Lady Gaga: Born This Way Video

WOW…Now that’s a real music video!!! This is the type of videos that I couldn’t wait to watch on MTV or USA Networks, Night Flight; 8 hours of real videos on  Friday and Saturday night. Lady Gaga is a music artist that understand that she’s here to entertain us. I can’t to watch it again, I’m sure I will see something new that I didn’t catch the first time around. Her makeup was AMAZING!!!!
Enjoy the video, I know I did! Thanks VEVO

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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. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, 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.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();
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Behind The Scene w/ Indian Dreams

@cecinewyork @melpalhairmua

This morning photo shoot at Ceci New York started off with a challenge: RAIN and lots of it. But the show must go on and everybody made it on time. The look that Ceci came up with was called “Indian Dreams”. CeCi sent over a inspiration visual board earlier in the week so I was excited because I love doing Indian weddings. I always love the jewels and strong bold colors from the sari.The bolder the colors the stronger the makeup on my Indian brdies.
The two talent of the day were CeCi Johnson & Reshma Shetty. Both ladies were getting two totally different makeup looks. I actually selected really bold eye colors for Ceci makeup and on Reshma I used traditional bollywood makeup colors (gold &red).
The photoshoot location was at the Spice Market New York in the Meatpacking District. The ambiance was a perfect spot to shoot because of all the Southeast Asian decor. Bradley was very receptive about having us over and accommodate us throughout the shoot. I have never eaten at this restaurant but I’m sure to visit. The aroma of the food made it very hard to pay attention to what I was there for…makeup.
I was glad that hairstylist Melissa Paldino was on set with me…luv her. She gave Reshma hair volume and soft body waves. A great look for Reshma; very sexy, feminine, and effortless…
Can’t wait to see the pics in about 3 weeks. Sorry I couldn’t post pics of Reshma just yet but after her wedding in March and approval of the pictures I want to post of her from her team I’ll be sure to share. What a blast today was minus the rain. I loved everything…clothes, the jewels, the hair, the makeup, the location, and the team.
doing makeup on Reshma Shetty

Sarah from Ceci New York, & hairstylist Elizabeth who styled Ceci amazing 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. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, 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.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

NBA Player Landry Fields photoshoot in Brooklyn

@nikestore @landryfields @nbaallstar
After returning home to New York from working doing makeup at NBA All Star 2011 in Los Angeles I went straight to another assignment; NIKE. NBA player Landry Fields was the talent for the day. Just did the typical male grooming on him for photos & audio. If I remember correctly the images will be used for March Madness. This makes the second photo shoot I did for March Madness with the first one was with Greg Oden.

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NBA All Star 2011 Day 3-Behind The Scenes

working with Joanne from BackBeats
enjoying working with this young lady she lets me beat her face how ever I want.

the entire backbeats group is enjoying their glam time

these are the colors that I am doing on all 42 dancers today including NBA Fan Patrol dancers and Rihanna dancers. the reason why i selected this look was due to the colors the girls were going to wear and for the Rihanna performance the look had to also go with all black. A clean simple fast look that will pop on camera. Silver glitter on the eyelids only and pink lips works eveytime.

as you can see i work with marcie a lot

Kayte is another NBA Fan Patrol dancer that I work a lot with
this young lady is from rihanna camp and when she walked in i knew the occ pink lip tar was going to work perfect for her. because she plays the violin her look could be a little different so i gave ms diva a strong eye. because she is so pale that the no makeup look would just wash her completely out on camera.
debra getting bryan camera ready
  rihanna crew is in the dressing room now. bryan is one of rihanna dancers. he’s a riot!!!

need touch up for the group shot, lol
rihanna is about to perform. you don’t even wanna know how crazy this was!!!!!
rihanna is done and it’s about to be party time

in the lobby at the nba wrap party

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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. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, 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.

NBA All Star 2011 Day 2-Behind the Scenes

Excited about today @fareastmovement FAR EAST MOVEMENT performs today. I feel in luv with this group & DEV last year. I remember in August I wrote an article about this new joint that I have been playing on my mp3. I’m not sure where I was when I first heard the song but I took to the single “Like a G6” so today is definitely a highlight for me. If you missed seeing Far East Movement performing at NBA All Star I have a little treat for you at the end.
let the glam squad begin
getting the NBA Fan Patrol ready
the NBA makes sure the glam squad dressing rooms is always fully stock with snacks
New Orleans own DJ Rob Nice @djrobnice host the NBA All Star once again so he’s getting camera ready. I know he is going to kill me….but not until after his wedding, lol.
Joanne from @backbeats
thanks interscope records & KEV for letting me using the pics
I was able to touch up before performing Kev-Kev Nish & Pro-Prohgress & Miguel. I was tickle pink to see them perform…told you my highlight
after work stopped at some hotel lobby party on our way out of the staples center
I forgot what party we were at…Maisha, Segrio, BGD
enjoying a mango martini by a friend of Willie condo before heading to after party…very yummy!!!!
Willie, Holly, BGD
HOLLY is enjoy her mango martini
THE FAB chica LOZA…@lozassoodope
2 boogie down brown girls. We didn’t catch up with Teyanna Taylor until later so it would have been 3 boogie down brown girls, lol.
Nicki Minaj performing at the after party
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. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, 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.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

NBA All Star 2011 Day 1-Behind The Scenes

@redbull @lorealparisusa @caliswagdstrct …..

