Month: June 2016

Beauty Blueprint Teaches Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists How To Get Work In The Beauty Industry

June 22,2016 | United States | 
The best part about Beauty Blueprint is that you can get information about your career without leaving home. Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists take courses but no one teaches them on how to get work.
New York, United States, June 22,2016 — Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis was recently in New York at MUD School speaking to young up and coming makeup artists and hair stylists about getting started in the industry. She gave the graduating class a snippet of what Beauty Blueprint, her new consulting agency, is all about. Brandy coached the MUD students on what it will take to become a successful artist in the field. There are so many bloggers showing how to create makeup looks and hair styles but their are no professional makeup artists or hair stylists who actually work in the industry showing and speaking to talent on how to get work and the industry.

Gomez-Duplessis stated that this is why she started Beauty Blueprint. She would get students graduating from a makeup school with certificate in hand but clueless on where to start, who to call, and what to do. Brandy wants others to book her consulting service even if they were in smaller towns and could not get to New York to meet with her. With all of the technology we have Gomez-Duplessis said consulting with her clients over Skype is the best way to do business, it’s still personal and intimate. The client can decide how often they would need her service. 
Brandy said when she started in the industry, she lived in New Orleans and didn’t have a manager or a publicist. She found her road on how to be a high demand makeup artist and wants to share tips, tricks, and best practices on what worked for her. I worked with so many A-List celebrities because I knew how to brand myself. So with Beauty Blueprint clients can now hire me to learn how to build themselves as a branded in demand artist or stylist.

Email Brandy if you would like to hire at:

Guest Lecture Speaker At MUD Makeup School

Headed to MUD, Make Up Designory School in Manhattan to speak to the students who will be graduating from the school. These are the up in coming industry makeup artists who’s work you will see gracing the covers of magazine, ad campaigns, music videos, etc. I’m just honored to have been invited to speak to the class. What I did for these students today, I could do everyday at this school because I love the beauty industry. Plus, I luv to help makeup artists who want to learn.

In the lobby

The school had this plaster around the building

Students at MUD

With Lisa Fairbanks, MUD Career Service Advisor

Getting a tour of the school

Prom Makeup On A Budget Using Sephora Collection Makeup

Prom season is now over up here in Connecticut, my last client was one of my favorite girl’s Jennifer. It was kind of a sad moment because this is the last year that I’ll get to do her makeup.Jennifer always let me do whatever look I want when it comes to her makeup. I wanted this look to be glam with a pop of color on the lips.Plus, I wanted to keep this makeup look glam yet on a budget. On her lashes I selected Sephora Collection lashes in Hipster. Everything I selected was either long wearing and waterproof products so Jennifer would not have to worry about her makeup coming off. I wanted her to have fun and look good while doing so. 
1.Sephora Collection 10hr Wear Perfection Foundation

2. Sephora Collection 8hr Mattifying Compact Foundation

3. Sephora Collection Contour Matte Gel Eyeliner Waterproof 

4. Sephora Collection Retractable Brow Pencil Waterproof

5. Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Bronzer Duo

6. Sephora Collection Radiant Luminizing Drops

7. Sephora Collecton Luster Matte Long Wear Lip Color

8. Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner 

Sephora Senior Artist Share 3 Of Her Favorite Mascara’s

On the shelves at Sephora we have so many mascara’s to use on clients. At the present time I’m enjoying the following 3 mascara’s to give volume, length, and curl. What’s your favorite?

Lancôme HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara

Smashbox X-Rated Mascara

Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara

3 Must Have Kiehl’s Skincare Items You Need This Summer

During the summer we spend more time outdoor enjoying activities. This can be challenging on the skin if not properly cared for. The first thing that normally comes to mind during the summer is applying SPF. By now we all know that the SPF should be at least 30+ and higher, wear it every day during the summer, and reapply every couple of hours. But what about keeping the skin looking healthy and radiant after being damaged from all the UVA & UVB rays from being outside. With so many skincare products to choose from how do you decide what’s best on the skin. I selected Kiehl’s skincare products because it’s made up of the finest naturally derived ingredients like Lavender, Squalane, Calendula, Caffeine, Vitamin C, Beech Tree Extract, Jasmonic  Acid, and Rosa Arctica  just to name a few. Give your skin a treat by using concentrated products to restore and replenish the skin. Read the full article on Connecticut Post blog here.

It’s All About A Beautiful Complexion Glow

I always love when my clients send me pictures of themselves after I’m done with makeup. Tasha has become a regular client of mine using my services for all her special occasions.I love that my clients don’t give me restrictions when it comes to doing their makeup. I decided to give her a sultry eye with a soft high glossed lip from Buxom. I wanted her skin to be flawless so I used Dior Airflash Spray Foundation on her. Keeping the contour to a minimum because it’s all about beautiful skin. To give her skin a radiance luminous look I put on her skin Dior Glow Maximizer Primer. I finished the look with a pair of wispy lashes to give her a flirty look.

JLo Was My inspiration For This Wet Makeup Look

Many of you know that I am now the Senior Artist at Sephora in Connecticut. With this position I spend more time with the cast coaching to them, doing certification, teaching beauty classes and getting the cast ready for elevated position. So I don’t often do makeup everyday. As a die hard makeup artist, sometimes I miss my brushes.

Alyssa Perez a nail tech from Florida came in to get her makeup done by me. I was so elated when I saw how pretty she was. I knew she would make for a perfect canvas. What made it sweet was that Alyssa told me that I could do whatever I wanted. Now this is the type of client I’m use to. At Sephora it’s the opposite.

JLO wet hairAnyway, the first look that came to mind was an old picture of JLO with this wet hair and luminous look. That was my inspiration that I wanted to recreate because Alyssa had the features and personality to pull of that look. I knew that her features would be able to handle all of what I was going to do. I started pulling products and lashes that I wanted to use. That’s the great thing about doing makeup at Sephora. Any thing I need when I’m creating a look I have it right in my hands. It’s like having my own personal makeup studio when I’m working. I showed Alyssa a variety of ways to wear the look, starting with matte to a full out South Beach glow.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer in Eden

Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation

Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette-Medium/Tan Palette

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush

BECCA Luminious Blush in Copper

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Foundation Face Powder

Smashbox Contour Kit in Medium/Dark

Lancome Glow Silky Creme Highlighter in Amber Lights

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eyeliner in ME42

Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner in Black

Sephora Collection Rouge Shine Lipstick in 48 My Everything

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Sunset Strip

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown