Month: September 2016

It’s Flirty Friday At Work

Chatting Makeup & Fashion At Lucy’s Ridgefield

Today Amy & I had a meeting at Lucy’s Ridgefield today to discuss doing another event with Lucy’s. Earlier this month Whip Salon did a Blowout Blitz which was a success at Lucy’s. So we’re thinking about bringing to Lucy’s a makeup event.

Kevin Murphy Hair Products Training Class At Whip Salon

Today at Whip Salon we were trained of Kevin Murphy hair products. Master Stylist Maghen Cook organized to have a represented come out to share his knowledge with us. What I took away from the training is that Kevin Murphy is Skincare For Hair. WEIGHTLESSLY designed to deliver PERFORMANCE, STRENGTH and LONGEVITY. How Kevin Murphy help the environment is by utilizing packaging that is recyclable or biodegradable.

Great job Maghen for selecting Kevin Murphy for Whip Salon.

Fall Makeup Colors That Was Seen On The Runways At Fashion Week

whip-salon-makeup-creative-director-brandy-gomez-duplessis-at-new-york-fashion-weekBy now you’ve heard New York Fashion Week, Spring 2017 wrapped up last week. So many beautiful models and clothes graced the runways but I always look forward to the jaw-dropping hair and makeup. The outrageous the look the better because I get so inspired to try those gorgeous makeup looks on my clients. Some of the rich colors that I loved backstage this year were burnished bronze, copper, burgundy, and gold. These colors are perfect as we head into the Fall season. What I like about those colors is that they look really nice on all skin tones, complementing everyone’s hue.

One of the makeup looks that I did at New York Fashion Week I’m excited about bringing it back to my clients at Whip Salon. Being that I am the Makeup Creative Director, my job is to teach the team of makeup artists how to recreate the looks so that women can wear everyday.

To help you get started with the current makeup trends I selected eye shadows colors that will get you runway ready. Better you can just book an appointment with me and I can give you a customized Whip Fashion Week Makeup Look.

I am now taking bookings, and for your convenience we offer 3 different ways to book.

  • Download our app iPhone and Android versions are available
  • Book through our website at
  • Make an old fashioned phone call at 203.442.6444

1.WHIP Salon Makeup Creative Director Brandy Gomez-Duplessis prepping models face at New York Fashion Week

2. absolute new york true palettes in element

3. bobbi brown long wear cream shadow stick in goldstone

4. chosungah 22 dong gong minn jello color eyeshadow palette

5. dior fusion mono eyeshadow in fahrenheit

6. jane iredale smooth affair for eyes in gold

7. make up for ever star powder in pink burgundy

8. nars dual intensity eyeshadow in telesto

9. tarte clay pot waterproof liner in spirit animal

10.tom ford cream and powder eye color in golden peach

11.tom ford cream and powder eye color in naked bronze

12. urban decay liquid moondust cream eyeshadow in spacetime

When You’re Feeling Flirty What Perfume Do You Wear

When You’re Feeling Flirty What Perfume Do You Wear, well my scent of the month is Narciso Rodriguez Narciso. I luv any scent that celebrate sensuality. I luv the smell of musk, floral and woody all mixed together.  The top note of Narciso is comprised of delicate, ultra-feminine accords of Bulgarian rose and gardenia that provide luminosity and subtlety, while the heart of musk. Narciso Rodriguez signature is warmed with amber. Then the base incorporates beautiful woody notes of cedar and vetiver that add natural elegance and strength. Now tell me that doesn’t sound sensual.


Bulgarian Rose, Gardenia, Musk, Amber, Cedar, Vetiver.
Seductive. Mysterious. Attractive.


Fun Day In NY For NYFW At A NARS Cosmetics Event

In the morning I always start off my day enjoy a nice cup of tea from Donna Karan New York Blend (chamomile, ginger roots, & peppermint). I’ll go sit on the deck and just collect my thoughts and then I’ll have my time with GOD, thanking him for getting me through another day. As you know by now with Lupus, Lyme, & RA, I may look good on the outside but my body thinks I’m about 90yrs old. What I luv about the ladies I’ll be with today they both understand my health issue in they don’t push me to do things are get in there feelings when I can’t do things. Thanks Ilse for my GORG mug, anything NY or NOLA I luv!

We (Brandy, Ilse & Annya) made it to Grand Central Terminal

Stopped by Great Northern Food Hall inside Grand Central Terminal to see what type of snacks they had. 

Ilse & Annya went to check out their menu

BUSY BUSY BUSY, everyone has somewhere to go. This is why I luv the energy in New York

The ladies are so social media driven

Leaving out of ABC Carpet & Home, I’m glad Annya got me out of there cuz I would have spent my kids college tuition this month in this store. Decadent is not even the best word to describe this store. iDIE every time I’m there. Oooh, but I actually look fly. #justsaying

Made it to ABC Kitchen to have a bite to eat and of course have a few cocktails

Toasting to a variety of things; FRIENDSHIP, WOMEN IN BUSINESS, BEING WIVES, WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN…those watermelon mimosas were delicious!

Made it to the W Hotel Union  Square for NARS cosmetics NYFW Event “WhatShe Said” 

 Ilse, your striking is what the mirror should be telling you

Radonm pics: this is what happens when you put makeup artists in a room together we start talking makeup. A young lady name Jeannie @jenlaprincesse  shared with us 2 new makeup items she’s luvin right now so I’m sharing them with you. Both items are from a cool company Touch in Sol. I luv their duo metallic eyeshadow & glitter.

Ladies & Gentlemen meet the talented Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist


This is an art piece to me, like I would put this up in my home. Throw some red glitter on the lips, bling out the eyes.

A little touch up before we leave…I hope I gave you a nice peek of my sexy day with my glam ladies at a wonderful event. Thanks NARS & Melissa for the invite. We had a blast!

I’m So Excited To Announce That I’ll Be At Whip Salon in Ridgefield, CT

whip-salon-blow-dry-bar-logoAbout 2 weeks ago I shared with you that I was starting a new chapter in my life and that I would share with you my new journey. Well the day has come. I will be the Makeup Creative Director at Whip Blow Dry + Salon in Ridgefield, CT.

Here is a link about my chapter on Ridgefield Hamlet Hub blog.

Come see me at my new home for makeup.

Preparing For Makeup Lessons At Whip Salon

Today’s meeting was at Amy Pal home in Ridgefield, CT. We talked about the details of what the makeup lesson at Whip Salon will consist of. While timing the makeup lesson on my model Cameron, Amy designed a WHIP Salon face chart for me to use after the makeup lesson. Great job Amy, you ROCK!

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis Top 5 Beauty Products For The Summer

When Caribbean Posh magazine asked me what were my Top 5 beauty products for the summer that I can’t live without, it was hard to choose. But here are my picks.