Beauty Happy Hour: Take Your Makeup From Day To Happy Hour

Courtesy Of USA Network
I must admit that every Thursday, one of the reasons I look forward to watching the fashion-forward drama TV Show Suits, is so I can see what the sharp tongued ladies on the show will be wearing. My favorite character on the show is Afro-Latina actress Gina Torres, who plays the corporate “Head Woman In Charge” character, Jessica Pearson. Costume designer for the show Jolie Andretta mixes contemporary pieces from Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Dior and Prada while flirting with vintage pieces. What I obsess about the most is how the head makeup artist Anita Gibson selects how each character’s makeup looks effortless yet polished for the work place. 
Gina’s character is always flawless and sophisticated representing what a powerhouse woman should look like every day at work. Here is one of my favorite makeup looks that Gina has worn that I want to help you to achieve as a signature look at home before heading out to work. It’s a real simple look that you can get out the house within 15 mins and can take you from the office to Happy Hour.
  

Courtesy Of USA Network
Beauty Blender
L’OREAL Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur
IMAN Cosmetics BB Crème Sand Medium
Black Opal Oil-Absorbing Pressed Powder in Medium Golden Brown
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Powder Duo in Brunette/Dark Brown – dark warm brown
Stila Cosmetics Custom Color Blush in Bronze
Bobbi Brown Nectar & Nude Eye Palette
Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black
    L’OREAL Paris Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer “In The Buff”
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. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, 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: Posh Beauty From The Caribbean

In this month Caribbean Posh magazine my POSH BEAUTY is all about 3-D Nail Trends from Formula X, and the Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. 
See for yourself what lip colors I choose and how I playing on blinging out my nails.
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. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, 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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Beauty Happy Hour: How To Achieve Zoe Saldana Look Using L’OREAL Paris Makeup

Last week when I heard the fantastic news that the beautiful and talented Afro-Latina actress Zoe Saldana was named the New International Spokesperson for L’OREAL Paris, I was overjoyed. Being that I am Afro-Latina, and a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist it was a dream having her join the family. Growing up I didn’t have many beauty messengers that looked like me, being brown skin and spoke Spanish on television, in magazines or on movie screens.

We all know that Zoe is an effortless beauty and on this day it means so much to young afro-latina girls growing up. Being that L’OREAL Paris, a major beauty company, it feels like validation that we (Afro-Latinas) are beautiful. Congratulations on this great accomplishment. I look forward to seeing you and one day possibly doing your makeup.


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So how can you achieve Zoe Saldana effoertless makeup look on her new campaign pictures and video?  I selected a few products from L’OREAL Paris that Zoe could be wearing that would look great on everyone. Just remember Zoe like the minimal when it comes to her makeup.
I suggest the following makeup tip I would use if I was doing Zoe’s makeup. 
1. I would start with using a damp Beauty Blender when applying the Lumi Foundation. 
2.  Use a fluff brush or your finger when applying your eye shadow.

3. When applying the cream blush use your middle & index finger in pat only on the apple of the cheeks for a sheer look.

4. The same with your lips, pat with your Index/Grooming finger when applying the Extraordinaire to achieve a wash makeup look. 
L’OREAL Paris True Match Lumi Foundation in Classic Tan or Nut Brown $12.95 
L’OREAL Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Glistening Garnet $7.95 
L’OREAL Paris Infallible The Super Slim By Infallible Black $8.95

L’OREAL Paris Voluminious Butterfly Mascara in Blackest Black $8.99

L’OREAL Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche in Dancing Rose $9.99
all photos courtesy of L’OREAL Paris

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Beauty Blogger, Beauty, Expert & Makeup Artist who lives in Connecticut and work in New York. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in the Tri-State area, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute in Soho. She recently did makeup for: Anita Hill, Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico magazine, and 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, and 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,  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 Pro 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: A Perfect Nude Lip Color This Spring From L’OREAL Paris

Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Yesterday I received so many compliments from women but more from black women about my nude lips. Nude lips has always been my signature shade usually year round. But I understand all the fuss, finding the right shade of a nude lipstick and lip gloss can be a challenge for all women but on black women majority shades of nudes look ashy/white on our full lips. A look that is not pretty…at all. 

My personal lipstick in the past has been L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche Fairest Nude & Nude. Recently L’OREAL Paris add to their Colour Riche collection, Extraordinaire by Colour Riche. It’s creamy and silky with a lot of pigment and high shine. My new obsession is the Nude Ballet #601. Try it out it’s definitely worth it.
L’OREAL Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche in Nude Ballet 601 $9.99
Look at that shine the L’OREAL Paris Extraordinaire give
I’m satisfied with my new obsession
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Beauty Blogger/Expert & Makeup Artist who lives in Connecticut and work in New York. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in the Tri-State area, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute in Soho. She recently did makeup for: Anita Hill, Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico magazine, and 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, and 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,  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 Pro 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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