written by Tia Williams
Welcome to Day Three of ESSENCE Music Festival! To celebrate our last day in New Orleans, we enlisted our celeb glam squad to makeover an unsuspecting festival-goer! Celeb hairstylist Maisha Teacher and A-list makeup artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis gave 28-year-old Crystal the red carpet treatment, complete with sparkly black eyeshadow and a tousled, curly updo. Read the rest here
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Erin Andrews, and Edie Falco to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, to name a few. Brandy recently worked Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Red Bull, and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.
A red carpet event was my inspiration for this makeup application. I wanted Melissa to get a feel of what it was like to get a look that many celebrities have received. Read the entire story here
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist in New York and is also a sought after makeup artist in New Orleans. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Erin Andrews, Angela Bassett, Edie Falco to name a few. Brandy has worked with New York top affluent and influential New Yorkers; St. George’s Society of New York, The Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball honoring Burberry Angela Ahrendts, world renowned Event Planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning Ceci Johnson, Women of New York, Elan Artists, and The New York Library 100th Anniversary Gala. Brandy recently worked doing makeup at Sundance Film Fest, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, Red Bull/ Red Bulletin Magazine, and much more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets. _uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();
Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams ambushes Essence.com reader Denise with on the spot makeovers in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival. Denise had great skin and a face that could wear a bold eyeshadow color. So I gave Denise a bright bold eyeshadow color: GREEN
Today’s highlight was doing makeup on the amazing award winning actress Victoria Rowell
Not only is she a soap opera icon but an author of “Secrets Of A Soap Opera Diva” and “The Women Who Raised Me” . Victoria also has a single “Stink of Blood with a Pinesol Chasah“
available on ITUNES
. She gave the audience a sample on the Essence Cyber
Another powerful lady I got to work with was Entrepreneur and author Melissa Dawn Johnson
a Global Branding and Personal Transformation Strategist. She offer so many great tips while on stage so if anyone wants to know how to brand themselves I suggest purchasing her book “Brand Me: Make Your Mark: Turn Passion Into Profit”. Wasn’t able to get pictures with Melissa sometimes it’s hard when working back 2 back, having to clean brushes, in stay on time. But she looked amazing.
First Ambush Makeover of the day
Both Maisha and I being filmed for Essence.com Ambush Makeover
Adding some lashes
The FAB Victoria Rowell after getting a full face of makeup from me. This lady is amazing & skin FLAWLESS/
Backstage with Victoria Rowell…luv luv luv her!
Not only did I enjoy working wit Essence.com Beauty Editor Tia Williams but I was honor to do her makeup as well.
Second Ambush Makeover of the day
Tia Williams ambushes Essence.com
readers with on the spot makeovers in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival. Tia glam squad for the Ambush Makeovers are: Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
& Celebrity Hairstylist Maisha Teacher
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