Sundance Film Festival 2011

Being a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist, I am blessed to work fun events doing makeup at major assignments such as Sundance Film Festival. This is the GLAM LIFE OF A MAKEUP ARTIST. I may not be a household name makeup artist, ad I’m ok with that because I am still working consistently, traveling and doing what I love, makeup artistry.
Below I have attached lots of fun pics from this year Sundance Film Festival 2011. Some of the pictures will be inside the Entertainment Weekly lounge and some at the condo, dinner, nightclub, and on the streets of Park City. I also have picture of the upstairs ACURA lounge. My favorite spot in the morning to get my hot tea and tweet about Sundance.
This year a nasty flu hit the EW lounge leaving everybody returning home with a nasty cough, running nose, and watery eyes. Overall, I had an amazing time with my girls! 2 years in a row I was able to do makeup on L’OREAL spokesperson Kerry Washington for the EW lounge pics only.

FROM SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TO MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK TO NBA ALL-STAR’S. Meet New York Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis. This jetsetting 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 shows during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012 in New York. Next hailing off to Los Angeles as the NBA Official Head Makeup Artist for All Star’s.
Keep up with the GLAM makeup artist by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of A Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious twees on twitter.

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Getting Harmony Santana ready for Red Carpet at Sundance

written by Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

@omiHarmony @rashaadernesto  @esai_morales @sundancechannel @sundancefest … One of my many honors at Sundance Film Festival 2011 was meeting upcoming actress Harmony Santana. Harmony plays Michael/Vanessa and the amazing film Gun Hill Road written by Rashaad Ernesto Green debuting at Sundance Film Festival. One of my favorite childhood actor/crush Esai Morales plays Enrique, father of Michael/Vanessa. Enrique character was locked up for 3 years in prison and when he returns home he finds out that his 16 year old son is going through a sexual transformation. I’m sure you can only imagine how a Hispanic father from the Bronx handles this new change and his family.

I got a chance to meet the cast as they came to the EW & L’OREAL Paris lounge to do their exclusive photo shoot for Entertainment Weekly magazine. On this day I touched up the sexy Esai Morales. Later that evening Tiffany who did Harmony makeup shared with me that Harmony  & Vanessa Aspillaga (she plays Esai sister) wanted to come back to get their makeup done for the red carpet movie premiere. Very excited about doing my favorite type of makeup look; GLAM, I was hyped about doing it.
Harmony came back the next day on time for her appointment. This was my first time meeting her because the day before all I remember seeing from the cast was Esai. Harmony was a very timid and delicate young lady. I did a consultation with her asking the basic question about what she was wearing (black Versace dress), etc…Baby Girl was in the right hands she just didn’t know it. When Harmony first sat in my chair she was not to social. But half way through the makeup application Harmony opened up, she laughed and talked with me and I found out that she doesn’t live to far from me.
At the end I knew she loved her makeup because she gave me a hug and wanted to take pics. We exchanged info and baby girl was off to get ready for the big evening. The girls; Tiffany, Vanessa, and I went to see the movie. Either we pick tear jerkers or we just cry at every movie we see every year at Sundance. This is a great movie and it’s not just going to do well in the gay community and the Latino community. I found many things in the movie that I was able to relate to that’s why I was very emotional. Don’t sleep on Gun Hill Road, it’s one of those great movies that gives you INSIGHT.
CREDIT
Movie Premiere pictures from WireImage
Makeup Picture courtesy of Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
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.

L’OREAL Paris Product Launch #LOP2011

@lorealparisusa …… Before heading out to do makeup at Sundance Film Festival for L’OREAL Paris inside of the Entertainment Weekly lounge. Tiffany & I was asked to do makeup for the 2011 product launch. Makeup was done in the L’OREAL Tech Room and this is where lots of fab makeup looks are done. Tonight event was fun got a chace to meet beauty bloggers and magazine editors in New York. I hope everyone had a great time…it was a GLAMXURIOUS one.

Makeup items that I used on my model Alissa. Missing is the L’OREAL Matte Morphose foundation #524
Tiffany waiting on her model
L’OREAL PARIS 2011 PRODUCTS
Tiffany doing a demo
model makeup was done by Diana
my model Alissa…makeup still looks good
I’m wearing all L’OREAL Products…
ABOUT
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and a special guest makeup artist in Harlem at BiBi Salon NYC. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You can see her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, Essence Music Festival, and more. 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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Gwen Stefani is the new face of L’OREAL PARIS

