Cool Makeup For RedHeads

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When I think of a redhead, the first sultry vixen that comes to mind is the glamorous GINGER GRANT from the popular ’60s TV series, “Gilligan’s Island”, a sexy fair porcelain skin woman with flawless healthy skin and a beauty mark.

My sirens always ask, what are the best colors for their complexion? I like using L’OREAL True Match Foundation Porcelain W2 with SPF 17. With a foundation brush I prefer to dab the foundation on the key areas and blend from inside out.
On the eyes, the safe color to use on a redhead is taupe, but if you want a little pop I suggest russet, terra cotta, gold’s and my favorite emerald greens. Pop beauty has a great palette called “LID BRONZER” that has safe colors for redheads. On the brow bone always select colors like camel and beige to open the eyes. I like using dark brown eye shadows as an eye liner to give definition to the eyes. To make sure you’re not giving the eyes a harsh look opt for Bare Naturale Mascara in “Black Brown”. I find black mascara is just way too heavy on pale skin.
Lipstick and blush color palettes are more on the neutral side. Choose colors like apricots, peach, and corals. Very lightly I apply a coral bronzer color by the Balm in “HOT MAMA” in the T-zones to give the skin a little color. You want to keep both features natural and top off the lips with a little gloss my favorite NARS LIP GLOSS in Orgasm. The last step to completing a face is filling in the brows with a brow filler shadow, try LORAC Take A Brow “Auburn”. This is where I don’t mind darkening to help frame the face.
VA-VA-VOOM!!!!
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NBA All-Star Weekend 2010 in Dallas

Here are some fun pics from NBA All-Star Weekend 2010 in Dallas. Being the NBA Key Makeup Artist, doing glam makeup, hanging out with friends, and enjoying a GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST which means being invited to FAB A-list parties. Ladies, I also have a yummy & special treat for you, boogie down brown talented Actor Columbus Short with me at the EA Sports NBA party. Yes, ladies your eye candy Columbus Short is yummy looking but it’s the smile, the tone in his voice, the way he likes to touch my back when he talks to me is what gets me, just saying.com but don’t tell him I said that, lol!

THE NBA OFFICIAL GLAM SQUAD- HAIR & MAKEUP
Marisol-Hair, Maisha-Lead Hair, Veronica-Makeup, BGD-Lead Makeup, Debra-Makeup
waiting on Actor Mario Lopez so I can get him makeup ready to host the event; NBA All Star Weekend 2010 in Dallas
Singer Mary J Blige performing-I was backstage dancing with Maisha
In the green room backstage getting ready to head over to the W. Hotel for the EA Sports party during  NBA All Star Weekend in Dallas 2010
Having a cocktail with the FAB Karen (NBA) at the EA Sports party during NBA All Star Weekend in Dallas 2010

Baby boy Actor Columbus Short trying to get me on the dance floor at the EA Sports Party during NBA All Star Weekend in Dallas 2010; he know he didn’t want me to show him up on the dance floor, lol.
Karen was ready to bust a move right now…forget a dance floor, Columbus Short watch out, lol!!!
Still kickin it at the EA Sports party with my bestie Maisha during NBA All Star Weekend in Dallas 2010

getting the nba dancers ready…luv working on Marcia
Stacey, another NBA dancer…luv her!!!
a mess, lol!!!!
NBA Fan Patrol girls are ready to hit the floor…luv working with them:)))

Melissa & I attending Michael Jordan NBA private party during NBA All Star Weekend in Dallas 2010

 

With the sexy MC Lyte who was on the wheels of steels at Michael Jordan private party during NBA All Star Weekend in Dallas 2010…luv her

With the host of the evening Michael Jordan but somebody didn’t pass picture taking 101, lol ! thanks for the invite MJ was an honor to attend

With Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets at Michael Jordan private party…first time I worked with him was for ESPN magazine.

another day of working putting makeup on the nba dancers during NBA All Star Weekend

hanging out with another bestie makeup artist Cassie Cole

3 L’OREAL PARIS PRO MAKEUP ARTISTS working the NBA All Star Weekend

enjoying dinner & cocktails with my glam squad…i luv my girls

getting Shakira dancers a finally makeup touch up before hitting the stage…your going to luv the show! still cant believe we did full face makeup on that many girls on the second song…i really luv my makeup team !!!!!

2011 NBA All Star Weekend Headliner’s are HOT!!!!!

FROM SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TO MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK TO NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND. Meet Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis. This jet setting makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe Winner Melissa Leo, Actress Kerry Washington, Rachael Leigh Cook, Reality Star Kim Kardashian, and Music Artist Jordin Sparks, just to name a few. Fresh from Sundance Film Festival 2011, this L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist worked inside the EW exclusive lounge. Now working fashion shows during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012 in New York and next is off to Los Angeles as the NBA Official Head Makeup Artist for All Star Weekend 2011.

Keep up with the GLAM makeup artist by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of A Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

L’OREAL Men Hydra Energetic Eye Roller

After an amazing night and weekend of partying, I am sure The New Orleans Saints as well as so many men especially in New Orleans can use this new item from L’OREAL PARISMen Hydra Energetic Eye Roller.
I was able to introduce the eye roller at Sundance Film Festival 2010 to so many of the male celebrities in the Entertainment Weekly lounge presented by L’OREAL PARIS. Such celebrities like Elijah Wood, Samuel Jacksson, John Legend, Dax Sheppard, Josh Hutcherson, Crispin Glover and many more all liked the eye roller. The guys all said it was easy to use in that it was an item that they could really use to help give them that wake up look. Especially while being at Sundance in all the late night parties.

