Destination Wedding In New Orleans with my Favorite New Jersey Couple

5am at the airport, ready to go to sleep
This wedding was a little different because it was more of a Wedding Anniversary Celebration of 10 years for Susan & Stan. I was booked for the wedding but have been working with Susan and her girlfriends a lot both here in New York & New Orleans. So once Susan shared me with me the date I locked it in my books because I couldn’t miss it this time around. http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

I arrived in New Orleans on Friday morning met up with Susan to go over the details. So on Friday I enjoyed my time in New Orleans before turning in early. Saturday was definitely a magical day, I turned my room at the W Hotel French Quarter into my mini makeup room. Susan, Kecia and Miss Baley came up to get ready then took the shuttle bus over to Cafe Amelie. This beautiful in lush courtyard was a perfect place for this wonderful ceremony. After the celebration we went over to Kingfish for the after party for more drinks and celebrating.
Landed…got 3 hrs of sleep I’m ready for New Orleans
This is my kind of hotel, WELCOME DRINKS!…W Hotel French Quarter

Can’t come to New Orleans without going to Houston’s Restaurant…Grilled Chicken Salad with peanut & honey vinaigrette dressing
Meeting with Susan & Miss Baley in the courtyard…she’s FABULOUS
Susan gave me a cupcake from SUCRE…delicious
Having my own photshoot…why not
I’m ready to do makeup
Reppin the New Orleans Saints
I try to tell you MISS Baley is FAB!!!
Kecia & Collin in the lobby…luv her dress

THE BRIDE & GROOM!!!!!!
Stan & Phillip before boarding the shuttle
Everybody luv doing selfie
Besties before boarding
MISS Baley making her entrance

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently worked with: 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.

Moms Don’t Leave Home Without Cottonelle Flushable Cloths

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Being a mom always on the go with a 16 year old who runs track in field, I’m always at different stadiums with him. When I’m at work on location, there are not always pretty & clean bathrooms when working outdoors. When I heard about Cottonelle’s Fresh Care flushable cleansing cloths, I felt like they made these just for me, lol. Now I don’t leave my home without a pack in my purse and in my travel makeup kit. 
What I like about the cloths is that they break up after flushing and are safe for the sewer and septic tanks. The cloths are enriched with aloe and vitamin e, plus they soothe irritated skin. My son luvs them & so do I. 
Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently worked with: 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.

Wedding: Timeless Classic Outdoor Makeup Look At Trump Country Club

On Saturday I went to Bedminster, NJ to do makeup for a New York model at the beautiful property at Trump National Golf Club. It was a 2 hour drive from Connecticut but with my no sense of directions it took me an extra 45 mins. I got lost a few times, pulled up to the wrong house…don’t ask, and I had to battle with a deer on the road, lol. So my start was a little exciting.

Because both Vanessa & I had really busy schedule we didn’t get a chance to do a bridal consultation. Vanessa was pleased with my work from what she saw as well Shida, one of her bridesmaid speaking highly of me. We did talk over the phone, Vanessa shared with me what she wanted to look like. After finally meeting her I knew that I didn’t want her to look trendy but more pretty. Because she’s a model she have worn so many runway makeup looks so I decided to play with soft champagne, browns, and pinks. Keeping her makeup look timeless & classic. Of course I used lots of waterproof makeup & stay all day products since she was having the ceremony outdoor. 

What a nice spread for the wedding party
Luv Donald Trump

The gorgeous Jessica-Sister In Law

Mother of the bride-BEFORE
Mother of the bride-AFTER still waiting for hair. I pulled her hair down because I thought it soften her face plus give her some fullness.
Getting the bride Vanessa Waznis makeup ready

This is the lip colors I used on Vanessa from L’OREAL Paris. 
Hair Time!

Cassie-Sister of the bride

The gorgeous model & my firend Shida

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently worked with: 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.