@LOREALPARISUSA  …..
GO L’OREAL! They just named Jennifer Lopez as a brand ambassador earlier this month now the FAB rocker chic Gwen Stefani has been name the new face for L’OREAL.
Being a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist my dream came true on Jan 2010 at Sundance Film Festival. L’OREAL Marketing team told me that I was going to do makeup on Kerry Washington just for the EW & L’OREAL lounge. I’m not sure what L’OREAL used the pictures for. I’m sure she told me but I was in LA LA world once she said we are bring Kerry over to you.
I can’t wait to see which one of the L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist that will get the honors to do Gwen makeup later this year.
CREDIT
Photo courtesy of L’OREAL PARIS
ABOUT
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and a special guest makeup artist in Harlem at BiBi Salon NYC. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You can see her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, Essence Music Festival, and more. 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. _qoptions={ qacct:”p-17l3_1t8ut0qk” }; http://edge.quantserve.com/quant.js<!–//<![CDATA[ var ox_u = 'http://ads.fashionetc.com/www/delivery/al.php?zoneid=21&ct0=INSERT_CLICKURL_HERE&layerstyle=simple&align=center&valign=top&padding=2&closetime=8&padding=2&shifth=0&shiftv=0&closebutton=t&backcolor=FFFFFF&bordercolor=FFFFFF&#039;; if (document.context) ox_u += '&context=' + escape(document.context); document.write("”); //]]>–>http://ads.fashionetc.com/www/delivery/al.php?zoneid=21&ct0=INSERT_CLICKURL_HERE&layerstyle=simple&align=center&valign=top&padding=2&closetime=8&padding=2&shifth=0&shiftv=0&closebutton=t&backcolor=FFFFFF&bordercolor=FFFFFF&context=YjoyMyNiOjQwfA%3D%3D<!–//<![CDATA[ var ox_u = 'http://ads.fashionetc.com/www/delivery/al.php?zoneid=22&ct0=INSERT_CLICKURL_HERE&layerstyle=simple&align=center&valign=top&padding=2&closetime=8&padding=2&shifth=0&shiftv=0&closebutton=t&backcolor=FFFFFF&bordercolor=000000&#039;; if (document.context) ox_u += '&context=' + escape(document.context); document.write("”); //]]>–>http://ads.fashionetc.com/www/delivery/al.php?zoneid=22&ct0=INSERT_CLICKURL_HERE&layerstyle=simple&align=center&valign=top&padding=2&closetime=8&padding=2&shifth=0&shiftv=0&closebutton=t&backcolor=FFFFFF&bordercolor=000000&context=YjoyMyNiOjQwfA%3D%3Dhttp://static.chartbeat.com/js/chartbeat.jshttp://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Guest Blogger on Wedded Luxe

@wedded_luxe Excited to be a guest blogger on Deniesha Joseph, New York Wedding Planner & Design Wedded Luxe blog today. Deniesha is a very talented young lady with so many great weddings ideas that I look forward to working with her this year. Thanks Deniesha!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Guest Blogger – Brandy Gomez Duplessis

Today we have a special treat! Brandy Gomez Duplessis, celebrity makeup artist is sharing her great beauty tips with us. Read more here

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Glam Hair on Your Wedding Day

@phytohaircare @lorealparisusa @bibisalonnyc @glamgirlhair
One of the most important things for any bride to do is selecting a glamxurious hair-do on for her wedding day. Finding a hair style that will complement your face and dress can be a challenge. But what is most challenging for any destination bride, is keeping her soft coif from coming undone. Vintage wedding hair, side ponytails, messy chignon, roll up’s, partial up do’s, romantic half up-do, all calls for that strong hold.
Three strong hold styling product items your hairstylist should have in their kit to maintain your wedding day hair:
GEL:
Owner & Master Stylist Maisha Teacher at BIBI SALON NYC likes using Phyto Professional Strong Sculpting Gel on her brides. Maisha likes that it has acacia collagen, it’s great for a bride who wants a sleek strong pulled back sculpted chignon.
HAIRSPRAY:
Personally, I prefer L’OREAL Elnett Satin Hairspray, because it’s amazing for any bride that wants to wear her hair partially up. Not only will it give her a strong hold, but it will remain satin like for all her romantic curls.
VOLUMIZING MOUSSE:
New Orleans Celebrity Hairstylist Erin Carter always make sure her hair kit has Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse. Erin thinks it’s great for a bride with very fine hair. The mousse will give the bride’s hair great texture and strong hold especially when using a flat iron or curling iron on the hair. @glamgirlhair

CREDITS

Photo Courtesy of Photographer Stacy Marks
Picture Courtesy of; Phyto, L’OREAL, Big Sexy Hair
ABOUT
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and a special guest makeup artist in Harlem at BiBi Salon NYC. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You can see her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, Essence Music Festival, and more. 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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Bridal Shoot with Marcy Blum in New York

@marcyblum @delposto @laicale  Dreams really do come true in New York. I had the honor to recently work with world-renowned event planner and entertaining expert, Marcy Blum. She was gracious enough to give my makeup artistry a try at her photo shoot for Del Posto Restaurant. I was so excited when I received an email from her company. I did makeup on a total of 7 models (men & women) and was also excited about working with hairstylist Emiliano Cori, the Director at Laicale Hair Salon, NYC
Del Posto Restaurant was already elegant upon walking in but once Marcy added her signature touch for the shoot is was just breathtaking…..Can’t wait to see the pictures
my makeup set up….
Del Posto Italian Restaurant on 85 10th Ave
Hairstylist Emiliano Cori, Director at Laicale New York
Nicole-Bride for the day
ABOUT

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and a special guest makeup artist in Harlem at BiBi Salon NYC. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You can see her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, Essence Music Festival, and more. 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.