Month: May 2010

My New York Bride

Today’s Jewish wedding was amazing, I loved all of the rituals and the tradition that takes place during the wedding ceremony. My New York bride Kelly wore a beautiful cream lace fitted dress and a fab cream bird cage veil with a flower and ostrich feathers. Kelly hired me for all day to do makeup on her, the wedding party and her family.

Because Kelly is a strawberry blonde I kept her makeup very similar to colors that I would used on a ginger (redhead). I worked with Kelly before so I already knew what I was going to do with her makeup. Her only request was that she wanted to be airbrushed.

*OCC Airbrush makeup; foundation & blush
*L’OREAL PARIS HIP eyeshadow duo in sassy
*L’OREAL PARIS HIP cream eyeliner in brown
*L’OREAL PARIS colour riche lipstick in peach fuzz
*NYX Cosmetics white eye pencil
*Ardell individual eyelashes in soft brown
Brides always say when they are selecting the bridesmaids dresses that they like to select a dress the bridesmaids could wear on a later date. Well the dress Kelly chose for her girls were a red & white floral cocktail dress that is perfect for any spring or summer day. Very cute and can be worn with a flat shoe or cute sandals. All of the men wore a tan suede kittel on their head. I love how the chuppah was decorated with twigs and a hint of sage fabric. The ketubah was hand made on a very delicate beautiful fabric. During the seven blessings the rabbi and the family all recited it together. Of course the ending of the ceremony was done with the breaking of the glass and a shout of “Mazel Tov”. The bride and groom went to the yichud room, the only place I could not follow her to :))) The Mitzvah dance was fun to watch. I watched from a distance to take it all in. Kelly was very sweet and made sure that I was seated at the formal dinner with her guest. I sat at table 11, a family that was seated at the table made my day by saying I looked like Janet Jackson:))) my favorite artist all time. At 10:30pm I was done for the evening.

I guess the guest loved my work because I ran out of business cards. A lot of the ladies wanted my card to book me next year for weddings in New York, Washington D.C., Miami, and Ohio.

New Orleans Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Miami Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Wedding Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

False Eyelash

There are so many variety type of lashes on the market; strips, individual, clusters, minx, and semi permanent. Fake lashes are available in many colors, lengths, shapes and sizes. The two main lash colors are black and soft brown. The great thing about these inexpensive gems is that they can be reused. Just store them in their original packaging to help retain their shape.

A bride’s eyes tell the story of her wedding, and lashes accentuate that memorable tale. A wedding is the whimsical fantasy for all women and what bride is complete without her bold beautiful lashes. Here are the key items you will need to apply these great finishers.

To apply your fake eyelashes you will need the following item;
Fake eyelashes
Eyelash glue
Small scissors

Makeup by: New Orleans Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Photo by: New Orleans Wedding Photographer Beebe Tran with Studio Tran

New Orleans and Miami Top Wedding Makeup Artist
a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
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Sex and The City 2; Saturday Night

Round 2 of Sex and The City 2 bash at Whiskey Blue in New Orleans on May 22nd. After working all day (2 weddings) I was able to hurry over to help Lane set up. 50 Bags stuffed with official Sex and The City 2 merchandise. The doors open at 9pm

JL was able to get the Cupcake Factory to donate 360 mini yummy cupcakes for Saturday night. Lane and I rush to hurry to get them all out before the guests arrive.
All fresh in clean ready to party!
Having fun at The Twitter station…
Enjoying my drink of the night “A Carrie Berry-tini”, stiletto vodka, chambord, pomegranate juice, simple syrup, splash of OJ, lime garnish
My favorite buddy; Lane GM at The Whiskey Blue
Getting our shaker faces on
one of my old brides stop by 🙂 i luv my clients
Hosting the show contest with the New Orleans Firefighters
The winner of the Sex And The City 2 shoe contest at Whiskey Blue New Orleans

Sex and The City 2; Friday Night

On May 21st, The Whiskey Blue New Orleans Sex and The City 2 party was consider more of a Fashion Night. Couture Designer Harold Clarke, WISH NOLA, and Claudia Lynch were all sponsors.

Getting the table together with Official Sex and The City 2 items. We were the only party that in New Orleans that WB sent the official items to…how cool!
I decided to rock my fab black Valentino couture skirt that @jlscloset selected for me. I wore it with a simple fun black shirt and my favorite black suede open toe Christian Louboutin sandals with strass ball embellishment and adjustable ankle strap. My glamxurious necklace was a gift last year from the FAB @misssassy380 that was perfect for the occasion.
Couture Designer Harold Clarke selected 4 amazing pieces from his showroom that represented each ladies from Sex and The City 2
Shakin flirt-tini’s with my girls @kaybrou @misssassy380
i luv my Sex an The City “FLIRT-TINI’S”
hanging out with my girls; Aimee & Shontell
@misssassy380 @jlscloset @bgdmakeupartist @kaybrou
after 3 meetings the big night was finally here…
Having my last in favorite cocktail “A CARRIE” made by favorite bartender Lauren at @whiskeybluenola

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Sex and the City 2 event in New Orleans

WHISKEY BLUE New Orleans SEX and The City 2 events…the only OFFICIAL Sex and the City giveaway items in New Orleans on Saturday


*Harold Clarke Couture Dresses Display

*Claudia Lynch “Shoe Stories” Art Display

*”What’s Your Shaker Face?” photo-op. Shake up a COSMO, take a picture and take your drink with you.

