How I Got Aly Raisman Summer Glam For Her Event In New York

Aly Raisman made an appearance today at IAMS event in New York so she needed a fun outdoor summer look. We met up at the Hilton Times Square this morning so I could get her ready. Here is a link to my pintrest page to show you how I kept her hair & makeup glamxurious for the event.
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico October 2013 issue, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot, E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

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Makeup Monday: Theodora & Callum Summer /Fall Video Shoot

#WaysToWear 
Recently, I was called to give Theodora & Callum’s Summer & Fall Video Shoot a pop of glamxuriousness. I coordinated a variety of makeup looks from summer makeup to day makeup, evening makeup and date makeup. I packed a lot of goodies from air-brush makeup, L’OREAL Sublime Bronze, plus my STILA Stay All Day Foundation, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Shadow Shields and so much more. 
Theodora & Callum scarves have been donned by fashionista Rachel Zoe, Kerry Washington, Hedi Klum, and even style icon Mick Jagger have been seen rocking these exceptional accessories. As thanks, I was given a scarf at the end of the shoot. I love surprises!  Stay tuned to their website, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram page to see how fabulous the girls looked and all the collection. Until then here is a behind the scene look of makeup with hair from the talented Brenden at Dream Dry Salon,

Storyboad of the #waystowear Theodora & Callum Scarf
A few of the makeup looks I gave Brittany
Giving Nash bling lips from Stila Cosmetics
Now that Brittany is makeup ready Brendan is giving her Victoria Secret hair
Marisa hair is EVERYTHING!!!
Marisa played the part as a fab jet setter so I gave her natural effortless makeup

On set having a great time with Brittany keeping her lips yummy with L’OREAL Paris lipstick
I’m obsessed with purple on NASH
L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche leGloss for those obnoxious lips
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Danbury, Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy recently worked on Donna Karan Market Week, The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot, E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort. Brandy is now represented by: The Michelle Agency felita@themichelleagency.com 213.300.8916

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Girltalk with The Talented Fashion Maven Angela Simmons

My agent called me about doing a fun charity event in New Jersey for fashionista Angela Simmons. Angela Simmons & her business partner Kerri Berson put together their 1st Annual Boys & Girls Club event called GIRLTALK. Being that I always luv giving back to kids especially girls I jumped on board right away. 
The event was glamxurious with; hair, makeup, nails, a fashion show ending with a concert from DIGGY. DJ Lyve kept everyone dancing all day, throwing in Angela & Kerri  favorite song “GIRLS” by Beyonce. I brought my 21 year old daughter Envy with me to help me do the glitter tattoo which was a hit! I was also able to give each girl a L’OREAL Paris leGloss to add to the gift bags that Henri Bendi donated. 
Before this fabulous event started I got both Angela Simmons & Kerri Berson makeup ready. Here is my pinterest link of what I used on Angela to keep her makeup bronzed & youthful. I wanted her makeup to pop for all the pictures that everyone would take but used items that I would last all day as she run around with the girls, that she did. Angela did a lot of dancing, jumping rope, she even walked the runway with the girls. I’m so proud of both Angela & Kerri as I look forward to being a part of next year glam squad. 

My table…glitter tattoo & L’OREAL Paris leGloss

Angela Simmons & Kerri Berson greeting the girls
Just finished doing Angela Simmons makeup

I even got in on the fun
After each girl left my table I gave them a complimentary L’OREAL Paris legloss

Essie sponsored the fun nail colors
Hair Time
After getting their hair, makeup, nails, and glitter tattoo the girls walked the runway
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Danbury, Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy recently worked on Donna Karan Market Week, The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot, E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort. Brandy is now represented by: The Michelle Agency felita@themichelleagency.com 213.300.8916

Makeup Monday: Staying Hydrated With Flawless Makeup This Summer

There’s no doubt about it, summer is officially here. The sun has never been a bestie to us ladies who love to wear makeup during the summer. Every summer, I have to find ways to keep my body cool and my makeup flawless. The secret to keeping my skin from looking dull and lifeless has been hydration. 