This is an must have item that makeup artist should stock in their makeup kit for their men clients. A great item for under eye circles and puffiness for men. It’s an easy to apply serum that absorbs quickly and it works right away. Some of the top ingredients in this magic eye roller are; Vitamin C, Caffeine, and Peppermint Leaf. So when I work with my ball player clients again on their next photo shoot I will make sure that Reggie Bush, Brett Favre, and Chris Paul, all get their personal L’OREAL Hydra Energetic Eye Roller to give them that refereshing wake up look.

written by: New Orleans Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, L’OREAL Paris PRO MAKEUP ARTIST

Cherry Bomb Makeup for A Rocker Bride

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


written by New Orleans Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Hello Daddy Hello Mom
I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb
Hello world I’m your wild girl
I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb

Now if you are a daring bride, a sultry bride, a rocker bride or even an anti-bride then you know that red lipstick is a glamxurious trend that seems to never go out of style. Anti-Brides have always been inspired by their favorite Hollywood and Rock and Roll vixens and they always step outside of the traditional pinks, peach or nude lipstick colors on their wedding day.

So many times makeup artists in beauty editors has preached to women to keep their eyes in cheeks to a minimal if your’re going to wear a bold lip color. But if the rest of your makeup is applied correctly, you can sashay down the aisle wearing a smoky eye, faux lashes and a cherry bomb red lipstick. Just be sure to find the correct shade of a red lip color for your skin tone. Below I created a cheat sheet to help you with your selection. On my model above I used Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Lacquer in #75 Dragon. A creamy texture rich color and shine that will last for hours.

Fair skin tones can wear blue-based red lipsticks. This means the color is a true classic red, with no hint of orange or pink.

Medium skin tones have more options. You can wear a true red to pinky-cranberry shade, an orange-red pops against a medium skin tone, especially when worn with bronzer.

Dark skin tones look better wearing a deeper, richer burgundy or warm brick shade. Dark skin tones should also opt for a purple-based red.

Cherry Bomb Lyrics written by Joan Jett and Kim Fowley

Hair by Christophe’

Makeup by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis with BGD Makeup Artistry

New Orleans Makeup Artist Wedding Guru

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.

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Working B.E.T. SOS for Haiti Benefit Concert in Miami

I was back in Florida working for Superbowl weekend. On this trip my teen daughter was my guest & personal assistant. As some as you all know my daughter is very opposite from me, a late bloomer, very quiet, very serious, not big on taking lots of pictures every 5 mins (like me), and not big on makeup. 

Early morning stroll on the beach

Off my baby girl and I go to Miami,  while intown working for Superbowl weekend I actually donated my time doing makeup for BET Television Haiti Benefit Concert. Envy didn’t want to take a lot of pose pictures so I don’t have a lot of pics from the trip. Plus, I just wanted to focus on her, a girls trip so I didn’t push it. So while I worked she met some of the celebrities I was hired to do makeup on. Some of the celebs took her with them to sound check she actually watching Justin Bieber, what a treat! We had a great trip, we did some shopping, pampered ourselves only a little and ate a LOT!

Below I posted the 2 videos that we took on the floor of Justin Bieber while at soundcheck for the BET Haiti Benefit Concert in Miami. At one point when he came toward Envy singing, she got excited…and this is when Bieber Fever began for both my daughter and I.

At soundcheck with Justin Bieber
Envy Gomez-Duplessis backstage with Pete Wentz
Chris Brown with Envy Gomez-Duplessis backstage
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis backstage with Joey Fatone

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Envy Gomez-Duplessis, Robin Thicke, and Brandy Gomez-Duplessis backstage

Envy Gomez-Duplessis backstage with Jason Derulo

Common backstage with Envy Gomez-Duplessis

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ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams,Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, TV Personality Free, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked on Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot,  E News,  MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy has worked with Connecticut and New York top affluent and influential; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, and much more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

Makeup For A Winter Destination Bride

written by Connecticut / New York Celebrity Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

A winter bride can be very fairy-tale and very romantic, especially when there is a light snowfall. But what’s not so fabulously is dreary and harsh winter light that can make any bride look less stunning in her pictures. On this day, your best beauty item will be a bronzer; a bronzing gel, a tinted gel, or a self tanning mist to achieve a natural summer glow on your skin. The L’OREAL Sublime Bronze line offer salon like self tanner, great to do especially if your going to wear a strapless dress. You want to make sure your foundation now matches your tan skin if you opt to do your own makeup.

When you are having a consultation with your makeup artist share with them that you would like to do more warm and glowing hues instead of dark and smokey. Select a full coverage foundation like L’OREAL Paris True Match Roller Foundation to help achieve a flawless pale skin. To compliment your bronzed skin select peach, coral, pink or a matte bronzer for the cheeks. If you decide to go with a red or a nude lip be sure to give them a high gloss.

Don’t forget to take care of the grooms favorite part-the lips. Be sure to nourish and moisturize them daily with lip conditioner weeks before your wedding day. My favorites are the lightweight L’OREAL Bare Naturale Gentle Lip Conditioner because it has minerals, conditioning Sweet Almond Oil and a soothing Vitamin E. I also love OCC’s Ultra-sheer Lip Balms, their deeply pigmented and moisturizing.

To be a radiant winter bride, sparkle less, shimmer more and turn your winter wedding into a winter wonderland.

*Bronzer used on model: L’OREAL Glam Bronze Bronzing Powder in Enchanting Sunrise #941

Makeup & Hair: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis with BGD Makeup Artistry
Model: Jamielyn Arcega
Photo By: Fred Plunkett with Latigid Photography
Wardrobe Stylist: JL Closet

New Orleans Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis writes for Destination I Do Bridal Magazine

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.