The first day is always exciting because I get to see my glam squad team (Debra & Veronica) and the FAB NBA Fan Patrol crew. This year Debra & Veronica didn’t supply the hair assistant because the key hairstylist Maisha brought in two of her girls (Desiree & Elyse) from her new salon-BIBI Salon NYC. So welcome girls, I hope you enjoy working backstage at NBA All Star Weekend. I promise you will love the fast pace, multi tasking, high energy, ball playing, music artists, assignment. If you’re crazy like most of us you will love it and can’t wait to return, lol.
Before leaving the hotel I kick off my morning by having a redbull shot, trust me it works on major assignments like this. Because there is no time to be tired or to move slow I never leave home without them. I always have extra to share with anyone who may need some redbull in their life. This is why I always put myself through a boot camp the month before. SERIOUS!!!!
So you know the rules…NO PICTURES ALLOW unless you receive permission. I understand the rules, the players shouldn’t be harassed by the staff, I get it! We see and hear things that magazines would pay us lots of money to know. The girls will tell you I don’t know 95% of the times who the players are unless their really tall or if it’s a big name player who’s face is always plaster on TV. Sometimes it can be someone that I actually know and worked with and I can walk right pass. Example; Chris Paul in his beautiful family was coming through even though we weren’t in arm reach I didn’t recognize him right away. It took maisha to say there’s Chris Paul. The goal was to say hi to him & Jada and meet the new additional to the family but I’m so crazy I missed them.
Same rules with the music artists they don’t want us to stop them or ask for pictures while we are working on them. Especially the key team. We are not allowed to bring someone to the room and take pictures of us working on them. Usually when its time to work on a ball player or music artist production sends Holly to pull Maisha and I out of the room and they walk us over to the artists and/or player dressing room and we do their makeup & hair privately. In we better be where we suppose to be this is why we have to know the daily schedule. When it’s being taped live there is no room for mistakes.
But I do have some fun, glam shots of the crew; hair, makeup, and wardrobe working and partying, lol. I’ll post them by each day. I hope you enjoy because I know I did!!!!

Can’t leave the hotel without my L’OREAL Paris Men Hydra Ice Cold Eye Roller. Need to make sure the ball players & music artists all look refreshing. No puffy eyes or dark circles under their eyes on television.

one of the many schedule the key’s needs to know
 @redbull @kissproducts
 getting the NBA Fan Patrol ready
NBA ALLSTAR MAKEUP TEAM
( Debra @muadebrarenee, BGD, Veronica @veronicasmiley )
Key Hair-Maisha & Key Makeup-BGD
Guess what I was saying: FABULOUS
The entire 2011 NBA All Star Glam Quad
(desiree, maisha, elyse, bgd, veronica, debra)
Went upstairs to meet with the amazing wardrobe team so we could confirm the outfits of what everybody would be wearing. But of course it was changed again. these guys work really hard putting all the clothes together. now they need a reality show.
 @its_shaundel
 Keisha & Niki @thisis_NIKI
 Laura-seamstress
I forgot the guys names. They use to work on the Tyra Banks Show
 Maisha was trying to put her scent of one of Lenny Kravitz shirt
 Niki & her crew had a lot of these to cut up
 still holding on to my loreal men eye roller’s…hahaha
 one of the best part of the day, I learned how to dougie! one of the pa’s allowed maisha and i to stand by the stage so i could learn the dance step. front row couldn’t get any better. i could have easily got on stage with cali sawg district. my teenage daughter thought it was the coolest thing. i hope i can remember the steps, lol.
cali swag district were very sweet young men very polite very appreciative. i would definitely work with them again. the dancers didnt know they were allowed to get their makeup done. the young lady with the long black hair was so sweet and she said she wanted a smokey eye i was happy to do it for her. i love working with talent that value with the glam squad do. great energy from cali swag district. luv to see that we do have well manner young people out there.

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. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, and more.

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LookBooks Spa Week for NYC Fashion Week

@lookbooks  @fashionindie  @spaweek @ completelybare @ULuvkaVodka @popchips @kittenlounge
@bebronze @instyle

 Yesterday I started New York Fashion Week & V-DAY off by attending the LookBooks Blogger Break Room: where bloggers were able to Recharge Their Minds, Body, and Phone. This is the big trend as last year I was invited to Instyle Magazine and they had a break room suite for beauty editiors/ VIP guest.
I met a lot of great bloggers and received 3 amazing services from Spa Merge. Margaret Lora the manager of Spa Merge was in attendence and she managed the spa services and was very accomdating. Vicky Langer, the was specialist gave me a much need brow shaping using organic wax. Olga, the massage therapist gave me a 20 mins massage and that was one service that was overdue. Vita Mazus the FAB manicurists gave me a great manicure and tips on keeping polish on my hands. When I get back from working NBA All-Star this weekend I will make an appointment to see these ladies again. It felt good to stop and pamper myself.

Unlimited treats & cocktails was a plus….Cupcakes & Compliments, Italian Wine Masters, Pop Chips, and U’Luvka Vodka staff were very accomdating and kept all of their products stocked never running out of anything.

Awhile back I written an article about the new summer crazy…Bedazzle VJay-Jay that was started by Completely Bare Spa. So I was excited to see them and knew I had to get something B-Jeweled. I selected to get a red heart on the inside of my wrist done. Another blogger got a really cool one on the beack of her neck which worked perfect for her FAB hair cut.

KOZA-a company in the UK offer travel inspired function accessories; totes, beach bags, clutch, and purses.  Their accessories are very stylish with beautiful embellishments and quality hardware.

Thanks LOOKBOOKS for the invite and I look forward to attending more of your GLAMXURIOUS events. JOSH from Lookbooks & Nicole from Fashion Indie, I enjoyed chattng with you. Hopefully next time I get to meet Rebecca Alexander…sending you a hug until then.

ABOUT NEW YORK MAKEUP ARTIST BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

FROM SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TO MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK TO NBA ALL-STAR’S.  Meet 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 and Next is off to Los Angeles as the NBA Official Head Makeup Artist for All Star Weekend.
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