Glam Day Of A Makeup Artist Working With Polo Player Latin Model Nacho Figeuras

I always get asked after working with the handsome Nacho Figeuras, polo player, Captain of Black Watch and face of Ralph Lauren’s Polo Fragrances what am I doing behind the scene.
For Nacho media day for Polo Red a new fiery fragrance mixed of spicy red saffron, fresh red grapefruit and deep red wood that ignites the thrill seeker in every man. I got up 6am arrived at 9am at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Central Park. I was able to set up before he arrived. Nacho has a full schedule (MultiVu, Siempre Mujer, Telemundo NY, CNN en Espanol LIVE, People en Espanol, Univision Despierta America, Refinery 29, Cosmopolitan for Latinas) once again, a full day of media, ending with attending a party with his beautiful wife for Vanidades “Icons Of Style” Gala at the hotel. My day is just as long because I was also hired to get the beautiful Chiqui Delgado makeup ready to host the event.
So here is a sneak peek of my full glamxurious day while working a Ralph Lauren Fragrances assignment. 
Be on the look out, next month he’s on the cover of ….)))
I always prep & groom Nacho with these items from L’OREAL Paris
One of many interviews Nacho did today…10am w/ MultiVu

While Nacho work I’m enjoying a delectable breakfast & tea while viewing central park from the hotel room

Later during the day I gave him a natural looking tan using L’OREAL Paris Sublime Bronze.
2:15pm interview with  Birmania Rios from Univision Despierta America

Let the party begin…strawberry, champagne, makeup….lots of glamxurious in the room

Maria Salazar from Roar Media and I before the party starts.
Fairy godmother Alisa Greco & I

It’s 1am time for me to head back to Connecticut
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently worked with: 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.

How I Got Latina Model & Host Chiqui Delgado Makeup Ready for Vanidades Gala

Using L’OREAL Paris new Buterfly Mascara on Chiqui Delgado for Icons Of Style Gala
Getting the gorgeous Latina TV Personality & Model Chiquinquira Chiqui Delgado makeup ready for Vanidades Magazine “Icons Of Style” Gala at Mandarin Oriental Hotel was so much fun. I always enjoy doing makeup on women who luv makeup & playing dress up. Chiqui is such a girls girl who luv chatting about everything beauty & fashion. I felt like I was hanging out with a girlfriend.

After seeing her fabulous dress I knew the makeup look that I wanted to give her for the gala. We were both on the same page with the makeup look. I gave her a strong grey eye with a light pink semi-gloss lip.

Below you will find some of the makeup items I used from L’OREAL Paris to create Chiqui glamxurious look.

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Chiqui Delgado Makeup was done by Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis who is also a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently worked with: 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.

Backstage Doing Makeup At STRUT: The Fashionable Moms During Fashion Week

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The ladies of Modern Rapunzel stop me to show luv
My second year of doing makeup for the fabulous ladies of The Moms, co founders Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein with SWW Creative President and CEO Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. I’m always elated about being apart of STRUT: The Fashionable Mom fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week because I get to work with amazing moms like myself who rarely get the recognition that we deserve. Moms of infants, teens, and young adults are one of the hardest working people in all of the industry’s combine but never get the chance to get pamper. Especially non celebrities moms, plus they got to walk with their kids so I always wait for my call. 
Always good to work Fashion Week because I get to see all my busy friends like hairstylist Alex Tome.
Nicka K makeup products & beauty blender I love to have in my makeup kit.
Nicka K bronzers makes for the best eye shadows, blush & bronzers. Shadow Shields I never leave home without.
My first talent was mom blogger Cait Beauchaine from The Honest Mother before makeup. 
Backstage with Cait Beauchaine after I finished doing her makeup. She’s awesome & was one of my highlights of the evening.
Cait looked fabulous in her Couture Cottenelle Toilet Paper Dress

Getting Actress Alysia Reiner makeup ready from “Orange Is The New Black”. Alysia plays Fig on the show.

Shadow Shields helps to get the fall out from making a mess. 

Having a good laugh with Alysia while doing her makeup.
This is another luv of mine…Vaseline Brand #SprayAndGo
Giving Alysia Reiner one more makeup touch up before walking the runway
Alysia with her daughter …fabulous already…luv it!

I love the effortless bronzed makeup look on Alysia. Luv the way Nicka K Bronzer look on her.
Both my ladies backstage

Having a great time backstage
With Key Makeup Artist Diana 

Here is a treat, a video of the STRUT MOMS Fashionable Show

Fashion: A Day In The Life Of A Mom Wearing A Cottonelle Couture Dress

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