The Iconic GIRL: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

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Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York, Connecticut, and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, 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 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.
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Winter Beauty Item: L’OREAL Pais Hip Jelly Balms

Now that it’s officially winter I am already pulling out my favorite lip balm; L’OREAL PARIS HIP Jelly Balms. 
It has such a soothing and silky feel to my lips and because my signature makeup look is a dark eye the sheer color of the the jelly balm gives just enough of a shine and lip color to complete it. When on the road for assignments such as Sundance Film Festival I make sure to bring my jelly balms to keep my sensitive lip ultra condition.

L’OREAL Paris Hip Jelly Balm in Plush
The rumor mill is that L’OREAL Paris has discontinued my favorite lip balms so now I must raid the L’OREAL Paris closet so I can have enough to last me in 2012.  I suggest you raid the stores, and ebay, I promise you will luv them as much as I do. The only challenge is the product does not come with a lip brush. But once you smell the yummy lip balms on your lips you’ll forget about the brush.

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Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York, Connecticut, and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, 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 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.

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

I hope Santa was good to you as he was to me. The icing on the cake would have been a little snow but I’ll take 23 degrees. Still a few more bottles of bubbly’s to enjoy…so I gotta go.
ABOUT:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York, Connecticut, and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, 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 VH-1 Divas, 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.

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Beauty Post:Holiday Day To Night Makeup With L’OREAL Paris

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Here are my version of two holiday makeup looks that can be worn by everyone. I selected Tiffany another L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist because we never see ginger’s in magazine wearing both makeup looks. For the day makeup look it would have been easy to select a classic red lip but I wanted red head’s to know that they could rock other lip colors as well. On the night look I wanted to have fun with our new infallible 24 hr eye shadows so I opt for midnight blue instead of black eye shadow. For soft to sexy hair I grabbed my favorite item, L’OREAL Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray. 
Of course not everyone will be a fan but at least you can see that you can be GLAMXURIOUS on a budget. Thanks L’OREAL Paris for letting me do the makeup looks and to the staff at BBB for allowing us to film at their location.

ABOUT:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York, Connecticut, and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, 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 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.

VH-1 Divas; Backstage Getting Dancers Glam

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After talking with the talented choreographer Fatima Robinson about the makeup look during Mary J Blige and Kelly Clarkson rehearsal. Fatima shared with me what she wanted for the dancers so I knew I had to use products that was going to last the dancers all evening. I prep all their faces with Maya Water and OCC lip balm for their lips. On the eyes I selected L’OREAL Paris new Infallible 24hrs eye shadows. On the lips I used both L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche leGloss in Raspberry Splash  and Stila Cosmetics Lip Enamel lip gloss in Giggle.  
Enjoy some of the backstage shots of me getting some of the fabulous female dancers ready. I worked backstage with Celebrity Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Leo Eley who worked on the hair and we were a great team together. I think my highlight was seeing Denzel Washington and all I can remember hearing his tone not sure what he was saying. My brain completely shut down and Denzel sound like Charlie Brown teacher…womp womp womp womp. Ladies 50 cent was also backstage on stage, he looked very handsome and actually he may have been the only guy that was dressed for the occasion, at least that I saw. Travie McCoy was such a gentlemen when he sit in my chair. Very sweet guy and thinking me with a hug and a kiss on the check, I can’t complain. I did see the handsome makeup artist Sam Fine for 30 seconds backstage. Sorry that I couldn’t have more pics for you but cameras was off limits in 90% of the area backstage and I was super busy running around. 

ABOUT:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York, Connecticut, and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Reshma Shetty to name a few. Brandy makeup artistry has been hired by 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 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 Boutique at Real Simple Holiday Pop Up Shop

L’OREALPARIS was one of the sponsors for Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Bryant Park from December 8th-13th. This year I experienced so many highlights working this assignment doing fun makeup. On Wednesday night was the private VIP Party with @djparhomage on the wheels spinning so many great hits. 


Thursday morning was dedicated to bloggers from 10am-11am and at 11am Candance Nelson founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes did a demo on stage. The L’OREAL Boutique was swamp with consumers that we didn’t get a chance to try any of the cupcakes. You know how I am a fan of cupcakes so I was a little sad.


On Saturday Real Simple Magazine Editor Sarah Humphreys did a cooking demo with Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons. Later in the afternoon I hit the stage with Holiday Makeup for the evening. My model was Erika a single mother of 2 from Westchester, NY. I shared with Erika in the audience how to achieve a quick glam makeup & hair look for the holidays.






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On Sunday I did full makeup on the stunning Dylan Lauren founder ofDylan’s Candy Bar. Dylan is such a lady, very glam, that I would be honor to work with her again. Luv her style! Then the fabulous Tiffany Hall Scaramana, my bestie did a demo on Holiday Looks for day. I was very excited to meet and do makeup on Daniele Fiori, founder of Sweet Dani B, She was so cool to work with. Her husband took a picture of us so it should be on her blog by now. From 4pm-8pm Real Simple started Happy Hour with @djpayhomage on the wheels of steels, this guy is a beast…luv him! One of the helpers gave us a REAL SIMPLE lesson on how to dougie.




On Monday both Tiffany and I worked with Real Simple Magazine Managing Editor Kristin Van Ogtrop. Last year I did both hair & makeup so it was a treat to work with Kristin again…luv her. After the event was over we decided to do a staff dinner at The Australian, now that was so much. Always luv to bond with the Pro Team, our Manager Christian, and Tech Manager, Michael. What a blast we had that evening. 


Tuesday after the event was over Real Simple Magazine put together a wrap party. Guess who showed up…Special Guest, TEYONCE. 
Overall a great week working with the PRO TEAM, the hours were long but we had so much fun. Meet so many of our consumers and followers. Took lots of pictures so if you see any floating send them my way. But   I’m sharing my glam life with you. See Ya Bye!
ABOUT:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York, Connecticut, and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL PARIS Pro Makeup Artist. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, 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 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.

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L’OREAL PARIS Name Connecticut Makeup Artist Pro Makeup Artist Of The Month

@lorealparisusa …This month I was named L’OREAL PARIS Pro Team Makeup Artist of the month. It’s always great to be recognized by the L’OREAL brand.

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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.