Last Weekend In New Orleans

My last day in New Orleans was spent with my family of course before moving to New York. I started the day with my partner in crime, Jordan, my 13 year old son. We spent the first part of the day downtown just walking around like tourists. Then Michael & Envy met up with us for a late lunch. My breakfast was yogurt with fruits…
 PinkBerry on Canal Street
Late Lunch at Nacho Mama’s on Elysian Fields
About:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. She has worked with celebrities like Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian and Jordin Sparks, to name a few. Brandy is also a high demand celebrity bridal makeup artist that brides usually book her makeup service 1 year in advance. 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();
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Something For The Groom on his Wedding Day

A perfect gift for the gentleman that’s about to walk down the aisle: The Groom’s Survival Kit. When having a destination wedding, you’ll likely leave something at home. Not every groom will be lucky enough to have Jennifer Lopez as their wedding planner but this kit with 26 emergency items will help any groom on his wedding day. No hangover or bridezilla will knock him off his feet with this collection of wedding day survival tools complete with it’s own stress ball and chain. Your I DO’s will include being ready for any situation right here in this Don Draper approved cure all.

Contains 26 must-have items: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Dental Floss, Mints, Deodorant, Pain Reliever, Antacid, Facial Tissues, Razor, Shaving Cream, Styptic Pencil, Nail Clipper, Adhesive Bandages, Interior Mirror, Lint Remover, Mending Kit, Scissors, Safety Pins, Boutonniere Pins, Stain Remover, Wrinkle Remover, Black Socks, Stress Ball Keychain and Extra Wedding Bands.

$49.00

www.msandmrs.com

CREDITS

Words by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Photo courtesy of Ms. and Mrs.  
ABOUT
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently reside in Upper Manhattan, New York  and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. 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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Shooting my video for The Best of the Bay Bridal 2010

What an honor to be selected by Bay Bella Publishing to be a part of their amazing bridal event in San Francisco on November 18, 2010. I will be and great company with Celebrity Judges;
Kim Vo-Master Colorist
Billy Lowe-Hairstylist
Kevin Lee-Floral Event Production
Diann Valentine-Event & Interior Designer
Genevieve de Manio-Photographer
Reva Alexander-Hawk-Merci Beaucoup Cakes
Ceci Johnson-Couture Invitation Designer
What is BEST OF THE BAY 2010….
BEST OF THE BAY 2010
9 Bridal Professionals – 9 Categories – 9 Bay Area Counties
Bay Bella’s Best of the Bay 2010 shines the spotlight on excellence and innovation in design and beauty within the bridal industry in the San Francisco Bay Area. Involvement in the awards brings widespread recognition, massive media exposure and considerable new business opportunities. Extensive event coverage will appear within the pages of Bay Bella Publishing’s Bride Nine & Mocha Bride magazines and www.BayBellaPublishing.com
I shoot my segment with Danny Dickson of Dickson Videography. Danny was such a sweetheart. I was nervous because I am so use to being on the other side of the camera. He helped me to remember my lines, he’s very calming and made it fun. I guess I just have to do more segments to get more comfortable in front of the camera. Below is the final outcome…

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ABOUT
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently reside in Upper Manhattan, New York  and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. 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.

Fall Femme Fatale Updos for W-Day

As we go deeper into the fall season, many brides will make a decision to try a new up-do that is not youthful, but modern and trendy. An elegant look that many hair stylists will master this season is from designer Sophie Théallet. This is a great look that she envisoned of statuesque Mexican women. The hair is strong, polished, and chic. It’s such a sensual look that destination brides will be able to bring the attention to the beautiful dress and not the fussy hair. The chic black headband that was used for the modern braided chignon can be replaced with a favorite item or an item or fabric from a loved one.
Here’s how to get this look on your wedding day:
1. Prep damp hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother for smoothness. Use a fine-tooth comb to create a clean center part and then blow dry straight using a Mason Pearson brush.
2. Brush hair back tightly and secure into a high ponytail below the crown—at the back of the head—using an elastic. Spray with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray for shine and light hold.
3. Braid the ponytail. Gently massage braid with fingers for texture and spray with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray for maximum hold.
4. Attach a black taffeta headband (or your favorite headpiece) around the base of the braid, at the crown of the head, and secure with hairpins.
5. Fold the braid in half and loop upward to create a vertical, braided chignon. Secure against the head with hairpins. Set the look with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray.
Credits
Photos courtsey of Aveda
Hair by Aveda Global Director Antoinette Beenders
About
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. 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();

Actress Angela Bassett host event in New Orleans

I was blessed to receive a call two weeks ago that the talented actress Angela Bassett wanted to have her makeup done by me while she was in New Orleans hosting an event. The Moth and USA Networks held an event at Generation Hall last night; a mini storytelling tour…New York, Chicago, Denver and Seattle.
I was also asked to do makeup & hair on Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy of Covert Affairs. I worked with Sendhil earlier this year at Sundance Film Festival inside the EW/ L’OREAL Paris lounge. Because of the conflict of schedule I was only able to work with Angela only.

Becuase it was an intimate setting I wanted to keep the makeup look soft, and natural, but play up Angela flawless skin tone. So I used a lot of brown, bronze, and gold color paletttes.

Below are colors and products that I selected for Angela;

FACE
*Smashbox Bronzig Foundation Primer
*Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #178
*MAC SkinFinish in Medium Deep
*MAC SkinFinish in Dark
*MAC SkinFinish in Deep Dark
*Smashox Brow Tech in Brunette
EYES
*Smashbox Eyelights
*L’OREAL HIP eyeshadow in forgiving #236-brown
*MAC Eyeshadow in Amber Lights
*L’OREAL HIP Cream eyeliner in black-on the top
*L’OREAL Carbon Black Pencil Perfect-on the botton
*L’OREAL Carbon Black Voluminous mascara-on the bottom lashes only
*Smashbox Baked Fusion Soft Lights
CHEEKS
*MAC Blush in Sweet as Cocoa
*MAC Blush in Raizin
LIPS
*OCC Lip Balm-on the lips
*NYX Lip Pencil in Brown
*L’OREAL Colour Riche Lipstick in Cashmere
*L’OREAL HIP Shine Struck Liquid Lipcolor in Distinct
*Smashbox Reflection Highshine Lipgloss

CREDITS
Photos courtsey of AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
Photos courtsey of Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
ABOUT
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently reside in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. 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();

Wedding: Bride Amye Wright

I used L’OREAL HIP cream eyeliner in midnight blue for the liner on the bride and Carbon Black Voluminious mascara. Amye was airbrushed with products from OCC makeup.

Before of Nancy, bride Mother In Law
After of Nancy, bride Mother In Law

Bridesmaid & Bride, I gave them both 2 different makeup look

About:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. She has worked with celebrities like Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian and Jordin Sparks, to name a few. Brandy is also a high demand celebrity bridal makeup artist that brides usually book her makeup service 1 year in advance. 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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Theresa & Phong Tran Photo Shoot

After the photo shoot with Theresa & Phong Tran, the crew (Theresa Ngyuen & My-Ngoc Tran) kidnapp me and took me to lunch to celebrate my birthday…I’m so bless to have amazing people in my life. I luv them!!!

About:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. She has worked with celebrities like Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian and Jordin Sparks, to name a few. Brandy is also a high demand celebrity bridal makeup artist that brides usually book her makeup service 1 year in advance. 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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