Interview with a Celebrity Makeup Artist, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

I had the opportunity to interview the awesome Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, a celebrity makeup artist making her new home here in the NYC! Lucky me. Here is how it went: read morehttp://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

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Get Green with ENVY

The vibrant color green symbolizes growth. Go minty green with for calming and dark bold emerald greens for prosperity. Bling bling with metallic …love the green you’re in.

Clean Outdoor Shower Fresh Gel $69.00
Cover Girl Liquiline Blast in Green Glow $8.00
L’OREAL Paris Hip Duo Eyeshadow in Riotous $7.99
Philosophy Celebrate Life Shower Gel in Lime Blossom $9.00
Priti NYC nail in Fishbone Cactus $10.00
TOCCA Bianca Perfume $68.00
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Mullet $18.00
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Botanical $12.50http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Pucker Up Brides with Softlips Lip Polish

Gone are the days of using a toothbrush to exfoliate your lips. There’s nothing worst than having dry, flaky, and peeling lips on your wedding day. When wearing a nude or a sexy red lip color, your lips have to be up to par or it will show through.

Softlips Pure 100% Natural makes an amazing lip exfoliation called “Lip Polish”. It’s a gentle natural lip exfoliating scrub infused with organic coconut flakes and sugar crystals to help remove dry skin on your lips. It’s one very easy step for any bride to achieve the morning of her wedding. With your fingers, apply the lip polish in a circular motion on the lips, then rinse with warm water and wipe clean. Viola!…super, sexy, smooth, kissable lips that any groom will love to kiss. The lip polish smells good and with such a flavorful taste, you will want to exfoliate every day. Once dry, you can use a few other Softlips products to keep up your now GLAMXURIOUS lips;

*Softlips Pure 100% Natural Beeswax-A conditioner to nourish and moisturize the lips. Enriched with jojoba oil and Vitamin E.

*Softlips Pure 100% Natural Replenish-Lip protectant & sunscreen with SPF 20. An antioxidant infused formula conditions and protects lips to help reduce the signs of aging.

*Softlips Pure 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balms-A sheer tinted color that offers lip protectant & sunscreen with SPF 20. Their original lip balm that leaves the lips nicely conditioned.

*Softlips Pure 100% Natural Lip Butter-It’s a creamy natural lip butter repairs and protects lips. Goes on silky and leaves lips with a hint of shine while providing hydrating, natural SPF 15 protection with a vanilla berry flavor.

Softlips Pure 100% Natural Lip Polish $5.99
CREDITS:
Written by: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Photo courtsey of: Softlips

ABOUT:

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently reside in New Orleans but will be relocating to New York in time for Fashion Night Out & Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. 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. 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.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

New Singles: DEV and Far East Movement

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

2 weeks ago I heard this amazing single by DEV called Booty Bounce. Guy’s @devishot music is really HOT. The song is nothing like what you think. It’s one of those fun songs that I like to play while getting ready. I am one of those New York  makeup artist who love to work to really loud music when working and when I am able to plug in my mp3 this is what the photgraphers, models, hair people has been listening to lately. I attached two videos below so you can listen to…Oh, you are going to have to turn off my music so you can enjoy it :))

I don’t much about the artist DEV yet but girlfriend is FIERCE! but just by listening to her music it was a given that she’s based out of Los Angeles. DEV also has another great single “Like A G6” with a group called Far East Movement that is sick. Take a listen in let me know what you think. One day I hope to work with them crossing my fingers.

ABOUT:

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.

Michael Kors Body Shimmer and Leg Shine

After I finish applying makeup on my gorgeous bride there is always one last item that I like to place on her: body shimmer. One of my favorite designers, Michael Kors , thought of a fabulous item for just that. Michael Kors Glimmer Crème adds that little glimmer and glam all over the body. A perfect item for me to have in my makeup kit as fall approaches. I can give my brides that instant gorgeous, golden glow all over the shoulders, arms, and décolleté.

What I enjoy the most is that the glimmer crème is not heavy or greasy, but gives just enough moisture as it deposits the right amount of glow needed on the skin. What a treat to leave behind, a sensual and musk fragrance, allowing anyone near to enjoy the luxurious Michael Kors signature scent.
But Michael Kors didn’t stop there, his light scented Leg Shine is a shimmer stick that has a hint of bronze tint. A great item for my modern and destination brides who wear short wedding dresses on the beach. As you make your way down the sandy aisle, your bare legs will have a healthy glow. No mess and no fuss on your wedding day because it’s packaged in a convenient twist up canister that is easy to use.

Make this your little secret on your wedding day and every time you wear it your hubby will remember the first time he smelled it on you.

Michael Kors Glimmer Creme
7 oz $65.00

Michael Kors Leg Shine
2.7 oz $32.00

CREDITS
Written by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Photos courtesy of Michael Kors

ABOUT

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. 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.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

My Dogs Are Like Having Babies

I am so exhausted today and I know why. Some of you know that I have 2 boogie down brown babies that think they came out of me, lol. Every night I have to struggle with not rolling over them at night. I swear they make a king size bed feel a twin bed. I have to sleep a certain way so that I don’t bother them but Michael never have any problems with moving them. I know I can’t complain because its my fault. Michael tells me almost everyday that I have to start moving them since they can sleep during the day while we are at work. I know I should but they look so cute and as a mom I rather just hang out the bed.
So glad to having light days this week because I am ready to crash…with my babies :)))http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Bridal Glam Makeup on a Budget

Brides are spending so much on their weddings that the last thing she wants to worry about is cutting back on their wedding day makeup. Your wedding day is a day for you to shine and when you walk down the aisle you want to know that your makeup will be just as flawless as the carats on your finger. Whether having a ceremony at home, or a destination wedding abroad, bridal makeup is just as important as the wedding dress, the wedding photos and the wedding cake. So how do you look as fabulous as a Hollywood celebrity on your wedding day, but on a budget? Here is where a glam girl begins:

My favorite budget makeup is L’OREAL PARIS cosmetics. To create this glamxurious look I used the following items:

*L’OREAL PARIS Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base

*L’OREAL PARIS Studio Secrets Professional Color Smokes Shadow in Blackened Smokes

*L’OREAL PARIS HIP High Intensity Pigments Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Black

*L’OREAL PARIS True Match Blush in Baby Blossom

*L’OREAL Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

*L’OREAL Colour Riche Lipcolor in Sea Fleur

CREDITS
Makeup by: Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Photos courtesy of Studio Tran Photography

ABOUT

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.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();