Fierce Barbarella Bridal Makeup

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.
How glamxurious of a bride you are!
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently lives in New Orleans but will be relocating to New York this fall. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine in the St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. You can read more of her work on Anti-Bride and Destination I Do Bridal Magazine. She will be in New York working Fashion Night Out & Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in September. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside The Life of A Makeup Artist”, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.
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Hair Flair For Summer Brides

Summer brides are carefree and set trends with their effortless hair styles. The hair they wear gives you a glimpse into their personality. Below are cool, wearable looks any destination bride can achieve on her own or with the help of a professional. Whichever gorgeous hair-do you wear, your mane will still look put together when all of the hired paparazzi takes notice.

To achieve the new, great breakout trend, the imperfect side braid, on your wedding day, start by parting the hair on the opposite side of how it falls naturally. Mist the top of the hair with John Master Organics Sea Mist. Gather the hair into a low side ponytail and plait it, securing the ends with a clear elastic rubber band. Finish the ends by allowing a few pieces to come out of the elastic.

To create the natural tousled beach look with your highlighted long layers, spray on Rene’ Furterer Naturia dry shampoo, let it rest a minute and mists hair with Sally Hershberger Shagg spray. Then finger comb to give it that tousled, just rolled out of bed look.
On the runway, hair stylist Guido Palau creates many soft, effortless and elegant buns. The classic ballerina bun works best on light to medium hair that falls to the neckline or longer. This is a great look for a summer bride who’s wearing a strapless dress. Very lightly, spritz the hair with Redken Full Volume Amplifier, back brush with a soft brush and mist with L’OREAL Elnet Satin Hairspray. Rough up the hair and then secure with hairpins or your favorite hair comb.

Faux bob works best for shoulder length or longer layered hair. This look is flirty for an evening wedding on a hot summer night. To play up the glamorous, classic look add a Swarovski crystal barrette or a vintage brooch right out of your jewelry box.

Side pinned roll works best on straight or wavy shoulder length hair. Spritz hair with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curl spray. Parting strands down the center and securing on the sides is a sexy way to go. Gather hair into a low pony and pull locks over and under, wrapping until a messy roll is formed. Use pins to hold the shape and a vibrant tropical hibiscus flower if you’re getting married on the beach.

Words by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Photos courtesy of Getty Images

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis…New Orleans, Miami, New York
a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine
Contributor Writer for Anti Bride & Destination I Do Magazine
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Essence Music Festival:3rd Day

Some of the Essence.com staff hanging out in the Belvedere VIP Music Lounge @belvedere_vodka was one highlight. After 4 days of working hard and long hours we just wanted to all hangout amongst each other and just have a great time. Usually, everybody work so hard that we don’t get to enjoy the Essence Music Festival but this time it was amazing. We ended the late night by going to the wrap party with all of the staff of Essence Magazine. We all said our good-byes and the crew returns back to New York to start planning for 2011.
Doing Celebrity Hairstylist Maisha Teacher hair before taping begins on Ambush Makeover
Just finished taping the show Ambush Makeover at the Essence.com Cyber Lounge stage
Toasting to all the hard work and friendship at LOA’S @IHHotel
Waiting on the car in the lobby at International House @IHhotel
Maisha and I
Nikki and I
Karen and Maisha
Hanging out in the Belvedere VIP Music Lounge @belvedere_vodka
One of my BFF’s
My buddy and The Mayor of New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu
Soaking it in next assignment together; NBA All Stars in Los Angeles (key makeup & hair)
sorry Keith…you were cut out but at least we see your head :))
Getting ready to head to Essence Magazine Wrap party
My Libra sister;Nikki is Oct 15th and I am Oct 13th
Two Amazing people I respect so much…Lesley & Emil…that’s a WRAP!http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();
Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis; New Orleans, Miami, New York
a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine
Contributor Writer for Anti-Bride & Destination I Do Magazine

Essence.com Ambush Makeover:Yvette

Day 2 Ambush Makeover with Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams. Tia ambushes Essence Music Festival fans with on the spot makeovers in New Orleans. Her glam squad was; Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis from New Orleans and Celebrity Hair Stylist Maisha Teacher from New York.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis in the New Orleans, Miami, New York area
a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine
Contributor Writer for Anti-Bride & Destination I Do Magazine

Essence.com Ambush Makeover: Denise

Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams ambushes Essence.com reader Denise  with on the spot makeovers in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival. Denise had great skin and a face that could wear a bold eyeshadow color. So I gave Denise a bright bold eyeshadow color: GREEN

Essence Music Festival 2010: 2nd Day

Today’s highlight was doing makeup on the amazing award winning actress Victoria Rowell @victoriarowell Not only is she a soap opera icon but an author of “Secrets Of A Soap Opera Diva” and “The Women Who Raised Me” . Victoria also has a single “Stink of Blood with a Pinesol Chasah available on ITUNES. She gave the audience a sample on the Essence Cyber Lounge stage.
Another powerful lady I got to work with was Entrepreneur and author Melissa Dawn Johnson @brandme a Global Branding and Personal Transformation Strategist. She offer so many great tips while on stage so if anyone wants to know how to brand themselves I suggest purchasing her book “Brand Me: Make Your Mark: Turn Passion Into Profit”. Wasn’t able to get pictures with Melissa sometimes it’s hard when working back 2 back, having to clean brushes, in stay on time. But she looked amazing.
First Ambush Makeover of the day
Both Maisha and I being filmed for Essence.com Ambush Makeover
Adding some lashes
The FAB Victoria Rowell after getting a full face of makeup from me. This lady is amazing & skin FLAWLESS/
Backstage with Victoria Rowell…luv luv luv her!
Not only did I enjoy working wit Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams but I was honor to do her makeup as well.
Second Ambush Makeover of the day
Really wanted to give Yvette an amazing makeup look cuz the boyfriend was putting a ring on it…what a great moment.

GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis in the New Orleans, Miami, New York area
a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine
Contributor Writer for Anti-Bride & Destination I Do Magazine
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Essence.com Ambush Makeover:Melissa

Tia Williams ambushes Essence.com readers with on the spot makeovers in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival. Tia glam squad for the Ambush Makeovers are: Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis & Celebrity Hairstylist Maisha Teacher.
GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis in the New Orleans, Miami, New York area
a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist
Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine
Contributor Writer for Anti-Bride & Destination I Do Magazine