front door who was very friendly. He escorted us to a very nice table on the side were we could get comfortable. The ambiance was very sexy, red lights and very European.

We order the Sundance Martini to get in the Sundance Film Festival mood. We did order the Lobrster Mac & Cheese and it was amazing. The lobster were very large pieces not that small or grinded pieces that a lot of restaurant usually give. The cheese was plentiful that I was really full from that one dish.

Later into the dinner the Frenchmen we met earlier came over to introduce himself and it was the owner & chef Jean Louis Montecot’s. He asked the waiter to bring us a very nice dessert and that to was amazing…

If you want to read more about Jean Louis Montecot pick up the Winter/Spring 2010issue of Park City Magazine to read more about this great guy.

GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST…New Orleans & Miami Makeup Artist

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Indian Bollywood Bride-Domini

written by Connecticut / New York Celebrity Bridal Makeup Artist

My past Bollywood Indian Bride Domini was such a great girl to work on. Domini allowed me to be a MAKEUP ARTIST :))) she let me select makeup colors that I thought would compliment her flawless skin as well as her personality. As you know I love working with Indian brides because they always want bold strong makeup looks. How can I forget the eyelashes that is always requested so I pull out my favorite from Shu Uemura because they wear very well. Domini was married in New Orleans at the RITZ CARLTON. It was an outdoor evening wedding so I wanted to make sure I kept her skin clean in used a lot of bronzer so the candlelight would highlight her face.


The only request that Domini asked for was to keep all her girls uniformed with dark eyes. So I selected L’OREAL HIP Cream Shadow Paint in Steely. This is a hidden gem of an item that can be used on all shades. You can easily apply with your fingers or the mini eye shadow brush that it comes with.

The lipstick color that I used is one of my personal favorite it’s L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipstick in Aishwarya’s Beige #809

For the second look I went with a darker lip color that was very sheer with great shine so I selected L’OREAL Colour Juice Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss in Candy Apple.ABOUT:

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in Connecticut works in New York and part time in New Orleans. This L’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,  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 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.

Connecticut Makeup Artist at Harold Clarke Bridal Couture Showroom

I went to meet with Couturier Atelier Harold Clarke today at his new showroom inside of Rubensteins on St.Charles Ave. My meeting with Aimee and Mr. Clarke was to discuss “Wedding Couture” a bridal event that will take place on March 20, 2010. At this event you will have the opportunity to meet Mr. Clarke, view his latest collection and discuss your dream gown. Other complimentary luxury vendors will also be in attendance. I have been blessed to be Harold Clarke in house makeup artist going back the first year I started freelancing.

Harold Clarke Couturier Atelier is the headquarters of the most sought after designer in the Southeast. Harold Clarke custom designs and makes to measure couture bridal and special occasion gowns using the world’s best materials and resources. His gowns have been featured internationally in mass media. As always I feel like a PRINCESS whenever I am at his showroom. A girls dream to watch a couture gown being made right before her eyes. Sometimes I get to play in try on his gowns…only the ones that are size 6…hahaaaa

Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. This L’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,  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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BIONOVA-Complimentary Facial

I was just invited to attend an event by my friends in New York to BIONOVA– they will be hosting a special facial event at Barneys New York this Sunday, offering complimentary facials with the purchase of any product.
Because I will be at The Sundance Film Festival I will even miss out on the exclusive Editor Facial Day on Tuesday, January 22nd.
But Kristin with the Berit Group promised I can come in anytime when I get back to enjoy my complimentary facial.
Hope all of my loyal New York readers and friends can make it and let me know how great it was…