Using a hydrating mist keeps my skin hydrated, refreshed, and I find it helps to set my makeup. Leaving me feeling and looking fresh with a health face glow. Hydration mist keeps my skin from becoming dry and lackluster, whether I’m laying out on the beach, traveling, walking, or working outdoors. The best summer treat you can give to your face is a hydration mist. It helps to nourish, moisturize, soothe, rejuvenate, and energize the skin with sexy epidermal cocktails of spring rose water and natural extracts with anti-oxidant to provide instant relief from the heat this summer. 
Here are a few of my favorite hydration mists that I think you will never want to leave your home without.

Evian Spray Brumisateur Mineral Water-Evian Spray Brumisateur Mineral Water contains a natural pH balance with a blend of minerals to help hydrate and protect your skin. If you are looking for a basic facial mist with only minerals and water, then Evian is your brand. 5oz $12.00
Caudalie Beauty Elixi-Caudalie Beauty Elixi- Part-toner, part-serum mist of essential oils and plant active ingredients. Smooth the skin, tightens the pores, and provides an instant burst of radiance, as it stimulates microcirculation. 1oz $18.00
Clarins Fix’ Makeup-Clarins Fix’ Makeup will help to set any makeup and help it stay through the day. The mist will also refresh, rehydrate, and restore your skin with grapefruit and vitamin C. The big difference with this mist is that is has a “protective 3D film-forming polymer” that will set your makeup and keep it looking flawless all day. 1oz $23.00
Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix-Mist and Fix by Makeup Forever is great to use after your makeup application to help set your makeup and keep in place longer, which means less touch-ups. It also helps to protect your skin from things like pollution and temperature changes, while keeping your skin hydrated at the same time. 4.22oz $29.00
Maya Spring Water Facial Mist Pure-With it´s clean, mineral-rich and pH neutral water from Skogshorn in Hemsedal, MAYAWATER is an absolute must to revitalize and cleanse dry, tired skin. Use on skin exposed to pollution, or simply to freshen up your make-up during the day. The more you spray, the more moisture you replenish your skin with, making wrinkles and fine lines appear reduced. The fine spray allows the skin to absorb the water immediately, helping to nourish, cleanse and apply moisture on bare skin, or over your make up. 150ml $32.00
La Mer The Mist-The highly charged waters in this refreshing mist help heal, hydrate and rebalance even the driest complexions. The Mist creates a special negative ion-rich environment that instantly shifts skin’s energy level, visibly uplifting and reviving lethargic skin. Marine and botanical extracts soothe surface irritations and gently relax dry lines to restore skin’s appearance. Also, this product is great for men after shaving. $55.00

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist-A gentle, aromatic toner to refresh your skin and spirits. A quick spritz of this divinely scented face mist is all you need to refresh your skin and revitalize your spirits. It purifies and tones while providing lasting hydration and restoring suppleness. 3.4 oz $86.00
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Danbury, Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy recently worked on Donna Karan Market Week, The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot, E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort. Brandy is now represented by: The Michelle Agency felita@themichelleagency.com 213.300.8916

Pink Ladies! You Are Going To Luv L’OREAL Paris Colour Me Pink Collection

I have been a member of the Pink Ladies, a group of pink wearing girls since 1978. So I was elated when L’OREAL Paris came out with this appetizing Colour Me Pink Collection of lipsticks, lipgloss, & nail polish this summer. The collection consist of 8 lipsticks, 5 lipgloss, & 6 nail polishes.

I was fortunate to play with the Colour Riche lipsticks & leGloss a little early before hitting the shelves. I reached out to the girls at L’OREAL Paris because I knew I had 5 days at Donna Karan International during market week. I wanted to create a fresh makeup look with L’OREAL Paris new products so they sent me these yummy shades.

I found the lip colors to look amazing on all the models. The Colour Riche lipsticks  & lipgloss are luxuriously rich in color, extremely hydrating in enriched with Argan Oil. The shades goes from soft to bold that every Pink Lady will find at least one lip color that they will fall in love with. 

L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour – $8.95 each
  • Ballerina Shoes
  • I Pink You’re Cute
  • Pink Flamingo
  • Miss Magenta
  • Wisteria Rose
  • Everbloom
  • Raspberry Rush
  • Fresh As A Rose

L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss – $7.95 each

  • Pucker Up Pink
  • Florid Pink
  • Rosy Demeanor
  • Raspberry Flush
  • Berry Chic

L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Nail – $5.99 each

  • Berry Jealous!
  • Sugary Sweet
  • Taste of Romance
  • Pink Attitude
  • Rosy Macaron
  • Hella Pink

Don’t wait to long to pick up this collection because The Pink Ladies Pledge is to act cool, to look cool and to be cool, till death do us part, Think Pink!

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Danbury, Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy recently worked on Donna Karan Market Week, The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot, E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort. Brandy is now represented by: The Michelle Agency felita@themichelleagency.com 213.300.8916

Makeup Monday: Beauty Happy Hour Video Behind The Scene

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It’s Makeup Monday…the kick off to Beauty Happy Hour. A new beauty column that I will be doing with Caribbean Posh Magazine. I was elated about being featured in Connecticut, The News-Times Sunday newspaper. Plus I was able to tie in my first Beauty Happy Hour web video with my interview. 
Hopefully with more practice I’ll get better so don’t be to hard on me. I do think my baby girl was proud of me because she volunteer to put together this sweet video for me. 


ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Danbury, Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy recently worked on Donna Karan Market Week, The View, MTV 10 On Top,  Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot,  E News,  MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

Brandy is now represented by:
The Michelle Agency
felita@themichelleagency.com

213.300.8916

Behind The Scene Photo Shoot With A Fashion Executive

Ramona Old Head-shot
When I was called to do makeup for Ramona Dunlap, Senior Marketing Manager for Calvin Klein I asked my agent to send me a picture so I could get an idea how to pack my kit. She explained to me that Ramona needed new head-shots because she will be doing a lot of engagements & interviews so she was in need of new pictures. When I received the above picture I was excited because she was going to be a great canvas to paint. As I looked more in more at the picture I agreed she needed new but something different. Ramona eyes and her pose spoke to me, there was a little something that I felt I could get to come out. I knew that I was going to be working with my favorite photographer Karriem Simmons in I knew the clothes were being pulled from Donna Karan so this felt like a makeover more than a photo-shoot for new head-shots. The day of the shoot Ramona was everything you can ask for in a talent. She was amazing…so here is our story.
Percy & Reed Hairspray was a must have hair item that Ramona wanted for her hair
First headshot I kept her makeup natural..Luv her Donna Karan leggings
Makeup items I used on Ramona: Inglot, L’OREAL Paris, Stila, & Smashbox
I wanted her lips to have a certain shade of pink so I did a lot of mixing . Time for more Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lipgloss
The second & third look it was about her bling bling eyes thanks to Stila cosmetics. Then I changed her lips to this gorgeous orange from L’OREAL Paris
Ramona fifth makeup look I was inspired by this fabulous dainty and exquisite Donna Karan black lace dress. When she put the dress on it reminded me of Audrey Hepburn. I remember this eye makeup that Audrey Hepburn had on so I used that image as my inspiration.
Black Lace Donna Karan dress…iDIE
My makeup inspiration for Ramona fifth look…Audrey Hepburn…I luv her
To change up the makeup I wanted a high shine rock n roll lip on Ramona.  I knew that she could handle a strong lip so I went for it.

I played with a variety of  red lipstick, lip pencils, and lip color mixed with a high shine gold lip gloss.