*vodka drink specials.


*Ladies, wear your highest, sexiest, funkiest heels and you could win fabulous prizes in our shoe contest.

*BGD Makeup Artistry, Wish Clothing CO and the only OFFICIAL Sex and the City items in New Orleans

*Several of the “HOT” firefighters from the New Orleans Fire Department’s 2010 Calendar will be judging the shoe contest.

*Twitter station to tell all your friends where you are and how much fun you are having.

Stephanie Jordan commercial

New Orleans Jazz Singer Stephanie Jordan shot her Chip Forstall commercial today at Generations Hall. The commercial was directed by Michael Campbell.

Stephanie wanted a nail color for her nails that would look great on tv. Out of my makeup kit I gave her Priti NYC one of my favorite nail polish color called “hard water lily”, a shimmering champagne color that looks great on all skin tones.

Stephanie Jordan with her glam squad; Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis & Janeen

That’s a wrap; Jazz Singer Stephanie Jordan, Attorney Chip Forstall, Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Jazz Singer Stephanie Jordan, her band, Attorney Chip Forstall, and Monalisa Wilson with Sierra Productions

Nude Lips For Your Wedding Day

Many of our favorite celebrities have graced magazines pages wearing a nude lip color. Seductive nude lips are always in season for weddings and brides can be just as glamuxrious as color stained lips, especially when paired with a dramatic or smoky eye.

When wearing a pale pout, you have to care for your lips making sure their moisturized to be sure it will wear well and look smooth and kissable. I prefer to use Sara Happ lip scrub to remove extra dry skin but a basic soft toothbrush and petroleum jelly can also do the trick. I apply a foundation or a concealer completely over the lip. This way, I have a fresh canvas and can outline the lip to the shape I like. When selecting the correct shade in the nude family I usually select; Pinks for fair and medium skin, and beige for medium dark to darker skin. I then apply Sara Happ lip slip balm to keep the lips hydrated.

Go flesh toned on the lips whether it’s cream, matte, or glossy and you will be noticeable on your wedding day.

Makeup: New Orleans & Miami Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist

Photographer: Beebe Tran with Studio Tran in New Orleans

Wedding at the Woodlands Plantation

My Saturday bride Catherine was a great girl. Her wedding took place at The Woodlands Plantation. Her only makeup request was to give her sexy dark eyes. I told her she hired the perfect makeup artist. Catherine got airbrush makeup because she wanted her makeup to hold up in the humid weather. Because it rained or should I say storm she didn’t have to worry.
I actually enjoyed working with Catherine, very cool chic. Just check out her shoes below.

New Orleans Makeup Artist & Miami Makeup Artist
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis…top wedding makeup artist
a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist
makeup artist will travel
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Bold Eye Makeup

Words by New Orleans Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

The heavy black half moon liner that was a hit at the Valentino s/s show, has now made it’s way down the aisle for brides. The look created gives an appearance of dark eye shadow, but this high impact liner is being created with using a cream eye liner or kohl pencil. This makeup look is definitely not traditional bridal makeup, but nowadays what bride is? The main attraction on this bride will be the seductive eyes.

To get this dramatic bold eye, start out with applying a primer on the lid to keep the eyeliner in place. Apply the cream liner on the entire lid stopping just above the crease of the eye. I used my favorite L’OREAL HIP cream truth eyeliner in black. I like to apply it with a flat stiff brush then going back over it using my fingers to soften the look. Once it is well blended, I go back and line the eyes with a slanted eyeliner brush to give the eye a shape. Here you can do a round shape or the popular winged shape.

To give a more Barbella look add your favorite volume mascara (L’OREAL Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black) and a full set of lashes. On the lips, I prefer going with a very sheer lip color in pink or peach (Josie Maran lip gloss in Confession). I decided to opt for using a lip pencil because I wanted to keep the lips soft.

Now look what a glamxurious bride you are!

Makeup By New Orleans Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist
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Justin Bieber Fever

Justin Bieber Fever has enter my home…every since my daughter shadow me on an assignment for the BET Haiti Benefit Concert in Miami in February she has been having Justin Bieber Fever. When she saw his name of my list of the talent that was getting makeup and then invited to watch JB during rehearsal with her Miami gal pal Ana Suite it been crazy in our home.
Today I get a call from one of my FAB girl Michelle Bella wanting to know if my daughter would like to attend the KIIS Wango Tango concert in Los Angeles to see Justin Bieber and many others music artists. I haven’t told her yet she is getting pamper for her prom on tomorrow so I when I do tell her I know our home will never be the same.
I do think it’s cute cuz my boy band crush was and still is New Kids On The Block!